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SRM IST Chennai dominates All India Inter University Men Chess Championship 2023 with a perfect 10/10

by Shahid Ahmed - 30/03/2023

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.

Champion - SRM Institute of Science and Technology 10/10 | Photo: AMET International

L to R - IM Ajay Karthikeyan, IM Harikrishnan A Ra, GM Karthik Venkataraman, IM Harshavardhan G B, GM Arjun Kalyan and Srihari L.

Runner-up - Savitribai Phule Pune University 8/10 | Photo: AMET International

Second Runner-up - Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University 7/10 | Photo: AMET International

4th University of Calcutta 7/10 | Photo: AMET International

SRM Institute of Science and Technology's team performance

The winner SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai | Photo: AMET International

The Arjuna Awardee - IM and WGM Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi at the inauguration ceremony | Photo: AMET International

Round 2: Bharathidasan University, Trichy - SRM IST, Chennai: 1.5-2.5 | Photo: AMET International

Round 2: Savitribai Phule Pune University - Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University: 3.5-0.5 | Photo: AMET International

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

11SRM IST, Chennai11½8:½610½ADAMAS University, Kolkata2
23University of Madras, Chennai10½5:610Savitribai Phule Pune University4
37Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur Unive1053:15MG University, Kottayam8
46Bharathidasan University, Trichy94:5University of Calcutta5
510University of Delhi743:13Shivaji University, Kolhapur9
615MDU, Rohtak34:035Atal Bihari Bajpayee University, Bilaspu16
712Kalinga Institute of Social Science, Odi721:327MIT World Peace University, Pune11
814Punjabi University, Patiala2:15Dr.B.R.A University Agra13


Final standings

Rk.SNoTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
11SRM IST, Chennai55001015154,30
24Savitribai Phule Pune University5401812,51400
37Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur Unive53117131040
45University of Calcutta5311711109,80
52ADAMAS University, Kolkata5302611113,50
610University of Delhi5302610860
73University of Madras, Chennai52125121030
88MG University, Kottayam5212510,51050
915MDU, Rohtak521259,5720
106Bharathidasan University, Trichy5203410,5109,50


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