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Jwalin Mehta clinches Akshayakalpa Organic 3rd Hyderabad Chess Centre Rapid Open with a perfect 6/6

by Amithpal Singh - 31/10/2023

Jwalin Mehta scored a perfect 6/6 to win Akshayakalpa Organic 3rd Hyderabad Chess Centre Rapid Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. Four players - Childvilash Sai Surapaneni, Dhruva Thota, FM Ramu K and Nidhish Shyamal scored an unbeaten 5.5/6 each. They secured second to fifth place respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹60000. The top three prizes were ₹8000, ₹6000 and ₹4000 along with a trophy each. Jwalin, Md. Imran and Hriday Bhuta were at 5/5 each heading into the final round. Jwalin defeated the top seed Imran to become a clear champion. Shashi Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Akshayakalpa Organic, participated in the event. He scored 4/6. Photos: FI CM Amithpal Singh

232 players take part

Akshayakalpa Organic 3rd HCC Rapid Chess Tournament conducted at Olivemount Global School, Attapur, Hyderabad, event attracted 232 Players out of which 86 international FIDE Rated players including FIDE Masters - Md. Imran, Kandi Ramu, Rishpal Singh, Former National Under-17 Girls champion - Sarayu Velpula (Classical Fide Rating 2444) along with other top seeded players from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and other states. Total Prize fund of the event was ₹60000.

Champion - Jwalin Mehta 6/6

Runner-up - Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni 5.5/6

Second Runner-up - Dhruva Thota 5.5/6

Top 3 (L to R): 1st Jwalin Mehta 6/6, 2nd Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni 5.5/6 and 3rd Dhruva Thota 5.5/6

Left to Right: Swapna Mulukutla, Vice President HCC, CM FI Amithpal Singh, President HCC, Joy Padayatty, Director Olivemount Global School, Shashi Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Akshayakalpa Organic, Y Sameer Kumar, Secretary HCC, Daya Bethi, Treasurer HCC, Navya Krishna, Chief Arbiter.


Although on the same day, there were two more tournaments simultaneously taking place in Hyderabad, still HCC has done fairly by attracting 234 entries and closing the entries two days ahead of the tournament. In total, more than 600 players took part in Hyderabad in three tournaments on 22nd October.


Akshayakalpa Organic which is already a big name in the Bangalore chess circles has entered with a bang in Hyderabad. The icing on the cake was Shashi Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Akshayakalpa, himself playing the tournament and was available from the morning to encourage the chess players.

Shashi Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Akshayakalpa Organic made the inaugural first move

Joy Padayatty, Director of Olivemount Global School, a Sports Enthusiast, is always supportive for Hyderabad chess.

Photo Gallery

4th FM Ramu K 5.5/6

5th Nidhish Shyamal 5.5/6

6th Md. Imran 5/6

7th CM Md. Bashiq Imrose 5/6

8th Shivamshika G 5/6

9th Hriday Bhuta 5/6

10th FM Rishpal S Singh 5/6

Top three prize winners of all categories with guests

India no.4 among women, the ever smiling - Sarayu Velpula

Former HCC President and senior player - Kandi Ravi

Hyderabad Chess Centre team with guests

Lunch being served to the players and parents by the HCC volunteers

Players enjoying a game of football in-between the rounds

Akshayakalpa Stall with free refreshments for the players

Free notation books were provided with Late Sai VST Garu photo on the cover page

Players in action

The tournament hall at Olivemount Global School in Hyderabad, Telangana

Replay few available games

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
15Mehta JwalinIND1971620,52323,0006
24Chidvilash Sai SurapaneniU15IND20785,5232623,2505
316Dhruva ThotaU15IND15635,5222421,2505
42FMRamu K.IND21335,521,523,521,2505
529Nidhish ShyamalU09IND13885,5192219,7505
61FMMd ImranU15IND21775232620,0005
720CMMd Bashiq ImroseIND14945222519,0005
855Shivamshika GF13wIND11855222318,5005
97Bhuta HridayIND1927521,523,518,0005
103FMSingh Rishpal SIND20985212419,0005
1124Sriram Adarsh UppalaU13IND14245212116,0005
1238Andabatla SatvikU13IND1286520,523,518,0005
1327Narahari Geethika HasiniwIND1400520,52317,5005
1426Ritesh MaddukuriU11IND1413520,522,517,5005
1519Natura BethiwIND15305202318,0005


About the Author

Amithpal Singh is a Candidate Master and FIDE Instructor. He is the President of Hyderabad Chess Centre and also the Director of Maestro Chess Academy.

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