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Muthaiah Al triumphs at Tirumala Tirupati Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/11/2022

Top seed of the tournament IM Muthaiah Al, Saranya Y and FM Karthik Rajaa scored 8/9 each. Muthaiah clinched Tirumala Tirupati Rapid Rating Open 2022 due to better tie-breaks. Saranya and Karthik were adjudged second and third. Both Muthaiah and Karthik remained undefeated. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. The top three prizes were ₹35000, ₹21000 and ₹15000 each. A total of 226 players took part in this event. This was Muthaiah's first Rapid Rating Open triumph of the year, second overall. Earlier, he won Radnickichess GM Round Robin 2 and earned his maiden GM-norm in July this year.

Top three score 8/9

IM Muthaiah Al went on to win another Rapid Rating tournament, early this month. It will be mentioned in a separate report. This was Saranya's first-ever podium finish in a Rapid Rating Open event, definitely a commendable performance.

Champion - IM Muthaiah Al 8/9

Muthaiah scored an unbeaten 8/9

Runner-up - Saranya Y 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Saranya Y, 1st IM Muthaiah Al and 3rd FM Karthik Rajaa

A total of 226 players including 2 IMs took part from various parts of the country and one from Sri Lanka. The two-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament took place in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on 29th and 30th October 2022. The time control of the tournament was 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11IMMuthaiah AlIND2354TN85356,549,50
213Saranya YIND1844TN850,55547,50
35FMKarthik RajaaIND2202TN850,553,546,50
44Anustoop BiswasIND2212WB7,552,556,545,75
53FMSharma R. PreethamIND2218KA7,551,55544,75
67FMRamakrishna J.IND2128Union Bank of India7555842,75
76IMSai Agni Jeevitesh JIND2187TEL752,557,542,50
82Arpan Das (Jr)IND2264WB752,556,541,75
916Nawin M SIND1785TN7525540,25
1023Saketh BIND1575AP-ANPLI7525539,50
1111Karthick Narayanan SIND1921TN750,554,540,50
1212Rao J. MalleswaraIND1917AP-KRI7505338,00
139Shivkumar L.V.IND2075TEL74953,537,00
1415Priyankara ChamilSRI1803SRI LANKA7465038,00
1535Pawar SohumIND1400MAH74547,532,50
1614Bhattacharya Niladri ShekharIND1824WB6,5505335,00
1719Vijay Anand M.IND1745TN6,549,552,535,25
1832Sarvani CheedellaIND1427AP-KRI6,547,55234,75
1936Talla NischalIND1387AP-KRI6,5475235,00
2018Jai Sankar SubramanianIND1747TN6,5475133,00
2127Ramachandra BhatIND1530KA6,546,549,531,75
33AFMNaveen Kumar PIND1411TN6,546,549,531,75
2324Nihal SwarnaIND1574AP-TPT6,54649,531,50
2429Ajjesh J RIND1518TN6,545,54933,00
2540Avinash VvusIND1294TEL6,543,54528,75
2630Naga Akhil Charan BIND1487AP-EG65053,530,50
2717WFMPotluri SupreethaIND1772AP-KRI6495433,50
2828Joglekar AbhijitIND1523MAH64953,532,50
2934Abhishek J RIND1404TN64952,530,75
3020Bhillva Nilaya K E KIND1719AP-TPT64851,532,00


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