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Shah Hetul
S Hetul 
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 2008 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 1943
Highest rating achieved in database: 2011
Overall record: +5 -4 =1 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1999) India

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 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Ramakrishna vs S Hetul  1-0532008Commonwealth ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. S Hetul vs S Patwardhan 1-0162008Commonwealth ChampionshipA16 English
3. S Hetul vs Shreyas Uday Jain  1-0322008Commonwealth ChampionshipA21 English
4. M Anurag vs S Hetul  1-0252008Commonwealth ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
5. S Hetul vs O De Silva  0-1622008Commonwealth ChampionshipA16 English
6. S Hetul vs S Dhar  0-1422008Commonwealth ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
7. Chopra Aryan vs S Hetul  0-1452008Commonwealth ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. S Hetul vs Rihan Satia  1-0322008Commonwealth ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. N Ibraev vs S Hetul 0-14420097th Parsvnath International Open ChessC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
10. S Hetul vs N Steinberg  ½-½302010WYCC Open U12D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Hetul wins | Hetul loses  

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Jan-12-09  Augalv: "I have never beaten a GM before, so it's a momentous occasion for me. All that I did was believe in my game. I was a pawn up in the opening itself and by the middlegame I had two-pawn advantage. All that I needed to do was play safe and I managed to win."

Hetul Shah, after beating GM Nurlan Ibrayev in the first round of the seventh Parsvnath International Open Chess tournament, becoming the youngest ever Indian to defeat a grandmaster.

A kid to look out for.

Jan-12-09  Augalv: Link to Chessvibes article on Hetul Shah becoming the youngest player ever to beat a GM in a standard tournament game with annotated game defeating GM Ibrayev.

Jan-13-09  Karpova: There's also a chessbase report now:

[Event "7th Parsvnath International Open Chess "]
[Site "Modern School, Barakhamba Roa"]
[Date "2009.01.11"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Ibrayev, Nurlan"]
[Black "Hetul, Shah"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "1817"]
[ECO "A00"]
[EventDate "2009.01.11"]
[WhiteElo "2407"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Bd7 14.Nf1 Rfc8 15.Ne3 Nc6 16.a3 Bf8 17.b3 Nxd4 18.Nxd4 Qc3 19.Ne2 Qxa1 20.Qd2 d5 21.b4 d4 22.Nd1 Rxc2 23.Qxc2 Rc8 24.Qd2 Nxe4 25.Qd3 Nd6 26.Bb2 Qa2 27.f4 Qc4 28.Qb1 d3 29.Ne3 Qe4 30.Nc3 Qxf4 31.Ncd5 Qg3 32.Nf1 Qg6 33.Bxe5 Nc4 34.Nf4 Qb6+ 35.Kh1 Nxe5 36.Rxe5 Bd6 37.Re4 Bc6 38.Qc1 Qb7 39.Re1 Bxg2+ 40.Nxg2 Rxc1 41.Rxc1 Bf4 42.Rc3 d2 43.Rd3 h6 44.Kg1 Qb6+ 0-1

Jan-13-09  blacksburg: nice game, young man, nice game.
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  alexmagnus: But he lost in the two rounds following this game (to opps rated 2200ish and 2000ish). His next opp is unrated. I guess despit this sensational first round win he will perform around his usual 1800...
Jan-14-09  sheaf: onething is for sure when an 1800 player defeats a GM that the kid has amazing insights, because GMs even if the blunder they usually dont make it easy for such low rated players..they produce toughest defences and usually, if not always, there are it the lowest rated player ever defeating a GM ??..youngest for sure, but with players so young ratings make little sense since their ratings change in a matter of much of learning happens to them, who knows maybe even during the course of a game..I remember vishy himself said the same about carlsen two years ago..
Jan-14-09  Karpova: Fouts' rating at that time was also quite low: M Fouts vs N Firman, 2003

Rating: (1700 to 1800 but note that this is his USCF rating!). He had no Elo rating at that time:

Dec-30-12  vinidivici: where is he now?

Whats his rating and how the progress?

Dec-30-12  vinidivici: any news?
Dec-30-12  waustad: <vinidivici>Look at his rating card. There is a link right above the biography box. I didn't see any news stories since 2011, but that is not a big surprise. Most of the tournaments real people play in don't get any press at all. He got noticed because he was so young when he beat the GM. If you really want to delve, try finding an Indian rating somewhere. They might be available on line. His last FIDE update was in March. His rating of 1979 is good for a kid, but not very newsworthy.
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  Domdaniel: Has Hetul Shah given up chess?
Nov-24-17  N0B0DY:
Nov-24-17  zanzibar: According his FIDE records his last active period was in August 2013.

(Hopefully the link puts you right there on his recent events page, aka <"Click to view All previous periods">)

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