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Murali Karthikeyan
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 2010 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2475
Overall record: +6 -15 =18 (38.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B90 B43 B30 B45 B76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B43 B45 B40 B22 B28
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B43 B42 B41
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   World Junior Championships (2011)
   Hastings Congress 2011-2012 (2011)

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MURALI KARTHIKEYAN
(born May-01-1999) India

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World U12 Champion 2011; IM (2013).

The then-untitled 12-year old Karthikeyan scored 5.5/9 at Hastings Congress 2011-2012 (2011), achieving a plus score of +1 =3 against the 4 IMs he faced (the win being against the Frenchman Maxence Godard). At the 10th Parsvnath International Open held in Delhi in January 2012, he scored 7.5/11 recording a plus score against 3 GMs also against 3 IMs, scoring +1 =2 against each group. His GM scalp was Richard Bitoon while his sole loss was to Bhave Kaushik (rated 1868). Good results in the National Team Championships (4/8) in February and in the 14th Dubai Open (2012) (5/9) boosted his rating further. He scored his 1st IM norm at the Orissa GM Open in May 2012. In June 2012, he came =1st in the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2012 Under 14 Open. He scored his 2nd IM norm at the Al Ain Classic and World Cities in December 2012 and his 3rd IM norm at the 11th Delhi International Open in January 2013, achieving his 2400 rating at the same time. He placed =1st alongside Ghosh Diptayan in the Indian National Sub-Junior Championship held in West Bengal in August 2013, scoring 9/11. He placed =7th with 7/10 at the Delhi Open in January 2014.

He is the second player born in 1999 to have won an IM title, the first being Wei Yi (now a GM).


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Steinberg vs M Karthikeyan  ½-½46 2010 WYCC Open U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. M Karthikeyan vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½48 2010 WYCC Open U12C55 Two Knights Defense
3. M Karthikeyan vs Volodymyr Vetoshko  ½-½47 2010 WYCC Open U12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Wei Yi vs M Karthikeyan  1-069 2010 WYCC Open U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. M Karthikeyan vs J D Williams  ½-½70 2010 WYCC Open U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. S Prasannaa vs M Karthikeyan  ½-½37 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. B Sekar vs M Karthikeyan  1-040 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. P Rout vs M Karthikeyan  1-032 2011 Hastings Congress 2011-2012B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. S Barbier vs M Karthikeyan  1-077 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsA14 English
10. M Karthikeyan vs K Shreyans  ½-½66 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsC01 French, Exchange
11. S Kathmale vs M Karthikeyan  1-037 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. M Karthikeyan vs O Willson  1-040 2011 Hastings Congress 2011-2012B03 Alekhine's Defense
13. M Karthikeyan vs N P Shyam  0-184 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. R Ashwath vs M Karthikeyan  1-031 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. M Karthikeyan vs G Jaswant  1-033 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
16. A Longson vs M Karthikeyan  ½-½35 2011 Hastings Congress 2011-2012B40 Sicilian
17. D Debashis vs M Karthikeyan  ½-½71 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Vasli vs M Karthikeyan  1-027 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Karthikeyan vs I Wallis  ½-½38 2011 Hastings Congress 2011-2012C55 Two Knights Defense
20. M Karthikeyan vs S Das  0-159 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. M Karthikeyan vs E Rodriguez Aleman  1-040 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. M Karthikeyan vs J Skoberne ½-½61 2012 World Cities Team ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
23. M Karthikeyan vs S Arun Prasad  ½-½41 2012 Kolkata OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. M Karthikeyan vs M Dzhumaev  0-175 2012 ch-CommonwealthC55 Two Knights Defense
25. A Demuth vs M Karthikeyan ½-½42 2012 Hastings Congress 2011-2012D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulation to the new U12 World Champion.
Dec-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: congrats Murali Karthikeyan!

<The young player, rated 2154 FIDE, also just played at the London FIDE Open, held parallel to the Chess Classic, where he had an excellent 2336 FIDE performance, including a win over IM Richard Bates.>

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Jan-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Can someone please clarify what is his whole real full name in the correct order.
Feb-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <offramp>

Murali is his first name according to the FIDE player card linked in his bio.

Aug-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/1308...
Dec-28-13  BIDMONFA: Murali Karthikeyan

KARTHIKEYAN, Murali
http://www.bidmonfa.com/karthikeyan...
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Dec-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: He just won the World U16 championship - and that at 14.
Dec-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: BTW the recent WYCC saw three Indian champions - Karthikeyan (U16), Salonika (Girls' U10) and Praggnanandhaa (U8, with a perfect 11/11 score). The latter's sister came 6th in Girls' U12. Looks like India has already a fundament for new generations after Anand.
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