India Open Fide Rating Chess tournament: Chakravarthy Reddy emerges champion

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Published Aug 13, 2017, 2:10 am IST
Updated Aug 13, 2017, 2:10 am IST
Defeats Tamil Nadu’s Al Muthaiah in tie-breaker to win Rs 1 lakh at chess.
Telangana’s M. Chakravarthy Reddy wins the prize money of Rs 1,00,000 after beating Al Muthaiah of Tamil Nadu in a tie-breaker match of the 1st NITHM All India Open Fide Rating Chess tournament.
 Telangana’s M. Chakravarthy Reddy wins the prize money of Rs 1,00,000 after beating Al Muthaiah of Tamil Nadu in a tie-breaker match of the 1st NITHM All India Open Fide Rating Chess tournament.

Telangana’s M. Chakravarthy Reddy wins the prize money of Rs 1,00,000 after beating Al Muthaiah of Tamil Nadu in a tie-breaker match of the 1st NITHM All India Open Fide Rating Chess tournament. On the top board Tamil Nadu’s Al Muthaiah kept his pieces right as he defeated statemate Bharat Subramaniam in 40 moves. On the second board, M. Chakravarthy Reddy of Telangana defeated Saurabh Khardekar of Maharashtra in Queen Pawn opening London system in 44 moves. On the third board Chhattisgarh’s Dhananjay drew with Sekar B. of Tamil Nadu in 41 moves with a Sicilian defence opening.

The results:

 

Final: 1. Muthaiah Al (Tamil Nadu, 9 points) bt Bharath Subramaniyam (Tamil Nadu, 7.5); 2. Saurabh Khardekar (Maharastra, 7.5) lost to M. Chakravarthy Reddy (Telangana, 9); 3. Dhananjay (Chattisgarh, 8) drew with Sekar B. (Tamil Nadu, 8); 4. Srinivasa Rao M. (Andhra Pradesh, 8) bt Vikramjit Singh (Manipur, 7.5); 5. Sai Agni Jeevitesh   (Telangana, 7.5) drew with Venkataramana J. (Railways, 7.5).

Round 8: 1. Muthaiah  Al (Tamil Nadu, 7.5) bt Sekar B. (Tamil Nadu) (6.5); 2. Chakravarthy Reddy M. (Telangana, 7.5) bt Sai Agni Jeevitesh (Telangana, 6); 3. Saurabh Khardekar (Maharastra, 6.5) drew with Senthil Maran (Tamil Nadu, 6.5); 4. Dhananjay S. (Chattisgarh, 7) bt Sreeshwan M. (Telangana, 6); 5. Vikramjit singh (Manipur, 7) bt Lokesh N.  (Tamil Nadu, 6).

Round 6: 1. Sai Agni Jeevitesh (Telangana, 5.5) drew with Bala Kannamma (Tamil Nadu, 5.5); 2. Vikramjit Singh (Manipur, 5.5) drew with Balkishan A. (Karnataka, 5.5); 3. Muthaiah Al (Tamil Nadu, 5.5) bt Manigandan (Tamil Nadu, 4.5); 4. Chakravarthy Reddy (Telangana, 5.5) bt Vigneswaran (Tamil Nadu, 4.5); 5. Kranthi Kumar B. (Telangana, 4.5) lost to Sekar B. (Tamil Nadu, 5.5).

Standings: 1. Chakravarthi Reddy M. (Telangana) 9, 2. Muthaiah Al (Tamil Nadu) 9, 3. Sekar B. (Tamil Nadu) 8, 4. Srinivasa Rao M. Andhra Pradesh 8, 5. Dhananjay S. (Chattisgarh) 8, 6. Sai Agni Jeevitesh . J (Telangana) 7½, 7. Singh S. Vikramjit (South Central Railway) 7½, 8. Bala Kannamma P.  (Tamil Nadu) 7½, 9. Lokesh N. (Tamil Nadu) 7½, 10. Senthil Maran K. (Tamil Nadu) 7½.





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