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Laxman and Nitin win GRT Shasun Jain College Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/07/2022

44th Chess Olympiad being just a few hourss away, Tamil Nadu is having several tournaments all over the state to celebrate the sporting event to ever take place in India. Among them, GRT Shasun Jain College Rapid and Blitz Rating Open tournament took place at Shasun Jain College for Women on 22nd and 23rd July 2022. The Blitz event had more participants than Rapid. GM Laxman R R emerged victorious in the Rapid. Both him and Arpan Das scored 8/9 each. He clinched the championship due to better tie-breaks. IM Pranesh M was adjudged third 7.5/9 among the three players who finished with the same score. Players from all over the country, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United States of America and Wales took part in this event. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Laxman and Nitin become unbeaten champions

In the Blitz event, IM Nitin S claimed his third Blitz triumph of the year by winning an absolutely cracker of a final round battle against Prasanna S. He knew a draw would not be enough and things would be decided in tie-breaks. So he went all-in and it paid off. Nitin finished a half point ahead of the competition at 7.5/8. IM Manish Anto Cristiano F and IM Ajay Karthikeyan scored 7/8 each to secure second and third place respectively. Top three prizes in the Rapid Rating were ₹100000, ₹50000 and ₹20000 each, for Blitz Rating they were ₹30000, ₹20000 and ₹10000. The total prize fund for the Rapid event was ₹350000 and for Blitz ₹150000.

Champion in Rapid - GM Laxman R R 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Laxman wins GRT Shasun Jain College Rapid Rating Open with a mindblowing win against Manish | Video: ChessBase India

GM Laxman scored a crucial win in the final round to win the tournament

Runner-up - Arpan Das 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - IM Pranesh M 7.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Champion in Blitz - IM Nitin S 7.5/8 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed
Nitin S wins his third Blitz Open of 2022 at GRT Shasun Jain College | Video: ChessBase India

Nitin finished the tournament with a hat-trick to win the event, finishing a half point ahead of the field
Cracker of a finish in a Relentless king hunt | Prasanna S vs IM Nitin S | Video: ChessBase India

Runner-up - IM Manish Anto Cristiano F 7/8 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - IM Ajay Karthikeyan 7/8

One of the tournament halls at GRT Shasun Jain College for Women | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

For more photos, please click here.

 

A total of 208 players including 3 GMs, 10 IMs and a WGM and 244 in Blitz including 4 GMs, 10 IMs and a WGM took part from India, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, United States of America and Wales. The nine-round Swiss League Rapid Rating tournament took place on 22nd and 23rd July, the Blitz Rating tournament took place on 23rd July. The tournament was organized by Rooks & Knights Academy of Chess. The time control for the Rapid Rating was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment and for Blitz it was 3 minutes + 2 seconds.

Final standings in Rapid

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13GMLaxman R.R.IND2247ICF8,051,556,549,5007
214Arpan DasIND19928,046,550,541,0008
312IMPranesh MIND20297,549,553,542,0007
47Kaustuv KunduIND21297,54953,545,2507
55IMSaravana Krishnan P.IND22087,546,550,542,5007
61GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.IND2432ICF7,0525742,5006
718IMManish Anto Cristiano FIND19197,05054,539,5007
821WGMVarshini VIND18787,049,554,542,0007
948CMDaakshin ArunIND14767,0454836,0007
1015FMVinoth Kumar M.IND19607,043,547,534,5007
1130IMAvinash RameshIND16646,5535739,0006
122IMNitin S.IND22596,5525537,0006
1341IMHarshavardhan G BIND15546,551,554,535,2506
1424FMHarsh SureshIND18086,5495336,2506
1532FMAyushh RavikumarIND16516,547,55234,2506
1616Hirthickkesh PrIND19576,547,551,536,7506
179Prasannaa.SIND20866,5475235,2506
186IMRaahul V SIND22036,546,550,534,7506
194GMKarthikeyan P.IND2245ICF6,546,550,530,0004
2064Nawin M SIND13856,546,55029,5006

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Final standings in Blitz

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13IMNitin S.IND23897,54143,541,2507
229IMManish Anto Cristiano FIND19507,037,541,535,5006
311IMAjay KarthikeyanIND21837,036,54035,0007
413Prasannaa.SIND21756,542,546,536,2506
515Kaustuv KunduIND21286,540,545,537,5005
65GMLaxman R.R.IND2361ICF6,540,543,534,5005
767FMAyushh RavikumarIND15196,539,542,529,2505
838IMHarshavardhan G BIND18316,5384130,7506
937IMAvinash RameshIND18756,53740,532,2506
1031AGMVignesh BIND19426,536,54031,5006

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@ 12/11/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Laxman wins All India Rapid Rating at Nagpur

@ 05/11/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Balasubramaniam wins 19th Adyar Times Open for a record fourth time

@ 13/10/2019 by S Paul Arokia Raj (en)
Manigandan wins 15th KCM Open

@ 08/10/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Sabarish triumphs at Rotary 100 years Celebration open

@ 04/10/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
IM Khusenkhojaev wins Courtalam Saaral FIDE Rated Open

@ 18/09/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Laxman wins Pearl City All India Open and a brand new Maruti Alto 800

@ 13/09/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Raahul V S triumphs at Talent Chess Academy 1st Open Rating

@ 02/09/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Courtalam Saaral International Rating Open Preview

@ 25/08/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Karthikeyan Murali wins 1st A S Subbaraman Memorial Trophy Blitz Rating 2019

@ 23/08/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
R Balasubramaniam wins Thalavaipuram All India Open

@ 22/08/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Chess Bonanza in Tamil Nadu

@ 16/05/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Laxman wins 4th Triple C All India Open 2019

@ 26/04/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Levan Pantsulaia wins consecutive GM tournaments in India

@ 26/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Padmini beats Stupak and Pranesh beats Arjun in round 9 of 11th Chennai Open 2019

@ 24/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Chennai Open 2019 Round 8: Lugovskoy maintains sole lead, untitled Pranesh shocks Nitin

@ 23/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Chennai Open 2019 Round 7: Maxim Lugovskoy is in the sole lead

@ 22/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
K Rathnakaran wins the ChessBase India Bhopal Blitz

@ 03/01/2019 by Niklesh Jain (en)