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Geetha Narayanan Gopal
Number of games in database: 349
Years covered: 2002 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2580 (2538 rapid, 2593 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2604
Overall record: +118 -60 =145 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      26 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B30 B90 B48 B27 B63
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C78 C91 C65 C92 C77
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B12 B18 B17 B16
 French Defense (18) 
    C07 C03 C10 C09 C05
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C07 C03 C09 C05 C04
 Sicilian Taimanov (13) 
    B48 B45 B49 B47 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (67) 
    B90 B51 B92 B22 B96
 Grunfeld (42) 
    D85 D80 D94 D86 D70
 Sicilian Najdorf (36) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A34 A32 A36 A30 A33
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A40
 Slav (7) 
    D11 D13 D15 D12 D10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Parligras vs G N Gopal, 2012 0-1
   K Abdel Razik vs G N Gopal, 2010 0-1
   K Berbatov vs G N Gopal, 2010 0-1
   G N Gopal vs Lenderman, 2008 1-0
   G N Gopal vs P Martynov, 2013 1-0
   G N Gopal vs Yanqiao Qu, 2012 1-0
   G N Gopal vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, 2012 1-0
   V Lillo Castany vs G N Gopal, 2011 0-1
   R Nolte vs G N Gopal, 2010 0-1
   G N Gopal vs R Dableo, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

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GEETHA NARAYANAN GOPAL
(born Mar-29-1989, 25 years old) India

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Grandmaster

Wikipedia article: Geetha Narayanan Gopal


 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 349  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G N Gopal vs M Perez Candelario  0-142 2002 41st World Junior ChampionshipsA04 Reti Opening
2. S Kristjansson vs G N Gopal  1-046 2002 41st World Junior ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. G N Gopal vs M Soumitra  1-045 2004 XLIII WJunC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. L D'Costa vs G N Gopal  1-045 2004 Wch U20D85 Grunfeld
5. G N Gopal vs M Amanov  ½-½33 2004 Asian-ch U20B54 Sicilian
6. V Laznicka vs G N Gopal  ½-½41 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Gupta vs G N Gopal  1-038 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
8. G N Gopal vs G Grecescu  1-049 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B30 Sicilian
9. G N Gopal vs B Reefat  ½-½29 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
10. G N Gopal vs Wang Yue ½-½27 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B30 Sicilian
11. D Sengupta vs G N Gopal  0-158 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. D Sengupta vs G N Gopal  ½-½39 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. F Uzun vs G N Gopal  0-127 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
14. T Sanikidze vs G N Gopal  1-042 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)A15 English
15. G N Gopal vs A Das  ½-½30 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
16. N Samakov vs G N Gopal  0-118 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. G N Gopal vs T Nyback 0-141 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B06 Robatsch
18. G N Gopal vs A A Kharitonov  0-158 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. G N Gopal vs M Annaberdiev  0-138 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
20. G N Gopal vs S Zhigalko 0-184 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B30 Sicilian
21. G N Gopal vs M Mahjoob  ½-½76 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. M Cornette vs G N Gopal  0-141 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
23. S Satyapragyan vs G N Gopal  ½-½34 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. G N Gopal vs K Chernyshov  0-182 2006 4 th Parsvnath Intl Chess Tmt -B06 Robatsch
25. G N Gopal vs T S Pradeep  1-024 2006 4th Parsvanath Intl chess TmtB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 349  PGN Download
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Nov-15-08  bharatiy: Gopal doing great in Dresden olympiad.
Dec-19-08  praddy06: AICF to take action against Gopal

Grandmaster G.N. Gopal’s decision to skip the 46th National ‘A’ chess championship, which got under way at the Karnataka Bank Auditorium here on Wednesday, could prove costly. The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is planning to take disciplinary against the player

http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/18/sto...

Dec-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  pawn to QB4: <no player could stay out of the National ‘A’ championship without taking permission from the AICF.

“And no Indian player can play in any tournament abroad without the AICF’s permission either> must say that makes an odd read to me. I can see where they're coming from if he'd agreed to play and now they're a player short; otherwise, sounds like there's a lot more instructing going on here than players normally endure since the Soviet Union went under.

Dec-19-08  praddy06: More about AICF when they were corrupt and iron-handed, dont care abt players like the current FIDE

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

http://www.indianexpress.com/oldsto...

Jan-10-09  praddy06: Indian GM G.N.Gopal finished a creditable second in the strong 70-player Gjovik 100th anniversary chess tournament at Gjovik, Norway.

He scored 6.5/9 with a rating performance of 2658, against his current rating of 2548, helped Gopal gain 14.60 rating points

Gopal, rated 2548, drew eventual champion Norway’s 18-year-old Jon Ludvig Hammer in the third round, scored over Estonian GM Kulaots Kaido (2556) in the seventh round and drew with GM-trio of top seed Sergei Tiviakov (Netherlands, 2685), Boris Savchenko (Russia, 2648) and Kveinys Aloyzas (Lithuania, 2533).

http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/10/sto...

Mar-13-09  shahjinan: http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

Poor guy...Hope this ban should be removed from him.....soon.

Mar-13-09  jon01: <"National A championships are mandatory for all Indian players below 2650"> What a rule!

The ban can only remove him from Indian championships. There's no law that he can't participate elsewhere in Fide tournaments.

Mar-15-09  timhortons: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

They ban him for a year. Thats ridiculous.A reprimand is ok but to ban him is to much.

Mar-15-09  timhortons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chessp...

Can anybody identify if the one in the picture is ganguly or gopal?

I took these pic last canadian open, i forgot to check his name.

Mar-15-09  Andrijadj: This is so stupid...Why didn't they ban Vishy Anand???They know they are powerless against top player,so they choose to show they bureaucratic power on a 19-year old promising player...Pathetic...
Mar-15-09  praddy06: <This is so stupid...Why didn't they ban Vishy Anand???They know they are powerless against top player,so they choose to show they bureaucratic power on a 19-year old promising player...Pathetic...>

Indian National A championships are mandatory for all Indian players rated below 2650. Anand, Sasikiran and Harikrishna are exempted from playing National A since all three are above the cutoff ratings

The punishment is un-warranted since he has already told AICF before the schedule of National A that he will not be available...

But AICF are complaining that one reserve player has lost a place in National A because Gopal did not notify in advance

Whose version is correct will be hard to prove and there will not be a BAN...AICF is just trying to show its authority nothing more.

Mar-15-09  praddy06: <http://www.flickr.com/photos/chessp... Can anybody identify if the one in the picture is ganguly or gopal? I took these pic last canadian open, i forgot to check his name>

Its Ganguly

Mar-15-09  Dionyseus: Just heard about the ban, what a childish decision.
Mar-15-09  blacksburg: India has the potential to become a chess powerhouse. AICF seems to be trying to stop this from happening. this ban doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
Mar-16-09  Open Defence: to my knowlegde the AICF does not sponsor the players. So on what basis do they make participation in their National events mandatory ?

What if a player falls ill ? Or just wants a break ? Or wants to play in a poker tournament instead ?

Unless the AICF issue player contracts giving guarantees of fees, number of tournaments etc then this unilateral mandate is senseless and immoral

I also think this could be challenged on the grounds of restraint of the right to earn livelihood if the ban extends to any other tournaments

Mar-29-09  Karnatakiaditya: Happy Birthday!!!
Apr-08-09  Eti fan: Good news, they are removing the ban http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...
Apr-11-09  shahjinan: http://www.chessdom.com/news-2009/a...

Anand's Opinion about this ban:)

Jul-23-09  indianchessupdates: G.N.Gopal finished 5th with 7.0/10 in Balaguer International chess tournament at Balaguer, Spain continuing his form from last week where he tied first with 9.0/11 in the Benasque International Open chess title at Benasque, Spain.

Young talent Aditya Udeshi 2287 finished a credible 8th with 6.5/10 and also made his third and final International Master norm Balaguer International chess tournament at Balaguer, Spain.

For more on results on Indian Players visit
http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....

Feb-04-10  indianchessupdates: .

8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2010
---
India's Gopal tied for first place with 9 players with 7.5/10 points but finished 8th on lower tie break score

He is on 2599 in live ratings will be the 8th indian if he crosses the 2600 mark

for more visit
http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....

Feb-21-10  indianchessupdates: .

After string of good performance in Cappelle-la-Grande, Gibtelecom and World Team Championship. Gopal is on 2603.7 in live ratings and if all three are rated for march rating he will become 8th indian to cross the 2600 mark

For More on Indian Players

http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....

Mar-29-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i saw GM Gopal played in 2009 Asian Individual Championship in Subic. Let's see if he joins 2010 AIC this April..

happy Birthday GM Gopal!

go India!

May-10-12  shivasuri4: Gopal has struggled with the black pieces so far in the Asian Continental 2012, losing 2 games and drawing one, all against IMs in the rating bracket 2425 to 2495. With 2.5 points out of 5, today he plays GM Nguyen Anh Dung with white in round 6 on board 15.
May-11-12  shivasuri4: After 2 more draws, Gopal is now in the 38th position with 2 rounds to go. In the penultimate (8th) round, he plays Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, a 2442 rated IM with white. A win now will reduce his losses from this tournament.
Aug-21-12  bharatiy: why is Gopal part of the national team for olympiad? Why not Ganguly or Adhiban or Sandipan there who are rated higher than him. Adhiban is yunger than him with similar rating, if age was consideration. In fact federation should have talked with Humpy and offered her place in Open team.
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