Vigneshwaran S wins 1st Prime Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2022
As many as ten players finished the tournament with a score of 7/8. Vigneshwaran S clinched 1st Prime Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2022 due to better tie-breaks. IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam and 12-year-old Vignesh Kannan P secured second and third place. Vigneshwaran drew with the runner-up and defeated the second runner-up in round 7 and 6 respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹200000. The top three prizes were ₹15000, ₹13000 and ₹12000 along with a trophy each. A total of 367 players participated in this one-day event held at Vriksha Global School on 20th November 2022. Total number of prizes were 250, out of them 115 were cash prizes and 135 cups. Photo: S Gnanasekaran
Top ten score 7/8
This was Vigneshwaran's first tournament triumph of his career. Winning it on such a large field of 367 players in a one-day Rapid Rating tournament is a huge feat. 12-year-old Vignesh Kannan P scored an impressive 7/8 to finish third. His sole loss of the event was against the eventual champion, Vigneshwaran S in the sixth round.
Thanks to S Gnanasekaran, Secretary, Namakkal District Chess Foundation for sharing the photos.
A total of 367 players including an IM took part from various parts of Tamil Nadu and one from USA. The one-day eight-round Swiss league Rapid Rating tournament was organized by Prime Chess Academy at Vriksha Global School at Namakkal, Tamil Nadu on 20th November 2022. The time control of the tournament was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move no.1.
|3||25||Vignesh Kannan P||U12||IND||1483||Karaikkudi||7||41||45||38,00||0||7|
|6||4||Manigandan S S||IND||1979||Madurai||7||39,5||41,5||34,50||0||7|
|7||13||Gowtham K K||IND||1811||Coimbatore||7||38,5||41||35,25||0||6|
|8||1||Ram S. Krishnan||IND||2083||BSNL||7||38||42,5||36,50||0||7|
|9||29||Raaghav Kabil M||U16||IND||1416||Tirunelveli||7||37,5||41,5||34,50||0||7|
|11||7||Akil A S J||IND||1847||Madurai||6,5||41||44||33,75||0||6|
|15||3||Stanley Samson P.||IND||2006||Thoothukudi||6||42||45||31,25||0||5|
|16||21||Nandish V S||U14||IND||1602||Coimbatore||6||40,5||45,5||32,50||0||5|
|17||52||Vipin K A||U16||IND||1223||Erode||6||39,5||43,5||30,50||0||6|