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Harikrishnan wins 9 Sportz All India Rapid Rating Chess Tournament 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/06/2022

IM Harikrishnan A Ra scored an unbeaten 8/9. IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad also scored the same, however Harikrishnan edged past Bala on tie-breaks to win 9 Sportz All India Rapid Rating Open Chess Tournament 2022. Five players scored 7.5/9 each. Among them, IM P Shyam Nikhil was adjudged third. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹240000, ₹200000 for Rapid  Rating and ₹40000 for Blitz Open. Top three prizes in the Rapid Rating were ₹30000, ₹20000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. A total of 285 players in the Rapid Rating and 160 in the Blitz Open including a GM and 6 IMs took part in this two-day Rapid Rating and Blitz Open tournament held at Mysore, Karnataka.

Shyam Nikhil clinches Blitz Open

IM P Shyam Nikhil, GM Thej Kumar and IM Harikrishnan A Ra, all three scored 8/9 each in the Blitz Open. They were placed first, second and third according to tie-breaks. Top three prizes in the Blitz Open were ₹10000, ₹7500 and ₹6000 along with a trophy each for first, second and third place.

Champion - IM Harikrishnan A Ra 8/9

Harikrishnan scored an unbeaten 8/9 and gained 29.6 Elo rating points

Runner-up - IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up in Rapid Rating and Champion in Blitz Open - IM P Shyam Nikhil 7.5/9 and 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Blitz Open Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd GM Thej Kumar M S, 1st IM P Shyam Nikhil and 2nd IM Harikrishnan A Ra

A total of 285 players in the Rapid Rating and 160 in the Blitz Open including a GM and 6 IMs took part in this two-day Rapid Rating and Blitz Open tournament. The event was organized by 9 Sportz at Mysore, Karnataka on 21st and 22nd May 2022. The time control for Rapid Rating was 20 minutes + 5 seconds increment. The Blitz Open had 3 mins + 2 seconds increment

Final standings in Rapid Rating

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
18IMHarikrishnan.A.RaIND2091T N8,051,056,048,50
24IMDhulipalla Bala Chandra PrasadIND2265A P8,051,054,047,00
31IMShyaamnikhil PIND2354ICF7,555,557,046,50
46IMSai Agni Jeevitesh JIND2210Tel7,553,557,045,25
52GMThejkumar M. S.IND2346Kar-Mys7,552,054,543,25
610Shet Prajwal PIND1956Kar-Mys7,550,055,043,75
716Subramanian R MIND1740T N7,549,553,542,75
811FMSharan RaoIND1953Kar7,053,056,041,75
914Balkishan A.IND1893Kar-Mys7,052,558,043,50
103IMGirinath P.D.S.IND2304Tel7,051,055,540,75
1113IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamIND1911T N7,050,054,038,50
125Abhishek DasIND2214Ind Railway7,049,554,540,00
1318Shriya R RevankarIND1718Kar7,047,051,037,25
1432Sujay B MIND1378Kar7,046,550,537,50
1578Medhansh RathiIND1185Kar7,046,049,536,25
1615Hari Madhavan N BIND1771T N7,046,047,535,00
1844Pranav A JIND1307Kar7,037,539,529,50
1929Vengatesh Krishnan CIND1449T N6,551,055,037,00
207Sharma R. PreethamIND2196Kar-Mys6,549,554,036,50


Final standings in Blitz Open

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
14IMShyaamnikhil PIND2329ICF8,053,057,050,00
25GMThejkumar M. S.IND2294Kar - Mys8,053,057,049,00
46Sharma R. PreethamIND2290Kar7,551,054,543,50
53IMDhulipalla Bala Chandra PrasadIND2336A P7,053,557,542,50
614Subramanian R MIND1832Kar7,050,553,537,50
71Hari Madhavan N BIND2374T N7,049,552,537,00
811Balkishan A.IND2065Kar7,049,054,038,00
910FMSharan RaoIND2078Kar7,049,053,038,00
108Abhishek DasIND2230I Railways7,047,049,534,50
1112Manigandan S SIND2017T N7,045,047,034,00
129IMSai Agni Jeevitesh JIND2138Kar6,551,556,036,50
13117Lukesh AIND0Kar6,544,049,035,25
1418Joglekar AbhijitIND1677Mah6,541,544,531,50
1526Narayan IyengarIND1554T N6,540,042,029,25
1624Sudarshan BhatIND1613Kar6,538,541,528,75
172IMGirinath P.D.S.IND2369Tel6,050,554,532,50
1813Shet Prajwal PIND1972Kar-Mys6,050,053,030,00
1920Sharan R SettyIND1657Kar6,046,548,528,50
2042Raveesh KoteIND1314Kar6,045,548,529,25


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