Jeevanandam won the LITTLE ENGLAND 2nd International FIDE Rated Chess Tournament (Below 1600)

Jeevanandam won the LITTLE ENGLAND 2nd International FIDE Rated Chess Tournament (Below 1600)

The LITTLE ENGLAND 2nd International fide rated chess tournament (below 1600) was organized by Viyugam Chess Academy (VCA) and Ananthi Chess Academy (ACA) held at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur. The Prize fund of Rs.3,00,000 was split into 25 main prizes, 26 rating category prizes and 55 trophies for age category players.

Mr. Aravind B K, IPS, Assistant Superintendent of Police inaugurates the tournament in the presence of the tournament officials

The three day tournament was inaugurated ­­Mr. Aravind B K, IPS, Assistant Superintendent of Police, in the presence of Dr. G.Ranganath, Principal, ACE, Mr. Vijayaraghavan, Joint Secretary, TNSCA, Mr. Jayapala Chandady, Founder President, KDCA, Mr. Yuvachandran, Secretary, Krishnagiri DCA, Mr. Dhenagaran, Secretary, Trichy DCA, Mr. Pragadesh, Tournament Director, Mr. Lokesh, Organizing Secretary and Mr. Ganesh Babu, Chief Arbiter.

Four hundred and ninety-nine players from 2 countries and 14 districts participated in this nine round Swiss format tournament out of which 280 players were internationally rated.

V S Sivakumar of Tamil Nadu with an Elo rating of 1587 was the top seed, followed by Jeevanandam of Tamil Nadu, Kousik Sarun Reddy from Tamil Nadu are second seeded and third seeded respectively. The first round witnessed a mild upset when 255th seeded Ramprasath of Tamil Nadu held sixth seeded Durga Prasad of Andhra Pradesh. In the round 2, Top seeded Sivakumar lost to Sharan Sriram, while the second seeded Sasikumar suffered a defeat in the hands of Appas. Upsets continued in round 3, where third seeded Kousik Sarun Reddy and fifth seeded Thiruvangadam lost to Ashok and Leelajai Krishnan respectively. Top players struggle continued in the fourth round as well.

Five players lead the tournament with 5.0 points at the end of fifth round. After round 6, Two players Jeevanandam and Gowtham shared the lead with 6.0 points. Individual encounter between the leaders in the seventh round, Jeevanandam took the lead by defeating Gowtham with 7.0 points. Jeevanandam drew with Kesavan in the eighth round and maintained his lead by half a point. He was closely followed by four players with 7.0 points. In the crucial final round, Kesavan won his game against Karun Gaurav to tie for the first place with Jeevanandam who held to a draw by Surya Thangavel. Jeevanandam won the tournament with better tie break score and a cash award of Rs.60,000 plus trophy, Kesavan settled for the second place and won a cash award of Rs.40,000 plus trophy.

Prizes were distributed by Mr. Sathik Basha, Sports Chairman, Titan Industries PVT Limited, in the presence of Mr. Jayapala Chandady, Founder President, KDCA, Mr. Yuvachandran, Secretary, KDCA, Mr. Dhenagaran, Secretary, TDCA, Mr. Pragadesh, Tournament Director, Mr.Ganesh Babu, Chief Arbiter. Mr.Lokesh, Organizing Secretary delivered the vote of thanks.

LITTLE ENGLAND 2nd INTERNTIONAL FIDE RATING BELOW 1600 CHESS TOURNAMENT
PRIZE WINNERS LIST
Main Prize – top 25 rankers
Prize Rank Player Name Prize Rating Type Club Points
1 1 S. Jeevanandam Rs. 60000+Trophy 1437 TN 8
2 2 Kesavan G Rs. 40000+Trophy 1382 TN 8
3 3 Surya Thangavel Rs. 25000 1437 TN
4 4 Raghav V Rs. 15000 1488 U11 TN
5 6 Rohit S Rs. 10000 1541 PUD
6 7 Raihaan Zahid Rs. 9000 1184 U11 KAR
7 8 Koushik Sarun Reddy Y Rs. 8000 1571 TN-KGI
8 9 Balakowshi D S Rs. 7000 1501 TN
9 10 Manna Chiranjit Rs. 6000 1564 WB 7
10 12 Mohammad Ismail Khadar Rs. 5000 1502 TEL 7
11 13 Jai Sankar Subramanian Rs. 4500 1471 U15 TN-MDU 7
12 16 Narayan Iyengar Rs. 4000 1529 KAR 7
13 18 Arun R Rs. 3500 1462 TN 7
14 19 Haridev S Rs. 3000 1456 U11 TN 7
15 21 Tamizhanban N Rs. 2000 1557 TN 7
16 22 Divesh G Rs. 2000 1362 U13 TN 7
17 23 Arunkumar K S Rs. 2000 1347 TN 7
18 24 Srithar T Rs. 2000 1552 TN 7
19 25 Gokulakrishna S Rs. 2000 1434 U15 TN 7
20 28 Gowtham B Rs. 2000 1392 U15 TN
21 29 San Hariharan Rs. 1500 1331 TN
22 30 Vishwanath Kannam Rs. 1500 1552 TEL
23 31 Rishi R Rs. 1500 1500 TN
24 34 Abhyuday Santhosh Rs. 1500 1388 U13 KAR
25 36 Chourasiya Hemant Rs. 1500 1469 MP

 

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