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Justin Sarkar
Number of games in database: 347
Years covered: 1997 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2307 (2314 rapid, 2188 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +130 -108 =109 (53.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical (23 games)
B06 Robatsch (7 games)
B12 Caro-Kann Defense (7 games)
D85 Grunfeld (7 games)
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (6 games)
D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (6 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (5 games)
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (5 games)
C05 French, Tarrasch (5 games)
E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov (5 games)

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   J Sarkar vs S Brunello (Apr-13-19) 0-1
   A Tang vs J Sarkar (Apr-11-19) 1/2-1/2
   J Sarkar vs A H T dos Santos Fier (Apr-10-19) 1/2-1/2
   H S Gretarsson vs J Sarkar (Apr-09-19) 0-1
   J S Christiansen vs J Sarkar (Apr-09-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-24-1981, 38 years old) United States of America

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IM Sarkar has two GM norms, from the 2006 Marshall Chess Club Championship and the 2013 U.S. Masters.

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Karklins vs J Sarkar  ½-½271997Chicago OpenC01 French, Exchange
2. I Golyak vs J Sarkar  1-0431997Saratoga Springs opC13 French
3. D F Barash vs J Sarkar  1-0661998World opC05 French, Tarrasch
4. Joel Benjamin vs J Sarkar  1-060199829th National Chess CongressC11 French
5. J Sarkar vs G Sagles  1-0171999US Amateur Team EastB02 Alekhine's Defense
6. J Sarkar vs W Rohricht 0-1501999US Amateur Team EastB07 Pirc
7. S Williams vs J Sarkar  1-0341999Smith & Williamson YM 9thA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
8. D Garces vs J Sarkar  0-1492000World OpenD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. Nathan Solon vs J Sarkar  0-1252000World OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. J Sarkar vs B Reichstein  1-0402000World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. Wojtkiewicz vs J Sarkar  1-0442000World OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. D Moore vs J Sarkar  0-1202001US Amateur Team EastC07 French, Tarrasch
13. J Sarkar vs G Shahade  ½-½ IntA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. J Bonin vs J Sarkar  ½-½ IntE17 Queen's Indian
15. J Sarkar vs Stripunsky IntA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. P Charbonneau vs J Sarkar  ½-½ IntC07 French, Tarrasch
17. J Sarkar vs I A Novikov IntA13 English
18. D Ippolito vs J Sarkar  ½-½ IntD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. J Sarkar vs I Krush IntB50 Sicilian
20. J Sarkar vs Yudasin IntB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. A Simutowe vs J Sarkar IntE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. J Sarkar vs M Belorusov  1-0602001St John's UniversityB32 Sicilian
23. S Muhammad vs J Sarkar  1-0462001St John's UniversityA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. J Sarkar vs S Glinert  1-0752001St John's UniversityB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. E Gersov vs J Sarkar  ½-½382001St John's UniversityC07 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-07-04  Knight13: Justin Sarkar
May-31-07  Giearth:
Sep-08-08  dx9293: Justin has been playing very well lately, and is expected to gain 35 FIDE rating points, taking his rating to 2451, a new high for him.

He already has one GM norm from the 2006 Marshall Chess Club Championship and if he keeps going, I think he can get the GM title.

Sarkar probably would have made it already if the USCF, or whoever is in charge of it, had awarded him a Samford Fellowship ($32,000 a year for two years to study chess) a few years back when he was eligible.

Nov-05-08  BIDMONFA: Justin Sarkar

SARKAR, Justin

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  GrahamClayton: It is interesting that Sarkar wrote the chapter on the KID for "Batsford's Modern Chess Openings" in 2009, but he doesn't play the KID exclusively against 1.d4.
Sep-03-13  dx9293: It looks like IM Sarkar has earned his second GM norm from the 2013 US Masters, nearly seven years after his first norm! I know he has been working extremely hard for it. Congratulations, Justin!
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  perfidious: An object example of why GM and IM titles are easier to get than in earlier days-that first norm would have been off the books long ago.
Sep-03-13  dx9293: <perfidious> Strictly speaking you are correct, but earning norms is hard enough anyway and only an infinitesimal part of the chess population can think of earning one, let alone three [and a 2500 Elo], so I doubt it changes much in practice.
Jan-02-14  refutor: <grahamclayton> maybe he learned something (from the white side!) while he was analyzing ;)
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  DarthStapler: I always confuse this guy with Jeff Sarwer
Sep-09-17  Retireborn: I always get Walter Shipley and Walter Shipman mixed up myself.
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  WannaBe: I always get Glenn Close and Glenn Campbell confused.
Sep-09-17  Retireborn: <WannaBe> Pretty sure one of them is a Woman. Birds and bees thing going on, you see?
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  diceman: <WannaBe: I always get Glenn Close and Glenn Campbell confused.>

I get Glenn Campbell confused with Andy Warhol.

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  Messiah: It's a pity he plays so infrequently.
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  beatgiant: <Messiah>
If he ever plays Carlsen, will we see posts from you like "I hope Justin defeats Justin"? Sorry, couldn't help myself....
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  Messiah: <beatgiant> Yes, of course!
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