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Raahul V S triumphs at Talent Chess Academy 1st Open Rating

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/09/2019

Raahul V S of Tamil Nadu edged ahead of IM Sayantan Das and CM Rajarishi Karthi, all three of them scored 8.0/9 each, due to a better tie-break score, Raahul clinched the championship. Sayantan and Rajarishi had to settle for second and third position respectively. Total 361 players including 4 IMs, 2 FMs, a WFM and CM each from 12 different states, 2 union territories, a player from USA participated in this event. Total ₹731000 prize fund was distributed among the prize winners in this five-day open rating tournament organized by S Vijayakumar and Talent Chess Academy. Photo: Go Checkmate

Raahul's no draw approach to victory

Surprisingly all three players who finished at the top with a score of 8.0/9, lost one game each in the tournament, none against each other or the same opponent. This is Raahul's first major triumph since winning National Amateur in 2016.

Champion Raahul V S of Tamil Nadu received ₹100000 for his performance | Photo: Go Checkmate

L to R: IA GG Satheish, Dy. Chief Arbiter; Mr. Anand Anbazhagan, Chairman, Sport India; V S Raahul winner of the tournament from Tamil Nadu; Dr. Amutha Balakrishnan, Amutha Educational Trust, Chennai; IA S Balaraman, Chief Arbiter of the tournament; S Natarajan, Secretary, Master Mind Chess Academy and S Vijaya Kumar, organizer of the tournament.

Raahul suffered only one loss in round 5, despite that he managed to gain 11 valuable Elo rating points

Runner-up IM Sayantan Das also scored 8.0/9 and he received ₹50000 cash | Photo: Go Checkmate

Top boards in action | Photo: Go Checkmate

Champion in under-7 open - Mithun Pranav receives a cycle | Photo: Go Checkmate

Champion in under-7 girls - Sanjana Nagarajan bagged home a brand new cycle | Photo: Go Checkmate

Total 361 players including 4 IMs, 2 FMs, a WFM and CM each from 12 different states, 2 union territories, a player from USA participated in this event. Total ₹731000 prize fund was distributed among the prize winners in this five-day open rating tournament organized by S Vijayakumar and Talent Chess Academy held at Virugambakkam, Chennai from 21st to 25th August 2019.

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk.SNoNamesexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Rp
14Raahul V SIND2270TN8,00,055,051,048,5082130
21IMDas SayantanIND2409Wes8,00,053,549,548,0082060
314CMRajarishi KarthiIND2084TN8,00,052,549,045,5082154
410IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamIND2200TN7,50,057,052,045,7572086
53IMNitin S.IND2358Railways7,50,056,553,046,0062131
66FMSrihari L RIND2227TN7,50,056,051,546,0062095
711Balkishan A.IND2173Kar7,00,056,551,541,5071965
818FMVinoth Kumar M.IND1991TN7,00,056,051,537,2562053
108Senthil Maran KIND2222TN7,00,054,550,540,7561933
1115Rakesh Kumar NayakIND2042ORI7,00,054,550,041,2561883
1216WFMSaranya JwIND2035TN7,00,053,548,539,5071788
137Ram S. KrishnanIND2224TN7,00,053,548,539,0071892
1422AGMVignesh BIND1840TN7,00,052,548,536,5071859
159IMPraveen Kumar CIND2205ICF7,00,052,548,038,5061855
1613AGMRathneesh RIND2136TN7,00,051,047,037,7561873
19Badrinath S.IND1970TN7,00,051,047,037,7561820
1874Vijayasubhasri SwIND1507TN7,00,047,544,532,5071634
1975Borse PankajIND1505Mah7,00,047,044,034,0071754
2017Gunasekaran K.IND2025ICF6,50,056,552,537,2561879
2123Rathina Sabapathi AIND1816TN6,50,054,550,035,7561784
2244Kiruthika BwIND1636TN6,50,053,049,034,7561735
2336Gowtham K KIND1675TN6,50,052,048,035,7561795
2442Nichat AjinkyaIND1641Mah6,50,050,546,035,5061709
2512Syed Anwar ShazuliIND2173ICF6,50,050,047,036,0051700

Complete standings

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