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Harsh Suresh wins Muralimohan Memorial 2nd Capa Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/08/2023

FM Harsh Suresh and CM Rajarishi Karthi scored 8/9 each at Muralimohan Memorial 2nd Capa Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2023. Harsh edged past Rajarishi on tie-breaks to become the champion. Rajarishi was placed second. Six players - Kunal M, GM Vishnu Prasanna, Arjun C Krishnamachari, Sailesh R, John Veny Akkarakaran and IM Praveen Kumar C scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third to eighth respectively. Only Rajarishi remained undefeated among the top three. Kunal defeated Harsh in the seventh round. The total prize fund of the event was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹30000, ₹20000 and ₹10000 along with a trophy and DGT clock each respectively. Photos: Capa Chess Academy unless stated otherwise.

Kunal gets the better of the champion

Kunal was the sole leader 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Five players - FM Harsh Suresh, CM Rajarishi Karthi, Arjun C Krishnamachari, CM John Veny Akkarakaran and IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam were in pursuit at 7/8 each. Rajarishi defeated Kunal and Harsh won against IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam. Thus, Harsh won the tournament 8/9, Rajarishi second 8/9 and Kunal third 7.5/9.

Top 3 (L to R) - 3rd Kunal M 7.5/9, 1st FM Harsh Suresh 8/9 and 2nd CM Rajarishi Karthi 8/9 with organizers, officials and GM Sundararajan Kidambi (next to Kunal)

At the Prize distribution function, GM Sundararajan Kidambi was the Chief Guest. Mrs. Saradha Muralimohan and Ashiya Sultana, President Capa Chess Academy were the guests and distributed the prizes.

Champion - FM Harsh Suresh 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Runner-up - CM Rajarishi Karthi 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up - Kunal M 7.5/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

FM Harsh Suresh scored 8/9 and gained 22.04 Elo rating points

A total of 88 trophies were up for grabs

The beautiful top three trophies has a photo of the founder of Capa Chess Academy - Late K Muralimohan

Along with trophies, DGT clock were also awarded to the overall top three finishers

Thanks to Capa Chess Academy for sharing the photos and info about the event.

 

A total of 365 players including a GM and two IMs took part from various states across the country, one from Bangladesh and two from USA in this two-day nine round Rapid Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Capa Chess Academy at Hall of Chess, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 15th and 16th July 2023. The time control of the event was 20 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.

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Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13FMHarsh SureshTN211018549tn2021853,557,550,0008
24CMRajarishi KarthiTN21094554tn20218535850,7507
32Kunal M.TN21141481tn20217,5566048,2507
41GMVishnu Prasanna. VTN24777625tn20217,5556049,0006
57Arjun C KrishnamachariTN2029126113tn20227,554,559,548,5006
611Sailesh RTN186845021tn20217,55357,545,7507
76CMJohn Veny AkkarakaranKL2075170824kl20227,55255,543,7507
85IMPraveen Kumar CTN20902169tn20217,5525544,0007
919Badri Narayan BTN170118546tn20217515540,0006
1015Hiren K GTN17825781tn2021750,554,539,5007
1114WFMJyothsna LF99wTN17975245tn202175054,539,7506
1210IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamTN18847715tn20217505337,2506
1330Aarav AU10TN154789493tn2021749,553,539,2506
148Arnav MaheshwariTN199034191tn202174953,540,5006
1535Richard Solomon MTN1478122645tn2022748,551,536,0007
1650Tharun Pranav G B13872913TN2021747,550,536,0007
1720Divyabharathi MasanamF99wTN164088242tn2021747,55035,7506
1817Ayyappan P Santhana PrabuTN173018537tn20217475037,0006
1939AFMShanmathi Sree SF12wTN145557262tn202174649,536,5007
2038Ulaganathan GTN1466160474tn2022745,549,537,0007
2132Anirudh RTN153146727tn2021743,545,534,0007
2218Naveen K STN171638734tn20216,5515535,2506
2322Sanjay ThiruvengadamTN1630772tn20216,550,554,535,7506
2413Vijay Shreeram PTN1836865tn20216,549,553,537,2506
2528Sriram SureshTN1567159642tn20226,54953,534,2506
2612Nawin M STN184839806tn20216,5495335,7506
2723Haridev SU14TN161055508tn20216,548,551,534,2506
2821Saisarvesh SU14TN163945498tn20216,54851,534,2506
2927Pranav Sai Ram R SU12TN157469192tn20216,54849,532,5006
3033Gopal Aravamuthan IyengarTN149860442tn20216,5475032,7505

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