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M Panchanathan 
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Magesh Chandran Panchanathan
Number of games in database: 211
Years covered: 1997 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2518
Highest rating achieved in database: 2586
Overall record: +81 -59 =71 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B42 B93 B33 B84 B49
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A06 A05
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C78 C96 C95 C82 C60
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C77 C91 C99 C78 C97
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E20 E25 E46 E42
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C91 C99 C97 C90 C86
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 English (11) 
    A18 A17 A13 A15 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Holt vs M Panchanathan, 2011 0-1
   M Panchanathan vs E Varshavsky, 2006 1-0
   M Panchanathan vs Z Izoria, 2007 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Berkeley International (2011)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   38th World Open (2010)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   World Junior Championships (2003)
   4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)
   World Open (2007)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   34th World Open (2006)

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(born Aug-10-1983, 32 years old) India

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GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan. IM in 2002, GM in 2006. Lives in Dallas, USA. He took clear 1st place in the 2012 Philadelphia Open.

He plays on ICC under the handle "thamizhan".

Wikipedia article: Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-077 1997 Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
2. V Kamble vs M Panchanathan  ½-½43 1998 World Junior ChC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. S Williams vs M Panchanathan  1-037 1998 Wch U20A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
4. S Williams vs M Panchanathan  1-067 2000 BCF-ch 87thA03 Bird's Opening
5. M Panchanathan vs S Williams  0-134 2000 Smith & Williamson YM 10thC05 French, Tarrasch
6. M Panchanathan vs Bhattacharya Sanjoy  ½-½34 2000 Salem opC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
7. M Panchanathan vs J Berkvens  1-036 2001 WJunB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
8. Thanh Son Nguyen vs M Panchanathan  1-058 2001 Asian U20C55 Two Knights Defense
9. J Markos vs M Panchanathan  ½-½47 2001 WJunE14 Queen's Indian
10. A Obada vs M Panchanathan  ½-½54 2001 Asian U20C45 Scotch Game
11. E Berg vs M Panchanathan  1-046 2001 WJunC11 French
12. K Miton vs M Panchanathan  1-031 2001 WJunE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. A Hassan vs M Panchanathan  0-168 2001 Asian U20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Panchanathan vs M Roiz  ½-½45 2001 WJunB33 Sicilian
15. M Panchanathan vs M Sharbaf  1-032 2001 Asian U20B33 Sicilian
16. M Panchanathan vs A Korobov  1-073 2001 WJunB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. M Panchanathan vs A Simutowe  1-030 2001 WJunB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
18. M Panchanathan vs M R Venkatesh  0-150 2001 Asian U20B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
19. Navara vs M Panchanathan  1-042 2001 WJunC42 Petrov Defense
20. S Subramanian vs M Panchanathan  0-116 2001 Asian U20A13 English
21. M Darban vs M Panchanathan  0-139 2001 Asian U20A00 Uncommon Opening
22. S Azarov vs M Panchanathan  1-056 2001 WJunC78 Ruy Lopez
23. E Sheripov vs M Panchanathan 0-146 2001 Asian U20C59 Two Knights
24. M Panchanathan vs Sedlak  1-036 2001 WJunB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. M Panchanathan vs A Amini  ½-½26 2001 Asian U20B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, India, 10 Aug. 1983. Now rated 2543,

IM in 2002, GM in 2006. Lives in Dallas, USA. ICC: thamizhan

Biographies: (2008) (2005)


Latest tournament: 4th place in Doeberl Cup (Australia):

Jul-31-10  yalie: He has scored 7/7 in the Edmonton Chess Festival and has a real shot at going 9/9.
Mar-21-11  indianchessupdates: UT Dallas Grandmaster Invitational
GM Magesh Chandran 2542 who lost the first 4 rounds in a trot finished with 6 points from 12 rounds. In the last eight rounds he scored 6 points.In the last round he avenged his first round loss and defeated the top seed GM Alejandro Ramirez (2594). He lost 6.6 elo points from the tournament.

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Kingscrusher> (Tryfon Gavriel) beats Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan in a tournament game:

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  jessicafischerqueen: His nickname is "Megadeath."
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: aha- apologies to <Kingscrusher>, I posted the win over GM Panchanathan before actually watching the whole video.

<Kingscrusher's> video is an account of a man named "chickensoup" beating the Grandmaster, in a game at classical time controls.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Congrats for winning the 6th Philadelphia Open 4-8 April 2012!

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