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Sahaj Grover
Number of games in database: 217
Years covered: 2005 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2478
Highest rating achieved in database: 2532
Overall record: +89 -63 =64 (56.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B43 B30 B52 B48 B71
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C77 C86 C65 C78 C97
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E20 E25 E30 E34
 Sicilian Kan (7) 
    B43 B42
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C86 C97 C95
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B18 B17 B16 B10 B12
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (27) 
    C05 C02 C11 C01 C18
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E46 E37 E40
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C78 C69 C77 C63 C60
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C05 C07 C09
 Sicilian (8) 
    B90 B91 B22 B52 B92
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A46 A40 D02 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Grover vs L Ptacnikova, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   World Junior Championships (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Tata Steel (Group C) (2012)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2013)

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SAHAJ GROVER
(born Sep-07-1995) India

[what is this?]
IM (2010); Grandmaster (2012). At one time (April 2003), the youngest Indian to have a FIDE rating, Grover won the World Under-10 Championship in Belfort in 2005. He won his 3rd GM norm at the World Junior Championship (2012) to gain the GM title a few weeks before his 17th birthday. Outright 2nd at the 2013 Asian Junior Championship.

Wikipedia article: Sahaj Grover


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Gilbert vs S Grover  1-037 2005 Hastings Masters opD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
2. S Grover vs C Aditya 1-021 2006 1st ONGC CupC17 French, Winawer, Advance
3. S Grover vs C Norregaard  ½-½30 2006 Hastings Chess CongressC14 French, Classical
4. Robson vs S Grover  1-057 2006 Wch U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. S Grover vs A Mhamal  0-138 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. E Gleizerov vs S Grover  1-025 2008 Dubai OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E De Groote vs S Grover  1-039 2008 12th Essent Chess TournamentC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
8. S Grover vs G N Gopal  0-147 2008 World Junior ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
9. D Cilia Vincenti vs S Grover  ½-½29 2008 Hastings Chess CongressE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. B Deruni vs S Grover  0-146 2008 World Junior ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
11. I Nyzhnyk vs S Grover  ½-½66 2008 Reykjavik OpenE15 Queen's Indian
12. S Grover vs V Bhagwat  1-038 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
13. K Shirazi vs S Grover  1-027 2008 International Championship of ParisB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. S Grover vs E L'Ami  ½-½49 2008 12th Essent Chess TournamentC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
15. S Grover vs D Baratosi  0-146 2008 World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
16. K R A Pradeep vs S Grover  ½-½39 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
17. S Grover vs Robson 1-045 2008 Reykjavik OpenB27 Sicilian
18. S Grover vs E Sparenberg  ½-½61 2008 12th Essent Chess TournamentB56 Sicilian
19. E Gurcan vs S Grover 0-131 2008 World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
20. S Grover vs G Salimbeni  1-033 2008 Hastings Chess CongressC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. S Grover vs B Ozoglu  1-047 2008 World Junior ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. S Grover vs I A Nataf  ½-½81 2008 Reykjavik OpenB32 Sicilian
23. I Darpan vs S Grover  0-131 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
24. S Grover vs A Shchekachev  ½-½53 2008 International Championship of ParisB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. S Grover vs J van Apeldoorn  1-038 2008 12th Essent Chess TournamentB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-13-08  Resignation Trap: This is Sahaj Grover of India who was born September 7, 1995. He has the distinction of being India's youngest player to ever have a FIDE rating (April 2003): http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph... .

In Belfort 2005 he won the World Under-10 Championship: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... .

Certainly a player to watch!

Jul-02-08  Augalv: I will be GM by year's end: Sahaj

BY ROHIT BHARDWAJ

New Delhi

July 2: "I will be a Grand Master by the end of this year," said former under-10 world champion Sahaj Grover, who completed his third and final International Master norm recently, from Paris on Wednesday.

Sahaj is playing in the Paris Championship and has already held two GMs Quintana Omar Almeida and Andrei Shchekachev in the first and second round respectively though he lost to IM Shirazi Kamran in the third round.

Sahaj, 12, completed his third and final International Master norm at the Balatonlelle chess festival in Hungary last week after finishing clear second in a field of six players. Sahaj will be officially be awarded the IM title when he crosses the 2400 ELO rating barrier.

This has been a terrific season for this Delhi lad who completed all three IM norms in a period of seven months, starting with his first norm at the Commonwealth championship here in December and the second norm at the Reykjavik International open tournament at Iceland in March.

Giving credit to his trainer Vishal Sareen, Sahaj said, "It became easier only because of my trainer. He pumped up my confidence and told me to have faith in my abilities."

"Sahaj is developing as a strong player. He possesses a unique style and initiates moves in his opponents. But even then I must say, he needs a lot more nurturing and this healthy trend needs to continue," Sareen, who is accompanying him for the Paris tournament, told this paper on Wednesday.

But Sahaj is unfazed by the praise showered upon him by his trainer. "I think I need to improve on all counts — opening, middle and end games. But my game has become more attacking," Sahaj said.

The youngster who is a student of Class VIII at Kulachi Hansraj Model School feels that Delhi’s chess scenario still needs to improve and parents need to motivate children for playing chess.

"Even though one gets to know about various international tournaments through the net, it’s difficult to convince one’s parents, find sponsors and also get leave from school. I am happy that my parents and school have been very co-operative. They arrange separate classes for me," he said.

Sahaj now plans to take part in the World Junior Championship in October.

Source:http://howrah.org/sports/18083.html

May-18-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 18th place and Commonwealth U16 champion 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr338..., congratulations! http://www.delhichess.com/prize_win...

Nov-13-10  BIDMONFA: Sahaj Grover

GROVER, Sahaj
http://www.bidmonfa.com/grover_saha...
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Nov-23-10  nescio: Grover is in the lead in Wijk aan Zee with 6.5/8: http://www.ssij.nl/indexcvt2010.html

The winner will be invited to Group C of the Tata Steel Tournament in January. After today's easy win he is well on his way.

Grover-Blees Cultural Village 2010:
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.d3 Bf5 6.h3 e6 7.Qe2 Nbd7 8.Bd2 Bb4 9.g4 Bg6 10.f4 0-0-0 11.a3 c6 12.0-0-0 Bxc3 13.Bxc3 Qc7 14.Qf2 Kb8 15.Ne2 Ka8 16.Ng3 Nb6 (??)


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17.Bxf6 1-0. Suddenly the bishop on g6 is lost.

May-03-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I will be a Grand Master by the end of this year," said former under-10 world champion Sahaj Grover (in 2008)

maybe this year..

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Dec-11-11  indianchessupdates: Grover, the former U-10 World champion's superb run continues this season

After finishing second with a silver medal in 2011 World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad.

He then finished joint second in the Vizag GM open.

Now he has again finished 2nd in the London Fide Open with 7.5 points from 9 games and has earned 15 elo points

http://www.livechess.co.uk/classic/...

He is at his all time live rankings of 2542 elo.

For more on Indian players visit

http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....

Aug-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations to Sahaj Grover for gaining his Grandmaster title by picking up his 3rd norm at the World Junior.

Well done, GM Grover!

Sep-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "Every time, we played chess at home, he would shout at us for making a wrong move even when he was just 4."

- Sangeeta Grover (mother of GM Grover)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...

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