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Shrihari Venkatesh Deshpande triumphs at 9th ICA Below 1600 Rating Tournament 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 01/05/2023

Shrihari Venkatesh Deshpande, Srivardhan Reddy Devareddy and Aarav Saish Amonkar scored an unbeaten 8/9 each at 9th ICA Below 1600 Rating Tournament 2023.Shrihari won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Srivardhan and Aarav were adjudged second and third. The tournament leaders, Shrihari and Srivardhan drew against each other in the final round to finish first and second respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹699000. The top three prizes were ₹60000 + trophy, ₹50000 and ₹40000 each respectively. This was the 14-year-old teenager Shrihari's first rating tournament victory. The three-day-nine-round Swiss League event was organized by Innovators Chess Academy. Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

Top three score an unbeaten 8/9

Apart from organizing three consecutive rating tournaments in the month of April 2023, FI NA Sushrutha Reddy also took part in this event. He scored 7/9 and finished 14th. After this, he went on to win Vrindavana Chess Festival DCC Below 1600 Rating Tournament 2023. We will mention it in a separate article.

Champion - Shrihari Venkatesh Deshpande 8/9 | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

Runner-up - Srivardhan Reddy Devareddy 8/9 | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

Second Runner-up - Aarav Saish Amonkar 8/9 | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

Shrihari Venkatesh Deshpande scored 8/9, remained undefeated and gained a massive 145.6 Elo rating points

Prize winners of various categories with Chief Arbiter, IA Vasanth B H and FI NA Sushrutha Reddy | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

89-year-old T V Subramanian (left) scored a commendable 4.5/9 | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

Trophies for the prize winners | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

Players in action at Virginia Mall in Bangalore, Karnataka | Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy

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A total of 361 players participated from various states across the country and one from Australia, Scotland and Singapore each. The three-day nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy at Virginia Mall in Bangalore, Karnataka from 13th to 15th April 2023. The time control for the event was 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
163Shrihari Venkatesh Deshpande,IND1304KA849,55345,5007
268Srivardhan Reddy Devareddy,IND1290AP849,55345,0007
333Aarav Saish Amonkar,U13IND1404KA8495345,7507
45Advait Ratnakar Vibhute,IND1524KA7,5535745,2507
519Sai, Kiran G VIND1473TN7,55054,544,2507
614Balakowshi D S,IND1492TN7,549,55343,5007
734Shibin K Benny,IND1404KA7,54649,541,5007
82Satheesh, Kumar GIND1556TN7535741,2506
912Vishwanath Kannam,IND1498TG75155,540,7506
1018Muhammed Reja C,IND1475KA749,553,538,5007
1185Harish Karthik M,IND1252TN748,552,538,5007
126Chiranth M D,IND1523KA747,55239,7505
1322Samuel Mathew,IND1459KA747,55138,7506
1415AIMSushrutha, ReddyIND1490KA74750,536,7506
1544AFMAruna Dinakara,IND1363KA744,546,533,5007
1643AGMMathiyazhagan M,IND1366PY743,546,533,0007
1749Rishi R,IND1350TN742,544,533,2505
1861Deepak, KushwahaIND1313UP742,54432,2506
19112Pranav, Ganesh PrabhuU13IND1191TN739,54230,0007
204Kesavan, GIND1525TN6,552,557,538,7506
2132Siddharthan Anandan,IND1405TN6,5525637,2506
2280Sripathi, SurendarIND1264TN6,55152,534,0006
2360Prasanth, Bhuvan KrishnaU13IND1317KA6,550,554,535,5006
2455Ram, Natraj MIND1325TN6,549,55436,0006
2546Karthik S,IND1360KA6,54851,535,2505



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