Stany wins Mandya Chess Academy All India Open Blitz 2019
Karnataka's second GM in history and the top seed of the tournament Stany GA scored 10.0/11 and finished a half point ahead of the runner-up to win Mandya Chess Academy All India Open Blitz 2019. In the last round of the tournament, he beat Karnataka's first GM Thejkumar to clinch the championship. Stany's only blemish of the tournament was suffering a loss in the seventh round of the tournament. IM Nitin S scored 9.5/11 to secure runner-up position. Four players finished at 9.0/11, R Ashwath claimed the third place due to a better tie-break score. Total 326 players from eight different states across the nation participated in this tournament where the total prize fund was ₹200000 along with trophies. Photo: Mandya Chess Academy
Top seed Stany dominates the field
Starting out as the top seed, GM Stany GA scored 10.0/11 to win Mandya Chess Academy All India Open Blitz tournament. He finished a half point ahead of the runner-up IM Nitin S who scored 9.5/11. Stany suffered only one loss in the seventh round of the tournament against IM P Saravana Krishnan who scored 8.5/11 and finished ninth. Four players finished at 9.0/11. Among them R Ashwath was placed third due to his better tie-break score.
Stany beat Karnataka's first GM Thejkumar in the final round to become champion of the tournament.
Total 326 players including 79 women participated from eight different states including a union territory - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. The tournament was organized by Mandya Chess Academy at SB Samudaya Bhavan, Mandya, Karnataka on 1st December 2019. Total prize fund ₹200500 and trophies were distributed among the prize winners.
The tournament was supported by Superintendent ARTO, Nagamangala, Vinay Kumar RS Class 1, Contractor PWD, Ms. Meera Shivalingaiah SB Education Trust, Podar International School, Daffodils School, IGI Chess & Abacus Educations, Ms. Jyoti Suryavamshi and Rajani Anand.
|4||11||Shet Prajwal P||IND||1914||Kar||9,0||0,0||79,0||84,0||66,00||9|
|6||45||Pathak Gir Raj||IND||1423||Mp||9,0||0,0||69,0||70,5||55,00||9|
|7||3||GM||Thejkumar M. S.||IND||2313||Kar||8,5||0,0||82,0||86,0||63,00||8|
|8||6||Syed Anwar Shazuli||IND||2244||ICF||8,5||0,0||81,5||87,5||64,25||8|
|9||5||IM||Saravana Krishnan P.||IND||2246||KVB||8,5||0,0||80,0||83,5||62,00||8|
|12||34||Chiranth M D||IND||1494||Kar||8,5||0,0||71,0||73,0||52,25||8|
|14||25||Afreed T Khan||IND||1593||Ap||8,0||0,0||80,5||84,5||58,50||7|
|18||21||Subash Sanker D M||IND||1629||Tn||8,0||0,0||74,5||78,0||52,00||8|