Aanandhakumar clinched title -1st MCA Fide Rating Chess Tournament for below1600

Arulthiru Adigalar Amma’s Trophy 1st All India Fide Rating Chess Tournament for below 1600 Rating organized by Mount Chess Academy at the Spacious Multipurpose Hall in GB Public School, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu from 1st to 3rd January2016.
This Tournament was inaugurated by Shri. Feldon Cosmos Fernandez, Principal, GB Public School in the presence of Shri. K.R.Seshadri, Vice President,Kanchi District Chess Association on 1st January. This event attracted 362 including 199 rated players took part. The total prize fund was Rs. 1, 00,000/- and prizes were given to the top thirty players and Eight prizes each for all 10 categories. GB Public School, Melmaruvathur sponsored this event and they provide free dormitory and Boarding to all players & parents.

This event was conducted in Eight round Fide Swiss event with time control of 30 min per player with 30 sec increments. In the initial rounds almost all the high rated players registered victories and the process of elimination of contestants took place except the defeat of top seeded V.Jagan of Kanchi in the hands of lesser seeded T V Kumar of Chennai in the third round.

In the final round Aanandhakumar made an early peace treaty and split the points in the top board against Suryaprakash and won the title with 7.5points Four players, Nandhakumar.K,Surya prakash.J,Vishwanathan kannam and Swarnamala scored 7points each and tied for the second place and on tie break they finished second to fifth respectively. Aanandhakumar clinched title with cash prize of Rs20000.Nandhakumar came second and received Rs13000. Suryaprakash.J came third got Rs10000.

National Champion GM Karthikeyan Murali & Smt Sridevi Ramesh, Correspondent, GB Public School jointly distributed the prizes in the valedictory function on 3rd January2016.