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Rathanvel V S wins 3rd SCMA Rapid Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 18/02/2023

IM Rathanvel V S, IM Nitin S and FM Senthil Maran K scored 8/9 each. Rathanvel won 3rd SCMA Rapid Rating Open 2023 on tie-breaks, Nitin and Senthil were adjudged second and third. Both Rathanvel and Nitin remained undefeated. The total prize fund for the Rapid Rating was ₹200000 and ₹40000 for the Blitz Open. The top three prizes for the Rapid Rating were ₹25000, ₹15000 and ₹12000 along with a trophy each, for Blitz they were ₹8000, ₹5000 and ₹3000 each respectively. This is Rathanvel's first tournament victory since he won a Blitz Rating Open last year in October. The two-day Rapid Rating and Blitz Open tournaments were organized by Sri Sadguru Chessmartz and Music Academy on 4th and 5th February 2023. Photo: SCMA

Ojas Kulkarni dominates the Blitz Open

Ojas Kulkarni scored an unbeaten 8.5/9 to win the Blitz Open event. He defeated IM Nitin S and drew with the top seed and eventual runner-up, IM Ravi Teja S, en route his championship. Ravi and IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra scored 8/9 each. They were placed second and third according to tie-breaks. Ravi had also beaten Harikrishnan in the sixth round.

Top 3 (L to R): 2nd IM Nitin S, 1st IM Rathanvel V S and 3rd FM Senthil Maran K | Photo: SCMA

Champion in Rapid Rating - IM Rathanvel V S 8/9

Runner-up in Rapid Rating - IM Nitin S 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up - FM Senthil Maran K 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

IM Rathanvel V S scored an unbeaten 8/9, drew with the top seed IM Ravi Teja S and defeated the eventual second runner-up FM Senthil Maran K

Champion in Blitz - Ojas Kulkarni 8.5/9

Runner-up in Blitz - IM Ravi Teja S 8/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up in Blitz - IM FT Harikrishnan A Ra 8/9 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Lighting of the lamp | Photo: SCMA

The tournament hall at Virginia Mall in Bengaluru, Karnataka | Photo: SCMA

Waiting area for the parents and accompanying persons | Photo: SCMA

A total of 366 players including a GM, four IMs and a WIM participated in the Rapid Rating and 194 players including four IMs took part in the Blitz Open from various parts of the country. The nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament took place on 4th and 5th February and the nine-round Swiss League Blitz Open took place on 5th February 2023. Both events were organized by Sri Sadguru Chessmartz and Music Academy Hubballi at Virginia Mall, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The time control for the Rapid event was 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment and for Blitz, it was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final standings in Rapid Rating

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
12IMRathanvel, V SIND2326Tn852,55648,75
24IMNitin, S.IND2292Tn851,55447,00
310FMSenthil, Maran KIND2071Tn849,55345,00
41IMRavi, Teja S.IND2360Ap7,555,56048,50
56FMSharan, RaoIND2175Kar7,5515544,50
65GMThejkumar, M. S.IND2288Kar7,55154,544,25
715Parthasarathy, RIND1886Kar7,5515442,75
87WIMSharma, IshawIND2131Kar7,550,554,544,25
1014Vignesh, BIND1956Tn752,557,541,75
1113Gugan, GIND1961Tn75255,540,50
1219Balkishan, A.IND1787Kar751,554,540,00
139CMGopal, K.N.IND2097UBI751,554,539,75
1412Augustin, AIND2021Kar75054,539,00
1535Aakash, K PIND1587Tn749,553,538,50
1634AIMYash, Abhijit PatilU15IND1589Kar7485339,00
1768Aaditya, Ranjan SahuU13IND1334Kar746,548,535,00
1817Himanshu, RanjanIND1870Bhr745,54936,50
1943Gagan, Bharadwaj KIND1483Kl74548,537,00
2016Sudarshan, BhatIND1878Kar744,548,536,50


Final standings in Blitz Open

Rk.SNoNameTypsexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
18Ojas, KulkarniIND21668,5525652,00
21IMRavi, Teja S.IND24428545951,50
42IMRathanvel, V SIND2434754,559,545,00
53IMNitin, S.IND2386753,557,542,00
67FMSharan, RaoIND2231751,55540,00
710FMSenthil, Maran KIND210075155,540,50
819Vigneshwaran, SIND1939750,554,540,00
913AGMVignesh, BIND2058750,55439,00
1017Sudarshan, BhatIND20087495339,75
1116Augustin, AIND2050748,553,539,50
1246Aakash, K PIND14717485237,75
1320Parthasarathy, RIND19387485136,00
149CMGopal, K.N.IND2102Tlg746,550,537,50
1524Himanshu, RanjanIND18607444836,00
1629Akash, SIND16967444835,50
174FMMatta, Vinay KumarIND23296,55155,537,25
1811Gugan, GIND20746,54750,534,25
1938Femil, ChelladuraiwIND15676,545,55034,00
2035Sujay, B MIND15886,5424631,50
2140Rishabh, KumaraIND15456,541,54328,25
2212Balkishan, A.IND20656495129,50
2331Pranav, K PU14IND1670648,552,531,50
2428AGMPrashanth, J NaikIND170964750,529,50
2530Ithal, H L RajathIND168664750,529,00


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