Senthil Maran wins 1st Xaverian Rating Open 2023
FM FT Senthil Maran K, Vignesh B, Kunal M, Marthandan K U and 11-year-old Jake Shanty scored 7/8 each at 1st Xaverian Rating Open 2023. Senthil edged past the remaining four on tie-breaks to become champion and the rest secured second to fifth place according to tie-breaks. Apart from Jake, top four remained undefeated. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹541000. The top three prizes were ₹75000, ₹50000 and ₹25000 along with a trophy each respectively. This was Senthil's first tournament triumph in almost 4.5 years. The last event he won was in Ernakulam, Kerala in September 2019. Earlier this year, he finished third in tie-breaks in a Rapid Rating tournament. Photo: A Murukaananth
Five players score 7/8
Kunal M was in a sole lead heading into the final round 6.5/7. A win would have made him a clear champion. However, he drew with FM Ritviz Parab. 15 players were in the title hunt at 6/7 each. Out of them, five players won their respective games. FM Senthil Maran K defeated the reigning Pondicherry District and State Blitz, and former World Amateur Below 2000 champion, Peter Anand to finish with 7/8 and win the tournament.
A total of 456 players including an IM participated in this four-day eight-round Swiss league Rating tournament which was organized by Department of Physical Education, St.Xavier's College from 4th to 7th March 2023 in Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu. The time control for the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.
|1||3||FM||Senthil, Maran K||IND||2219||TN||7||42||46||39,75||0||6|
|4||10||Marthandan, K U||IND||1959||KER||7||40||43,5||37,50||0||6|
|11||6||Manigandan, S S||IND||2087||TN||6,5||39||43,5||34,50||0||6|
|14||16||Arun, R U||IND||1885||TN||6,5||37||41||32,50||0||6|
|15||67||Jeevaa, A S||U17||IND||1487||TN||6,5||36||38||29,75||0||6|
|16||45||Thanga, Manickam M||IND||1623||TN||6,5||34,5||37,5||28,75||0||6|
|19||19||Peter Anand, A||IND||1871||TN||6||41||45||32,00||0||5|