The 54th Annual Liberty Bell Open was held from January 14-17, 2022, in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Adithya Pillai of Chess Gaja participated in the tournament and tested his skills against the brightest players from all across the U.S in the U-2100 category.
Adithya scored a remarkable 5.5 out of 7 points and finished 4th in the final ranking. The highlight of his performance was that he picked up 5 wins and all his wins came against opponents who were about 150+ points higher rated than him.
This was a great result for Adithya as he crossed the 2000 USCF rating points for the first time, as he gained 113 USCF rating points with this strong performance.
Summary of the tournament results
We congratulate our student Adithya for playing great chess, and we wish him the best of luck in all the upcoming events.