The 2022 Houston Open was held from November 11 – 13, 2022, in Houston, Texas.
Chess Gaja students Vaseegaran and Vijay participated in this tournament under the Open section.
Vaseegaran scored 3 out of 5 points. Two of his losses came against GrandMasters Razvan Preotu (2585) and Ivan Schitco (2552).
This strong performance increased Vaseegaran’s rating from 2159 to 2168.
Vijay scored 1.5 out of 5 points with 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 losses. One of his losses was against GrandMaster Razvan Preotu (2585) where Vijay put up a good fight in the game.
Chess Gaja students Neil, Anish, and Vishnu participated in this tournament under the U2000 section.
Neil scored 3.5 out of 5 points with 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. He only lost his game against the tournament winner Patrick(1954).
This great performance helped Neil pickup rating 24 rating points, pushing his live rating to 1826.
Anish scored 2.5 out of 5 points with 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. He lost his games against higher-rated players Abhinav(1878) and Greg(1802).
Vishnu scored 1.5 out of 5 points with 1 win, 1 draw, and 3 losses. Notably, he won his second game against a higher-rated player Carl(1883).
Chess Gaja students Shriyan, Sahithi, and Mihika participated in this tournament under the U1800 section.
Shriyan scored 2.5 out of 5 points with 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Notably, he lost his games against higher-rated players Monishkirupaa(1791) and David(1688).
Sahithi scored 2.5 out of 5 points with 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Notably, she won her game against higher-rated player Roland(1645).
This performance increased Sahithi’s rating point from 1537 to 1549.
Mihika scored 1.5 out of 5 points with 2 losses and 3 draws. She lost one of her games against a higher-rated player Cyrus(1687).
Congratulations to all the participants, and All the best for the upcoming tournaments.
To make your kids champions like our students, Fill out the form here: https://chessgaja.com/contactnew/