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Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay
Number of games in database: 260
Years covered: 1975 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2405 (2325 rapid, 2231 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485

Overall record: +76 -82 =102 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B84 B74 B83 B92 B32
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C78 C84 C95 C63 C67
 Sicilian Scheveningen (18) 
    B84 B83 B85 B80
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B18 B17 B13
 Sicilian Dragon (10) 
    B74 B72
 French Defense (10) 
    C02 C03
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (46) 
    E90 E94 E86 E92 E69
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C84 C96 C91 C97 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (25) 
    C84 C96 C91 C97 C99
 Sicilian (13) 
    B47 B45 B48 B31 B44
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B47 B45 B48
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Thipsay vs C Sandipan, 2004 1-0
   Sasikiran vs P Thipsay, 2002 0-1
   P Thipsay vs C Duncan, 1994 1-0
   W Watson vs P Thipsay, 1985 0-1
   P Thipsay vs N K Mishra, 1999 1-0
   Anand vs P Thipsay, 1986 1/2-1/2
   Z Rahman vs P Thipsay, 1997 0-1
   Miles vs P Thipsay, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Piloo Mody Open (2004)
   Indian Championship (2003)
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)

   🏆 10th Parsvnath Open
   P Thipsay vs O Barbosa (Jan-17-12) 0-1

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(born Aug-12-1959, 60 years old) India

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GM Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay was Commonwealth champion in 1985 (=Kevin Spraggett). He won the Indian Chess Championship in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Wikipedia article: Praveen Thipsay

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 260  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Thipsay vs Chandler ½-½441975Wch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. A Pacis vs P Thipsay  1-04519771st Asian Junior ChB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. P Thipsay vs Filip  1-0811981BangaloreB06 Robatsch
4. E Handoko vs P Thipsay  1-0201981BangaloreC34 King's Gambit Accepted
5. P Thipsay vs P K Wells  ½-½321982BCF-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. P Thipsay vs Ljubojevic  0-1451982Chess OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. W Schmidt vs P Thipsay  1-0231982Chess OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
8. Kupreichik vs P Thipsay  ½-½391982New DelhiC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. P Thipsay vs Taimanov  1-0481982New DelhiB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Tarjan vs P Thipsay  0-1621983Manchester (England)E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
11. P Thipsay vs A J Mestel  0-1271983BCF-chB72 Sicilian, Dragon
12. Hebden vs P Thipsay  0-1511983BCF-chC34 King's Gambit Accepted
13. J Horner vs P Thipsay  1-0521983BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
14. S Kindermann vs P Thipsay  1-0351984Thessaloniki ol (Men)C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Chiburdanidze vs P Thipsay  1-0411984New DelhiC77 Ruy Lopez
16. P Thipsay vs Blatny  ½-½151984PoznanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. P Thipsay vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½7019842nd Commonwealth-chB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. Short vs P Thipsay  1-0341984BCF-chC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. Speelman vs P Thipsay  1-04419848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE92 King's Indian
20. P Thipsay vs Hebden  1-0571984BCF-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Miles vs P Thipsay  0-1371984BCF-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
22. P Thipsay vs Speelman 0-1381984BCF-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
23. Spassky vs P Thipsay  ½-½2019848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Chandler vs P Thipsay  ½-½651984BCF-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Timman vs P Thipsay  1-0491984Chess OlympiadE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 260  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-07-05  arifattar: Pity no one has commented on this page. Has long been the most visible of Indian players. Regularly writes columns in Indian papers. Has drawn with Spassky. Atleast his win against Miles should be added to the notable games.
Jun-07-05  arifattar: A quick glance of the database has shown the name of Adams as well amongst his scalps.
Jun-07-05  mandar: <arifattar> He his a promising player and so he is G.M and i think should make anote of it.
Jun-07-05  arifattar: <mandar> Who knows. You are never too old in chess.
Aug-06-06  BIDMONFA: Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay

THIPSAY, Praveen M.

Jul-31-07  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Praveen's games:
Nov-05-08  hitman84: Some contributions by Thipsay for those interested.

Nov-05-08  hitman84: Pravin Thipsay on Nisipeanu..

<Pravin Thipsay, the veteran GM from Mumbai who was playing in the Open tournament in Pune, held along with the Super GM event, also rates him highly. "I had the privilege of watching his game with Chanda live, as I had a quick draw that day. To me, that was the best game of the tournament. He was brilliant."

Nisipeanu, with all modesty, agrees. "That game made me happy. It's one of my best ever." >

Nov-05-08  hitman84: Pravin Thipsay on Anand:

<a month later, anand was playing against a strong british grandmaster, mestel, a regular member of the english team. mestel was 100 rating points above anand and it was believed that the brit would easily win. however, when anand made his 22nd move, the brit faced inevitable checkmate. duration of the game — 2 hours 35 minutes. time consumed by mestel — 2 hours 27 minutes! after this stunning victory, the western press started referring to anand as ‘the lightning kid’. the chess world recognises four players as the geniuses of the game. paul morphy of usa from the 19th century, who was 100 years ahead of his contemporaries; jose raul capablanca, who became a world champion without even having a chess board at his home; bobby fischer, who found a way to break through the soviet monopoly without any support; and ‘vishy’ anand, who has all the qualities of the above mentioned without some of their drawbacks. it would not be inappropriate to say that he is the chess genius of the millennium.>

It's an archieved section so please bear with the no-caps, all intelligent kibitzers.

I guess the genius has finally proven that he has what it takes to be a true World Champion.

<‘Anand is a genius, Kasparov the best’> - Nigel Short

Dec-11-08  harish22: Praveen Thipasy was one of the greatest player india produced. He was the first player of international class that came out of the country. In the early 80's , before the coming of Anand, he was the main indian player. He won a gold medal for india in the Asian championship. He missed GM norms on multiple occasions by whiskers and during those time it was very very hard to get them. His win over Anand in 1984 with double bishop sac on g7 and h7 was beautiful. But lack of oppurtunities and change in time control cost him. Right upto mid 90's he was the second best indian player.
Dec-12-08  jaydes: <harish22> Sounds like Anand's double piece sacrifice against Ponomariov. I can't seem to locate the game in the database, do you have a link to it?
Jan-02-09  harish22: No i do not have a link to the game. Also it is not in the database. I have the actual game in an old copy of chess-mate. If i can find it then i will put the entire game
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  wordfunph: the resurgence of GM Praveen Thipsay's career?

Nov-02-11  ulysses ganesh: pravin was many times indian national chess champion ; has wins over many GMs., often loses in time trouble ; he plays e4, ruy lopez, sicilian and king's indian. his is a classical style ; IWM Bhagyasree is his wife.
Nov-02-11  ulysses ganesh: pravin's brothers Abhay thipsay (now a highcourt judge in india) and Satish thipsay too are strong chess players.
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