Sivam Children Hospital All India FIDE Rapid Rating Tournament 2016

The Sivam Children Hospital All India FIDE Rapid Rated chess tournament was organised by Sivakasi Chess Club at Arasan Ganesan Kalyanamandapam on 2nd and 3rd July 2016. IM P. Shyaam Nikhil of Tamil Nadu headed the list comprising 224 players from TN, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.

Shyaam conceded only draw to young Dhanush Bharadwaj of Karnataka in his tally of 8.5 points from nine games. After six rounds, former national blitz champion Ram S Krishnan of BSNL led the field with 6 points, followed by Shyaam, TS Ravi, former TN State junior champion P. Maheswaran of Sivakasi Chess Club, representing Postal Services, Boopathy Raja of Virudhunagar district and Dhanush Bharadwaj. Maheswaran held Ram to a draw in the seventh round which helped Shyam and Ravi to join Ram at the top.

At the end of eighth round, Shyaam shot into lead with a fluent win over P. Yutesh of TN, as the game between Ravi and Ram ended in a draw. In the final round battle between the two international masters, Shyaam inflicted a defeat on Ravi to win the title comfortably. He was one point ahead of his four nearest rivals. Dilip Kumar of Chennai came from behind to hold Ram to collect 7.5 points and thirteen year old S Suganthan of Tirunelveli also played well to score 7.5 points. With more number of wins, they were placed 2nd and 3rd respectively, followed by Ram and Maheswaran.

Sri. G. Ramamoorthy, former Vice President of TN State Chess Association was the chief guest. Mrs. Brinda Ragavan, Correspondent of Renganayagi Varatharaj College of Engineering and industrialist GV Karthik were the guests of honour. Earlier, Dr. K. Kathiravan, Chairman of Sivakasi Municipality and the sponsor of the event inaugurated the tournament.

Final Ranking:

Rank Name Club Pts
1 Shyaamnikhil P TN
2 Dileep Kumar R TN
3 Suganthan S TN
4 Ram S. Krishnan BSNL
5 Maheswaran P. Postal
6 Sa Kannan TN 7
7 Subramanian Pl TN 7
8 Chandra Sekharan A P TN 7
9 Prasannaa.S TN 7
10 Rajashakkthivel K K TNV 7
11 Kalidass C. TNV 7
12 Nikhil Magizhnan TN 7
13 Ravi ThandalamShanmugam TN 7
14 DhanushBharadwaj KAR 7
15 Girinath B S TN 7
16 DhanushRagav TN 7
17 Selvamurugan B TN
18 Unas K.A. KER
19 Deepak Kumar R TN
20 VelMurugan B TN

 

Under 15 Boys

Rank Name Club Pts
1 Vigneshwaran K TNV 6
2 Marimuthu K TNV 6
3 Dharshan Venkatachalam TN 6
4 Muralidharan M TN 6
5 Atul Srivatsa TN
6 JeyamSubbaiah C TNV
7 Shiva Rajan K TNV

 

Under 13 Boys

Rank Name Club Pts
1 Aswin Kumar B S TN 6
2 Yutesh P TN 6
3 Karuppasamy C TN 6
4 SubbhuKarthick S M TN 6
5 AyushhRavikumar TN

 

Under 11 Boys

Rank Name Club Pts
1 JagendranKamak N TNV 6
2 Sajan J TNV 6
3 Anantha Sai S TN
4 TharanAdithya M TN
5 AthiNandan B TN 5
6 AnirudhVenkat Ramesh Kumar TN 5
7 Dhilip Santhosh Kumar TN 5
 

 

Under 9 Boys  
Rank Name Club Pts  
1 Shadhursshaan R TNV 6  
2 Arnav Maheshwari TN 5  
3 Roshan Abendhra Ramesh TN  
4 Vasuntharan M TN  
5 Arjun Bharadwaj KAR 4  
6 Iyer Arvind MAH 4  
7 Hari Hara Jagan S A TN 4  

 

Under 15 Female
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Mega R TNV 5
2 Meenaloshini M TN 3

 

Under 13 Female
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Akshaya P TNV 6
2 Porkalaivani N TNV 6
3 Sivasri S TN 4
4 Kaleeswari K TNV 4

 

Under 11 Female
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Srimathi S TNV 5
2 SaravanaPriya M TN
3 Rathisri S TNV 3
4 Nishanthini PR TNV 3
5 RithikaSivagurunathan TN 2

 

Under 9 Female
Rank Name Club Pts
1 SruthiNaya B TN 5
2 Lakshana R TN 3
3 Priyanka P TN 3
4 NithyaPadmashree.K TNV 3
5 JayarathiKamak N TNV

 

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