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Aravindh Chithambaram wins Chennai GM Open 2013

14-year-old FIDE Master V R Aravindh Chithambaram emerged the champion with a whopping 9/11 after the final round of the Chennai Grandmaster International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

Aravindh, for his spectacular performance, takes the winner’s trophy and the cash award of Rupees 200000 (Rupees Two Lakhs only)

Grandmasters Neverov Valeriy (Ukraine) and S P Sethuraman (India) shared the second spot with 8.5 points. Further half a point down at 8 points were GMs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, V Vishnu Prasanna (both India) and Borovikov Vladislav (Ukraine).

Borovikov, incidentally, swept off his final round Indian opponent, GM Lalith Babu, with a bolt-from-the-blue queen sacrifice.

Aravindh Chithambaram

Mr.V Hariharan,General Secretary,Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, Shri. Dr.T.S.Sridhar I A S Additional Secretary/Commissioner, Revenue Administration Department, R Anantharam, International Arbiter, Champion Aravindh Chithambaram, International Arbiter M Ephrame, Chief Arbiter.

Aravindh Chithambaram who already has National titles in Under 11, 13 & 19 titles under his belt, is also an Under-14 silver medalist from World Youth Chess Championship 2012 at Slovenia. His ELO 2728 performance rating here fetches 80 ELOs taking him past 2400 mark.

Earlier, 15-year-old Chennai boy B Kumaran made a eleven game International Master Norm, bringing the Norms tally (2 GM Norms, 6 IM Norms, 1 WIM Norm) here to nine.

This GM event, sponsored by the Government of Tamil Nadu, carries a total prize fund of 16,000 USD, including cash awards for top 35 players and cash prizes for various categories.

R R Vasudevan
Press Officer

Final standings:

1 FM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2335 – 9
2 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2508 – 8.5
3 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2553 – 8.5
4 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2582 – 8
5 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2505 – 8
6 GM Borovikov Vladislav UKR 2558 – 8
7 IM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2508 – 7.5
8 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2510 – 7.5
9 GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2570 – 7
10 GM Papin Vasily RUS 2510 – 7
11 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2519 – 7
12 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2568 – 7
13 IM Ravichandran Siddharth IND 2372 – 7
14 IM Swayams Mishra IND 2435 – 7
15 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2454 – 7
16 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2544 – 7
17 Krishna C.R.G. IND 2304 – 7
18 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2466 – 7
19 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2471 – 7
20 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2444 – 7
21 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2428 – 6.5
22 IM Udeshi Aditya IND 2444 – 6.5
23 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2652 – 6.5
24 IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2436 – 6.5
25 Vignesh Nr IND 2236 – 6.5
26 Navin Kanna T.U. IND 2348 – 6.5
27 Kathmale Sameer IND 2261 – 6.5
28 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2476 – 6.5
29 WGM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2425 – 6.5
30 WGM Ambartsumova Karina RUS 2310 – 6.5
31 IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2359 – 6.5
32 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi MAS 2350 – 6.5
33 IM Stopa Jacek POL 2510 – 6.5
34 GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2472 – 6.5
35 GM Arun Prasad S. IND 2529 – 6.5
36 Gusain Himal IND 2311 – 6.5
37 Ravi Teja S. IND 2302 – 6
38 Sardana Rishi AUS 2356 – 6
39 IM Gagare Shardul IND 2449 – 6
40 Visakh Nr IND 2273 – 6
41 Kumaran B IND 2208 – 6
42 IM Murali Krishnan B.T. IND 2312 – 6
43 FM Petrosyan Tigran S. ARM 2389 – 6
44 IM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2444 – 6
45 GM Yagupov Igor RUS 2440 – 6
46 Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2291 – 6
47 Gireman Ja IND 2217 – 6
48 IM Kuderinov Kirill KAZ 2478 – 6
49 IM Sangma Rahul IND 2365 – 6
50 FM Prasenjit Datta IND 2250 – 6
51 IM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2393 – 5.5
52 IM Loeffler Stefan GER 2404 – 5.5
53 IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam IND 2241 – 5.5
54 Akash Pc Iyer IND 2221 – 5.5
55 Hemant Sharma (del) IND 2230 – 5.5
56 Harsha Bharathakoti IND 2167 – 5.5
57 WGM Muminova Nafisa UZB 2280 – 5.5
58 IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2434 – 5.5
59 Dahale Atul IND 2106 – 5.5
60 Kulkarni Chinmay IND 2282 – 5.5
61 Sai Vishwesh.C IND 2119 – 5.5
62 Tiwari Arjun IND 2274 – 5.5
63 Chakravarthi Reddy M IND 2114 – 5.5
64 Patil Pratik IND 2269 – 5.5
65 Pradeep Kumar R.A. IND 2356 – 5.5
66 Ram S. Krishnan IND 2246 – 5.5
67 Sagar Shah IND 2378 – 5.5
68 GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2469 – 5
69 Deepthamsh Reddy. M IND 2132 – 5
70 CM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2257 – 5
71 WFM Monnisha Gk IND 2150 – 5
72 Shreyansh Daklia IND 2227 – 5
73 IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2441 – 5
74 Shashikant Kutwal IND 2234 – 5
75 Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2185 – 5
76 IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2368 – 5
77 Saravana Krishnan P. IND 2300 – 5
78 Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2258 – 5
79 Mithil Ajgaonkar IND 2203 – 5
80 IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2243 – 5
81 Ashwath R. IND 2205 – 4.5
82 Krishna Teja N IND 2158 – 4.5
83 Mari Arul S. IND 2180 – 4.5
84 IM Babu N Sudhakar IND 2258 – 4.5
85 CM Prince Bajaj IND 2243 – 4.5
86 Imocha Laishram IND 2212 – 4.5
87 FM Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari IND 2165 – 4.5
88 WIM Kharmunova Nadezhda RUS 2152 – 4.5
89 FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2217 – 4.5
90 WIM Drljevic Ljilja SRB 2181 – 4
91 IM Prakash G B IND 2266 – 4
92 Anilkumar O.T. IND 2129 – 4
93 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman IND 2399 – 4
94 WFM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim UZB 2111 – 4
95 WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2348 – 4
96 Chakravarthi Y.V.K. IND 2111 – 4
97 Bora Safal USA 2195 – 4
98 IM Shivananda B.S. IND 2342 – 3.5
99 WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman IND 2240 – 3.5
100 IM Anurag Mhamal IND 2437 – 3.5
101 WFM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2147 – 3.5
102 Yohan J. IND 2141 – 3.5
103 Pranavananda V IND 2106 – 3.5
104 Navalgund Niranjan IND 2239 – 3.5
105 Lakshmi Narayanan Mv IND 2101 – 3.5
106 Pranav Vijay IND 2251 – 3.5
107 FM Shantharam K.V. IND 2195 – 3.5
108 Mamyrbay Assad KAZ 1890 – 3.5
109 WIM Hamid Rani BAN 1994 – 3.5
110 IM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2469 – 3
111 IM Praveen Kumar C. IND 2281 – 3
112 CM Ravichandran V IND 2104 – 2.5
113 Halpin Patrick AUS 2218 – 2.5
114 Pratyusha Bodda IND 2159 – 2

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