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Lokesh triumphs at Tal Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2023 with a 100% score 9/9

by Shahid Ahmed - 27/11/2023

Second seeded Lokesh N scored a perfect 9/9 to win Tal Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2023. He finished a full point ahead of the competition. Sudarshan Bhat, Sathvik Adiga, IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam and Augustin A scored 8/9 each. They secured second to fifth place respectively according to tie-breaks. Lokesh defeated both eventual runners-up - Sudarshan and Sathvik in the seventh and sixth round respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹16000 + trophy, ₹15000 and ₹14000 each. This was Lokesh's first individual tournament triumph of the year. Few months ago, he became 29th Tamil Nadu State Team champion for Ananthi Chess Academy A. Photos: FI NA Sushruta Reddy/Innovators Chess Academy

Lokesh's second tournament triumph of the year

Second seeded Lokesh N went into the final round with a perfect 8/8. Umashankar A was the sole player trailing him by a half point at 7.5/8. Lokesh defeated Umashankar to become a clear champion. Charith Bhat lost to Sudarshan Bhat and Sathvik Adiga won against Biswajit Nayak. Thus, Sudarshan secured and Sathvik third.

Champion - Lokesh N 9/9

Runner-up - Sudarshan Bhat 8/9

Second Runner-up - Sathvik Adiga 8/9

Lokesh N scored a perfect 9/9 and gained 27 Elo rating points

4th IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam 8/9

5th Augustin A 8/9

7th Akshat Sureka 7.5/9

8th CM Apoorv Kamble 7.5/9

10th Rahul Sangvikar 7.5/9

The tournament hall at Virginia Mall in Bengaluru, Karnataka

A total of 454 players including an IM took part from various places of India, one from Canada, England, Scotland, Singapore and USA each in this two-day nine round Rapid Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Innovators Chess Academy at Virginia Mall in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 18th and 19th November 2023. The time control of the event was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12Lokesh, N.IND1989Tn955,560,560,50
25Sudarshan Bhat,BLU170426IND1848Ka8535748,00
310Sathvik Adiga,U1510410KSCA2023IND1756Ka85355,546,50
46IMRamnathan, BalasubramaniamIND1807Tn850,553,546,50
53Augustin, A10441KSCA2023IND1947Ka848,55347,00
69Umashankar A,IND1757Py7,554,55643,75
716AFMSureka Akshat,U1510675KSCA2023IND1648Ka7,5525645,25
84CMApoorv, KambleU1510479KSCA2023IND1899KA7,55053,542,75
925Pranav A J,12486KSCA2023IND1534Ka7,5495443,25
1034Sangvikar, Rahul13093KSCA2023IND1489Ka7,54547,537,00
111Nayak, BiswajitIND1993Or756,56144,00
1223Satyam Prakash,IND1562Dl751,555,540,50
1326Krishna, AshwinENG1533Tn75154,537,50
1440Hrishikesh Ganapathy Subramanian,U1111066KSCA2023IND1430Ka749,55438,00
1515Abhishek Singh,11164KSCA2023IND1654Ka7495339,75
1627Leelajai Krishna N,Ckm191300IND1527Ka748,552,538,50
1722Aarav Saish Amonkar,U1110622KSCA2023IND1563Ka748,551,538,00
188Vigneshwaran S,IND1763Tn7475137,00
1948Naga Sai Sarthak Karanam,U15IND1393Ka74750,537,00
2045ACMPrathamesh Shashikant Deshmukh,U1510205KSCA2023IND1401Ka7475036,25
2187AFMVrishav V,U15IND1250Ka746,55137,50
2236Niranjan J Warrier,U15BLU180785IND1476Ka7465037,50
2321Charith Bhat,U1510104KSCA2023IND1566Ka7464935,50
2450Leroy Narang,U1513850KSCA2023IND1382Ka7464834,25
2542Yash Kulhari,IND1416Rj7454935,50



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