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Shiva S wins Bangalore Blitz with 7.5/9 score

by Dipika Joshi - 05/02/2017

A blitz tournament for a few hours, consisting of nine rounds, was held at Malleswaram, Banglore. One International master took part. However, it was untitled Shiva S who won the event with 7.5/9. He beat top players and was the deserving winner of the event. Our correspondent Dipika Joshi was at the venue and sent us pictures which can be found in the report. 

Rainbow Club Kidz Library and Universal Chess Academy organized a nine-round blitz event at Malleswaram, Bangalore. The time control was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment. Forty-five players participated, including an international master, to fight for the first prize of INR 5,000/- + Trophy.

Blitz prizes

Blitz prizes
The tournament was very well conducted and took approximately 2+ hours to complete 9 rounds. What else (does) a chess player need — a perfect Sunday with 2+ hours of thrill! Tournament venue was Sri R. Gundurao Sports Complex and it is located very close to Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru.
Ground right next to tournament hall
There was serious match practice before tournament began: Ansuman Mohanty (left) and Ankit Payal (right)

Apart from the winner's trophy there were plenty of other little ones as well
This time organizers offered 3 trophies for the winner, the runner-up and the third spot!
Without these small ticking clocks, a blitz tournament would not have been possible!
Jan-2017 last blitz tournament winner - Gahan M G
First four tables in Round-1
Round-6 in progress
Balkishan A (left) who beat all top rated players: Gahan M G, Viani Antonio Dcunha, Yashas D and Nikhil Joshi!
9th round pairing
Round-7 top board: Nikhil Joshi (2153) 5 | 1 - 0 | 6 Yashas D. (2220)
The champion Shiva. S (left)
[Event "Blitz, Bangalore"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.02.05"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Gahan M G"]
[Black "Nikhil Joshi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C00"]
[WhiteElo "2260"]
[BlackElo "2153"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[SourceDate "2017.02.05"]

1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 dxe4 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. g4 h6 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. Nxe4 Be7 8. Qe2
Nd4 9. Qd3 c5 10. O-O-O Nd5 11. Nxc5 Bxc5 12. Bxd4 Ba3+ 13. Bb2 Qf6 14. c3
Bxb2+ 15. Kxb2 O-O 16. Nh3 a5 17. Qe4 Bd7 18. f4 Bc6 19. g5 hxg5 20. fxg5 Qe7
21. g6 fxg6 22. Qxg6 a4 23. Ng5 Nf6 24. Bxc6 axb3 25. axb3 Qa3+ 26. Kc2 Qa2+
27. Kd3 bxc6 28. Nxe6 Rf7 29. Nc5 Rd8+ 30. Ke2 1-0
3rd spot went to AIM Sriram Udhayakumar (right)
Champion Shiva S went home with INR 5,000/- and trophy
IM Viani Antonio DCunha (right) giving runner up prize to Yashas D (left) with INR 4,000/- and trophy
AIM Sriram Udhayakumar received 3rd prize with INR 3,000/- and trophy
Shiva S performance snapshot!
Yashas D (left - runner-up), Shiva S (middle - winner) and Sriram Udhayakumar (right - 3rd spot)
Organizers also congratulated IM Viani Antonio Dcunha for becoming an IM!

Congratulations to Sripad K.V. for successfully organizing the entire event

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 12   Shiva S IND 1718 7,5 0,0 51,0 41,5
2 4   Yashas D. IND 2220 7,0 0,0 54,5 43,0
3 17 AIM Sriram Udhayakumar IND 1454 7,0 0,0 49,5 40,0
4 3   Gahan M G IND 2260 7,0 0,0 49,0 38,0
5 2   Sanjay N. IND 2313 7,0 0,0 49,0 37,5
6 6   Balkishan A. IND 2045 6,0 0,0 56,5 44,5
7 5   Joshi Nikhil C. IND 2153 6,0 0,0 50,5 39,0
8 16   Ansuman Mohanty IND 1539 6,0 0,0 46,0 37,0
9 1 IM Viani Antonio Dcunha IND 2320 6,0 0,0 46,0 35,0
10 7   Raju M. IND 1898 6,0 0,0 44,5 33,5


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About the author 

Dipika Vaidya-Joshi is a chess player's wife! Her husband Nikhil Joshi is passionate about the game, and she travels along with him to tournaments. Rather than just waiting for the event to end Dipika immerses herself in the environment and sends us her reports. She is an excellent singer and likes to indulge in things which are artistic and creative.

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