IM Dinesh Sharma wins the Ananda Thirtha Memorial Rapid
The Late Sri. Prof. S. K. Ananda Thirtha Memorial All India FIDE Rapid Rating Chess Tournament was held in the historic city of Mysuru, Karnataka on the 1st and the 2nd of July, 2017. It was a strong rapid event with three IMs and three FMs taking part. In the Open section, IM Dinesh Sharma from Uttar Pradesh won with half a point lead over nearest of his rivals. Karthik Venkatraman finished second and Ram.S. Krishnan third. A report sent to us by the organizer of the event C.K. Muralidharan.
IM Dinesh Sharma from Uttar Pradesh won the title prize in the Open section of the Late Sri. Prof. S. K. Ananda Thirtha Memorial All India FIDE Rapid Rating Chess Tournament, conducted by Mysore District Chess Association (MDCA) at the Hoysala Karnataka Sangha auditorium, Mysuru on 1st & 2nd July 2017. Scoring 8.0/9, he won with a clear point ahead of the rest of the field. In his final round game, Sharma beat K.Senthil Maran of Tamil Nadu on the top board to seal title prize.
Final Standings in the Open Section:
|1||2||IM||Sharma Dinesh K.||IND||2358||UP||8,0||53,0||48,0||49,50|
|3||4||Ram S. Krishnan||IND||2316||TN||7,5||51,5||46,5||43,25|
|5||3||Saravana Krishnan P.||IND||2356||TN||7,5||50,5||45,0||45,75|
|6||5||Senthil Maran K||IND||2266||TN||7,0||50,5||45,5||39,50|
|8||17||Athul Krishna S||IND||1893||KER||7,0||47,5||43,5||35,50|
|11||8||IM||Hegde Ravi Gopal||S55||IND||2193||KAR||7,0||42,5||38,0||36,50|
|17||23||Yashaskara Jois K.R||IND||1750||KAR||6,5||45,0||40,5||32,75|
|18||71||Kanishk S K||U15||IND||1329||TN||6,5||44,5||40,0||33,75|
|20||25||Darshan V P S||IND||1738||KAR||6,5||44,0||39,5||32,75|
Category Prize winners
|Rating Below 2000: ,||1. AIM Tarun Kanyamarla||2. Athul Krishna S||3. M.P.Ajith.|
|Rating Below: 1800:||1. AIM Trisha Kanyamarala||2.Yashas Kara Jois K R||3. Darshan V P S|
|Rating Below 1600:||1. S K Kanishk||2. L. Seshadri||3. Thirumurugan R|
|Rating Below 1400:||1. Vijay Ravi||2. Vishnu Sundar||3. Selva Kumar|
|Rating Below 1250:||1. Abhay B Bhanadarkar||2. M. N. Eshanvi||3. Preetham H N|
|Best Female (Above 30 years):||Prasanna Swamy|
|Best Veteran (Above 55 years):||K. Upendra|
About the author:
C.K.Muralidharan is a 55-year-old Free-lance Sports Journalist based in
Mysore. He has 20 years of experience in sports journalism. He contributes to the Hindu National daily and Daily Star of Mysore on all sports in Mysore for the last 15 years. He has been covering sports in Mysore on his website - www.mysoresport.com. He is the promoter of Mysore Professional Chess Academy. IM M.S.Thejkumar is the Vice-President of the Academy and supervises the coaching programme. He works with the Mysore District Chess Association in order to spread the game of chess through the chess in schools program.