18th Adyar Times FIDE rated Open inaugurated

As many as 404 players which include 241 FIDE rated players are vying for the top honors in the 18th Adyar Times FIDE rated open chess tournament, 2018 which is being flagged off today at Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Adyar, Chennai. While the top seed and International Master P.Saravana Krishnan (Karur Vysa Bank Ltd.) made a short work of G.Siva, all the other top seeds had a smooth sail in the very first round of this traditional event sponsored by Adyar Times a neighbourhood newspaper and organized by the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association.

In a glittering opening ceremony Smt. S.Usha, Vice Principal Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai made a formal move against India’s first International Master and Arjuna Awardee Shri. Manuel Aaron and officially declared the tournament open, in the presence of Shri. A. Murugavel, Vice President, TNSCA and Shri. Stephen Balasamy, General Secretary, TNSCA.

The tournament which carries a total prize fund of Rs. 2.5 lakhs will be held between September 29 to October 2, 2018.

Important Results of Round one:

Bo. No.   Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts.   Name Rtg No.
1 1 IM Saravana Krishnan P. 2323 1 1 – 0 0 Siva G 1075 203
2 204 Afreen Zubaida A 1074 0 0 – 1 1 Pradeep Kumar R A 2274 2
3 3 Hari Madhavan N B 2224 1 1 – 0 0 Darshan Sasthaa M 1073 205
4 206 Prajit Ravishankar 1072 0 0 – 1 1 AGM Srihari L R 2170 4
5 5 FM Vinoth Kumar M. 2149 1 1 – 0 0 Yashwanth Krishna B 1071 207
6 208 Vaishnavi M 1070 0 0 – 1 1 Ram S. Krishnan 2135 6
7 7 Sridharan Ramanathan 1997 1 1 – 0 0 Dananjey Prabu 1069 209
8 210 Sai Sundar A 1069 0 0 – 1 1 Mythireyan P 1911 8
9 9 Gokulraj K 1906 1 1 – 0 0 Mukesh Kumar J 1068 211
10 212 Gokul Sekar 1066 0 0 – 1 1 AGM Yuvan Bharathi K S 1855 10
11 11 Vinay R Jumani 1825 1 1 – 0 0 Mohana Lakshmi Sekar 1066 213
12 214 Nielan C 1066 0 0 – 1 1 AGM Vignesh B 1806 12
13 13 Neil Franclin S 1772 1 1 – 0 0 Sai Srivardhan R 1066 215
14 216 Mirudhubhashini S 1062 0 0 – 1 1 Venkatakrishnan R.V. 1738 14
15 15 Ravi Kumar K 1734 1 1 – 0 0 Sai Dhakshan Y 1061 217

By IA S.PAUL AROKIA RAJ

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