SRM IST Chennai dominates All India Inter University Men Chess Championship 2023 with a perfect 10/10
The defending champion SRM IST, Chennai scored 100% to win All India Inter University Men Chess Championship 2023. They finished two points ahead of the runner-up Savitribai Phule Pune University 8/10. Two teams - Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University and University of Calcutta scored 7/10 each. The former secured third place according to tie-breaks. The winning team comprised - IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra, GM Arjun Kalyan, IM Ajay Karthikeyan, reigning National Senior Open champion GM Karthik Venkataraman, current Asian Junior Open champion IM Harshavardhan G B and Srihari L. Harikrishnan, Arjun, Karthik and Harshavardhan were part of the winning team in the previous year. Photo: AMET International
SRM IST, Chennai wins two in-a-row
Last month, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai won the All India Inter University Women Chess Championship 2023. This month the men's team became the National champion with a perfect score 10/10. Four out of the six members were part of the winning team last year. Only Bharathidasan University, Trichy and MG University, Kottayam put up a close fight against the eventual winner as they suffered a 1.5-2.5 loss each. The runner-up, Savitribai Phule Pune University lost to SRM IST, Chennai 0.5-3.5 in the penultimate round.
L to R - IM Ajay Karthikeyan, IM Harikrishnan A Ra, GM Karthik Venkataraman, IM Harshavardhan G B, GM Arjun Kalyan and Srihari L.
A total of 16 teams including 2 GMs and 5 IMs participated from four zones across the country. The five-round Swiss league team championship was organized by Directorate of Physical Education, AMET University at Shri Janakiraman Auditorium, AMET University from 14th to 16th March 2023. The time control of the tournament was 60 minutes + 30 seconds increment each from move no.1.
Round 5 results
|1||1||SRM IST, Chennai||11½||8||3½||:||½||6||10½||ADAMAS University, Kolkata||2|
|2||3||University of Madras, Chennai||10½||5||1½||:||2½||6||10||Savitribai Phule Pune University||4|
|3||7||Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur Unive||10||5||3||:||1||5||9½||MG University, Kottayam||8|
|4||6||Bharathidasan University, Trichy||9||4||1½||:||2½||5||8½||University of Calcutta||5|
|5||10||University of Delhi||7||4||3||:||1||3||5½||Shivaji University, Kolhapur||9|
|6||15||MDU, Rohtak||5½||3||4||:||0||3||5||Atal Bihari Bajpayee University, Bilaspu||16|
|7||12||Kalinga Institute of Social Science, Odi||7||2||1||:||3||2||7||MIT World Peace University, Pune||11|
|8||14||Punjabi University, Patiala||6½||2||1½||:||2½||1||5||Dr.B.R.A University Agra||13|
|1||1||SRM IST, Chennai||5||5||0||0||10||15||154,3||0|
|2||4||Savitribai Phule Pune University||5||4||0||1||8||12,5||140||0|
|3||7||Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur Unive||5||3||1||1||7||13||104||0|
|4||5||University of Calcutta||5||3||1||1||7||11||109,8||0|
|5||2||ADAMAS University, Kolkata||5||3||0||2||6||11||113,5||0|
|6||10||University of Delhi||5||3||0||2||6||10||86||0|
|7||3||University of Madras, Chennai||5||2||1||2||5||12||103||0|
|8||8||MG University, Kottayam||5||2||1||2||5||10,5||105||0|
|10||6||Bharathidasan University, Trichy||5||2||0||3||4||10,5||109,5||0|