The 3rd St. Joseph’s International Chess Championship is set to take place from June 28th to July 3rd at the St Joseph’s College of Engineering, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Sholinganallur, Chennai-119.

It is a 9 rounds Swiss open with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move from the beginning of the game.

The prize fund amounts to Rs.1, 50,000, to be distributed as follows: 1st - Rs. 40,000; 2nd – Rs. 25,000; 3rd – Rs. 15,000; 4th – Rs. 10,000, etc.

There will also be prizes for best veteran, best female, best unrated player and four age categories winners.

The huge amount of registered players – no less than 696 – show that chess is increasing in popularity in Chennai. This region will host the upcoming world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand.

**Registered players:**

1 | IM | Priyadharshan K. | 2422 | MADURAI |

2 | IM | Shyam Nikil P. | 2408 | NAGERCOIL |

3 | IM | Nitin S. | 2347 | SALEM |

4 | IM | Rajesh V A V | 2341 | VELAMMAL |

5 | FM | Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. | 2328 | VELAMMAL |

6 | Ravi Teja S. | 2285 | Andhra | |

7 | Syed Anwar Shazuli | 2285 | ICF | |

8 | Kunal M. | 2279 | Madurai | |

9 | Pradeep Kumar R.A. | 2267 | chennai | |

10 | Shashikant Kutwal | 2264 | CRLYS | |

11 | Ram S. Krishnan | 2248 | Chennai | |

12 | IM | Ramnathan Balasubramaniam | 2245 | Kanchi |

13 | Surendran N. | 2224 | BLOOM | |

14 | FM | Sauravh Khherdekar | 2216 | NAGPUR |

15 | Gahan M.G. | 2215 | MANGALORE | |

16 | Sekar B | 2173 | BLOOM | |

17 | Linda Rangarajan | 2170 | Pondichery | |

18 | Yashas D. | 2169 | Mangalore | |

19 | FM | Vinoth Kumar M. | 2167 | |

20 | Gunasekaran K. | 2164 | ICF | |

21 | Krishna Teja N | 2140 | Andhra | |

22 | Lokesh N. | 2131 | Hosur | |

23 | Shashaank D.S. | 2129 | Chennai | |

24 | Subramanian V | 2121 | Chennai | |

25 | Anand Raj S. | 2118 | St Joseph | |

26 | FM | Shantharam K.V. | 2116 | INDIAN BANK |

27 | Anurag Jaiswal | 2108 | Kolkatta | |

28 | Dahale Atul | 2108 | PUNE | |

29 | Venkatakrishnan R.V. | 2097 | Chennai | |

30 | Sambamurthy P. | 2096 | Andhra | |

31 | Chaithanyaa K.G. | 2083 | VELAMMAL | |

32 | Snehal Bhosale | 2077 | MUMBAI | |

33 | Sudhakar K.V.S. | 2074 | ICF | |

34 | Jagadeesh A.K. | 2070 | Calicut | |

35 | Ganesh Babu S. | 2061 | Madurai | |

36 | Osama Salim | 2060 | VELAMMAL | |

37 | Sridhar C.S. | 2059 | Southern Railways | |

38 | Nanda Kumar T.S. | 2055 | Hosur | |

39 | WFM | Mahalakshmi M | 2054 | VELAMMAL |

40 | Santoshkashyap Hg | 2043 | Bangalore | |

41 | Muthaiah Al | 2041 | VELAMMAL | |

42 | Senthil Kumaran R.P. | 2034 | Thanjavur | |

43 | Sai Vishwesh.C | 2033 | Chennai | |

44 | Palaniappan A.L. | 2028 | BLOOM | |

45 | Gopalakrishnan K. | 2027 | INDIAN BANK | |

46 | Ranjith R.K. | 2025 | Kanchi | |

47 | Subburayan V. | 2013 | Pondichery | |

48 | Malla Nooka Raju | 2003 | Andhra | |

49 | Bala Kannamma.P | 2000 | VELAMMAL | |

50 | Manukonda Arun | 1991 | Andhra | |

51 | Ajay Krishna S | 1989 | VELAMMAL | |

52 | Barath L | 1989 | VELAMMAL | |

53 | Vishwanath Prasad | 1985 | Andhra | |

54 | Surya Narayana.M | 1982 | Andhra | |

55 | Shreeshan S | 1980 | SHIMAGO | |

56 | Chakravarti K. | 1974 | Salem | |

57 | Jaswant G | 1971 | Chennai | |

58 | Siva A C | 1970 | NAGERCOIL | |

59 | Vigneshwaran S | 1969 | Namakkal | |

60 | Pavan B N B | 1967 | Andhra | |

61 | Vijaya Sharathy | 1965 | Hosur | |

62 | Athirai S | 1959 | Dindigul | |

63 | Rajarishi Karthi | 1947 | VELAMMAL | |

64 | Kulkarni Vinayak | 1944 | Bangalore | |

65 | Anand Naik B | 1942 | Hyderabad | |

66 | Binayak Rath | 1939 | Orissa | |

67 | Sa Kannan | 1938 | Kottaiyur | |

68 | Kranti Kumar P. | 1927 | ANDHRA | |

69 | Eshwanth Dev Kumar J | 1923 | Nagercoil | |

70 | Iniyan P | 1921 | Erode | |

71 | D. Ashraf Subhani | 1918 | KADAPA | |

72 | Santhosh David | 1916 | KERALA | |

73 | Aadhityaa M | 1908 | Kanchi | |

74 | Varshini V | 1905 | VELAMMAL | |

75 | Iyappan P | 1896 | Villupuram | |

76 | Mohan Ram S | 1893 | Kanchi | |

77 | Babu S. | 1892 | Chennai | |

78 | Ganesh P | 1884 | St Joseph | |

79 | Mohamed Ibrahim U | 1872 | Kumarapalayam | |

80 | Srinivasan D.R. | 1865 | Trichy | |

81 | Sankaranarayanan.K | 1860 | Chennai | |

82 | Prasanna Krishna B. | 1859 | KADAPA | |

83 | Venkataraman R | 1855 | Salem | |

84 | Vaisnav M | 1854 | Tirupur | |

85 | Jayakumar S | 1848 | VELAMMAL | |

86 | Sathya Priya S.V. | 1848 | Salem | |

87 | Prajesh R | 1844 | CHENNAI | |

88 | Akshaya Nandakumar | 1840 | Coimbatore | |

89 | Gopal Shah | 1830 | Gujatat | |

90 | Balaji P. | 1829 | Avadi | |

91 | Ranga K.N. | 1829 | Chennai | |

92 | Hema Priya N | 1825 | Chennai | |

93 | Sandya M | 1824 | VELAMMAL | |

94 | Saranya Y | 1823 | VELAMMAL | |

95 | Clifford Flair | 1821 | Neyveli | |

96 | Dhiraj Patil | 1814 | JNPT/URAN | |

97 | Prakashram R | 1808 | Chennai | |

98 | Aaditya Jagadeesh | 1802 | chennai | |

99 | Duvvala Suresh | 1800 | Hyderabad | |

100 | Sandhya G | 1799 | ANDHRA | |

101 | Sharath E. | 1799 | Chennai | |

102 | Senthil Maran K | 1793 | VELAMMAL | |

103 | Selvabharathy T | 1791 | Chennai | |

104 | Badrinath S. | 1790 | Pondichery | |

105 | Sri Sakthivel Murugan C | 1786 | ||

106 | Alexander D | 1781 | Tiruvarur | |

107 | Kumar S. | 1780 | VELAMMAL | |

108 | Mugilan S. | 1780 | Chennai | |

109 | Vijay P | 1778 | Kumarapalayam | |

110 | Karthik Gopal G | 1774 | Andhra | |

111 | Pallab Bala | 1773 | KOLKATTA | |

112 | Vignesh V | 1772 | VELAMMAL | |

113 | Pandiyan R | 1760 | Panrutti | |

114 | Akil A S J | 1759 | Madurai | |

115 | Divya Lakshmi R | 1754 | CHENNAI | |

116 | Noohu M.J. | 1750 | Chennai | |

117 | Aravind K | 1749 | VELAMMAL | |

118 | Gopala Krishna B V | 1749 | Andhra | |

119 | Anirban Basu | 1747 | KOLKATTA | |

120 | Singaram P.L. | 1738 | Salem | |

121 | Sivakumar V S | 1738 | KARUR | |

122 | Viswanathan.M.S | 1734 | Kanchi | |

123 | Chopon Babu .R.K | 1732 | Chennai | |

124 | Aravindkumar S | 1731 | Namakkal | |

125 | Karunakaran M | 1726 | Tirunelveli | |

126 | Karthick Narayanan S | 1724 | VELAMMAL | |

127 | Adishta Selvam S | 1721 | Pondichery | |

128 | Narendran V | 1715 | Coimbatore | |

129 | Sonkalan Bharati | 1714 | Kolkatta | |

130 | Poojakanth M. | 1711 | Neyveli | |

131 | Arun Kumar A | 1706 | sai | |

132 | Manasa H R | 1704 | ||

133 | Md.Aminismail Khadri | 1704 | ANDHRA | |

134 | Prudhvi Kumar V | 1704 | ANDHRA | |

135 | Abdul Azeem R | 1703 | Chennai | |

136 | Hariharan S Pillai | 1703 | Vellore | |

137 | Sreedharan.E | 1703 | Kerala | |

138 | Bhuvan R | 1700 | Chennai | |

139 | Karunakaran I | 1700 | Dindigul | |

140 | Raman R. | 1699 | Pondichery | |

141 | Bhagya Jayesh | 1698 | KERAL | |

142 | Gowtham K K | 1692 | Erode | |

143 | Marthandan K U | 1691 | Kerala | |

144 | Girinath B S | 1690 | ||

145 | Vikram Teja C V | 1690 | Andhra | |

146 | Vigneshwaran S | 1689 | Chennai | |

147 | Chakravarthy M S R K | 1688 | Andhra | |

148 | Rahul S | 1688 | CHENNAI | |

149 | Kalidass C. | 1687 | Sivakasi | |

150 | C. R. Varsha | 1686 | Kanchi | |

151 | Sudhamahari Dinker | 1686 | Kanchi | |

152 | Saroja K | 1685 | Chennai | |

153 | Senbabu M B | 1685 | Kerala | |

154 | Thamaraiselvi P | 1685 | VELAMMAL | |

155 | Haricharann D V | 1683 | Coimbatore | |

156 | Kishore Kumar L S | 1682 | CHENNAI | |

157 | Dharani Sree R | 1676 | Chennai | |

158 | Kishan Prasad P | 1673 | ANDHRA | |

159 | Sasikumar N | 1673 | Avadi | |

160 | Prabhakaran K | 1672 | Bangalore | |

161 | Panchasheel S. | 1665 | Andhra | |

162 | Raman D | 1663 | Erode | |

163 | Sameer Kumar Y | 1656 | Hyderabad | |

164 | Tarun V Kanth | 1656 | Chennai | |

165 | Solomon Rathna Sekaran | 1655 | Ramanathapuram | |

166 | Mahesh Kumar K K | 1654 | CHENNAI | |

167 | Rajasekaran S R | 1652 | Vellore | |

168 | Kaushal Kalyanasundaram | 1651 | Chennai | |

169 | Kannan.V | 1648 | Villupuram | |

170 | Rajendran M G | 1646 | Chennai | |

171 | Sai Kiran Y | 1646 | Andhra | |

172 | Manickavelu. A | 1644 | Chennai | |

173 | Shiva Pavan Teja Sharma U | 1643 | Andhra | |

174 | Ananth R | 1641 | Trichy | |

175 | Pandi Durai P | 1637 | THENI | |

176 | Vishwa Anand V | 1635 | Tiruchendur | |

177 | Aadityan G | 1634 | Chennai | |

178 | Bhaskar N S | 1634 | Chennai | |

179 | George Daniel | 1633 | Chennai | |

180 | Muhammad Rafi | 1632 | KERALA | |

181 | Yuvan Bharathi K S | 1632 | Karur | |

182 | Goutam Das | 1630 | kolkatta | |

183 | Kathiravan T | 1630 | Kanchipuram | |

184 | Subramanian R P | 1630 | Salem | |

185 | Thiripurasundaram N | 1630 | Tirunelveli | |

186 | Manikandan J | 1627 | Madurai | |

187 | Ashwin R | 1625 | Kanchi | |

188 | Suriya Kumar V K | 1625 | Vellore | |

189 | Saughanthika As | 1622 | Chennai | |

190 | Thamizharasan J | 1621 | Pondichery | |

191 | Bharkavi S | 1619 | NAGERCOIL | |

192 | Prasanta Mondal | 1619 | KOLKATTA | |

193 | Tharani R | 1619 | Pondichery | |

194 | Chujeeth Vignesh A | 1616 | BLOOM | |

195 | Raja A | 1616 | Thiruvannalmalai | |

196 | Ramakrishnan V | 1616 | KERALA | |

197 | Sathananthan I | 1616 | Chennai | |

198 | Pavan Kumar Y | 1615 | Hyderabad | |

199 | Balaraman Subramanian | 1611 | TIRUVALLUR | |

200 | Soundarya R S | 1611 | Karur | |