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Vijay Shreeram P clinches 2nd SSS Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 26/06/2023

Vijay Shreeram P scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win 2nd SSS Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. Five players - Selvamurugun B, Saravanan, Arul Prakash N, Sa Kannan and CM Mrithyunjay Mahadevan scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed second to sixth respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹400000. Top three prizes were ₹25001, ₹15000 and ₹12500 each respectively. The tournament was held between 29th May and 2nd June 2023 at Chendhuran College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu. It was organized by Sri Sai Saravanaa Academy. This was Vijay's first tournament triumph since May 2018, third rating event victory of his career. Photos: FA Angappan A

Teenagers dominate top 10

Four players - Selvamurugan B, Vijay Shreeram P, Kavin Oviyan R and Sa Kannan were at 7/8 each heading into the final round. Selvamurugan drew against Kannan. Vijay defeated Kavin. Vijay and Kavin both suffered a loss each before their final round battle. Thus, Vijay became a clear champion, Selvamurugan and Saravanaa secured second and third place each respectively. 

Champion - Vijay Shreeram P 8/9

Runner-up - Selvamurugan B 7.5/9

Second Runner-up - Saravanan 7.5/9

Vijay Shreeram P scored an unbeaten 8/9 and gained 12 Elo rating points

Inauguration Ceremony

The tournament was inaugurated by Dr. S Annamalai Raghupathi (MD of Karpaga Vinayaga Institute) with Chendhuran College Chairman - Selvaraj, Managing Director - Vairavan, CEO - Dr. AVM S Karthick, Chief Arbiter - IA Dhenagaran B, Tournament Director and Deputy Chief Arbiter - FA Angappan A and Tournament Coordinator - IA V L Anandh Babu (44th Chess Olympiad live in-charge).

Inaugural first move is being made

Players in action

A group photograph of various prize winners

The prizes were distributed by the Law Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Ragupathy, with Chief Arbiter IA Dhenagaran B, Tournament Director and Deputy Chief Arbiter FA Angappan A, Tournament Coordinator IA VL Anandh Babu (44th Chess Olympiad live in-charge) and SSS Academy Secretary - Adaikkalavan.


Thanks to FA Angappan A, Tournament Director and Deputy Chief Arbiter, for sharing photos and information about the tournament.

A total of 399 players took part from various states across the country and two from the USA in this five-day nine round Swiss-league Rating tournament which was organized by Sri Sai Saravanaa Academy, Pudukkotai at Chendhuran College of Engineering and Technology in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu from 29th May to 2nd June 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Vijay, Shreeram PIND1817Chennai851,55648,5008
Selvamurugan, BIND1935Madurai7,554,559,548,5006
AIMArul, Prakash NU15IND1493Madurai7,55052,541,0007
AGMSa, KannanIND1796Sivaganga7,549,553,540,0006
CMMrithyunjay, MahadevanU15IND1825Chennai7,548,55140,7507
Gokulakrishna, SIND1671Tiruppur75356,541,2506
Jaidambareesh, N RU15IND1707Kanniyakumari752,55642,0006
Kavin, Oviyan RU15IND1575Kerala751,55539,5007
Tarun, VIND1714Salem75054,541,7506
Godson, Merlin EIND1671Kanniyakumari748,55339,7505
Aakash, K PIND1637Chennai748,552,538,7505
Naveen, K SIND1636Chennai747,551,537,5007
Arnold, PIND1519Kanyakumari74751,538,7506
Srihari, PadmanabhanIND1453Karnataka74751,538,2506
Sooriya, B YIND1510Thiruvallur7475138,7506
Shanmugasundaram, G.IND1383Madurai74750,536,7506
Praveen, K BIND1550Chennai746,54936,0007
Keshav, PadmanabhanIND1348Chennai7465035,0006
Gopal, Aravamuthan IyengarIND1501Chennai745,54938,2505
Yogesh, LoganathanIND1435Ooty744,548,535,5007
Shyam, Ganesh RIND1614Chennai74347,536,5007
ACMSrinivasan, SubramaniamIND1249Chennai74041,529,5007
Narayan, IyengarIND1699Chennai6,552,55739,5005
Rakshith, MIND1373Chennai6,552,55437,2506
Vignesh, Kannan PU15IND1727Sivaganga6,551,55639,5005
Mohammed, Tharig SIND1583Madurai6,549,55335,5005
Siva, Adithyan SU15IND1344Tirunelveli6,548,552,536,2505
Aswin, DU15IND1188Tiruchirappalli6,546,550,534,2505
ACMNivedita, V CF12wIND1489Chennai6,54648,530,5005


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