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Ravi Teja wins CCS Chess Festival Blitz Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/04/2023

IM Ravi Teja S, FM Prasannaa S and GM Bharath Subramaniyam H - all three scored 8/9 each. Ravi won the CCS Chess Festival Blitz Rating Open 2023 due to better tie-breaks. Prasannaa and Bharath were placed second and third. Bharath was the only one to remain undefeated among the top ten. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹20000, ₹12000 and ₹8000 along with a trophy each respectively. This was Ravi's first tournament victory since February 2022 and third podium finish of the year so far. The one-day Blitz Rating tournament was organized by Capablanca Chess School on 6th April. It witnessed the participation of 174 players including a GM and eight IMs. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Top three score 8/9

Five players were on 7/8 heading into the final round. IM Ravi Teja S, FM Prasannaa S and GM Bharath Subramaniyam H defeated Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri, IM Jubin Jimmy and Chandar Raju respectively to finish with a 8/9 score. All three victors had the white pieces.

Champion - IM Ravi Teja S 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
You have to keep Realistic and Periodical goals if you want to succeed in chess - IM Ravi Teja S | Video: ChessBase India

Runner-up - FM Prasannaa S 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Second Runner-up - GM Bharath Subramaniyam H 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
I want to cross 2600-2700 and become World Champion - GM Bharath Subramaniyam H | Video: ChessBase India

The podium finishers with the organizers - 1st IM Ravi Teja S and 3rd GM Bharath Subramaniyam H | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

IM Ravi Teja S scored 8/9 including five wins after a fourth round loss

Pyrotechnics for the top three | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Champion IM Ravi Teja S and Second Runner-up GM Bharath Subramaniyam H with the entire organizing team of Capablanca Chess School | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

4th Kunal M 7.5/9 | Photo: Rupali Mullick

5th IM Jubin Jimmy 7/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

6th Vigmesh Kannan S 7/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

7th Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri 7/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

8th Sreyas Payyappat 7/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

9th Karan J P 7/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

10th Aswath S 7/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Capablanca Chess School Organizing team | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

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Video Gallery

Illegal moves can be costly - FM Senthil Maran K vs Kavin Vijayakumar, Round 2 | Video: ChessBase India
Can you defend like this 7-year-old? | Video: ChessBase India
Full game: IM Ravi Teja S vs Chandar Raju, Round 4 | Video: ChessBase India
How many checks can you count? IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam vs Sidharth Harilal, Round 4 | Video: ChessBase India
8-year-old finds a cute tactic and checkmates the opponent | Video: ChessBase India
Final moments: Shyam Ganesh R vs Anwar N K, Round 6 | Video: ChessBase India
Final moments: FM Sreyas Payyappat vs IM Ravi Teja S, Round 8 | Video: ChessBase India
Final moments: Ebin Benny vs Santhosh Purushothaman, Round 8 | Video: ChessBase India
Play Chess and read chess books for free at Capablanca Chess School in Kerala | Video: ChessBase India

A total 174 players including a GM and eight IMs participated from various states across the country in this one-day nine-round Swiss league Blitz Rating tournament which was organized by Capablanca Chess School at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 6th April 2023. The time control for the event was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11IMRavi, Teja S.IND2433AP8525548,50
32GMBharath, Subramaniyam HIND2395TN849,553,546,00
46Kunal, M.IND2261TN7,5485344,25
53FMJubin, JimmyIND2306KER7535842,50
648Vignesh, Kannan PIND1541TN752,55742,50
710Bharat, Kumar Reddy PoluriIND2163TEL7515540,00
817FMSreyas, PayyappatIND2083KER746,55033,00
930Karan, J PIND1759KER7465034,50
1021Aswath, SIND2015TN7424533,00
1116IMRavi, Thandalam ShanmugamIND2089TN7384135,00
1220Chandar, RajuIND20506,551,555,538,50
134IMKonguvel, PonnuswamyIND2291TN6,5465035,25
1437Alluri, Bhaskara Ratna Shanmukha ReddyIND1653AP6,544,54831,25
1515FMSenthil, Maran KIND2100TN6,541,545,531,25
1628AGMKarthikeyan, J.IND1811TN6,541,54530,25
179IMPraveen, Kumar CIND2188TN6,5404331,50
18102AFMAshwinth, MichaelIND1262TN6,539,543,525,25
195IMPrasad, Devaki VIND2265KAR6,538,54231,00
2041Leelajai, Krishna NIND160764851,530,50
2140Abhijith, UIND1610KER64749,528,00
2218Balkishan, A.IND2065KAR646,55131,00
2314AGMVinay, Thomas AbrahamIND2108KER646,550,525,50
247IMAbhishek, KelkarIND2203MAH64649,529,50
2543Ebin, BennyIND15586454829,00
2629Abhishek, T MIND1788KER6444825,00
2738Abdallah, M NistharIND1625KER6444725,50
2813IMRamnathan, BalasubramaniamIND2133TN643,547,525,75
2964Satheesh, Kumar GIND1402TN6434626,25
3057Sidharth, MohanIND1457KER642,544,524,50



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