GM Laxman wins 1st Vellore Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament
The 1st Vellore Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament was held at D.K.M.Kalyana Mandapam, Vellore on 25th & 26th December2021 with a total prize fund of Rs.1, 00,000/- was organized by Star Chess Academy & Arcot Chess Academy in association with Raya Vellore District Chess Association.
Shri. Manikanda Swamy, Vice President, TNSCA and Grandmaster R.R. Laxman inaugurated the Tournament by making the first move. This tournament attracted 304 participants from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, UP, Haryana, etc.. out of which 142 players were FIDE International rated players including one GM, One IM, One WIM, One FM and many National level players made the event stronger and so colorful.
After the final round, GM Laxman stood first and received the winner’s cash prize of Rs.15,000/- with a trophy followed by FM L.R. Srihari stood second & received Rs.12,000/- cash prize and WIM Michelle Catherina stood third & received Rs.10000/- cash prize.
In the prize distribution ceremony Shri P. Manoharan, Secretary, Raya Vellore District Chess Association, Shri S. Manikanda Swamy, Vice President, TNSCA and Tournament Director, Shri T.Selvarajan, Vice President, Raya Vellore District Chess Association, Shri Abdul Kreem, Secretary, Ranipet District Chess Association Shri S.Cholavandan, Arcot Chess Academy, Star Chess Academy.
and Shri V Ravichandran, FT & IA jointly distributed the Prizes.
Top 10 rankers
|2||Srihari L R||TN CHENGALPATTU||8||12000|
|3||Michelle Catherina P||TN CHENNAI||7½||10000|
|4||Praveen Kumar C||ICF||7½||7000|
|5||Daakshin Arun||TN CHENNAI||7½||5000|
|6||Sachin Sangamesh R||TN VELLORE||7½||4000|
|7||Dhanasekar M||TN VELLORE||7½||3000|
|8||Hirthickkesh Pr||TN CUDDALORE||7||2000|
|9||Sridhar Prasath K||TN VELLORE||7||2000|
|10||Thiyagarajan Tamilselvi||TN THANJAVUR||7||2000|