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Prasannaa wins 1st ISC Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 08/11/2022

S Prasannaa scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win 1st ISC International Open Rating Tournament 2022. Prasannaa scored eight consecutive wins to gain a full point lead heading into the final round. He drew his final game against Jai Sankar Subramanian to finish a half point ahead of the field. The reigning Kerala State Senior champion, Marthandan K U scored sole 8/9 to finish second. Five players scored 7.5/9. Jai was placed third according to the tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. The top three prizes were ₹40000, ₹30000 and ₹20000 along with a trophy each. Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

Prasannaa's second triumph of the year

S Prasannaa won his second tournament of the year after he won 28th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Open 2022 in August. He went on to win 2nd SCMA Blitz Open which will be mentioned in detail in a separate report. 11-year-olds Sriram Adarsh Uppala and Vignesh Kannan P scored 7.5/9 each to secure fourth and seventh place according to tie-breaks. Joy Lazar M A was the highest finisher among veteran participants. He made 7/9 and was placed eighth.

Champion - S Prasannaa 8/9 | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

S Prasannaa scored eight straight wins before drawing his final round game as it was enough to win the tournament

Runner-up - Marthandan K U 8/9 | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

The newly crowned Kerala State champion, Marthandan K U was given a special appreciation and medal by the ISC.

Second Runner-up - Jai Sankar Subramanian 7.5/9 | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

Prizes were distributed by Mrs. K C Lekha, Dhyan Chand awardee, represented Indian Women's Amateur Boxing at 75 kg category and won Gold medal in 2006 Women's World Amateur Boxing Championship, and Mr. Ratheesh C Nair, Director, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation.

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Krishnakumar K, Managing Partner of Susrutha Ayurvedha & Panchakarama Hospital inaugurated the tournament in presence of the tournament director National Instructor Mr. Unnikrishnan M A, Chief Advisor Mr. Fide Instructor Suresh Kumar T J , Indian Youth chess team coach, Chief Arbiter IA Gopakumar M S and Deputy Chief Arbiter IA Govindankutty M S.

The Arbiter brothers - IA Govindankutty MS, IA Gopakumar MS and FA Gopimohanan MS | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

The tournament hall at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

Various players in action | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

The Arbiters' team | Photo: Sunikumar/International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd.

A special thanks to the manager of International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd. for sharing photos and info about the tournament.


A total of 328 players including an IM took part from various parts of the country. The five-day nine-round Swiss league Classical Rating tournament was organized by International School of Chess Pvt. Ltd. at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 5th to 9th October 2022. The time control of the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final Standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Marthandan K UIND1967KER8495448,5008
Jai Sankar SubramanianU15IND1847TN7,552,557,545,7507
Sriram Adarsh UppalaU12MCATIND1524TEL7,5525644,2507
Gokulakrishna SU15IND1618TN7,551,555,544,2507
AIMArul Prakash NU15IND1630TN7,55054,541,7507
Vignesh Kannan PU12IND1583TN7,5495442,7507
Joy Lazar M.A.S55IND1778KER7505439,0007
Aakash K PIND1547TN7485238,0006
Aadithya PradeepIND1678KER747,551,539,7505
Abdallah M NistharIND1664KER7465035,0007
Sandeep SanthoshMCATIND1495KER7465035,0007
Padmaesh M KIND1481KERT745,549,536,5007
Binu DevduttU12MCATIND1464KERT745,549,534,5007
Alluri Bhaskara Ratna Shanmukha ReddyU15IND1550AP74448,537,2506
Anilkumar O.T.S55IND1898KER7424633,7506
Chandar RajuIND1934KER6,5515537,2506
Joseph TomU12IND1471KER6,550,553,534,5006
Mohammed Tharig SIND1653TN6,549,55433,7506
Shadhursshaan RU15IND1736TN6,549,553,536,7505
IMRamnathan BalasubramaniamIND2048TN6,5475135,0006
Narayan IyengarIND1644TN6,546,55134,2505
Akhilan E MIND1964KERT6,545,550,535,5006
Subramanian VS55IND1502TN6,545,550,534,0006
Darshan Sasthaa MU15IND1537TN6,545,549,534,2505
Satheesh MIND1460KER6,545,548,532,7505
Suresh P KIND1719KER6,544,548,533,0005
Giridhar AU15MCATIND1470KER6,54447,531,7506
Sathyanarayanan S.IND1587TN6,54346,531,2506
Gopal Aravamuthan IyengarIND1494TN6,542,545,529,2506


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