“Athens of the East” 1st Fide rating tournament – 2017 was organized by the Ananthi Chess Academy Which is affiliated to Madurai District Chess Association from 12-08-2017 to 15-08-2017 at Chellam Century Hall A/c, Madurai. Mr. Vijayarghavan, Joint Secretary, TNSCA, inaugurated the “Athens of the East” 1st Fide rating tournament in the presence of Pragadesh, Secretary, ACA and Rev. Dr. Arul Arasu Israel, President, MDCA.
452 Players (328 rated players) from various States took part in the “Athens of the East” 1st Fide rating chess tournament – 2017. In the final round Ganesh Babu S from Madurai defeated DhanushRagav from Dindigul and became Champion of “Athens of the East” 1st Fide rating tournament – 2017.
Prizes were distributed by Mr. Abdul Nazer, Joint Secretary, TNSCA, in the Presence of Mr.Vijayarghavan, Joint Secretary, TNSCA and Dr. Rev. Arul Arasu Israel, President, MDCA.
Prize winners- Open
|1||Ganesh Babu S||TN||7½|
|4||Murali Krishnan B T||TN||7|
|7||Manigandan S S||TN||6½|
|9||Dusthageer Ibrahim M.||TN||6½|
|10||Marthandan K U||KER||6½|
|14||Vinod Kumar M.||TN||6½|
|17||Joy Lazar M.A.||KER||6|
|19||RohitRamanan T G||TN||6|
|23||Uma Maheswaran P||TN||6|
|28||Ramesh Kumar N||TN||6|