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Tarun Kanyamarala wins Limerick Open 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 03/11/2019

Indian origin 15-year-old FM Tarun Kanyamarala scored 5.5/6, remained undefeated to win Limerick Open 2019. He finished a half point ahead of the runner-up FM Gabriel Voiteanu and FM Henry Li, both scored an unbeaten 5.0/6 each to secure second and third position respectively. In the under-1400 section Atharva Paibir scored an unbeaten 5.5/6 to win it. He finished a half point ahead of the runner-up Akshay Ranade. Dylan Murphy scored 4.5/6 to be placed third. The tournament was organized by John Cassidy from 26th to 28th October at South Court Hotel, Limerick in Ireland. Total 75 players participated this three-day rating tournament. Here is a pictorial report of the event. Photo: Limerick Chess Club

15-year-old Tarun becomes unbeaten champion

Starting out as the fourth seed of the tournament, FM Tarun Kanyamarala scored an unbeaten 5.5/6 and finished a half point ahead of the remaining podium finishers to win Limerick Open 2019. FM Gabriel Voiteanu and FM Henry Li scored an undefeated 5.0/6 each to secure second and third position respectively.

Tarun receives his champion's trophy from the tournament organizer John Cassidy | Photo: Limerick Chess Club

Tarun's unbeaten championship run | Source

Runner-up FM Gabriel Voiteanu | Photo: Limerick Chess Club

Second runner-up FM Henry Li | Photo: Limerick Chess Club

12-year-old Atharva Paibir scored an unbeaten 5.5/6 to win Limerick u-1400. He finished a half point ahead of the runner-up Akshay Ranade 5.0/6. Dylan Murphy scored 4.5/6 to claim the third position.

Atharva Paibir receives his u-1400 section champion's shield | Photo: Limerick Chess Club

Atharva's undefeated title run | Source

Runner-up Akshay Ranade receives his prize | Photo: Limerick Chess Club

Second runner-up Dylan Murphy | Photo: Limerick Chess Club

Here are a couple of interviews conducted by the Limerick Open 2019 winner FM Tarun Kanyamarala

Interview with the Chief Arbiter of the tournament | Video: ICU
The winner of u-1400 section Atharva Paibir | Video: ICU
Runner-up in the u-1400 section Akshay Ranade | Video: ICU

The Limerick Open 2019 was held on the October Bank holiday weekend between 26th and 28th October at the South Court hotel Limerick organized by John Cassidy. There were 75 entries in both the Philip Hogarty Open 44 players and the Under 1400 section had 31 players.

Final standings in Open

RankNameScoreM/FRatingTPRW-WeBH-HiLoPS123456
1Kanyamarala, Tarun5.5M21872383+1.1415.020.01111½1
2FM Voiteanu, Gabriel5.0M21192238+0.9914.518.011½1½1
3FM Li, Henry5.0M22712347+0.6014.018.011½1½1
4FM Daly, Colm4.5M22112228+0.3016.017.01110½1
5Ruchko, Denis4.0M19891965+0.0315.015.011½0½1
6Putar, Leon4.0M18991893+0.1514.516.0110110
7Kanyamarala, Trisha4.0F21442001-0.7714.015.51½½110
8De Jonge, Henk4.0M17291678-0.1813.013.5½½1101
9Gupta, Utkarsh4.0M17121662-0.2012.512.0½½½=11
10Naughton, James4.0M17891612-1.0611.012.0011011

Complete standings

Final standings in U-1400

RankNameScoreM/FRatingTPRW-WeBH-HiLoPS123456
1Paibir, Atharva5.5M12391502+1.3415.019.5111½11
2Ranade, Akshay5.0M11331304+1.3314.517.0110111
3Murphy, Dylan4.5M13031267-0.1415.017.5111½01
4Martin, Desmond4.0M12021058-0.8213.014.01½½½½1
5Finnerty, Ian4.0M8921107+1.6212.513.51½01½1

Complete standings