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Harshad and Harikrishnan triumph at 1st Kanyakumari Parents Forum Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/06/2023

FM Harshad S scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 1st Kanyakumari Parents Forum Rapid Rating Open 2023. The reigning Western Asia Rapid and Blitz U-18 Open double Gold medalist finished a half point ahead of the field. IM Rathanvel V S and Aswath S secured second and third place respectively according to tie-breaks. In the Blitz event, IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra edged past the Rapid event winner, Harshad to become the champion. Harshad secured place 8.5/9. Aswath once again was placed third with the same score 8/9. The total prize fund combining both events was ₹300000, ₹200000 for Rapid and ₹100000 for Blitz. The top three prizes in Rapid were ₹25000, ₹20000 and ₹15000, for Blitz it was ₹15000, ₹10000 and ₹8000 each respectively. This was Harikrishnan's fourth rating tournament triumph of 2023.

Harshad and Aswath make podium finishes in both Rapid and Blitz

The MPL 47th National Sub-Junior Under-15 Open champion, Aswath S made a splendid start in the Rapid 8/8. FM Harshad S was the sole player trailing him by a half point 7.5/8. Harshad defeated him in the final round to win the rapid event and become a clear champion. In the Blitz event, IM FT Harikrishan A Ra and Harshad both were sharing the lead 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Harshad defeated Ganesh R and Harikrishnan got the better of GM Deepan Chakkravarthy. Both players ended up with the same score 8.5/9. Harikrishnan won the Blitz event due to better tie-breaks and Harshad was placed second. Aswath S secured third place in both events scoring the exact same 8/9 and suffering sole loss each against Harshad. 

Champion in Rapid - FM Harshad S 8.5/9

Runner-up in Rapid - IM Rathanvel V S 8/9

Second Runner-up in Rapid and Blitz - Aswath S 8/9 and 8/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Champion in Blitz - IM Harikrishnan A Ra 8.5/9

Runner-up in Blitz - FM Harshad S 8.5/9 | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

FM Harshad S scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 and increased his Elo rating by 64.4 points

IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra scored 8.5/9 and increased his ELO rating by 24.8 points

A total of 342 players including 2 GMs and 3 IMs in the Rapid and 275 players including 2 GMs and 2 IMs in the Blitz took part in this two-day nine-round each Swiss league Rapid and Blitz Rating tournament which was organized by Kanyakumari Parents Forum and Kanyakumari District Chess Association in association with and at St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering in Chunkankadai, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu on 13th and 14th May 2023. The time control for the Rapid Rating was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment and for Blitz it was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final standings in Rapid

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
17FMHarshad, SIND2116TN8,5535753,0008
24IMRathanvel, V SIND2312TN856,561,553,5007
38Aswath, SU15IND2094KKI854,556,548,0008
513Aakash, GU13IND1933TN8505547,0008
616Vignesh, Kannan PU13IND1817TN84851,543,5008
72GMAkash, GIND2395TN7,5545745,0007
821Abdallah, M NistharIND1753KER7,550,55544,5007
99Ram, S. KrishnanIND2023TN7535842,0007
1012Sarveshwaran, VIND1940TN751,556,542,5007
1110Ganesh, RIND2002TN751,556,541,7506
126CMGireman, JaIND2127TN751,55439,0007
131GMDeepan, Chakkravarthy J.IND2398ICF750,554,539,5007
1419Hiren, K GIND1778TN750,553,538,5007
1514Madanasri, GundalawIND1834TEL74952,538,0007
1623Dhanasekar, K.IND1722TN748,551,536,0007
1729Pranav, A JIND1550KAR7485239,0007
1831Sidharth, MohanU15IND1520KER747,551,537,5007
1915Sathya, Giri VIND1822KKI74751,538,0007
2047Kishor, Kumar GIND1281TN7465035,5007
2167Sreehari, SU15IND1191KER74547,536,0007
2220Kathiravan, M.IND1774PY6,5505436,2506
2322Ram, Alagappan SIND1726TN6,5505435,7506
2411Stanley, Samson P.IND1944TN6,54953,535,2506
2517Gowtham, K KIND1800TN6,548,55335,7506
2627Leelajai, Krishna NIND1633KAR6,547,552,535,7506
2743Divin, S VIND1327KKI6,5475032,0006
2849Mehul, S UU15IND1272KKI6,546,549,529,7506
2983Steve, Rohan SU15IND1139KKI6,5464933,0006
3053AFMSiddhartha, BU15IND1242TN6,5464929,2506


Final standings in Blitz

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
25FMHarshad, SIND2163TN8,5535854,7508
312Aswath, SIND1913KKI853,557,549,0008
42GMAkash, GIND2395TN7,554,559,547,5007
56CMGireman, JaIND2153TN7576144,5007
61IMRathanvel, V SIND2434TN754,558,544,0007
717Aadith, RIND1800TN75357,542,0007
88Ganesh, RIND2034TN7535737,5007
93GMDeepan, Chakkravarthy J.IND2351ICF751,555,539,5007
1021Aakash, GIND1730TN749,55337,7506
1120Vignesh, Kannan PIND1741TN7495338,5007
1215Kathiravan, M.IND1821PY7485238,0007
1329Femil, ChelladuraiwIND1600KKI746,549,536,0007
1419Sathya, Giri VIND1748KKI74649,535,5007
1536Shanmugasundaram, G.IND1383TN745,549,535,7506
1623Gowtham, K KIND1663TN745,54937,5007
179Sarveshwaran, VIND1958TN745,548,535,5007
1826Simhadri, Sai HrushikeshIND1624AP744,547,536,5007
1977Santosh, HariharanIND1136TG742,545,532,0007
2039Riya, Shannon SwIND1373KKI742,54430,0007
2124Abdallah, M NistharIND1651KER6,54953,535,7506
2282Haaziq, SIND1114KKI6,54952,536,2506
23263Surya, SureshIND0PY6,546,548,532,2506
2428Manikanda, Prabhu B VIND1612TN6,545,549,534,5006
2546Mehul, S UIND1304KKI6,544,54933,2506
2633Arnold, PIND1458KKI6,544,54731,2506
2743Yadhu, Krishna M LIND1328KKI6,542,546,529,2506
2849Robin, ChithambaranathanIND1255KKI6,54144,529,0006
2980Jai, Sankar KIND1126TN6,540,543,529,2506
3013Stanley, Samson P.IND1875TN6505434,0006


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