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Surya Shekhar Ganguly
Number of games in database: 674
Years covered: 1991 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2603 (2619 rapid, 2571 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672
Overall record: +263 -111 =240 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      60 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (116) 
    B92 B90 B32 B42 B47
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C67 C91 C80 C70 C78
 Sicilian Najdorf (41) 
    B92 B90 B91 B94 B96
 French Defense (31) 
    C11 C12 C03 C05 C18
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B18 B19 B17 B12 B11
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (41) 
    D27 D20 D26 D24 D23
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C78 C77 C65 C69 C60
 Sicilian (38) 
    B33 B48 B40 B47 B44
 French Defense (36) 
    C05 C18 C00 C02 C06
 Grunfeld (29) 
    D85 D80 D87 D91 D70
 King's Indian (28) 
    E67 E97 E60 E90 E83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Ganguly, 2007 0-1
   Nakamura vs Ganguly, 2005 0-1
   Ganguly vs Nakamura, 2006 1-0
   H Mas vs Ganguly, 1991 0-1
   S Nitin vs Ganguly, 2012 0-1
   Ganguly vs W Spoelman, 2011 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs Ganguly, 2014 0-1
   Khalifman vs Ganguly, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Ganguly vs Svidler, 2011 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Indian Championships (2003)
   43rd Indian Championship (2006)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   World Junior Championships (2003)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Canadian Open (2009)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

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(born Feb-24-1983, 32 years old) India

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Surya Shekhar Ganguly was born on the 24th of February 1983. A native of Kolkata, India, Ganguly earned the GM title in 2003 and has since gone on to capture the Indian National Championship five consecutive times from 2004 to 2008. He took part in the FIDE World Cup (2005), eliminating Hikaru Nakamura in the first round before losing to Levan Pantsulaia in rapid tie-breaks. He also served as a second to World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the Anand-Kramnik World Championship Match (2008).

Wikipedia article: Surya Shekhar Ganguly

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Mas vs Ganguly 0-139 1991 Ch World (cadets)C59 Two Knights
2. F Vallejo Pons vs Ganguly  1-027 1991 Wch U10C46 Three Knights
3. F Vallejo Pons vs Ganguly  0-132 1992 Wch U10C45 Scotch Game
4. Ganguly vs Grischuk  0-171 1993 Wch U10B08 Pirc, Classical
5. Bacrot vs Ganguly  1-034 1993 Wch U10A48 King's Indian
6. Ganguly vs A Jankovic  1-021 1994 WYFWC Szeged B12(2)C28 Vienna Game
7. Z Rahman vs Ganguly  ½-½45 1994 It (open)C29 Vienna Gambit
8. S Azarov vs Ganguly  0-159 1994 WYFWC Szeged B12(9)C55 Two Knights Defense
9. Ganguly vs Ponomariov  ½-½94 1994 Wch U12B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
10. Grischuk vs Ganguly  0-130 1996 Wch U14B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. G B Joshi vs Ganguly  1-046 1996 It (open)C55 Two Knights Defense
12. Ganguly vs G Sargissian  0-139 1996 Wch U14A48 King's Indian
13. E Gleizerov vs Ganguly  1-026 1999 10th Goodricke Int.D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Ganguly vs Ehlvest  0-139 1999 10th Goodricke Int.B06 Robatsch
15. Ganguly vs Aronian  ½-½26 2000 Wch U20B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. Ganguly vs P Mithrakanth  ½-½32 2000 Goodricke OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. Ganguly vs Emms  0-149 2000 34th OlympiadB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
18. P Girinath vs Ganguly  0-126 2000 Goodricke OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
19. P Thipsay vs Ganguly ½-½3 2000 Goodricke OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
20. Ganguly vs Z Rahman  1-050 2000 Asia-chB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
21. Blatny vs Ganguly  ½-½43 2000 Goodricke OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Ganguly vs M Sorokin  1-039 2000 WIPRO GMC45 Scotch Game
23. Ganguly vs P Konguvel  ½-½14 2000 Goodricke OpenB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
24. Ganguly vs A Iljushin  ½-½17 2000 World JuniorC05 French, Tarrasch
25. D Barua vs Ganguly  1-024 2000 IND-chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
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May-24-09  timhortons: < Albertan >
GM Ganguly is a regular participant of Canadian Tourney.
May-26-09  timhortons: Ganguly latest tourney.

Chances are he gonna win this one also.

[Event "2nd Subic Int'l Open Chess Championship"]
[Site "Subic Bay/PHI"]
[Date "2009.05.26"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Ganguly, Surya Shekhar"]
[Black "Yu, Yangi"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B33"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qd8 11. Bg5 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qd8 13. Bd3 Nxd5 14. exd5 Ne7 15. c4 g6 16. cxb5 Bg7 17. Bb4 O-O 18. O-O a5 19. Bc3 Nxd5 20. Qf3 Be6 21. Be4 Nxc3 22. Bxa8 e4 23. Qe3 Nxa2 24. Bxe4 Bxb2 25. Rab1 Bf6 26. b6 d5 27. Bf3 Nc3 28. b7 Nxb1 29. Rxb1 Qc7 30. Qb3 Rb8 31. Bxd5 Bxd5 32. Qxd5 Be7 33. Nc4 Bb4 1/2-1/2

Sep-21-09  yalie: Ganguly just had a 2833 perormance in the CECLUB championship (was only 5 rounds - gained 12.4 points). Added to the Kolkata Open performance (+3.1 points), he should reach 2650. He should also become the 4th Indian to enter the top 100 in November.
Dec-22-09  VishyFan: Ganguly playing for India in the Asian Team chess championship.... Round 1 is underway.......

Live games here.........

Jan-12-10  VishyFan: Ganguly's win against Postny today was the key in India winning against Israel..., they have a chance to finish 3rd if they can beat Brazil tomorrow.......
Jan-13-10  VishyFan: Ganguly won his game against Milos and ended the campaign with a score of 5.0/7 with a performace rating of 2804 and gained 14.3 elo...

This makes it a pretty close race for the 2nd best Indian in the rating list.......

Hari 2669 (lost 3 ELO here)
Ganguly 2668
Sasi 2665 (gained 12 ELO here)

Good for India.... :)

Jan-13-10  VishyFan: <This makes it a pretty close race for the 2nd best Indian in the rating list.......

Hari 2669 (lost 3 ELO here)
Ganguly 2668
Sasi 2665 (gained 12 ELO here)

Good for India.... :)>

Forgot to include the Asian Team Championship changes :)

Updated List below:

Sasi 2674
Ganguly 2672
Hari 2668

Jan-17-10  VishyFan: I have created this blog to maintain a live list of chess ratings of Indian players..... http://liveindianchessratings.blogs...
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  wordfunph: GM Ganguly in FIDE's top 80! ey CG, this GM deserves to have a photo here. I saw him playing in 2009 Asian Individual tourney here in the Philippines.

birthday happy Indian GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly!

Mar-08-10  VishyFan: Ganguly is currently rated 2672 and is probably busy with Anand's world championship preparations. That's the likely cause he has not played in any tournaments after the World Team Championship in January......


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  Stonehenge: Is it 'Sekhar' or Shekhar'?
Mar-12-10  Sacsacmate: <Is it 'Sekhar' or Shekhar'?>

My strong hunch is it is Shekhar..

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  Stonehenge: Yups:

Correction submitted.

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  wordfunph: now it's officially Shekhar..

thanks <Stone>..

Jan-17-12  BadKnight: His first name, in native language, should be pronounced Shurjo, as in Shoor-Joe.
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  Richard Taylor: I played in simul against Ganguly yesterday. I didn't realise he played the Najdorf himself and played it (I didn't research his games at all but I wouldn't have mattered as of course he played a variety of starting moves; and I wou still have played the Najdorf..);I went wrong on move 8 but he didn't take advantage of it (I think he wanted to see how I would play the "mainline"...maybe, I mean to "practice the mainline, or maybe he thought I found a TN!)), got a better position (thinking in fact I was not better!) but then I stuffed up by sacrificing my knight in the wrong place. Then when I was losing I thought I was better!

One of my fellow Club members (Keith Ward ACC, Auckland, NZ) beat him with a great Botvinnik Stonewall Dutch and a nice game. NZ Chess Fed. President Paul Spiller confirm he is soon off to Germany to assist Anand prepare.

I wonder if they do (how much?) prep. of 1 e4 in case 1 d4 etc doesn't work out so well?

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  Richard Taylor: Very nice fellow he seemed.
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  Benzol: <Richard> He's giving a simul tonight at HPCC.
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  Richard Taylor: Yes, I played again as you know now. I put that game through Fritz also, and again I missed ways to get a good game but allowed him to get Q right on e5 when I nearly resigned. Then I came back into the game and in the last 10 moves or so I could have drawn. It is hard when you don't feel like using to much time working moves out in a simul, so I made errors when I moved immediately he arrived at the board, mostly.

As you saw we analysed my game on Monday and the positions arising (had I played what I wanted to play) were quite fascinating. He in fact said it was "very complex". (Note his comment! And the frenzied way he writhed to find a denfence to his position!!)) He was keen to analyse the complex positions arising in the (that variation of) Najdorf but was noncommittal about how they are going to handle things if they decide to face Gelfand's Najdorf! He clearly will recall every detail of my game and, and my ingenious moves we played tonight, and the complex and beautiful ideas, pass the info onto the world champion.

I say this with deep modesty...Paul said he hadn't had dinner, but my bet is, my certainty in fact is, that he will spend all tonight without sleep analysing and delving into the ideas (sparking, scintillating, excruciating?!!??) he saw generated by my brilliant insights and fabulous flights of my own genius (and some of his own) into the attack-combinations etc It will torment and amaze him for years.

I expect in fact (I have absolutely no doubt on this matter in fact) that this encounter with me will change the course of Chess history forever.

{Picture this contrast - Ewen Green was there, but all he did was to bring some tea. Pathetic! He took no interest in my amazing ideas and my game. But I, I, I had a vital Appointment with Fate.

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  Benzol: <Richard> It will be very interesting to see if any ideas expressed earlier this evening will feature in any Anand - Gelfand games in the forthcoming match. That position is full of possibilities and I noticed that even a GM could get lost in the labyrinthine variations that exist within it.

GM Ganguly seems a nice guy btw. I hope he enjoyed his time in our country.

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  Richard Taylor: Yes, joking aside, he was a nice fellow. be (very) funny if the was game with that variation in it! Be unlikely as I think Anand will stick to 1 d4. Or even if he essays 1 e4 it will be the English - so called -of eth Najdorf. His strategy might be to take on Gelfand head on but I think he will just allow his natural calculating ability to prevail.

Hard to predict the outcome. Gelfand could pull it of but Anand is more likely on rating etc but no one can tell with these things. I see that Aronian is playing some really great games just now. Pity he and Anand aren't paired.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Cheers! At the end of my game or near the end I my position was easily drawn but when he turned up at the board I tended to move immediately without asking him to pass so I made errors and lost. In fact after being in (very) bad (probably lost at one stage) middle game I broke through with small combo (it involved a possible piece sac he had to decline) and was threatening almost to win at one a stage!

Earlier I set a trap for him which would have won, but he saw it!!

But the pearler was Keith Ward's really great win over Ganguly at the ACC! It was like a GM game by Capablanca and Tal in consultation!! He ripped the GM apart!! Even Ewen (not given to uncalled for praise of any kind!) said he had uncorked a 2600 game!!

Keith the giant killer!!

In the past he's beaten Steadman, Watson and Gino and many others.. hes doesn't play in tourneys so he catches the unwary out!! He's probably beaten Sarapu, but he wouldn't tell you...He's dangerous as he just plays for the shear joy of it, but he also often plays badly, as he plays very quickly all the time as he wants to to go out for smoke! Good "old" Keith!

Anyway - Michael Steadman is the new Numero Uno!!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Ganguly!
Oct-15-12  sorrowstealer: its unfortunate that some IM manage to get a picture here but a 2650+ rated GM dont have.
Oct-19-12  shivasuri4: Ganguly finished 3rd on tiebreaks in the Indonesia Open, which concluded the day before yesterday. Yu Yangyi and Li Chao finished first and second. Hilarious that the following Chessbase report claims that Ganguly is Indonesian!
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