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Ajay Karthikeyan wins D A V Krida Kendram Rapid Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/11/2023

One less than a dozen players scored 8/9 at D A V Krida Kendram Rapid Rating Open 2023. They were - IM Ajay Karthikeyan, FM Karthik Rajaa, IM Aswath S, GM Laxman R R, IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J, Sailesh R, FM Prasannaa S, Aakash G, Jinan Jomon, Sarveshwaran V and Vignesh B. Ajay, Karthik and Aswath were placed first, second and third respectively according to tie-breaks. Out of the eleven players, only three - Ajay, Karthik and GM Laxman remained undefeated. The total prize fund for the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹25000, ₹20000 and ₹15000 each. This was Ajay's fifth tournament triumph of the year. Photos: Vinoth Kumar

Ajay's fifth triumph of the year, Top eleven score 8/9

IM Ajay Karthikeyan has won five tournaments this year so far, three of them were rated and remaining two were team events. Three players - FM Karthik Rajaa, IM Ajay Karthikeyan and GM Laxman R R were at 7.5/8 heading into the last round. Ajay drew against Karthik an Harikrishnan also shared the point against GM Laxman R R. Thus, it allowed eight more players to join the pack. Surprisingly from board no.3 to 10, all players having 7/8 score, won their respective games with white pieces. A unique coincidence. Even board numbers 11 and 12 also had 1-0 results.

Champion - IM Ajay Karthikeyan 8/9

Runner-up - FM Karthik Rajaa 8/9

Second Runner-up - IM Aswath S 8/9

IM Ajay Karthikeyan scored an unbeaten 8/9 and gained 10.4 Elo rating points

4th GM Laxman R R 8/9

5th IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J 8/9

6th Sailesh R 8/9

7th FM Prasannaa S 8/9

8th Aakash G 8/9

9th Jinan Jomon 8/9

10th Sarveshwaran V 8/9

Group photo of various prize winners

Players in action

Top boards

The tournament hall at D A V School, Pallikaranai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

A total of 648 players including a GM and eight IMs took part from various places all over the country and two from the USA in this two-day nine round Rapid Rating Open tournament. It was organized by D A V Krida Kendram, Sports Academy of D A V Group of Schools at D A V School, Pallikaranai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 28th and 29th October 2023. The time control of the event was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
15IMAjay, Karthikeyan3313CHE2023IND2236TN8566153,0007
29FMKarthik, Rajaa2585CHE2023IND2169TN855,56052,2507
37FMAswath, SU155147KKI2023IND2219TN855,55951,5008
46GMLaxman, R.R.41/CHE/LIFEIND2223ICF855,55951,2507
511IMSai Agni Jeevitesh, JNAIND2115TEL8555951,0008
618Sailesh, R2615CHE2023IND1890TN852,555,548,0008
713FMPrasannaa.S,11203TLR2023IND2046TN852,554,547,0008
814Aakash, GU153873CBE2023IND2014TN8525648,5008
917Jinan, JomonNAIND1894KER8525547,0008
1025Sarveshwaran, V3913CBE2023IND1831TN84953,546,0008
1116AGMVignesh, B9624CGL2023IND1976TN848,55144,0008
123IMHarikrishnan.A.Ra,2373CHE2023IND2274TN7,556,561,550,0006
131IMSrihari, L R9590CGL2023IND2302TN7,5505443,5007
1423WFMMeghna, C HwNAIND1850KER7,544,54940,2507
152IMNitin, S.LMIND2287SRSPB756,560,540,5007
168FMAshwath, R.LMIND2200TN75456,542,5006
174IMMuthaiah, Al7927TLR2023IND2264TN753,55842,0007
1812CMJohn, Veny AkkarakaranU15NAIND2070KER753,557,541,5007
1958Anirudh, RU152284CHE2023IND1444TN7525742,5007
2036Mahish, S AU124852KAN2023IND1667TN7525741,5007

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