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Marani Rajendran Venkatesh
Number of games in database: 219
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2439 (2414 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2524

Overall record: +76 -57 =65 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B20 B52 B23 B25 B32
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (13) 
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C96 C77 C95 C91 C85
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B19 B11 B17 B18 B12
 French Defense (7) 
    C05 C07 C10 C06 C03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B33 B30 B67 B89 B31
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E46 E56 E30 E33
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A50 A45 D00 E00
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E16 E15
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (5) 
    B67 B63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M R Venkatesh vs B S Shivananda, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   12th Bangkok Open (2012)
   43rd Indian Championship (2006)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Indian Championships (2003)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)

   M Chigaev vs M R Venkatesh (Feb-16-17) 1-0
   M R Venkatesh vs V Sanal (Dec-30-16) 0-1, blitz
   M R Venkatesh vs Abdullah F Khayat (Dec-30-16) 1-0, blitz
   N Das vs M R Venkatesh (Dec-30-16) 1-0, blitz
   M R Venkatesh vs L Shytaj (Dec-30-16) 1-0, blitz

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(born May-20-1985, 31 years old) India

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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 219  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Al Qudaimi vs M R Venkatesh  0-149 2001 Asian U20B33 Sicilian
2. Sundararajan vs M R Venkatesh 0-151 2001 Asian U20E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. M R Venkatesh vs K Rathnakaran  1-049 2001 Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
4. M R Venkatesh vs Harikrishna  ½-½21 2001 Asian U20A04 Reti Opening
5. Thanh Son Nguyen vs M R Venkatesh  1-039 2001 Asian U20B89 Sicilian
6. M R Venkatesh vs S Kayumov  1-038 2001 Asian U20C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. M Panchanathan vs M R Venkatesh  0-150 2001 Asian U20B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. M Darban vs M R Venkatesh  1-039 2001 Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
9. M R Venkatesh vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-035 2001 Asian U20A04 Reti Opening
10. M R Venkatesh vs M Al Sayed  0-147 2001 Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
11. E Moradiabadi vs M R Venkatesh  1-062 2001 Asian U20E15 Queen's Indian
12. S Subramanian vs M R Venkatesh  0-125 2001 WJunB89 Sicilian
13. M R Venkatesh vs A Korobov 0-127 2001 WJunB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M R Venkatesh vs J Markos  0-153 2001 WJunA04 Reti Opening
15. T Krivousas vs M R Venkatesh  0-144 2001 WJunE12 Queen's Indian
16. M R Venkatesh vs D Mastrovasilis  ½-½36 2001 WJunA04 Reti Opening
17. A Horvath vs M R Venkatesh  1-043 2001 WJunB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. M R Venkatesh vs Sedlak  1-046 2001 WJunA06 Reti Opening
19. Du Shan vs M R Venkatesh  1-031 2001 WJunA36 English
20. M R Venkatesh vs R Zenklusen  1-032 2001 WJunB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
21. M R Venkatesh vs T S Pradeep 0-149 2002 ALL INDIA INTER UNIVERSITYB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. M R Venkatesh vs Harikrishna  0-161 2003 India chC67 Ruy Lopez
23. M R Venkatesh vs G B Prakash  ½-½48 2003 Indian ChampionshipsB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. S Suvrajit vs M R Venkatesh  1-036 2003 Indian ChampionshipsE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
25. M R Venkatesh vs J Sriram  ½-½50 2003 Indian ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 219  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-13-04  mack: Is this this chap?

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  Joshka: Just read a sad note about this player....yea...must be him...whats a shame
Dec-13-04  Lawrence: <M R Venkatesh> was born 20/05/85, making him 19 years old.

<K Venkatesh>, the player who has muscular dystrophy and a chest infection--and wants to die quickly so he can donate his organs--is 25.

Dec-13-04  chesscookie: Is this poor soul the present Indian champ? Has he ever won it?
Dec-15-04  Lawrence: <chesscookie>, you yourself are Indian, isn't it? :-)
Dec-17-04  chesscookie: <Lawrence> That is correct ;-) Though, I am Anand's biggest fan, I still like top quality chess from any player.
Dec-17-04  Flyboy216: <you yourself are Indian, isn't it? :-)>

Considering only desis use the phrase "isn't it?," you are proably one too ;)

And considering only desis use the term "desi," it appears I am too :)

Dec-19-04  Lawrence: <Flyboy216>, I had never heard the word "desis" before but I see it applies to anyone from the Indian subcontinent. What's the origin?

<isn't it?> as a catch-all question tag--sort of like <n'est-ce pas?> in French--was used often in a comical English TV programme, a series of sketches about Indian family life in Britain. Also, Sarah MacDonald includes it several times in her "Holy Cow!"

Dec-19-04  ughaibu: One of my aunts, who was Dutch, used "isn't it" in the same way.
Dec-19-04  arifattar: <Lawrence> Actually, 'desi' comes from 'des' meaning homeland or nation but mostly used in the former sense. So 'desi' means person from my homeland. Most often used by students from India and Pakistan to refer to the vast Asian diaspora in the West. Used in the following variations:
ABCD - American Born Confused Desi.
BBCD - British Born Confused Desi.
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  cu8sfan: <<K Venkatesh>, the player who has muscular dystrophy and a chest infection--and wants to die quickly so he can donate his organs--is 25.>

Maybe this player isn't <K Venkatesh> but I read in yesterday's edition of Chess Today that <K Venkatesh> died on December 17th. He was fighting hard to be able and donate his organs. I hope his untimely death at least saved someone else's life.

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  dakgootje: <One of my aunts, who was Dutch, used "isn't it" in the same way.> Part of the English grammar you get to learn in, at least the parts where ive lived, the Netherlands...

(as you may notice, i've never been good in grammar ;-)

Jan-24-06  hitman84: damn MR venkatesh is an IM , a very good friend of mine and a very good player he has the potential to become INDIA's next GM.
May-19-06  BIDMONFA: M R Venkatesh


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He just won the Thrissur Open (India) 17-22 April 2010:

Jul-05-12  LoveThatJoker: Congratulations to India's newest GM, M.R. Venkatesh!

It must be nice for him to know that, as it regards Chess, he will always be GM Venkatesh!


Jul-05-12  BishopTakes: LTJ is always nice..Congrats Venky!!
Jul-05-12  LoveThatJoker: <BishopTakes> Thank you!


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