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Pranav Venkatesh wins 1st BCF Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 14/04/2022

IM Pranav Venkatesh scored an unbeaten 7.0/7. He finished a half point ahead of the field to win 1st BCF Rapid Rating Open 2022. Three players scored 6.5/7 - IM Praveen Kumar C, R Ashwath and GM Bharath Subramaniyam H. They were placed second to fourth according to the tie-breaks. Pranav won ₹25000 cash and a trophy, Runner-up Praveen earned ₹20000 and Ashwath received ₹15000 cash as their respective prize. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹150000. The one-day seven-round rapid rating tournament was organized by Bruno Chess Foundation on 3rd April at Velankanni Public School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Pranav's third triumph of 2022

Four players were 6.0/6 heading into the final round - India's 73rd GM Bharath Subramaniyam H, top seed of the tournament R Ashwath, Pranav Venkatesh and Surendran N. Ashwath drew with Bharath on top board and Pranav beat Surendran on the second board in the final round. Thus, Pranav became a clear champion.

Champion - IM Pranav Venkatesh 7.0/7

Pranav had a 100% score 7.0/7 and gained 8.8 Elo rating points

This is Pranav's third triumph of the year. He started the year by winning 4th Kudremukh All India Rapid Rating Open 2022. Then he won the 69th Tamil Nadu State Championship in February. It was also his third consecutive state championship. Then he finished second at MPL 46th National Sub-Junior Open in March.

IM Pranav Venkatesh won 69th Tamil Nadu State Open also with a 100% score 8.0/8

IM Pranav Venkatesh scored 8.0/8 to become Tamil Nadu State champion for the third consecutive year

Runner-up - IM Praveen Kumar C 6.5/7 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

A total of 453 players including a GM and three IMs took from various part of the country. The tournament was organized by Bruno Chess Foundation on 3rd April 2022 at Velankanni Public School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The seven-round Swiss league Rapid Rating event had a time control of 20 minutes + 5 seconds increment.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12IMPranav V22077,033,036,036,500,07
23IMPraveen Kumar C21896,531,034,532,250,06
31Ashwath R.22446,531,033,530,250,06
45IMBharath Subramaniyam HU1521656,530,032,529,250,06
512FMVinoth Kumar M.19786,032,035,028,500,06
67Surendran N20726,031,534,527,500,06
755Tanish Ragavan SU1214056,030,532,526,000,06
869Nawin M S13396,030,033,024,000,06
911Elancheralathan P19796,029,533,027,750,05
1024Rohit SU1515926,029,532,025,000,06
1114IMAjay Karthikeyan17606,029,033,027,000,06
126Shankar A.21046,028,532,027,000,06
1329Tamizh Selvan Ganesan15696,028,531,526,250,05
149Chaithanyaa K G20356,025,529,025,000,06
1565Pranav K PU1513566,025,528,022,500,06
168FMSenthil Maran K20396,024,026,523,000,06
17118Rajapalem Veera Bhagatheswar ReddyU1512126,023,025,022,000,06
1840Nidheshpa S15035,531,534,525,750,05
1910Hemanth Raam20055,531,534,525,250,05
2053Arunkumar Muthukumar14115,530,032,021,250,05
2171Jaikavin Senthilkumar13355,529,532,023,250,05
224Phoobalan P.21665,529,032,024,250,05
2327Arnav MaheshwariU1515785,529,031,523,250,05
2441Sai Alagappan S15005,529,031,022,250,05
2513Barath L19055,528,531,523,750,05
38Thrish KarthikU1515135,528,531,523,750,05
2745Suman Yaddanapudi14925,527,530,519,250,05
2961Sanjeeth PU1513745,527,029,020,000,05
30338Lukesh AU1505,526,030,023,750,05
3131Sanjay Thiruvengadam15615,526,028,517,750,05
32195AFMMohit SU1210955,524,526,518,750,05
33197Lochan Hari RU1510955,524,027,021,250,04
3437Gokulraj K15155,523,526,019,750,05
3515Saranya Y17575,030,534,021,000,05
3623Naveen Kanniyappan S16055,030,032,520,500,05
3718FMAyushh Ravikumar16825,030,032,520,000,05
38188Srikara DarbhaU1511105,030,032,022,000,05
3984Vishnu VijayU1513015,030,031,519,500,05
40167Nijesh RU1211465,029,030,019,250,04


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