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IM Praveen Kumar wins 2nd RCPA Open 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 21/08/2019

2nd RCPA Open FIDE Rating Tournament concluded with six players finishing at 8.0/10, however second seeded Tamil Nadu's IM Praveen Kumar C came out at the top due to a better tie-break score. Two weeks after winning Thalavaipuram Open Rating IM Ramnathan Balasubramanian of Tamil Nadu finished second. AICF Vice-President IM Sekhar Chandra Sahu secured third position. Total 172 players participated in this six-day ten round swiss league tournament. Top seed GM Raset Ziatdinov of USA scored 7.5/10 and secured tenth place. Total ₹300000 worth of prize fund was distributed among 88 prize winners. Photo: RCPA

Praveen Kumar's first championship in almost two years

Second seed IM Praveen Kumar C wins 2nd RCPA Open by scoring 8.0/10 and finishing ahead of five other players who finished with the same score.

IM Praveen Kumar C received the champion's trophy and ₹35000 cash | Photo: RCPA

Praveen's unbeaten championship run of 8.0/10

Here is the best game of IM Praveen Kumar against Karan Trivedi (1886) of Gujarat in the penultimate round.

Top 5 finishers | Photo: RCPA

Inauguration ceremony - Lighting of the lamp | Photo: RCPA

For the opening ceremony of tournament Honourable Mayor RMC Binaben Aacharya was Chief Guest; Social welfare club RMC Nitin Bhardwaj; Kishorsinh Jethwa Coordinator; RCPA Members CA Parinbhai Patel, Dr. Nimishbhai Parikh, CA Keyurbhai Parmar, CS Piyushbhai Jethwa, Manishbhai Parmar, Vipulbhai Makwana, Mitesh Borkhetariya, Himanshu Zala and Himatbhai Ajmera; Chief Arbiter IA I G Parmar; Dy. Chief Arbiter FA Pavan Rathi were present on dais.

Podium finishers and top seed with the organizers | Photo: RCPA

For the Closing ceremony of tournament Honourable CEO Bhavesh Patel was Chief Guest; Vice-President of GSCA Mayur Patel; Kishorsinh Jethwa Co-ordinator; RCPA Members CA Parinbhai Patel, Dr. Nimishbhai Parikh, CA Keyurbhai Parmar, CS Piyushbhai Jethwa, Manishbhai Parmar and Vipulbhai Makwana; Chief Arbiter IA I G Parmar; Dy. Chief Arbiter were present on dais.

 

The tournament was organized by Rajkot Chess Players Association from 13th - 18th August 2019 at Anandnagar Community Hall in Rajkot, Gujarat. Total ₹300000 worth of prize fund was distributed among 88 prize winners.

 

Final Standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Krtg+/-
12
IMPraveen Kumar CIND2205TN8,00,065,070,556,006102,5
23
IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamIND2200TN8,00,064,069,052,256100,8
38
IMSahu Sekhar ChandraS55IND2070ORI8,00,062,067,552,008100,9
46
Jay KundaliyaIND2102GUJ-RJ8,00,061,066,551,50720-5,4
511
Trivedi Karan RIND1886GUJ8,00,060,564,545,2572060,4
610
Maulik RavalIND1980GUJ8,00,058,562,544,7562019,4
79
Dahale AtulIND2064MAH7,50,064,069,050,506208,0
85
FMShantharam K.V.S55IND2109TN7,50,063,068,051,50520-15,6
929
Sawyan Baran DeIND1551WES7,50,054,559,543,506209,4
101
GMZiatdinov RasetS55USA2228USA7,50,050,053,541,007105,6
1116
Chudasama AnkitIND1798GUJ7,00,061,066,043,2562037,8
1227
Swayham P DasU11IND1576GUJ-RJ7,00,060,565,541,5074058,0
1312
Gajanan Vijay JayadeIND1877MAH7,00,060,064,543,50620-17,0
1415
Dave SnehIND1806GUJ7,00,059,063,540,007203,2
154
Kamdar UditIND2137GUJ-RJ7,00,058,563,040,75620-30,2
1617
Rawal ShaileshIND1796GUJ7,00,058,563,037,2552019,2
1725
Makwana DevamIND1589GUJ-RJ7,00,057,562,540,0074028,8
187
Manikandaswamy SivagnanamS55IND2095TN7,00,057,562,040,00620-39,6
1913
Aditya P MelaniIND1847GUJ7,00,054,058,540,00540-82,4
2019
AGMBhogal RupeshIND1692MAH7,00,054,058,039,00720-7,4
2120
Roshan SU13IND1641TN7,00,053,057,540,2564028,8
2232
Chavda ManubhaiS55IND1517GUJ7,00,052,056,538,00620-9,8
2323
Trivedi RushangIND1603GUJ-RJ7,00,051,555,037,25620-28,0
2430
Trivedi Gaurav VIND1544GUJ-RJ7,00,050,053,535,00720-19,0
2570
Israni ShaileshIND1309GUJ7,00,050,053,533,5072038,0
2614
Mukesh BhattS55IND1838GUJ-RJ6,50,056,560,035,50640-39,2
2786
Dave ArjunIND1268GUJ-RJ6,50,055,559,036,00540139,2
2894
ACMPandya Jatin AU13IND1239GUJ6,50,053,057,536,00540134,8
2922
Ajmera TanmayIND1613GUJ-RJ6,50,052,556,034,25640-52,0
30107
Dhruvsinh VaghelaU11IND1187GUJ6,50,052,055,031,25640122,0

Complete standings