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Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay
Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1977 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2419 (2387 rapid, 2335 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485
Overall record: +76 -81 =100 (49.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B84 B74 B83 B92 B58
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C78 C95 C63 C84 C88
 Sicilian Scheveningen (18) 
    B84 B83 B85 B80
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B18 B17 B19 B13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C95 C84 C88 C96
 Sicilian Dragon (10) 
    B74 B70 B72
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (46) 
    E90 E94 E86 E92 E69
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C84 C91 C96 C97 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (23) 
    C84 C91 C96 C97 C99
 Sicilian (13) 
    B47 B48 B58 B31 B90
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B48 B45
 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
   W Watson vs P Thipsay, 1985 0-1
   P Thipsay vs C Duncan, 1994 1-0

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

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(born Aug-12-1959, 56 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 257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Pacis vs P Thipsay  1-045 1977 1st Asian Junior ChB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. E Handoko vs P Thipsay  1-020 1981 BangaloreC34 King's Gambit Accepted
3. P Thipsay vs Filip  1-081 1981 BangaloreB06 Robatsch
4. P Thipsay vs P K Wells  ½-½32 1982 BCF-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. P Thipsay vs Ljubojevic  0-145 1982 Luzern olm ;BIGB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. P Thipsay vs Taimanov  1-048 1982 IndiaB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Kupreichik vs P Thipsay  ½-½39 1982 IndienC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. W Schmidt vs P Thipsay  1-023 1982 Lucerne ol (Men)D85 Grunfeld
9. J Horner vs P Thipsay  1-052 1983 BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Hebden vs P Thipsay  0-151 1983 BCF-chC34 King's Gambit Accepted
11. P Thipsay vs A J Mestel  0-127 1983 BCF-chB72 Sicilian, Dragon
12. Tarjan vs P Thipsay  0-162 1983 Manchester (England)E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
13. P Thipsay vs Hebden  1-057 1984 Brighton ch-ENGC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Chandler vs P Thipsay  ½-½65 1984 Brighton ch-GB (08)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Timman vs P Thipsay  1-049 1984 Thessaloniki olmE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
16. Speelman vs P Thipsay  1-044 1984 London LBE92 King's Indian
17. P Thipsay vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½70 1984 2nd Commonwealth ChB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. P Thipsay vs Speelman 0-138 1984 Great Britain (ch) 38/173B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. Miles vs P Thipsay  0-137 1984 British chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
20. Short vs P Thipsay  1-034 1984 British ChC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Spassky vs P Thipsay  ½-½20 1984 London LBC25 Vienna
22. P Thipsay vs Blatny  ½-½15 1984 PoznanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Chiburdanidze vs P Thipsay  1-041 1984 New DelhiC77 Ruy Lopez
24. W Watson vs P Thipsay 0-128 1985 Frunze (Kyrgyzstan)C28 Vienna Game
25. P Thipsay vs Romanishin  ½-½33 1985 FrunzeC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  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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