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Swaraj Palit wins FIDE Rated Open in Pondicherry

by Shahid Ahmed - 04/08/2019

Top seed Swaraj Palit of Jharkhand scored 8.0/9 to win FIDE Rated Open in Pondicherry. Swaraj suffered an early setback in round 3 as he suffered a loss against Srinivas Gopal Reddy K of Andhra Pradesh. However, he played like a champion and won his next six games consecutively to finish a half point ahead of the pack of four players. Local lad and second seed of the tournament, Umashankar A scored 7.5/9 and he secured runner-up position, due to a higher tie-break score. 3rd position also went to local player from Pondicherry, Farhaan A. Photo: Organizer

Top seed wins the crown

Top seed Swaraj Palit of Jharkhand scored 8.0/9 and became champion. He received a beautiful trophy and ₹5000 cash | Photo: Organizer

After losing round 3 game, Swaraj made a double hat-trick of wins to clinch the title

Here is Swaraj's best game from the tournament selected by the champion himself:

Inaugural move is made at the top board by Chief Guest Mr. Arokiaraj | Photo: Organizer

The tournament hall - Arumuga Thirumana Mandapam has witnessed countless National championships | Photo: Organizers

The tournament took place at Arumuga Thirumana Mandapam in Pondicherry from 24th - 27th July 2019. It was organized by Pondicherry State Chess Association. Total 237 players participated from 5 different states and 1 union territory Pondicherry.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11Swaraj PalitIND1924JHAR8,00,051,048,0
22Umashankar AIND1845PON7,50,056,552,0
322Farhaan MIND1472PON7,50,051,547,0
48Thiyagarajan TamilselviIND1649TN7,50,051,047,0
514Sathyanarayanan S.IND1565TN7,50,050,548,0
63Peter Anand AIND1791PON7,00,057,052,0
76Sham RIND1729TN7,00,055,051,0
85Raghul Saro SIND1748TN7,00,053,048,0
99Venkatesh Babu SundaresanIND1630TN7,00,051,048,5
1011Yaseen Sherif HIND1600TN7,00,050,046,5
1127Aaditya AIND1414PON7,00,049,546,0
1237Keshav PadmanabhanIND1347TN7,00,047,044,5
1312Arjun Sidharth SIND1599PON7,00,046,042,5
1416Tamizhanban NIND1519TN6,50,058,054,5
1530Shreyas Seshadri NalloreIND1396TN6,50,055,551,5
1638Varun Prabhakaran K SIND1342PON6,50,054,550,5
1724Rakshitha PIND1451TN6,50,054,550,0
1817Raman R.IND1509PON6,50,052,048,0
1956Mathiyazhagan MIND1224PON6,50,050,546,5
2029Kannish Varmaa KIND1409PON6,50,047,546,0

Complete Standings

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