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Sammed Jaykumar Shete wins All India Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 19/04/2022

IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete scored an unbeaten 8.5/9. He finished a half point ahead of the competition to win All India Rapid Rating Open 2022. Three players scored 8.0/9 - GM Stany G A, FM FI Sauravh Khherdekar and IM Viani Antonio Dcunha. They were placed second to fourth according to the tie-breaks. Sammed won ₹51000 cash, Runner-up Stany and Second Runner-up Sauravh earned ₹41000 cash each as their prize. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹500000. The one-day nine-round rapid rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy on 9th April at GEAR Innovative International School, Bangalore, Karnataka. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Sammed's first triumph in over two years

IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete played brilliantly by winning eight consecutive games. He had a half point lead heading into the final round against GM Stany G A. A draw against him was enough for him to clinch the championship since Stany was the only person who could surpass him. That is exactly what Sammed did to win the tournament. This is also Sammed's first All India Open Rating triumph since February 2020 when he won SSVP's 2nd All India Rating Open at Deopur, Dhule, Maharashtra.

Champion - IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete 8.5/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Sammed scored 8.5/9 and gained 64.6 Elo rating points

It was a very strong tournament due to the participation of 4 GMs and 14 IMs. Sammed faced three IMs and he beat them all. He drew the only GM he faced in the final round as it was enough for him to win the tournament.

Runner-up - GM Stany G A 8.0/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Second Runner-up - FM FI Sauravh Khherdekar 8.0/9 | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

The tournament hall at GEAR Innovative International School | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

Waiting area for the parents and accompanying persons | Photo: Sushruta Reddy

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A total of 371 players including 4 GMs and 14 IMs took part from various part of the country and also Canada and USA. The one-day nine-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Innovators Chess Academy at GEAR Innovative International School on 9th April 2022. The time control of the tournament was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
125IMSammed Jaykumar SheteIND20868,550,554,050,000,08
23GMStany G.A.IND23548,052,556,048,500,07
324FMSauravh KhherdekarIND20978,051,556,049,750,07
47IMViani Antonio DcunhaIND23168,048,553,046,500,08
535IMNeelash SahaIND19597,549,554,043,750,07
622Kaustuv KunduIND21097,548,552,543,250,06
739FMJeet JainIND18957,547,050,540,250,07
817Ritviz ParabIND21337,053,557,542,000,07
96IMPalit SomakIND23257,052,557,042,000,06
105GMArjun KalyanIND23347,051,055,541,000,06
112IMNitin S.IND23827,051,055,540,500,06
1211IMRavi Teja S.IND22647,050,555,541,500,07
1315IMChakravarthi Reddy MIND22157,050,554,539,750,06
148IMRatnakaran K.IND22987,049,554,540,250,06
1513IMSaravana Krishnan P.IND22537,049,553,037,000,07
16155Laddha Shubh JayeshU15USA12077,049,053,540,750,06
1727Ojas KulkarniIND20467,049,053,040,500,06
1854IMPranav AnandIND17077,049,053,039,500,06
1951Sathya Giri VIND17887,049,053,038,500,07
2036Arpan DasIND19527,048,051,036,500,07


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