Bharath Subramaniyam H triumphs at 4th ICA Rapid Rating Open 2023
GM Bharath Subramaniyam H, Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi, GM Arjun Kalyan and CM Gireman Ja scored 8/9 each at 4th ICA Rapid Rating Open 2023. Bharath won the tournament due to better tie-breaks. Aakash, Arjun and Gireman were placed second, third and fourth respectively. Only Arjun remained undefeated among them. Bharath defeated the runner-up, Aakash in Round 5. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. The top three prizes were ₹51000, ₹41000 and ₹31000 each respectively. Before this Bharath had two consecutive podium finishes at CCS Chess Festival. This is his first tournament triumph since he won a one-day rapid rating tournament back in August 2022. Photo: FI NA Sushrutha Reddy
Top four score 8/9
IM Rathanvel V S defeated GM Bharath Subramaniyam H in the penultimate round. He gained sole lead 7.5/8 heading into the final round. GM Arjun Kalyan got the better of him in Round 9. CM Gireman Ja, GM Bharath Subramaniyam H and Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi defeated GM Diptayan Ghosh, IM Abhishek Kelkar and IM Harikrishnan A Ra respectively. Thus, four players ended up with the same score 8/9.
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A total of 371 players including 4 GMs and 10 IMs participated from various states across the country and one from Australia and Singapore each. The nine-round Swiss league one-day Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy at Virginia Mall in Bangalore, Karnataka on 7th April 2023. The time control for the event was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.
|1||4||GM||Bharath, Subramaniyam H||IND||2355||TN||8||54||58||50,50||0||8|
|2||17||Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi,||IND||2169||MH||8||51,5||53,5||45,50||0||8|
|5||9||Hari, Madhavan N B||IND||2284||TN||7,5||55||60||48,25||0||7|
|6||8||IM||Rathanvel, V S||IND||2295||TN||7,5||52,5||56,5||45,25||0||7|
|10||18||Bharat, Kumar Reddy Poluri||IND||2169||TG||7||52,5||56,5||41,75||0||6|
|13||22||FM||Senthil, Maran K||IND||2082||TN||7||51||55||40,50||0||6|
|15||28||IM||Ravi, Thandalam Shanmugam||IND||1921||TN||7||50,5||54,5||39,50||0||7|
|16||5||IM||Ravi, Teja S.||IND||2350||AP||7||50||54||40,00||0||7|
|17||19||IM||Sai Agni Jeevitesh, J||IND||2162||TG||7||50||54||38,50||0||7|
|18||33||Peter Anand, A||IND||1852||PY||7||50||53||39,50||0||7|
|20||16||IM||Chakravarthi Reddy M,||IND||2181||TG||7||49||53||38,00||0||7|