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Karthik Rajaa wins 1st Nallu Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/03/2024

FM Karthik Rajaa and Vignesh B scored 8/9 each at 1st Nallu Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2024. Karthik won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Vignesh was placed second. Six players - GM Laxman R R, GM Akash G, IM Harshavardhan G B, Vengatesh Krishnan C, Dinesh Kumar Jaganathan and IM Avinash Ramesh scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third to eighth respectively according to tie-breaks. Karthik suffered his sole loss against the eventual second runner-up, Laxman. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹33000 + trophy, ₹20000 and ₹10000 each respectively. The one-day rapid rating tournament was organized by Gold Medal Chess Foundation on 11th February 2024 at VOC Vidiyalayaa in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This was Karthik's second rating tournament triumph in 2024. Photos: Gold Medal Chess Foundation

Karthik's second rating tournament triumph of the year

GM Laxman R R was the sole leader 7.5/8, heading into the final round. FM Karthik Rajaa, Aakash G, Vignesh B and Kunal M were in pursuit at 7/8 each. Vignesh, Karthik and GM Akash G defeated Laxman, Kunal and teenager Aakash. Karthik became champion, Vignesh second and Laxman third.  

Champion - FM Karthik Rajaa 8/9 | Photo: Gold Medal Chess Foundation

Runner-up - Vignesh B 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up - GM Laxman R R 7.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

FM Karthik Rajaa scored 8/9 and gained 7.8 Elo rating points

The second and third edition of Nallu Memorial Rapid Rating Open have been announced to take place on 29th September and 13th October 2024 respectively.

 

A total of 332 players including 2 GMs and 7 IMs took part from various states across the country and one USA. The one-day nine round Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Gold Medal Chess Foundation at VOC Vidiyalayaa in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 11th February 2024. The time control of the event was 10 minutes + 10 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
19FMKarthik, RajaaIND2191TN851,555,548,0008
212AGMVignesh, BIND2085TN8505347,0007
38GMLaxman, R.R.IND2197ICF7,5566049,0007
41GMAkash, GIND2364TN7,552,55746,0007
52IMHarshavardhan, G BIND2316TN7,549,553,541,7507
627Vengatesh, Krishnan CIND1744TN7,548,552,542,0007
722Dinesh, Kumar JaganathanIND1854TN7,546,551,543,0007
810IMAvinash, RameshIND2172TN7,5465041,5007
917FMSyed Anwar, ShazuliIND2000TN75459,544,7506
1013Aakash, GU14IND2062TN752,557,542,5007
117IMAjay, KarthikeyanIND2211TN750,55440,7505
1214FMKunal, M.IND2054TN7505437,5006
1324IMRamnathan, BalasubramaniamIND1823TN7505435,5007
1418Dinesh, Rajan MIND1997TN749,55439,2506
1526Vijay, Shreeram PIND1798TN748,55340,5007
164IMHari, Madhavan N BIND2272TN74852,540,7506
1721Sailesh, RIND1876TN747,55239,2506
1837Rahul, Bharadwaj BIND1612TN747,551,537,0007
1920Thounaojam, Gobin LuwangIND1903MN7465139,5006
2028Umashankar, AIND1723PY745,549,538,5007
2111IMManish, Anto Cristiano FIND2152TN745,549,533,2506
223IMSrihari, L RIND2287TN6,550,55537,5005
2315Balasubramaniam, HIND2027TN6,550,554,536,2506
2429WFMMeghna, C HwIND1719KL6,549,55437,2506
2530Mahish, S AU14IND1715TN6,548,55234,2506

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