IM Muthaiah Al dominates Torpedoes Rashmi Shetti Memorial All India Rapid Rating Open 2021
IM Muthaiah Al of Tamil Nadu, scored eight consecutive victories before drawing his final round game against IM Ratnakaran K of Railways, as it was enough to win Torpedoes Rashmi Shetti Memorial All India Rapid Rating Open 2021. Karnataka's very own, IM Viani Antonio Dcunha scored 8.0/9 with a no-draw approach to secure second position. Three players IM Harikirshnan A Ra (TN), IM Ratnakaran K and 14-year-old Gokulakrishna S (TN) scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third to fifth according to tie-breaks. Muthaiah won ₹30000 cash, Viani got ₹20000 and Harikrishnan ₹10000. Total cash prize ₹200000 and 159 trophies were given as prize including top three. Photo: Babu J Poojary
Muthaiah is back to his winning ways
IM Muthaiah Al is well-known for winning Open tournament in all over India in all formats of the game. Before Covid-19 pandemic struck, he won eight tournaments in 2019. Thus, him starting 8.0/8 does not come as a surprise as it shows that he strengthened himself in the last two years.
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The tournament was organized by Torpedoes Sports Club on 11th and 12th December 2021 at Udupi, Karnataka. A total of 252 players including six IMs took part in the nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament which had a time control of 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment from move no.1.
|2||2||IM||Viani Antonio Dcunha||IND||2363||Kar||8,0||51,0||56,0||49,50|
|6||11||Manigandan S S||IND||1973||TN||7,0||53,5||58,0||42,75|
|8||20||Sunyuktha C M N||w||IND||1705||TN||7,0||50,5||54,5||40,00|
|11||37||Viraj Prabhakar Shetti||IND||1382||Kar||7,0||49,0||51,5||35,50|
|12||15||Mandar Mohan Sane||IND||1883||Mah||7,0||48,5||51,0||35,00|
|15||16||AGM||Prashanth J Naik||IND||1750||Kar||7,0||46,5||49,5||37,50|
|16||100||Shaun Deon Sequeira||U13||IND||1101||Kar||7,0||44,0||47,0||34,00|
|19||4||Sharma R. Preetham||IND||2318||Kar||6,5||47,5||52,0||34,25|
|20||30||Arpith S Bijoy||U13||IND||1471||Ker||6,5||47,5||50,5||32,75|
|22||83||Prathamesh Shashikant Deshmukh||U11||IND||1152||Kar||6,5||44,0||47,5||32,75|
|23||34||Vivaan Sunil Ballikar||U13||IND||1400||Goa||6,5||43,0||47,0||31,75|