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Prasannaa S decimates MLA Chashak Rating Open 2023 with a perfect 9/9

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/02/2023

Second seeded FM Prasannaa S scored a perfect 9/9 to win MLA Chashak All India Rating Open 2023. He finished a whopping 1.5 points ahead of the field. Top seed of the tournament IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni and third seeded Ram Prakash scored 7.5/9 each to secure second and third place respectively. The total prize fund was ₹401000. The top three prizes were ₹51000, ₹35000 and ₹21000 along with a trophy each respectively. This is Prasannaa's first tournament victory of the year. The five-day Rating tournament was organized by Jai Sai Welfare Foundation, Nagpur from 7th and 11th February 2023. Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

Prasannaa's second podium finish of the year

FM Prasannaa S started the year with a second place finish on the very first day of the year. Before that also, he finished second at another Classical Rating tournament. His last tournament victory was in November 2022. Prasannaa went into the last round with a full point lead. A draw would have sufficed for a first place finish. He still went for a win against Daksh Goyal to finish 1.5 points ahead of the competition. Three under-15 kids finished in the top ten. They are - Daksh, Vivaan Vijay Saraogi and Saksham Singh. They scored 7/9 each and was placed seventh, eighth and ninth according to tie-breaks.

Top 3 with trophies (L to R): 1st FM Prasannaa S, 2nd IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni and 3rd Ram Prakash | Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

Champion - FM Prasannaa S 9/9 | Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

Runner-up - IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni 7.5/9 | Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

Second Runner-up - Ram Prakash 7.5/9 | Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

Prasanna S scored a perfect 9/9, including a win over the eventual runner-up IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni in the penultimate round

Inaugural first move is being made | Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

The tournament was inaugurated by South Nagpur MLA Mohan Mate. Other guests present were Devend Dasture, Director of South Point School, Sushant Jumde, Tournament Organizing Secretary of Jai Sai Welfare Foundation, Vishnupant Morkekar, President Akhil Bhartiya Vishwakarma Vikas Mandal, The program was compered by Swati Kumbhlkar,

Players in action | Photo: NA Sushant Jumde

The guests at prize distribution ceremony were Rajani Mehata, Trustee Amar Swaroop Foundation, S.S Soman, Working President CAN, Sushant Jumde, Tournament Organising Secretary and IA Swapnil Bansod, Chief Arbiter of the tournament.


Thanks to the Tournament Director, NA Sushant Jumde for sharing the photos and info about the tournament.


A total of 253 players including an IM participated from various parts of the country. The nine-round Swiss league Rating tournament took place from 7th to 11th February 2023. It was organized by Jai Sai Welfare Foundation, Nagpur at Akhil Bhartiy Vishvkarmay Vikas Mandal, Maharashtra. The time control was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwew-weKrtg+/-
IMKulkarni VikramadityaIND2260RLYS7,553,55845,750797,58,38-0,8810-8,8
Prakash RamIND2048PUN7,553,55845,500797,57,430,07201,4
Arpan DasIND1943WB752,55640,7506977,17-0,1720-3,4
Nirgun KevalIND1819MAH751,55641,5006976,300,702014
Daksh GoyalU15IND1658DEL751,553,537,0007864,731,274050,8
Mahindrakar IndrajeetIND1971MAH750,554,540,0007866,98-0,9820-19,6
Vivaan Vijay SaraogiU13IND1544MAH-N7495338,5006863,062,9440117,6
Saksham SinghU15IND1829MAH-N748,553,541,0006978,14-1,1440-45,6
Das SusobhitIND1863ODI74851,537,5005977,24-0,2420-4,8
Sawalakhe JayU13IND1444MAH-N747,550,536,5007864,151,854074
Anurag JaiswalIND1806WB74650,538,0006978,44-1,4420-28,8
Boricha YohanIND1644MAH744,54836,5006866,13-0,1340-5,2
Pawar SohumIND1442MAH740,543,533,2506866,49-0,4920-9,8
Gawai SiddhantIND1828MAH-N6,550,555,538,250696,57,43-0,9340-37,2
Dishank Sachin BajajIND1712MAH-N6,550,55536,000696,56,120,384015,2
Aniket Narayan BiswasIND1555WB6,548,552,534,500685,55,88-0,3840-15,2
Nihaan PohaneU13IND1567MAH6,54852,535,750685,54,920,584023,2
Mishra SanjeevIND1621MAH6,54751,534,750685,55,000,502010
Prerak Jayant DarvekarIND1476MAH-N6,546,549,533,000685,53,072,434097,2


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