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Ritviz Parab dominates TTCA Blitz Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 22/11/2023

Goa's latest IM Ritviz Parab scored an unbeaten 10.5/11 to win TTCA Blitz Rating Open 2023. He finished a full point ahead of the field. Top seed of the event, IM Nitish Belurkar scored sole 9.5/11 to secure second place. Nitish drew against the eventual champion, Ritviz in the penultimate round. Mandar Pradip Lad and Aditya Savalkar scored 9/11 each. They secured third and fourth place according to tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹100000. The top three prizes were ₹12000, ₹10000 and ₹8000 along with a trophy each. This was Ritviz's third tournament triumph of the year and all three of them were Blitz events. Photos: IA Arvind Mhamal

Ritviz's third tournament triumph of the year

Second seeded IM Ritviz Parab had a full point lead heading into the final round 9.5/10. He defeated Edrick Vaz to finish with 10.5/11 and became a clear champion. His sole pursuer was the top seed of the event, IM Nitish Belurkar at 8.5/10. He defeated Marthandan K U to finish second. Mandar Pradip Lad won against Ahaz E U to be placed third.

Champion - IM Ritviz Parab 10.5/11

Runner-up - IM Nitish Belurkar 9.5/11

Second Runner-up - Mandar Pradip Lad 9/11

Top 3 (L to R): 3rd Mandar Pradip Lad 9/11, 1st IM Ritviz Parab 10.5/11 and 2nd IM Nitish Belurkar 9.5/11

L to R: Kumarsen Kambli, FA Dattaram Pinge, Satyawan Harmalkar, Rajan Kadkade, Vishwas Pilankar, Treasurer, GCA, Guest, Uttpal Parrikar, Businessman, Mandar Lad - third place, IM Ritviz Parab - Champion, IM Nitish Belurkar - second place, Mahesh Candolkar, Tournament Director and President, GCA, Ashesh Keni, Secretary GCA, IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, Shirish Divkar, Naresh Pednekar and Atish Angle.

 

Prizes were distributed by the Guest - Uttpal Parrikar, Businessman, Mahesh Candolkar, Tournament Director and President, GCA, Ashesh Keni, Secretary, GCA, Vishwas Pilankar, Treasurer, GCA, IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, FA Dattaram Pinge, Satyawan Harmalkar, Shirish Divkar, Rajan Kadkade, Atish Angle, Naresh Pednekar, Kumarsen Kambli and others.

Inauguration Ceremony

The tournament was inaugurated by the Chief Guest - Mr. Mahesh Candolkar by lighting the traditional Lamp and making the first move on the board with IM Nitish Belurkar, Ashesh Keni, Secretary GCA, IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, FA Dattaram Pinge, Deputy Arbiter and Organising Secretary, Atish Angle, Naresh Pednekar, Pallavi Kakodkar and others.

IM Ritviz Parab scored an unbeaten 10.5/11 and gained 8.4 Elo rating points

Thanks to the Chief Arbiter - IA Arvind Mhamal for sharing photos and info about the tournament.

 

A total of 169 players including two IMs took part from various places of India, one from Hungary and one from USA in this two-day eleven round Blitz Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Tiswadi Taluka Chess Association at Gomantak Maratha Samaj Hall in Panaji, Goa on 19th and 20th November 2023. The time control of the event was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12
FMRitviz, Parab2296Goa10,579,583,578,75010
21
IMNitish, Belurkar2374Goa9,579,583,570,7509
312
Lad, Mandar Pradip1654Goa9768062,0009
415
Aditya, Savalkar1583Maharashtra9717457,0009
57
CMAjith, M.P.1813Karnataka8,5737553,0008
620
Shirodkar, Aayush1495Goa877,583,554,5008
76
Marthandan, K U1867Kerala877,582,556,5007
813
Ahaz, E UU131652Kerala875,580,553,5008
95
FMRamakrishna, J.2041Union Bank8747853,0008
1028
AFMVaz, EdrickU151365Goa872,57750,5007
1119
Aryan, Shamrao Raikar1514Goa871,57550,5008
124
Anilkumar, O.T.S602051Kerala7,57983,553,2507
1310
Devesh, Anand Naik1746Goa7,578,583,554,2507
143
CMNiraj, Saripalli2113Goa7,574,57749,5006
1514
Karjee, Manindra1627Odisha7,573,57849,2507
1629
Kirpesh, IU151361T N7,571,57547,2507
1721
Siddhanth, PoonjaU111464Karnataka7,570,573,545,2507
1838
Anish, Naik1312Goa7,5687345,0007
1924
Niranjan, Rajeev1433Karnataka7,56872,543,7507
2026
Saras, Summer PowarU111395Goa7,566,570,545,2506
2140
Adarsh, Anand Patekar1301Goa7,566,57044,2507
2253
Manoj, Reddy Maram1224Telangana7,566,569,543,2506
2349
Joshua, Mark TellesU91235Goa7,5636742,2507
2439
Rudra,U131308Gujrat7,562,565,538,7506
2541
Darsha, BhatU131289Karnataka7,555,55937,7507

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