Manipal: Dr TMA Pai Memorial FIDE Rated Chess tournament oragnised by Manipal University was inaugurated by K Annamalai, Superintend of Police, at Dr TMA Pai Hall, Manipal at 9:00 am here on December 26.
The inaugural function was presided over by Dr H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University, Dr HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University, International Master, DV Prasad, Arjuna Awardee, Sri Charudatta V Jadav, President All India Chess Federation for Blind, Dr Poornima Baliga, Dean KMC, Dr Rajgopal Shenoy, Vice President, UKCA, Dr Vinod C Nayak, Secretary, Sports Council, Manipal Univesity.
International Master, Thejkumar MS of South Western Railways, IM Stany GA of Karnataka, IM DV Prasad of Maharastra, IM Girinath PDS of South Central Railway, IM Ravi Hegde of Karnataka, FM Rajdeep Sarkar, National Under 17 Champion were the the main contenders for the Rs 3,00,000 prize fund tournament. A total of 368 players from Karnataka, Goa, Tamilnadu, Maharastra, Assam, Meghalaya, Tellangana and Kerala participated in this megha event. Out of which 201 were FIDE Rated players.
Charudatta Jadhav, in his speech, requested manipal University to help in online learning facility to Visually impaired chess players. Dr H Vinod Bhat promised to support the request of Charudatta Jadhav and also said that he will support in translating chess books in brail language.
Dr Vinod Naya, Dr Rajgopal Shenoy, Dr Poornima Baliga, Dr H Vinod Bhat, Dr H S Ballal, K Annamalai, IM DV Prasad and Charudatta Jadhav were present.
At the end of 1st round all the seeded played won their respective games.
Dr TMA Pai Memorial Trophy Open FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Manipal, Karnataka
Round 1 on 2015/12/26 at 11:00 am
Bo. Name IRtg Club Pts Res. Pts Name IRtg Club
1 Deepthi Lakshmi K 1063 KAR 0 lost to 1 IM Thejkumar M. S. 2439 SWR
2 IM Stany G.A. 2421 KAR 1 bt 0 Mahesh A Shetti 1062 GOA
3 Muralidhar Rao M 1058 KAR-UDP 0 lost to 1 IM Prasad Devaki V 2345 KAR
4 IM Girinath P.D.S. 2317 SCR 1 bt 0 Shiva Priya Halamane 0 KAR
5 Suhagh S Shetty 1049 KAR-UDP 0 lost to 1 Muthaiah Al * 2297 TN
6 Gahan M.G. 2255 KAR 1 bt 0 Prathvika J R 1045 KAR
7 Dhanyatha Corry 1044 KAR 0 lost to 1 Vijay Keerthi K. 2248 KAR
8 FM Rajdeep Sarkar 2223 WB 1 bt 0 Pratik S Borkar 1044 GOA
9 Shriganesh 1037 KAR 0 lost to 1 Arvind Shastry 2209 KAR
10 IM Hegde Ravi Gopal 2191 KAR 1 bt 0 Aarvi Jain 1036 KAR
11 Chethan S P 1036 KAR 0 lost to 1 Nambiar Vivek 2149 KAR
12 Anilkumar O.T. * 2060 KER 1 bt 0 Rajgopal Shenoy Dr. 1035 KAR-MU
13 Dheeraj Pai B P 1032 KAR-UDP 0 lost to 1 Kulkarni Vinayak 2043 KAR
14 Ojas Kulkarni 2000 KAR 1 bt 0 Rishabh Kumara 1031 KAR
15 Shama K 1027 KAR 0 lost to 1 Stanley Samson P. 1989 TN
16 Gavi Siddayya 1971 KAR 1 bt 0 Megha M Hegde 1017 KAR
17 Shaligram Yash 1017 MAH 1 bt 0 Arjun Adappa 1960 KAR
18 Chandar Raju 1950 KER 1 bt 0 Vasant Shivanand Borker 1015 GOA
19 Pruthvi M P 1014 KAR 0 lost to 1 Sameer Ghotane 1938 KAR
20 Raahul V S 1934 TN 1 bt 0 Dhanush Ram M 1012 KAR