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Augustin A victorious at DKCA Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 03/11/2023

Augustin A scored an unbeaten 8/9 to win DKCA Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. Six players - Lokesh N, Indrajeet Mahindrakar, Aditya Savalkar, Sushanth Vaman Shetty, Swarnamala B and Rahul K scored 7.5/9 each. Lokesh and Indrajeet secured second and third place respectively according to tie-breaks. Augustin defeated the eventual second runner-up, Indrajeet in the seventh round. He won the tournament with a victory over the sole IM taking part in the event - Ramnathan Balasubramaniam. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹600000. The top three prizes were ₹50000, ₹35000 and ₹25000 along with a trophy each. This is Augustin's seventh overall tournament triumph of the year. It is also his first open rating tournament victory of his career. Photos: Ramesh Kote/DKCA

Augustin's seventh triumph of the year

Augustin A, IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam and Lokesh N were in a three-way lead 7/8 heading into the final round. Augustin defeated Ramnathan, Lokesh drew against the top seed, FM Gahan M G. Sai Sarthak Karanam Naga lost to Indrajeet Mahindrakar. Augustin became a clear champion, Lokesh second and Indrajeet third.

Champion - Augustin A 8/9

Runner-up - Lokesh N 7.5/9

Second Runner-up - Indrajeet Mahindrakar 7.5/9

Top 3 (L to R): 2nd Lokesh N 7.5/9, 1st Augustin A 8/9 and 3rd Indrajeet Mahindrakar 7.5/9

Augustin A scored 8/9 and increased his Elo rating by 13 points

Mangalore, Karnataka's latest IM - Sharan Rao was felicitated at the inauguration ceremony

Lighting of the lamp

IM Sharan Rao made the inaugural first move with the guest

Special chess set used for the inauguration ceremony

Inauguration Ceremony

Beautiful trophies for the prize winners

Parents and accompanying persons at the closing ceremony

Players in action

The tournament hall at Townhall Hall in Mangalore, Karnataka

A total of 352 players including an IM took part from various places all over the country in this five-day nine round Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Dakshina Kannada Chess Association, Mangalore at Townhall Hall in Mangalore, Karnataka from 17th to 21st October 2023. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

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Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
17Augustin, A10441KSCA2023IND1898Ka8525750,50
22Lokesh, N.IND2149Tn7,5535746,75
33Mahindrakar, IndrajeetIND1990Mh7,5535745,75
411Aditya, SavalkarIND1674Mh7,550,55544,00
520AIMSushanth, Vaman ShettyU1310264KSCA2023IND1561Ka-Dk7,549,554,544,00
634Swarnamala, BwIND1502Tn7,547,55039,25
729Rahul, KU15IND1523Tn7,5465041,50
85IMRamnathan, BalasubramaniamIND1918Tn7535742,00
98Anilkumar, O.T.S60IND1875Kl752,556,542,75
1016Nigash, GIND1622Tn7525641,00
111FMGahan, M GDKA160307IND2247Ka-Dk7515642,00
1222Kirpesh, IU15IND1560Tn75154,539,75
139Siddhanth, PoonjaU1110535KSCA2023IND1782Ka748,55339,50
1415Ahaz, E UU13IND1627Kl745,549,537,25
1525Sumeetkumar, M S11154KSCA2023IND1542Ka74142,532,50
1623Naga, Sai Sarthak KaranamU15IND1552Tg6,55256,538,25
174Sharsha, BackerIND1965Kl6,551,556,538,25
1832WCMShriyana, S MallyaF13wDKA160020IND1515Ka-Dk6,55054,536,25
1919Medhansh, RathiU1510372KSCA2023IND1567Ka6,54852,536,50
2021Hermon, Dain Saldanha11170KSCA2023IND1560Ka6,54850,534,25

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