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Laxman R R wins DKCA All India Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/05/2022

GM Laxman R R who is known as the 'Speed King' of India for having the habit of winning plenty of tournaments all over the country, mainly in the faster formats. He won his first Rating tournament of the year, overall his third triumph of 2022. Four players - GM Laxman, IM Nitin S, IM Ratnakaran K and IM Himal Gusain scored 8.0/9 each. Laxman won the event due to better tie-break score. The remaining three were placed second to fourth respectively according to tie-breaks. Except Nitin, the remaining three remained undefeated. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. Top three prizes were ₹30000, ₹20000 and ₹10000 along with a trophy each. Photo: Sa Kannan

Laxman wins his third event of the year

GM Laxman R R had won 2nd Skillcraft Rapid and Blitz Open in March this year. However, they were both non-rating chess tournaments. His first Rating tournament triumph is this one at Mangalore, Karnataka. 11-year-old Arushi Severin Helen D Silva is the youngest finisher among top 20. She scored 7.0/9 and her only loss was against the eventual champion, Laxman.

Champion - GM Laxman R R 8.0/9 | Photo: Sa Kannan

GM Laxman R R scored an unbeaten 8/9, he drew the last two games and gained 16.6 Elo rating points

Runner-up - IM Ratnakaran K 8.0/9 | Photo: Sa Kannan

3rd IM Nitin S 8.0/9 | Photo: Sa Kannan

4th IM Himal Gusain 8.0/9 | Photo: Sa Kannan

A total of 308 players including 2 GMs and 5 IMs took part in this two-day Rapid Rating tournament. The event was organized by Dakshina Kannada Chess Association at Town Hall, Mangalore, Karnataka on 14th and 15th May 2022. The time control of the tournament was 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgIClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12GMLaxman R.R.IND2354Icf8,056,059,051,000,07
26IMRatnakaran K.IND2283Kerala8,054,559,051,000,07
31IMNitin S.IND2355Tamil Nadu8,053,055,047,000,08
44IMGusain HimalIND2319Wr8,053,054,546,500,07
58Sharma R. PreethamIND2196Karnataka7,552,054,543,250,07
612FMVinoth Kumar M.IND1949Tamil Nadu7,549,054,042,750,07
726AIMPankaj BhatIND1545Kar-dk7,547,051,040,750,07
814IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamIND1911Tamil Nadu7,051,555,542,000,06
911FMSharan RaoIND1953Kar-dk7,051,055,539,500,07
103GMThejkumar M. S.IND2346Karnataka7,049,554,539,500,07
119FMSyed Anwar ShazuliIND2152Tamil Nadu7,049,551,537,250,06
1216AGMSa KannanIND1856Tamil Nadu7,048,553,039,500,07
1321Harsh SureshU15IND1637Tamil Nadu7,048,551,537,000,07
1446Anoop PIND1302Kerala7,048,550,535,500,07
1542Shirodkar AayushIND1322Goa7,048,052,038,000,07
1613Madhusoodana Bhat SIND1941Kar-dk7,047,548,535,500,06
1730Dhanush Ram MU15IND1480Kar-dk7,046,548,534,250,06
1810Sivasankar B.IND2015Tamil Nadu7,044,548,536,750,05
19100Arushi Severin Helen D SilvaF13wIND1152Kar-dk7,040,043,533,250,06
20136Karthik S AlvaU13IND1071Kar-dk7,040,043,031,000,07
215IMViani Antonio DcunhaIND2313Kar-dk6,555,059,539,750,06
2229Lad Mandar PradipIND1493Goa6,550,054,536,750,06
2324Dasari Dattatreya RaoIND1576Karnataka6,550,054,536,250,06
2437Jake ShantyU11IND1390Kerala6,547,551,534,500,06
2536AIMSushanth Vaman ShettyU13IND1402Kar-dk6,545,549,533,250,06


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