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Hrithickkesh Pr dominates Dr. KCG Verghese Memorial Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 25/07/2022

Top seed of the tournament, Hrithickkesh Pr scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win Dr. KCG Verghese Memorial Rating Open 2022. He finished a full point ahead of the field. Six players scored 7.5/9. Out of them, Sa Kannan and Badrinarayanan N secured second and third place according to tie-breaks.The total prize fund of the event was ₹200000. Top three prizes  were ₹25000 and a trophy, ₹20000 and ₹15000 each respectively. This is Hrithickkesh's third triumph of the year. He started the year by winning 5th Adith Paulson Memorial Don Bosco Rating Open on the very first day of 2022, then he won Vinothkumar Memorial Open in April. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Top two finishes in the same order

Top two seeds of the tournament, Hrithickkesh Pr and Sa Kannan claimed the top two places. Hrithickkesh had a full point lead heading into the final round. He needed a draw in the final round to clinch the tournament and that's what he did. Sa Kannan defeated Adithya Vishveshwaran M to finish second. Badrinarayanan N drew in the last round to finish third.

Champion - Hrithickkesh P R 8.5/9 | Photo: Anbil Mahesh ig

Hrithickkesh scored eight consecutive wins before making a draw in the final round to secure the first place

Runner-up - Sa Kannan 7.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - Badrinarayanan N 7.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

All prize winners | Photo: Anbil Mahesh ig

Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, Minister for School Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and MLA from Thiruverumbur constituency was the Chief Guest at the prize distribution ceremony.

 

A total of 343 players took part in this five-day Classical Open Rating tournament. The event was organized by KCG College of Technology at KCG College of Technology, Karapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 27th June to 1st July 2022. The time control for the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11Hirthickkesh PrIND22328,552,5856,0
22AGMSa KannanIND19347,553,0757,0
311Badrinarayanan NIND15747,550,0754,0
425Raghav VIND14677,549,5754,0
54Mishra SanjeevIND17477,549,5654,5
614Subramanian VIND15497,549,5652,5
723Gokula Vishnu RIND14797,544,0748,0
813Narayan IyengarIND15547,050,0654,5
988Baranidharan KIND11887,048,5752,0
1045Raj Kamal SIND13667,048,0751,5
1124Darshan SIND14787,045,5648,0
1226Haridev SIND14457,045,0646,5
1327AIMRaaghav RajeshIND14247,043,5646,5
14282Rishiadithya MuraliIND07,042,0746,0
157AIMKandari Sasidar KartheekIND16496,550,5553,0
1612Jaidambareesh N RIND15676,550,0553,0
1716Krishna AshwinENG15166,548,5553,5
1819ACMMadhavakrishnan RIND14956,548,5552,0
1956Richard Solomon MIND13086,548,5451,0
2033Chandra Prakash SankarIND14086,548,0651,5
215Nidheshpa SIND16716,548,0551,5
2243Siddharthan AnandanIND13786,547,5551,5
2310Gopinath ParthasarathyIND15886,547,0550,5
2444Aravindh SIND13776,546,0649,5
2530Thiruvengadam TIND14226,546,0648,5
2622Adithya Vishveshwaran MIND14856,545,5649,0
2758Ramakrishnan M RIND12886,545,5648,5
2837SaravananIND13966,545,0649,0
2932Manikandan TayalanIND14106,543,5646,5
3018Shriman KIND15126,543,5548,0

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