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Thej Kumar wins SCMA All India Rapid Rating Open 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/05/2022

Top seed of the tournament GM Thej Kumar M S, Nithin Babu and FM Sharan Rao scored 8.0/9 each. Thej won the SCMA All India Rapid Rating Open 2022 due to better tie-break score. He took a no-draw approach, scored eight wins and the sole loss was against the eventual runner-up Nithin Babu. Sharan was placed third according to tie-breaks. All three podium finishers suffered a loss each, yet none of them made a single draw. The total prize fund for the Rapid Rating was ₹200000 along with trophies in each event. Top three prizes in were ₹30000, ₹15000 and ₹12000 cash along with a trophy each respectively. Photo: SCMA

Ritviz Parab clinches the Blitz Open

Ritviz Parab and Nithin Babu scored sole 8.0/9. He won the Blitz Open tournament on account of better tie-break score. He also remained undefeated. Four players scored 7.5/9. FM Sharan Rao also claimed third place in Blitz. The total prize fund for the Blitz Open was ₹40000. Top three prizes were ₹8000, ₹5000 and ₹3000 cash each.

Champion - GM Thej Kumar M S 8.0/9 | Photo: SCMA

GM Thej Kumar scored 8.0/9, won eight games, drew none and lost only one game against the eventual runner-up Nithin Babu

Runner-up - Nithin Babu 8.0/9 | Photo: SCMA

Second Runner-up - FM Sharan Rao 8.0/9 | Photo: SCMA

Top three (L to R) - 2nd Nithin Babu, 1st GM Thej Kumar M S and 3rd FM Sharan Rao | Photo: SCMA

63-year-old Ramachandra Bhat scored 7.0/9 to secure 13th place. 11-year-old Akshaya Sathi was the youngest finisher among the top 15. He scored 7.0/9 to finish 15th. Physically Challenged CM Samarth Rao scored an impressive 7.0/9 to finish 16th and gain 46.8 Elo rating points.

CM Samarth Rao scored 7.0/9 to secure 16th place | Photo: SCMA

Winner of Blitz Open - Ritviz Parab 8.0/9 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Prize winners | Photo: SCMA

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A total of 298 players including a GM and two IMs in the Rapid Rating and 213 in the Blitz Open including a GM and an IM, participated in this two-day tournament. The tournament was organized by Sri Sadguru Chessmartz & Music Academy, Hubli and Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram on 30th April and 1st May at Hubbali, Karnataka. The time control for the Rapid Rating was 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment and for Blitz Open, it was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

Final Standings in Rapid Rating

Rk.SNoNameTypsexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11GMThejkumar M. S.2346Rlys8,054,056,548,000,08
28Nithin Babu1999Ker8,052,554,547,500,08
39FMSharan Rao1967Kar8,049,551,544,500,08
42IMSai Agni Jeevitesh J2229Tel7,553,057,546,000,07
54Sharma R. Preetham2210Kar7,550,555,044,750,07
610Shreeshan S1949Kar7,548,051,540,500,07
711Balkishan A.1929Kar7,054,058,043,250,06
823Sudarshan Bhat1501Kar7,052,054,039,000,07
921Nitish Bhat1517Kar7,050,053,538,000,07
1019Om Nagnath Lamkane1602Mah7,049,053,034,750,06
1132Sujay B M1390Kar7,048,051,036,500,07
125Ritviz Parab2133Goa7,047,048,535,750,06
1317Ramachandra BhatS551659Kar7,045,049,037,000,07
1466Nishanth Dsouza1208Kar7,045,047,536,500,07
1528Akshaya SathiU13w1444Kar7,044,047,538,000,07
1653CMSamarth J Rao1266Kar- PC7,043,545,034,250,06
1726Walvekar Praveen1487Kar7,043,047,034,500,07
187IMHegde Ravi GopalS552019Kar6,551,555,537,750,06
1971Khairmode Aditya1190Mah6,551,054,036,000,06
2020Dasari Dattatreya Rao1576Kar6,550,554,536,750,06
2118Sathyanarayanan S.1610TN6,549,553,536,250,06
2214Nikam Ravindra1774Mah6,548,552,036,000,05
2337Parab Rishikesh1371Goa6,548,053,036,250,06
2439Shrihari Venkatesh DeshpandeU151361Kar6,548,050,032,750,05
2534AFMVivaan SachdevU131382Kar6,547,552,536,250,05
2698Pratham Sahasrabudhe1083Kar-HD6,547,050,534,750,05
2736Aravinda B R1371Kar6,546,550,533,000,06
2862Varun V Navali1216Kar-HD6,545,549,533,750,06
2935Vivaan Sunil BallikarU151372Goa6,545,549,532,750,06
3044Bharath Raj H M1323Kar6,542,046,031,250,06

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Final Standings in Blitz Open

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
13Ritviz ParabIND21748,052,054,547,25
27Nithin BabuIND19928,051,555,548,50
35FMSharan RaoIND20787,551,554,543,50
411Nikam RavindraIND18467,549,554,045,00
54IMSai Agni Jeevitesh JIND21387,549,551,039,75
61GMThejkumar M. S.IND22947,547,050,040,50
76Balkishan A.IND20657,056,060,544,75
82Sharma R. PreethamIND22907,055,057,542,50
98Shreeshan SIND19497,052,056,542,50
1013Sirsat Shekhar V.IND17687,048,552,039,00
1116Shriya R RevankarIND17287,047,551,534,00
1247Shrihari Venkatesh DeshpandeIND12487,047,550,035,50
1343Pednekar BalkrishnaIND12807,047,050,536,00
1426Patil AbhishekIND14297,047,048,534,00
1541Nishanth DsouzaIND12837,046,049,535,50
1665Pratham SahasrabudheIND11667,045,549,035,00
17106Chaitanya Vijay GaonkarIND06,548,551,536,00
1849Stuti PradeepIND12386,546,550,033,75
1910Akshay V HalagannavarIND18746,545,049,033,25

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