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Vinay Bhat
V Bhat 
Photo copyright © 2009, courtesy of member "timhortons"  
Number of games in database: 198
Years covered: 1993 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2519
Highest rating achieved in database: 2549

Overall record: +56 -56 =66 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B52 B23 B51 B27 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A41 E10 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D38 D31 D37 D35
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D91 D80 D78 D85 D87
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D47
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E17 E12
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (26) 
    C05 C11 C12 C02 C01
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D45 D43 D48 D44
 Slav (14) 
    D11 D10 D17 D13 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D30 D31 D37
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C03 C04
 French (9) 
    C11 C12 C00 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ehlvest vs V Bhat, 2000 0-1
   Robson vs V Bhat, 2009 0-1
   V Bhat vs D Aldama Degurnay, 2008 1-0
   V Bhat vs Wang Yue, 2002 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup (B Group) (2009)
   Montreal International Chess Tournament (2009)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   V Bhat vs J Xiong (Feb-27-19) 0-1
   C Holt vs V Bhat (Feb-27-19) 1-0
   Cameron Wheeler vs V Bhat (Feb-27-19) 1/2-1/2
   V Bhat vs Emily Nguyen (Feb-27-19) 1-0
   K Priyadharshan vs V Bhat (Feb-20-19) 1-0

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(born Jun-04-1984, 35 years old) India (federation/nationality United States of America)

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This grandmaster from California, at the age of 10, set a new record for becoming the youngest national master of USA, breaking Robert James Fischer 's record by two years. That record has since been broken by Hikaru Nakamura. Bhat is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley.

Wikipedia article: Vinay Bhat

Last updated: 2017-05-23 00:37:44

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 198  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Bhat vs R Moore  1-0151993Continental OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
2. V Bhat vs Navara  1-0341994Wch U10C02 French, Advance
3. N F Nur vs V Bhat  1-0461995Ch USA (cadets)C50 Giuoco Piano
4. V Bhat vs Blatny  0-1601996HawaiiB15 Caro-Kann
5. V Bhat vs L A Shipman  1-0281996Hawaii opB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. V Belov vs V Bhat  1-0331996Wch U12C41 Philidor Defense
7. V Bhat vs K Miton  1-0391996Wch U12C55 Two Knights Defense
8. Wojtkiewicz vs V Bhat  1-04519972nd MechanicsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. V Bhat vs E Schiller  1-0401998International TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. V Bhat vs Ashley  ½-½171998Saitek US MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. V Bhat vs H Akopyan  1-0411999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A07 King's Indian Attack
12. Zaremba vs V Bhat  0-1551999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. V Bhat vs D Schneider  1-0401999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B01 Scandinavian
14. E Perelshteyn vs V Bhat  1-0661999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C42 Petrov Defense
15. D Zilberstein vs V Bhat  0-1421999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)E09 Catalan, Closed
16. V Bhat vs I Krush 1-0511999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B23 Sicilian, Closed
17. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-1401999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Martinez vs V Bhat  1-0771999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A06 Reti Opening
19. G Braylovsky vs V Bhat  ½-½401999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C42 Petrov Defense
20. Dzindzichashvili vs V Bhat  1-0441999Koltanowski Team MatchD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. V Bhat vs de Firmian  0-1431999Koltanowski Team MatchB27 Sicilian
22. Browne vs V Bhat  ½-½321999Koltanowski Team MatchD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. V Bhat vs J Donaldson  ½-½312000Game in 25B27 Sicilian
24. V Bhat vs Browne 0-1162000Frisco MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Ehlvest vs V Bhat  ½-½462000Frisco MastersC12 French, McCutcheon
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Jun-18-04  salokin: This is Vinay S Bhat
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: He's on Fred Wilson's show tonight on
Jul-19-06  BIDMONFA: Vinay S Bhat

BHAT, Vinay S.

Jul-25-07  yalie: Bhat won (or at least tied for first) the Balaguer Open Chess ahead of a bunch of GMs.

Jul-25-07  Ragh: The title win at Balaguer Open in Spain also brought Vinay Bhat his 3rd and final GM-norm along with the required 2500+ rating to be crowned as the new chess Grand Master.
Jul-25-07  arunjangity: congratulations, it is quite rare to have another gm in the usa!
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  Eric Schiller: Congratulations Vinay! He finally got his 3rd GM norm. He could have been a GM much earlier but like most Bay Area chess talent, he decided to have a real life.
Jul-27-07  dx9293: He reached 2500? He's only 2450 on the July FRL. I'm not disupting it, just curious.
Jul-27-07  dx9293: Hmm...on the website they give his TPR as 2587.
Jul-28-07  Ragh: <dx9293> His TPR was over 2600 after nine games, until that draw in last round brought it down to 2587. So, he must have gotten a nine game GM-norm.
Jul-31-07  dx9293: I see. Thank you for clearing this up.
Jul-31-07  Timothy Glenn Forney: [Event "Balaguer Open,Spain 2007"]
[Site "D3GK5091"]
[Date "2007.07.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Vinay S Bhat"]
[Black "Jose Ramon Perez"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo ""]
[ECO "E41"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian"]
[Time "13:43:39"]
[Variation "4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Ne2"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[TimeControl ""]
[Termination "unterminated"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[WhiteType "human"]
[BlackType "human"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2 d5 7.O-O O-O 8.a3 cxd4 9.exd4 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Bd6 11.h3 b6 12.Bg5 Bb7 13.Qd3 Re8 14.Rad1 h6 15.Bh4 Be7 16.Bg3 Bd6 17.Bh4 Be7 18.Bg3 Bd6 19.Nf4 e5 20.Bxf7+ Kxf7 21.Qc4+ Nd5 22.Qxd5+ Kf6 23.Ne4+ *

Jul-31-07  Timothy Glenn Forney: Here's the ending to the above game-22.Qxd5+ Kf6 23.Ne4+ Kf5 24.Qf7+ Qf6 25.Nxd6+ Kg5 26.Qh5# Mate 1-0
Jul-31-07  Timothy Glenn Forney: forgot this one-22.Qxd5+ Kf6 23.Ne4+
Ke7 24.Qe6+ Kf8 25.Ng6# Mate 1-0
Aug-03-07  arunjangity: unfortunately, we are wrong. uschess says bot does not have the 2500 rating at any point, and has 50 points to go. no gm title.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The United States Chess League still lists Bhat as an IM. While I'm on the subject, I wish the USCL would post more games to this website. Bhat has been quite an impressive GM killer and plays with considerable elan, cheerfully sacrificing pawns against players rated almost 300 points higher, no matter how nebulous the compensation seems.
Sep-22-07  dx9293: <An Englishman> He is still an IM. He needs some Elo points to make GM.

USCL games are not rated by USCF or FIDE, so they would not be listed here.

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  DarthStapler: Wait so is he an IM or a GM?
Aug-03-08  myschkin: . . .

see p. 22-27
(with User: Eric Schiller )

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .

Interivew with IM <Vinay Bhat>, Samford Fellow, in Mainz, Germany, August 3, 2008

Apr-01-09  Dredge Rivers: BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBhat's all folks! :)
Apr-05-09  timhortons:

If at first you donít succeed, skydiving isnít for you.

The economy is a key factor in the Ukrainian chess boom. Playing chess is a prestigious occupation and you can earn money with it. Additionally, you travel around the world. So, a professional chess player has respect, unlike in Europe or the USA. By our standards, chess is a good career.í (Grandmaster Alexander Moiseenko in a interview).Ē

Although I find the average chessplayerís income assumed here ($90,000 per year, in constant 2005 dollars)

<really?! what average he mean those 2650 elo rated player ?>

to be a bit overly optimistic, the compiled metrics still paint a clear picture of the usual distribution of top players in the world. The following table is taken directly from the paper (Table 3): R/Y is the relative income ratio (R = $90,000 for chessplayers, Y = avg annual income); WEB is the number of internet users per 1000 people (higher the WEB metric, the lower the training cost); TR is the number of FIDE-recognized tournaments (higher the TR, the lower the training cost).

Jun-21-09  timhortons: Ill do my best to get a picture of GM Bhat in the ongoing Quebec chess championship.

Hes a real nice guy.

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  fm avari viraf: My hearty Congrats for your achievements & keep going. I belong to Gujarat, Valsad.
Jun-21-09  WhiteRook48: so he's an IM
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