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Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik dominates 1st Telangana Gurukulams Below 1600 Rating Tournament 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/06/2023

Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 1st Telangana Gurukulams All India Below 1600 Rating Tournament 2023. The 12-year-old finished a half point ahead of the field. Five players - Rohith N, Sree Shaunak Chanda, Phani Krishna C H, Sree Rama Anjani Kumar K and Surya Alakanti scored 8/9 each. They were placed second to sixth respectively according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹499999. Top three prizes were ₹50000, ₹30000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each respectively. The tournament was held from 2nd to 4th June 2023 at Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was organized by Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society. This was Kandi's first rating tournament triumph of his career. Photos: FA Chandra Mouli R

Kids and teen claim the podium

Three players - Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik, Rohith N and Phani Krishna C H were at 7.5/8 each heading into the final round. Rohith drew against Phani on the top board. Satvik Andabatla lost to Kandi. Thus, Kandi became a clear champion scoring 8.5/9. Rohith and Sree Shaunak Chanda were placed second and third respectively.

Champion - Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik 8.5/9

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Rohith N 8/9, 1st Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik 8.5/9 and 3rd Sree Shaunak Chanda 8/9

Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and gained 85.2 Elo rating points

Players in action

The tournament hall at Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana

A total of 719 players took part from various states across the country and two from the USA in this three-day nine round Swiss-league Below 1600 Rating tournament which was organized by Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society at Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana from 2nd to 4th June 2023. The time control of the event was 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
115Kandi, Santosh Sai KarthikU13IND1464TG8,5555753,0008
26Rohith, NIND1534TG8555849,7507
313Sree, Shaunak ChandaU13IND1473TG8535749,7507
423Phani, Krishna C HIND1439TG8535749,5007
568Sree, Rama Anjani Kumar KU13IND1287TG849,549,541,7507
618Surya, AlakantiIND1454TG847,551,545,0008
725Andalamala, Hemal VarshanU11IND1435AP7,551,55543,2507
85AGMMani, BharathyIND1544TN7,550,55341,7507
950Nookala, Nikhil SriramIND1320AP7,55051,539,2507
109Ravi, Krishna GIND1509AP7,549,55342,7506
1122Nidhish, ShyamalU09IND1440TG7,548,551,541,7507
1227Vishwanath, KannamIND1426TG7,547,550,541,2507
1359Saranya, Devi NarahariF11wIND1298TG7,546,549,538,5007
1443Sreeha, GF13wIND1354AP7,545,54839,7507
154My, AdityaIND1566AP7,544,547,539,0007
168Andabatla, SatvikU13IND1518Govt7535640,5006
1731Shivamshika, GF13wIND1401Govt752,556,540,0007
1835Bharath, Bhushan KIND1383AP751,555,541,0007
1960Akhileswar, SamanthapudiU15IND1297TG751,55540,0006
2029AFMKalyan, Srinivas VetchaIND1414TG7515540,2506
2111Siva, Kumar BadireddyIND1496AP747,551,538,0007
2275Hemanth, Reddy TIND1270AP747,55136,5007
2341Ajay, Kumar VemuluriIND1363AP746,54936,2506
2466Rayudu, Sai Charan RajIND1290AP74650,535,0007
253Natura, BethiwIND1567TG745,548,536,0006
2640Kumaran, CharanIND1364TG744,54735,5007
2712Srinivas, ChIND1477TG74447,535,0007
28120Sri, Darshini TF11wIND1193TG743,54632,5007
29100Swetha, SF15wIND1228TN7434635,5006
3028Arnav, PradhanU15IND1423TG7434634,5007


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