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Harikrishnan A Ra dominates D A V Krida Kendram Blitz Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/11/2023

IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra scored 8.5/9 to win D A V Krida Kendram Blitz Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the field. FM Ayushh Ravikumar and Vignesh B edged past three more players on tie-breaks to secure second and third place respectively, scoring 8/9 each. Both of them suffered their sole loss against the eventual champion, Harikrishnan. The top seed scored 8/8 and was a full point ahead of the rest heading into the final round. The total prize fund for the tournament was ₹100000. The top three prizes were ₹15000, ₹13000 and ₹11000 each. This was Harikrishnan's 13th tournament triumph of the year, ten of them were rated and two were team events. Photos: Vinoth Kumar

Harikrishnan's 13th triumph of the year

IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra has won a staggering 13 tournaments in 2023 so far, including ten rating tournaments and two team events. He made a blazing start of 8/8. He had a full point going into the last round. A draw was enough for him to become the champion. That's exactly what he did against GM Laxman R R to clinch the first place. Similar to the Rapid last round, board numbers 2 to 6 were won by the players having the white pieces. Only on board no.7, the player with the black pieces won the game.

Champion - IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra 8.5/9

Runner-up - FM Ayushh Ravikumar 8/9

Second Runner-up - Vignesh B 8/9

IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra scored an unbeaten 8.5/9, finished a half point ahead of the field and gained 6.6 Elo rating points

4th IM Srihari L R 8/9

5th IM P Saravana Krishnan 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

6th Shankar A 8/9

7th Aakash G 8/9

8th GM Laxman R R 7.5/9

9th IM Aswath S 7.5/9

Players in action

Top boards

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

A total of 463 players including a GM and ten IMs took part from various places all over the country and two from the USA in this one-day nine round Blitz 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 29th October 2023. The time control of the event was 3 minutes  + 2 seconds increment per move.

Final standings in Blitz

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11IMHarikrishnan.A.Ra,2373CHE2023IND2432TN8,558,563,559,7508
225FMAyushh, Ravikumar2397CHE2023IND1853TN85660,552,5008
314AGMVignesh, B9624CGL2023IND2178TN8545748,5008
46IMSrihari, L R9590CGL2023IND2331TN853,558,550,5008
513IMSaravana, Krishnan P.1834CGL2023IND2180TN8525648,0008
621Shankar, A.178193TN2023IND2009TN851,554,546,0008
731Aakash, GU153873CBE2023IND1788TN849,551,544,5008
82GMLaxman, R.R.41/CHE/LIFEIND2382ICF7,55253,544,0006
912FMAswath, SU155147KKI2023IND2193TN7,5485242,7507
1032Sailesh, R2615CHE2023IND1741TN7,5475040,2507
113IMNitin, S.LMIND2372SRSPB7555943,5007
124FMAshwath, R.LMIND2346TN753,55640,5007
1315FMPrasannaa.S,11203TLR2023IND2167TN753,555,540,5007
148IMHari, Madhavan N B9566CHE2023IND2323TN7535742,0006
157IMAjay, Karthikeyan3313CHE2023IND2323TN7525742,5007
169FMKarthik, Rajaa2585CHE2023IND2282TN751,55640,7506
1727Mithun, Anand V7471TUT2023IND1807TN75155,541,0007
1834Gokulakrishna, S7618TPR2023IND1731TN750,554,539,5007
1929Sarveshwaran, V3913CBE2023IND1800TN750,553,539,0006
2017IMSai Agni Jeevitesh, JNAIND2138TEL75053,538,5007

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