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Kaustuv Kundu and Ravi Teja win Vizag Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 12/10/2022

Kaustuv Kundu and IM Ravi Teja S scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and 8/9 each to win Vizag Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2022 respectively. Both of them finished a half point ahead of the competition. IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H scored sole 8/9 to secure second place. Ajay Mushini edged past IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad on tie-breaks to finish third in Rapid. Four players scored 7.5/9 in the Blitz event. IM Bala and IM CRG Krishna were adjudged second and third respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹700000, ₹500000 for Rapid and ₹200000 for Blitz. The top three prizes were ₹35000, ₹21000 and ₹15000 in Rapid and ₹15000, ₹7000 and ₹6000 each respectively in the Blitz event. Photo: S Manikanta Rao

Kaustuv's third and Ravi's first Rating Open triumph of the year

Kaustuv Kundu has won a Classical Rating Open in April and a Rapid Rating Open in February this year. IM Ravi Teja S had four podium finishes combining Rapid and Blitz Rating events this year, however, this is his first Blitz Rating Open first place finish. 11-year-old Aaryan Balaji Rao is the youngest finisher among top ten in Rapid. He scored 7/9 and secured sixth place. In the Blitz event, 13-year-old Gyana Sai Santhosh M is the youngest among top ten. He made 7/9 to finish ninth.

The Rapid and Blitz podium finishers (L to R) -3rd Ajay Mushini 7.5/9, 2nd IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H 8/9, 3rd IM C R G Krishna 7.5/9, 1st IM Ravi Teja S and 2nd IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

Champion in Rapid - Kaustuv Kundu 8.5/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Kaustuv Kundu shared his best game from the event against IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H (2271) from round 6.

Kaustuv scored eight consecutive before drawing his final round game as it was enough for him to win the tournament

Kaustuv Kundu (right) in action | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

Champion in Blitz - IM Ravi Teja S 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

IM Ravi Teja S scored an unbeaten 8/9, defeated the eventual runner-up IM Bala Chandra and drew with the second runner-up IM C R G Krishna

IM Ravi Teja S during one of the Rapid games | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

First moves are being made | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

From R to L: Ms. Golagani Hari Venkata Kumari, Mr. KVV Sarma, President, Andhra Chess Association, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Patron, Andhra Chess Association, Mr. K Jwalamukhi, Treasurer, Andhra Chess Association, Mr. Baburao, Tournament Director, FA V Srikanth, Chief Arbiter, IA G V Kumar, Deputy Chief Arbiter, Mr. Surya Rao, District Sports Officer, Mr. Bhavanarayana Rao, Income Tax officer.

KVV Sarma, President of Andhra Chess Association getting felicitated | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

Age group category prize winners | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

The Chief Guest at the closing ceremony was Sri Krishna Devarayalu, MP.

The tournament flex | Photo: S Manikanta Rao

For more photos, please click here.


A special thanks to S Manikanta Rao, Secretary of All Visakha Chess Association for sharing the photos and providing valuable information about the tournament.


A total of 240 players in Rapid and 205 players including 7 IMs and a WIM took part from various parts of the country along with a player each from Sri Lanka and Syria in this two-day nine-round Swiss League Rapid and Blitz Rating tournament. The events were organized by All Visakha Chess Association at Swarna Bharathi, Indoor Stadium in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh on 17th and 18th September 2022. The time control for Rapid was 20 minutes + 5 seconds increment and for Blitz it was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final standings in Rapid

Rk.SNoNameTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
18Kaustuv KunduIND2100WB8,5535753,75
22IMMehar Chinna Reddy C.H.IND2271TG8535850,00
312Mushini AjayIND1995AP7,55256,545,25
47IMDhulipalla Bala Chandra PrasadIND2192AP7,5475241,25
520Nikhil MIND1865AP7535741,50
630Aaryan Balaji RaoU13IND1699MH7535740,50
74IMChakravarthi Reddy MIND2232TG751,55641,50
86IMRavi Teja S.IND2222AP749,55542,25
913AIMMd ImranU13IND1948AP74953,538,50
103IMSidhant MohapatraIND2245ORI748,55440,75
1137Aditya Varun GampaIND1656AP7485237,50
1219Ramana Babu B.IND1876AP7485235,25
131IMKrishna C R GIND2342AP7475239,25
1422Hari Madhavan N BIND1835TN746,551,538,50
1514Arpan DasIND1947WB7465139,00
1623Priyankara ChamilSRI1814SRI745,548,535,00
1728Joel Paul GantaIND1719AP74143,533,50
1818AGMMalla Nooka RajuIND1884AP6,5505435,75
1964Sarvani CheedellaF13IND1344AP6,55053,532,00
2034Ranadheer B J S KIND1672AP6,54851,533,00
215IMSrinath Rao S.V.IND2232CT6,544,54833,25
2272Kolla BhaavanU11IND1313AP6,5444731,75
2321FMVenkata Krishna Karthik KIND1853AP6,542,546,531,50
249FMSauravh KhherdekarIND2096MH6,5424530,00
2543Madduri Satya TejeswarIND1596AP6515432,50
2670Ravi Krishna GU15IND1317AP648,550,531,00
2746Arnav MaheshwariU15IND1587TN64851,532,75
2839Gyana Sai Santhosh MU15IND1635AP6485128,50
29111Shrihan SabatU13IND1137ORI64749,530,00
3010Sharma R. PreethamIND2085KAR646,550,533,00


Final standing in Blitz

Rk.SNoNameTypFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11IMRavi Teja S.IND2432AP851,555,549,25
24IMDhulipalla Bala Chandra PrasadIND2293AP7,553,558,547,00
32IMKrishna C R GIND2357AP7,552,55744,00
48IMChakravarthi Reddy MIND2197TG7,550,555,545,25
547Velpula SarayuIND1523TG7,54749,537,75
65Sharma R. PreethamIND2290KA7515641,50
727Prudhvi Kumar VIND1763AP7505439,50
89IMSidhant MohapatraIND2175OR749,55439,25
941Gyana Sai Santhosh MU15IND1625AP749,552,537,00
1016Mushini AjayIND1977AP7495440,50
20Mahesh Kumar KIND1843AP7495440,50
1212AIMMd ImranU13IND2120AP748,55338,50
1323Aditya Varun GampaIND1798AP74852,539,25
1411Kaustuv KunduIND2130WB7475135,50
1545Madduri Satya TejeswarIND1583AP746,54932,50
167IMSrinath Rao S.V.IND2201CT6,55358,540,25
1717Arnav MaheshwariU15IND1934TN6,550,554,535,50
1843FMAyushh RavikumarIND1607TN6,54851,532,75
1972Naga Akhil Charan BU15IND1325AP6,54547,530,00
2044Karthik NU15IND1586AP6,542,546,532,25
2148Sethu Madhav UpadhyayulaIND1502AP6,541,54531,75
2230Soumma ChakrabortyIND1723WB651,55231,50
236IMMehar Chinna Reddy C.H.IND2259TG650,555,533,50
2418Priyankara ChamilSRI1911SL648,552,530,00
2513Sanket ChakravartyIND2014WB647,551,532,25
2610FMSauravh KhherdekarIND2155MH647,551,531,00
2733WFMToshali VIND1691AP646,54726,50
2829Nagaraju JIND1732AP64549,529,00
2921FMVenkata Krishna Karthik KIND1839AP64548,529,00
3036Mummana Venkata RuthvikU13IND1654AP64447,526,25


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