R R Laxman Won the 1st Dhakshinamoorthy Memorial Open Rapid FIDE Rated Chess Tournament-2017

Grand Master R R Laxman of ICF won the 1st Dhakshinamoorthy Memorial Open Rapid FIDE Rated Chess Tournament organized by Master Mind Chess Academy. The two days event was held at Ganesh Kalyana Mandabam, Pammal, Chennai on 22nd & 23rd July, 2017. The Prize fund of Rs.2,00,000/- was split into 20 Main Prizes, 33 Special Prizes & 83 Trophies for age categories. The winner gets Rs.21,000/- and a glittering trophy. The Event attracted 408 players from 10 states, out of which 239 players were internationally rated players.

At the end of 5th round, top seed players sailed smoothly. Eight Players were leading with full five points. In the sixth round Ram S Krishnan, former national rapid champion lost to Eighteenth Seed Player Hemanth Raam of Chennai. Laxman took the sole lead at the end of seventh round. Unstoppable Laxman went onto win against Ajay Krishna of Chennai in the eighth round.

In the final round Laxman drew with his team mate IM Praveen Kumar to lift the winner trophy and cash award of Rs. 21,000/- with 8.5 pts. A Shankar of Southern Railways finished second place with 8 points and IM Praveen Kumar C of ICF finished 3rd place with 7.5 points.

Mr. Natarajan, org. Secretary took the initiative to conduct this tournament in the name of Mr. Dhakshinamoorthy who lived a life of love for chess and left on 21st February 2017, at the age of 92 years. “I am a lonely soul, and my house is always open to anyone who wishes to play chess,” was one of his cryptic sentences.

Mr. Natarajan who is organizing many tournaments now a day. He gave prizes to all kids under the age of eight, also a memento in memory of Mr. Dhakshinamoorthy to all the 408 players, arbiters and officials. He also arranged a seminar class before the prize distribution which was taken by Mr. Saravanan, International Master. He shared the memories of Mr. Dhakshinamoorthy chess life and his chess knowledge to the young kids who were present in the function.

Prizes were distributed by Saravanan V, International Master. Dignitaries present on the dais were Mr. T J Suresh Kumar,ICF, Mr. R R Vasudevan, International Arbiter, Mr. Ilan Kumar, MMCA, Mr. Babu, MMCA, Mr. Chandrasekaran, MMCA and MR. Natarajan, Secretary, MMCA.

 

Main Prizes
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Laxman R.R. ICF
2 Shankar A. TN 8
3 Praveen Kumar C ICF
4 Lokesh N. TN
5 Balasubramaniam H TN
6 Bharath Subramaniyam H TN
7 Ajay Krishna S TN 7
8 Hemanth Raam TN 7
9 Venkat Sundaram TN 7
10 Ashwath R. TN 7
11 Syed Anwar Shazuli ICF 7
12 Mohan Kumar TN 7
13 Ganesh R TN 7
14 Sa Kannan TN 7
15 Manigandan S S TN 7
16 Ram S. Krishnan BSNL 7
17 Rathneesh R TN 7
18 Sridhar C S TN 7
19 Mythireyan P TN 7
20 Harini S. TN 7

 

RATING 1501-1800
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Srihari L R TN 7
2 Abhijit Chutia KAR 7
3 Subramanian R M TN 7
4 Gokulraj K TN 7
5 Manu David Suthandram R TN 7
6 Pranesh M TN 7
7 Nikhil Magizhnan TN
8 Ravi Kumar K AP
9 Karthick Narayanan S TN
10 Muthu Palaniappan P L TN

 

RATING 1201 -1500
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Nitin Shankar Madhu TN 7
2 Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai TN 7
3 Karthik B TN 7
4 Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki TN
5 Govindarajan Suganthi TN
6 Ulaganathan G TN
7 Arjun C Krishnamachari TN 6
8 Sanjay Thiruvengadam TN 6
9 Nandha Visakan TN 6
10 Varun Suresh Roshan TN 6

 

Unrated ~ 1200
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Manikanda Prabhu B V TN 6
2 Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan TN 6
3 Rathina Sabapathi A TN
4 Sujit Prathameesh R
5 Bharanidharan Nedunchezian TN
6 Badrinarayanan N TN
7 Vishwa Bala Kumaran M TN
8 Haresh Nandan C TN
9 Chandramouli Gopalakrishnan TN
10 Rishiraj P TN

 

Trophy – U08 Boys
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Velavaa Ragavesh TN
2 Sanchith Sundararam K TN
3 Vijay Adithya Muthu S TN
4 Daakshin Arun TN 4
5 Aniruddh B TN 4
6 Deepan Madhuprakash TN 4
7 Sivabalan G TN 4
8 Viswesh S J TN 4

 

Trophy – U10 Boys
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Ashwin Sairam TN 6
2 Roshan Abendhra Ramesh TN 5
3 Rohan M TN 5
4 Ramakrishnan M R TN 5
5 Anirudh R 5
6 Vengatesh Krishnan C TN
7 Jashwanth B TN
8 Yogeswaran V TN

 

Trophy – U12 Boys
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Vignesh N TN 6
2 Ayyappan P Santhana Prabu TN 6
3 Manish Anto Cristiano F TN 6
4 Sidharth P G TN 6
5 Krishan A TN 6
6 Sivan S Roshan TN 6
7 Deepakraj Raja TN
8 Jaikavin Senthilkumar TN

 

Trophy – U14 Boys
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Hiren K G TN 6
2 Gugan G TN 6
3 Charan Madhuprakash TN 6
4 Kabhilan S TN 6
5 Shreyas Anand TN 6
6 Vignesh B TN 6
7 Nidheshpa S TN 6
8 Sakthi Subash A S TN 6

 

Trophy – U18 Boys
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Sanathanan N.R.S. TN 6
2 Chujeeth Vignesh A TN 6
3 Kishore V TN 6
4 Arun R U TN 6
5 Yashwanth Raj S TN
6 Anirudh D Venkat TN
7 Bharath Kumar Radhakrishnan 5
8 Vijayaraghavan T TN 5

 

Trophy – F08 Girls
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Aswinika Mani R TN 5
2 Indira Priyadharshini S TN 4
3 Sananda R TN 3
4 Maya Ameen TN 3
5 Akshara P 3

 

Trophy – F10 Girls
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Sindhusree K TN 4
2 Kavya N TN 4
3 Tejaswini G TN 4
4 Shakkthi Priyaa N TN 3
5 Dakshayani Ganesan TN 3

 

Trophy – F12 Girls
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Sandhya S TN 5
2 Subashree Ranganathan TN 5
3 Avanthika F G TN 5
4 Harini M C TN 5
5 Sasvatha A TN

 

Trophy – F14 Girls
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Divyabharathi Masanam TN
2 Shivani Madhu TN 5
3 Durga R TN 5
4 Rajchinna Singaravelan TN
5 Thrisha A TN

 

Trophy – F18 Girls
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Harivardhini I TN 6
2 Kavitha P L TN
3 Swarnamala B TN 5
4 Anunyaa S 4

 

Best Veteran
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Chandra Sekharan A P TN
Best Women (Above U18)
S.No. Player Name Club Points
1 Aasha C R TN
Younger Player-Boy
S.No. Player Name Club Points
298 Devdarshan R B TN
Younger Player-Girl
S.No. Player Name Club Points
377 Loganethra Mani R TN 1

 

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