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Senthil Maran wins 1st Battle Field Rapid Rating Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/02/2024

FM Senthil Maran K, IM Murali Krishnan B T and WFM Jyothsna L scored an unbeaten 8/9 each at 1st Battle Field Rapid Rating Open 2024. Senthil won the tournament on tie-breaks. Murali and Jyothsna were placed second and third respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹25000, ₹20000 and ₹16000 along with a trophy each. The two-day rapid rating tournament was organized by Battle Field Chess Academy on 26th and 27th January 2024 at Knowledge Institute of Technology in Salem, Tamil Nadu. This is the second rating tournament Senthil played in 2024 and he won it without losing a single game. Photos: IA Dr. Sathiesh G G

Top three score an unbeaten 8/9

WFM Jyothsna L was the sole leader 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Seven players - IM Murali Krishnan B T, FM Senthil Maran K, Yashwant B, FM P Maheswaran, Neeraj Kumar M, Kalyani Sirin and P Rajasekaran were trailing her by a half point at 7/8 each. Jyothsna drew with Maheswaran. Murali and Senthil defeated Kalyani and Rajasekaran respectively. Senthil became champion, Murali second and Jyothsna third. Apart from Jyothsna, Kalyani is the only other female player to make a top ten finish. She scored 7/9 to finish ninth.

Champion - FM Senthil Maran K 8/9

Runner-up - IM Murali Krishnan B T 8/9

Second Runner-up - WFM Jyothsna L 8/9

Top 3 (L to R): 2nd IM Murali Krishna B T 8/9, 1st FM Senthil Maran K 8/9 and 3rd WFM Jyothsna L 8/9 | Photo: IA Dr. Sathiesh G G

FM Senthil Maran K scored an unbeaten 8/9, drew with the top seed GM Akash G and eventual runner-up, IM Murali Krishnan B T, also gained 12.6 Elo rating points

4th GM Akash G 7.5/9

5th Neeraj Kumar M 7.5/9

Players in action

The tournament banner

Various prize winners

Closing ceremony

Players, parents and accompanying persons at the closing ceremony

The tournament hall at Knowledge Institute of Technology in Salem, Tamil Nadu

Thanks to IA Dr. Sathiesh G G, Chief Arbiter of the tournament, for sharing the photos.

 

A total of 443 players including a GM and an IM took part from various states across the country. The two-day nine round Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Battle Field Chess Academy at Knowledge Institute of Technology in Salem, Tamil Nadu on 26th and 27th January 2024. The time control of the event was 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14FMSenthil, Maran K11833TLR2023IND2084TN854,55951,2507
23IMMurali, Krishnan B TLMIND2107TN85458,550,5007
37WFMJyothsna, Lw4171CBE2023IND1858TN852,55648,2507
41GMAkash, GIND2376TN7,554,55745,5007
514Neeraj Kumar, M.NAIND1679KA7,55356,545,7507
619Yashwant, BU16IND1628TN7,55355,544,0006
72FMMaheswaran, P.IND2124TN7,55256,545,5006
89Selvamurugan, BIND1815TN7,5525641,5006
922Kalyani, SirinF16wIND1605KL75457,542,5006
1015Rajasekaran, P.7332TUT2023IND1660TN7525640,0007
116Peter Anand, ANAIND1909PY751,556,542,5006
1221Gowtham, K K4005CBE2023IND1610TN751,55641,7506
1323Jeevika, SF16wIND1593PY7515540,5006
1428Darshan, SU136528RAN2023IND1489TN7505540,5006
1517Swara, Lakshmi S Nairw1090IND1638KA7505438,5007
1627Dhanasekaran Suresh, R.S555858MDU2023IND1508TN749,55440,2506
1720Dharmaraj, P.9666TUT2023IND1626TN749,55339,2506
1825Kanishka, Sw6612SLM2023IND1568TN-S74953,540,0007
198Sridhar, J8290TLR2023IND1854TN7485239,5006
205Ganesh, RIND1946TN747,55036,7506
2133Akshaya, Vignesh MU109113VNR2023IND1398TN7475137,0007
2213Siddhanth, PoonjaU1310535KSCA2023IND1684KA74750,537,5007
2378Hem, Harsanth B SU139340NAM2023IND1157TN7475036,2506
2434Adhiadhavan, GU164414ERO2023IND1396TN746,55037,7506
2510Sathya, Giri VIND1806TN746,549,535,5007

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