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Nitin Senthilvel wins All India Blitz Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 30/04/2022

IM Nitin S scored an unbeaten 11.0/13. He finished a half point ahead of the competition to win All India Blitz Rating Open 2022. Three players scored 10.5/13 - IM Ravi Teja S, Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri and Ashwath S. They were placed second to fourth according to the tie-breaks. Nitin won ₹24000 cash, Runner-up Ravi got ₹19000 and Second Runner-up Bharat earned ₹15000 cash each as their prize. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The one-day 13-round blitz rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy on 14th April at GEAR Innovative International School, Bangalore, Karnataka. Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Nitin's second podium finish of the year

IM Nitin S had a half point lead heading into the final round 10.5/12. A win would have made him a clear champion, however a draw would leave things up to tie-breaks if IM Ratnakaran K wins his final round game. Nitin drew against Kaustuv Kundu at the top board and Ratnarakan lost to Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri. Thus, Nitin became clear champion, Bharat third and Ratnakaran had to settle for fifth place according to tie-breaks. This was the third out of four consecutive rating tournaments organized by Innovators Chess Academy at GEAR Innovative International School.

Champion - IM Nitin S 11.0/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Sammed scored an unbeaten 11.0/13 and gained 9.2 Elo rating points

It was a very strong tournament due to the participation of a GM and 9 IMs. Moreover, this tournament was coming off the heels of 4th Bangalore Open 2022. Thus 13 rounds of Blitz after a final round of Classical game made the tournament that much more tough, exciting and enjoyable at the same time.

Runner-up - IM Ravi Teja S 10.5/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Second Runner-up - Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri 10.5/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

5th IM Ratnakaran K 10.0/13 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

6th Kaustuv Kundu 10.0/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

7th IM Chakravarthi Reddy M 10.0/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

8th FM Ram Aravind L N 10.0/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

9th IM Rajesh Vav 9.5/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

10th GM Saptarshi RoyChowdhury 9.5/13 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

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A total of 268 players including a GM and 9 IMs took part from various parts of the country. The one-day 13-round Swiss league Blitz Rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy at GEAR Innovative International School on 14th April 2022. The time control of the tournament was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12IMNitin S.IND2409Tn11,0109,0115,595,75
21IMRavi Teja S.IND2412Ap10,5112,5119,594,50
322Bharat Kumar Reddy PoluriIND2002Tg10,5106,0112,087,00
438Aswath SIND1727Tn10,5106,0110,586,50
53IMRatnakaran K.IND2407Kl10,0113,0119,087,75
613Kaustuv KunduIND2107Wb10,0109,0115,084,00
79IMChakravarthi Reddy MIND2190Tg10,0104,5110,580,50
823FMRam Aravind L NIND1993Tn10,0104,0108,581,00
95IMRajesh V A VIND2360Scr9,5111,5117,582,50
106GMRoy Chowdhury SaptarshiIND2331Wb9,5109,0115,078,75
1116Ojas KulkarniIND2070Ka9,5106,0112,576,50
127IMAbhishek KelkarIND2230Mh9,5106,0112,077,25
1319IMNeelash SahaIND2032Wb9,5105,0111,076,25
1430Jani Kushal RIND1818Gj9,597,0102,070,50
158FMSenthil Maran KIND2194Tn9,0106,0112,570,50
1624Anadkat KartavyaIND1982Gj9,0106,0111,071,50
1718FMSharan RaoIND2063Ka9,0104,0109,571,00
1810IMSai Agni Jeevitesh JIND2190Tg9,0102,0107,569,75
1926AGMVignesh BIND1960Tn9,0101,0107,571,00
2015FMJeet JainIND2085Gj9,096,5102,567,25
2149Mohit Kumar SoniIND1615Br9,096,5102,063,00
22121Ajjesh J RIND1267Tn9,096,0101,065,50
2317Manigandan S SIND2066Tn9,095,5101,566,50
24119Siddhanth PoonjaIND1270Ka9,094,5100,565,00
2525Bhattacharya Niladri ShekharIND1964Wb9,094,5100,066,25


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