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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 
13
Vijay, Shreeram PIND1817Chennai851,55648,5008
21
Selvamurugan, BIND1935Madurai7,554,559,548,5006
317
Saravanan,IND1588Chennai7,5505443,7507
429
AIMArul, Prakash NU15IND1493Madurai7,55052,541,0007
54
AGMSa, KannanIND1796Sivaganga7,549,553,540,0006
62
CMMrithyunjay, MahadevanU15IND1825Chennai7,548,55140,7507
712
Gokulakrishna, SIND1671Tiruppur75356,541,2506
88
Jaidambareesh, N RU15IND1707Kanniyakumari752,55642,0006
919
Kavin, Oviyan RU15IND1575Kerala751,55539,5007
106
Tarun, VIND1714Salem75054,541,7506
1111
Godson, Merlin EIND1671Kanniyakumari748,55339,7505
1213
Aakash, K PIND1637Chennai748,552,538,7505
1314
Naveen, K SIND1636Chennai747,551,537,5007
1423
Arnold, PIND1519Kanyakumari74751,538,7506
1538
Srihari, PadmanabhanIND1453Karnataka74751,538,2506
1626
Sooriya, B YIND1510Thiruvallur7475138,7506
1753
Shanmugasundaram, G.IND1383Madurai74750,536,7506
1820
Praveen, K BIND1550Chennai746,54936,0007
1964
Keshav, PadmanabhanIND1348Chennai7465035,0006
2027
Gopal, Aravamuthan IyengarIND1501Chennai745,54938,2505
2141
Yogesh, LoganathanIND1435Ooty744,548,535,5007
2215
Shyam, Ganesh RIND1614Chennai74347,536,5007
2395
ACMSrinivasan, SubramaniamIND1249Chennai74041,529,5007
249
Narayan, IyengarIND1699Chennai6,552,55739,5005
2555
Rakshith, MIND1373Chennai6,552,55437,2506
265
Vignesh, Kannan PU15IND1727Sivaganga6,551,55639,5005
2718
Mohammed, Tharig SIND1583Madurai6,549,55335,5005
2867
Siva, Adithyan SU15IND1344Tirunelveli6,548,552,536,2505
29120
Aswin, DU15IND1188Tiruchirappalli6,546,550,534,2505
3031
ACMNivedita, V CF12wIND1489Chennai6,54648,530,5005

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