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Nikhil Dixit wins Varadraj Memorial All India Rapid Rating 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/06/2019

Fourth seeded FM Nikhil Dixit scored an unbeaten 8.0/9 to win Varadraj Memorial All India Open Rapid Rating held at Chhatrapati Shahu Stadium, Satara on 30th and 31st May 2019. Ranveer Mohite also finished with 8.0/9. However due to a lower tie-break score, he had to settle for the runner-up position. Three players scored 7.5/9 and out of them Sammed Jayakumar Shette was placed third, due to his tie-break score. The tournament witnessed 198 players from various states across the country. Total ₹100000 Prize fund was distributed among 124 prizes. Satara District Chess Association and Varadraj Memorial Trust jointly organized this event. Photo: IA Kaviraj Sawant

Nikhil Dixit wins his first Rapid Rating Open of the year

FM Nikhil Dixit won a Blitz tournament in Sangli, just over a week before winning the Rapid Rating tournament at Sangli. There also Sammed Shete secured runner-up position, but there he finished a full point behind.

Top 3 (L to R): Sammed Jayakumar Shette - 3rd, Nikhil Dixit - 1st and Ranveer Mohite - 2nd with their prizes | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

The prizes were distributed by Kiran Saymote CEO ZP Satara. The other dignitaries were Rajendra Konde Treasurer AMCA, Sanjay Shinde Corporater Satara, Jayant Uthale President Satara District Chess Association, Vishal Kanase Founder, Varadraj Memorial Foundation, Satara, Prashant Shingate President Varadraj Foundation, Satara, and IA Kaviraj Sawant Chief Arbiter.

Nikhil scored an unbeaten 8.0/9, increased his ELO Rating by 20 points, won a beautiful trophy and ₹21000 cash

Inaugural move is being made | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

Top boards in action | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

Tournament Hall | Photo: Kaviraj Sawant

The tournament witnessed 198 players from various states across the country. Total ₹100000 Prize fund was distributed among 124 prizes. Satara District Chess Association and Varadraj Memorial Trust jointly organized this event at Chhatrapati Shahu Stadium on 30th and 31st May 2019.

 

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14
FMDixit NikhilIND2003MAH8,00,051,053,546,507
29
Mohite RanveerIND1920MAH8,00,049,053,046,508
36
Sammed Jaykumar SheteIND1977MAH7,50,049,551,539,507
414
Nikam RavindraIND1750MAH7,50,047,551,541,257
510
Shubham LakudkarIND1911MAH7,50,042,546,537,507
68
Gandhi AnishIND1944MAH7,00,052,557,542,507
719
Shreyas GhadiIND1598MAH7,00,050,554,039,507
835
Gokhale Rishabh ChandrashekharIND1348MAH7,00,046,049,536,756
930
Soni Deepak RIND1434MAH7,00,046,049,534,507
1051
ACMIyer ArvindIND1255MAH7,00,045,048,536,507
1137
Joshi TejasIND1323MAH7,00,043,546,532,507
1274
Patil Harshal UIND1124MAH7,00,042,045,032,007
132
Swaraj PalitIND2075JHA6,50,054,056,539,256
143
Snehal BhosaleIND2053MAH6,50,053,056,037,505
1515
Hariketan G. ChitaleIND1717MAH6,50,047,051,536,006
1617
Warude SatyamIND1710MAH6,50,047,051,037,255
1713
Sharan RaoIND1803KAR6,50,046,551,035,006
1828
AIMKulkarni RakeshIND1471MAH6,50,046,549,032,755
195
Ghadge VinodIND1982Mah-S6,50,044,048,535,256
2069
Gote KaustubhIND1156MAH6,50,043,046,531,256
2121
Devi Das Suresh PaiIND1554KAR6,50,043,045,531,756
2262
Jadhav JyotiradityaIND1208Mah-S6,50,042,545,530,006
2316
Rohan Bharat JoshiIND1714MAH6,00,050,054,533,506
2420
Golvankar Dilip KIND1575MAH6,00,048,552,531,755
2512
Umesh M. KulkarniIND1810MAH6,00,047,551,030,006

Complete Standings


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