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Chanda Sandipan
C Sandipan 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 730
Years covered: 1993 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2575 (2602 rapid, 2505 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656

Overall record: +263 -140 =254 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 73 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (84) 
    B51 B31 B90 B52 B42
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A46 D02 D00 A40 A45
 French Defense (32) 
    C02 C00
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C91 C78 C67 C86 C96
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E20 E46 E43 E53 E51
 Slav (22) 
    D12 D11 D15 D10 D18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (105) 
    B90 B84 B22 B80 B40
 Semi-Slav (40) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Sicilian Scheveningen (39) 
    B84 B80 B81 B83 B85
 Slav (36) 
    D12 D11 D10 D13 D18
 Sicilian Najdorf (25) 
    B90 B96
 English (21) 
    A14 A17 A11 A10 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Sandipan vs Tiviakov, 2007 1-0
   Le Quang Liem vs C Sandipan, 2013 0-1
   C Sandipan vs S Himanshu, 2006 1-0
   C Sandipan vs F Slingerland, 2008 1/2-1/2
   C Sandipan vs Koneru, 2006 1-0
   C Sandipan vs M Antipov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Sandipan vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Sandipan vs I Zaragatski, 2013 1/2-1/2
   Ni Hua vs C Sandipan, 2012 0-1
   M Al Sayed vs C Sandipan, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   43rd Indian Championship (2006)
   4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Gausdal Chess Classic (2008)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

   A Gupta vs C Sandipan (Mar-01-17) 1-0
   C Sandipan vs M Kobalia (Feb-28-17) 1-0
   A Donchenko vs C Sandipan (Feb-27-17) 0-1
   C Sandipan vs N Abdusattorov (Feb-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   V S Gujrathi vs C Sandipan (Feb-25-17) 1-0

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(born Aug-13-1983, 33 years old) India

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Chanda Sandipan was born in Calcutta. He became a GM in 2003. He shared first place in the Indian Championship in 2003, 2004 and 2006, but each time lost the title to Surya Shekhar Ganguly in the play-offs. He represented India on board 4 at the Olympiad (2008) and placed =1st at Tradewise Gibraltar (2013), although he ultimately took third place after losing to the ultimate winner of the event, Nikita Vitiugov, in the Tradewise Gibraltar (Tiebreaks) (2013).

Wikipedia article: Chanda Sandipan

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 730  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Sandipan vs Bacrot  0-154 1993 Wch U10C42 Petrov Defense
2. C Sandipan vs R Slobodjan  0-149 1999 10th Goodricke Int.C55 Two Knights Defense
3. C Sandipan vs M Marin  ½-½41 1999 10th Goodricke Int.B08 Pirc, Classical
4. Xu Jun vs C Sandipan 1-032 1999 Shenyang WchT CitiesA17 English
5. C Sandipan vs P Haba  ½-½36 2000 Leinfelder Schachtage op 2ndB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. C Sandipan vs E Vladimirov  0-181 2000 Goodricke 11th opC88 Ruy Lopez
7. M Sorokin vs C Sandipan  ½-½45 2000 Goodricke OpenA14 English
8. C Sandipan vs T Najdoski  1-027 2000 Goodricke OpenB40 Sicilian
9. V Iordachescu vs C Sandipan 0-144 2000 Goodricke OpenB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
10. A Goloshchapov vs C Sandipan  ½-½58 2000 Goodricke OpenB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. C Sandipan vs J Horvath  1-026 2000 Goodricke OpenB40 Sicilian
12. Korchnoi vs C Sandipan  ½-½41 2000 Goodricke OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. C Sandipan vs T S Ravi  1-045 2000 Goodricke OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
14. A Kunte vs C Sandipan  ½-½7 2000 Goodricke OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. C Sandipan vs Akopian 0-158 2000 Goodricke OpenC02 French, Advance
16. B Lalic vs C Sandipan  1-038 2000 Goodricke OpenE12 Queen's Indian
17. C Sandipan vs Z Rahman  1-040 2000 Chalapathi GMB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. C Sandipan vs Yurtaev  0-138 2000 Chalapathi GMA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Kunte vs C Sandipan  1-043 2000 WIPRO GMB83 Sicilian
20. M Sorokin vs C Sandipan  ½-½50 2000 WIPRO GMA17 English
21. C Sandipan vs E Vladimirov  0-143 2000 WIPRO GMC67 Ruy Lopez
22. C Sandipan vs E Vladimirov  0-161 2000 Penta Media GMC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
23. L Dominguez vs C Sandipan  0-139 2001 openB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. C Sandipan vs M Kobalia  ½-½35 2001 openB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. C Sandipan vs A Fominyh  0-159 2001 openB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 730  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-30-07  VishyFan: Chanda currently in joint 2nd with 4.5/6 in Gibraltar Chess Congress 2007..., will face Michael Adams in the 7th round...

best of lucky Chanda...

Feb-05-07  VishyFan: Chanda has won the 8th round and lost the 9th round game in Bundesliga 2007...
Jul-15-07  samsal27: Chanda simply crushed Tiviakov in 30 moves in the 9th round of the Canadian Open finally mating him. I hope that <> puts the game in his collection.
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  Jim Bartle: That game vs. Tiviakov is the subject of Kavalek's column in the Washington Post today:
Aug-12-07  samsal27: Sandipan will be playing in the Asian Zonal Championship which gets underway later this month in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Good luck to him!
Sep-20-07  samsal27: Sandipan is playing Darwin Laylo of the Philippines after beating Pinoy Nouri Hamed yesterday in the first round.
Oct-09-07  samsal27: Vishy Anand mentions Chanda's help in this interview -
Dec-17-07  samsal27: Chanda playing in the 4th edition of the Singapore Masters. Good luck to him! -
Dec-24-07  samsal27: Chanda finished 3rd 9behind Azmai and Zhang) which is quite good in a strong field. Congrats to him! -
Aug-09-09  indianchessupdates: India's Sandipan Chanda finished joint first with 7/9 in the 18th Kavala open 2009 and in the process crossed 2600 for the first time

For more on Indian players results
visit http://www.indianchessupdates.blogs...

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: I saw GM Chanda Sandipan in this year's Asian Individual Championship in Subic, he wore a high-waist slacks with matching white running shoes huh!

Happy Birthday GM Sandipan!

Aug-13-09  Ragh: Happy Birthday!

He is currently playing in Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009) tournament.

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  vonKrolock: His own <Holiday Puzzle> is onine: <Compose a position where White has only a bare king and Black has king and three pawns (no double pawns). It is Black to play and the result is a draw.>
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  vonKrolock: I believe that Siegfried Hornecker beat the <20 minutes> record for solving <The Chandra Puzzle>, because he used already a similar position for one of his Studies... (ps. Not yet published so far in chessbase, and not yet 'spoiled' around in the web)
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  vonKrolock: <not yet 'spoiled' around in the web)> Well, a more thorough search leads to the oposite conclusion, and this since December 31th, so <spoiler alert!> (invisible ink...)
Feb-02-10  indianchessupdates: .

with one more round to go in 8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival Masters GM Chanda is at 6/8 pts

Chanda takes on IM Boskovic,Drasko
and has good chance at the title

for more

Feb-04-10  indianchessupdates: .

8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2010
Chanda Sandipan tied for first place with 9 players with 7.5/10 points. The top four players on tie-break played off in a knockout.

play off
Michael Adams beat Jan Gustafsson 2-1
Francisco Vallejo Pons beat Chanda Sandipan 1.5-0.5.

Adams beat Vallejo 1.5-0.5 in the final of the playoff to take the title.

Paco Vallejo Pons of Spain won his first game quite comfortably against Chand Sandipan of India. He was comfortable in the second game but Sandipan fought back to the point where he should have won, only the make a terrible blunder which cost him the win. Chanda earned 13 elo points from this open.

for more visit

Mar-18-12  shivasuri4: In the 12th round of the Bundesliga 2011-12, Sandipan Chanda of SG Solingen lost to Polish GM Bartosz Socko of Dresden in a 37 move Giuoco Piano.He blundered in an even position at move 30 with Rd1 (instead of Rh5)and the position collapsed soon after.
Mar-20-12  shivasuri4: In the 13th round, Sandipan Chanda displayed fine endgame technique to beat IM Rene Stern of SK Konig Tegel in 69 moves.The opening was an English,Neo Catalan Declined.Sandipan gained a distinct advantage on move 42 and held it throughout to convert a win in the rook and pawns endgame.
Nov-18-12  waustad: He beat Baadur Jobava today in UAE. Here is a link:

It is probably ephemeral.

Dec-06-12  sanjoyg: Apart from Jobava he has beaten Liem & Ni hua in same tourney ,,, But chessbase database is not updated ...
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  ketchuplover: Doing fine in Gibraltar so far.
Nov-10-13  Lovuschka: Well, here is the study I made back then (after the incorrect introduction), for me it was clear how the position would look like with a third pawn but my position is more instructive.

click for larger view

Black to move, White draws (composed 30.xi.2005!)

1.-Kb7! 2.Kb3! Kb6 3.Kb4!zz a5+ 4.Kc4, etc.
Not: 2.Kb4? Kb6!zz
Not: 3.Kc4? Ka5 4.K:d4 Kb4, etc.

Nov-10-13  RedShield: SandyPandy, pudding and pie, kissed Aruna, made Vishy cry.
Jun-09-14  NeoIndian: His First Name is 'Sandipan' and the Surname (Title) is 'Chanda', So Sandipan Chanda is appropriate, and Mr. Chanda, in short.

Nice trolling by the previous poster, by the way.

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