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Augustin awesome at Anatoly Karpov Legacy Rating Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/04/2024

Augustin A scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win Anatoly Karpov Legacy Rating Open 2024. He finished a half point ahead of the field. Nanda Kumar T S and Ahaz E U scored 8/9 each. They secured second and third place according to tie-breaks. Nanda also remained undefeated. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. The top three prizes were ₹60000, ₹45000 and ₹35000 along with a trophy each respectively. The six-day nine round Rating Open tournament was organized by International School of Chess Foundation and Russian House in Trivandrum from 28th March to 2nd April 2024 at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Photos: International School of Chess Foundation

Augustin's second tournament triumph in 2024

Augustin A and Yashwant B were the coleaders 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Four players were trailing him by a half point at 7/8 each. Augustin defeated Yashwant in the last round to become a clear champion. Nanda Kumar T S and Ahaz E U scored wins against Marthandan K U and Uma Maheswaran P respectively to secure second and third place respectively.

Champion - Augustin A 8.5/9

Runner-up - Nanda Kumar T S 8/9

Second runner-up - Ahaz E U 8/9

The prize distribution ceremony was a highlight of the event, with JCI National President JFS Rakhesh Sharma presenting awards to the deserving winners, recognizing their achievements and contributions to the game of chess.

Augustin A scored an unbeaten 8.5/9, finished a half point ahead of the field and gained 24.8 Elo rating points

Lighting of the lamp

The inauguration ceremony was graced by Mr. Rajamanikyam, IAS, notable attendees included Ratheesh C Nair, the Honorary Director of the Russian Consulate, and Mr. Unnikrishnan M A, Managing Director of the International School of Chess and President of JCI Trivandrum Regals.

Arbiter brothers (L to R): IA Govindankutty M S, IA Gopakumar M S and FA Gopimohanan M S

The Arbiters' team

The tournament hall at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Thanks to Unnikrishnan M A, Tournament Director, for sharing photos and info about the tournament.


A total of 457 players took part from various states all over the country and one from the USA in this six-day nine round Rating Open tournament. It was organized by International School of Chess Foundation and Russian House in Trivandrum at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 28th March to 2nd April 2024. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
15Augustin, AIND1943KAR8,549,553,550,2508
210Nanda, Kumar T.S.IND1840TN8495245,2507
317Ahaz, E UU15IND1806KER848,552,545,0008
48Nigash, GIND1842TN7,552,55745,7507
59Haridev, SU15Bloom CAIND1840TN7,551,55543,5007
653Yashwant, BU15IND1695TN7,550,553,542,0007
718Mohit, SU15IND1796TN7,5475141,5007
825Andalamala, Hemal VarshanU12Aspire CAIND1770AP7,546,550,540,5006
939Gowrishankar, JayarajU15IND1728KER7,54650,541,7507
1021Saravanan,Bloom CAIND1788TN7,545,54940,7507
1137Kavin, Oviyan RIND1738KER7505540,5007
121Marthandan, K UIND1972KER7505439,5007
1341Rahul, V SIND1722KER75053,539,0006
1430Safal, FazilIND1757KER749,55439,5007
157Uma Maheswaran, PIND1906TN748,552,538,7506
1612Abdallah, M NistharIND1835KER747,551,537,5007
173Sham, RIND1953TN746,550,538,0007
1854Arushi, Severin Helen D SilvaF15wIND1694KAR745,550,538,7506
1956Shreyas, K PatilU15IND1691KAR743,547,536,5005
2011Vignesh, Kannan PU15IND1836TN7434735,2506
2224WCMAnupam, M SreekumarwIND1777KER6,552,556,537,5006
2362Shreyas, ArunIND1674KER6,5525739,0006
2416Bhuvan, Krishna PrasanthU12IND1811KAR6,5525636,2506
256Abhishek, T MIND1918KER6,5505437,5006
2615Rutherford, SIND1814TN6,549,553,536,7506
2728Vaidyanathan, KannanU12USA1761USA6,548,55335,5006
2832Nivedita, V CF15wIND1746TN6,548,552,535,7505
2963Shawn, PravinIND1673TN6,547,55236,7505
3040Samuel, Stephen Noble SU12IND1728AP6,547,551,535,7506


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