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Tania Sachdev
T Sachdev 
Photograph 2008, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 503
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2408 (2353 rapid, 2333 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2443

Overall record: +161 -118 =157 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 67 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (31) 
    E81 E92 E67 E70 E71
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D37 D38 D39 D35 D06
 Queen's Indian (29) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 Slav (23) 
    D11 D15 D18 D17 D13
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A57 A70 A56 A75 A61
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D43 D45 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B42 B43 B40 B22 B41
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C78 C77 C92 C84 C90
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E17 E12 E19 E15
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A45 A46 E00 D00
 Sicilian Kan (22) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E46 E36 E30 E34
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Rapport vs T Sachdev, 2014 1/2-1/2
   T Sachdev vs J W De Jong, 2011 1-0
   T Sachdev vs D Vocaturo, 2011 1-0
   T Sachdev vs L Schut, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   Unive Open (2013)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)

   G Mammadzada vs T Sachdev (Jun-26-17) 1-0
   Hoang Thi Bao Tram vs T Sachdev (Jun-25-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Sachdev vs Tan Zhongyi (Jun-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Sachdev vs Ayah Moaataz (Jun-21-17) 1-0
   J Zawadzka vs T Sachdev (Jun-20-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-20-1986, 30 years old) India

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She is an IM and a WGM. Champion (w) of India in 2006 and 2007.

Wikipedia article: Tania Sachdev

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 503  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Sachdev vs A Caoili 0-1961997Wch U12 GirlsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. A Caoili vs T Sachdev  0-1471998Wch U12 GirlsA48 King's Indian
3. T Sachdev vs P Girinath  0-1352000Goodricke OpenB32 Sicilian
4. B Roktim vs T Sachdev  1-0532000Goodricke OpenB06 Robatsch
5. T Sachdev vs A Tiwari  ½-½452000Goodricke OpenB33 Sicilian
6. T Sachdev vs A Payen  0-1352000Goodricke OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. D Sharma vs T Sachdev  ½-½242000Goodricke OpenE97 King's Indian
8. K Gopalakrishnan vs T Sachdev  1-0412000Goodricke OpenB30 Sicilian
9. T Sachdev vs D Collas  0-1342000Goodricke OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
10. L Chattarjee vs T Sachdev  1-0452000Goodricke OpenB33 Sicilian
11. T Sachdev vs D Das  0-1512000Goodricke OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. L Imocha vs T Sachdev  ½-½362000Goodricke OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. T Sachdev vs F Alinoori  1-0292001Asian U20 GirlsB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. T Sachdev vs S Ghader Pour 0-1532001Asian U20 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Y Khachatourian vs T Sachdev  0-1512001Asian U20 GirlsB40 Sicilian
16. M Ovezova vs T Sachdev  ½-½302001Asian U20 GirlsE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
17. M M Zavar vs T Sachdev  0-1542001Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
18. T Sachdev vs S Yusubalieva  1-0552001Asian U20 GirlsC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
19. T Sachdev vs M Kasturi  ½-½232001Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
20. T Sachdev vs S Meenakshi  ½-½702001Asian U20 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
21. S Paridar vs T Sachdev  ½-½272001Asian U20 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. A Pourkashiyan vs T Sachdev  0-1422001Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
23. T Sachdev vs Li Ching  1-0152001Asian U20 GirlsC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Plachetka vs T Sachdev  1-0212002Olomouc Ave Kontakt CupD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. Z Stupavski vs T Sachdev  ½-½72005FSGM JuneB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 503  PGN Download
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  PhilFeeley: Missing this important game from 2012. Why, I don't know. I'll try to find the full set of moves:

Sachdev, T. 2417 - Liu, Y 2090
E49, Asian Championship (7) 24.05.2012

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19...b4 20. dxc5 Qxc5 21. cxb4 a4 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. Nh5 bxa3 24. Qf2 <Rc1 Qf8 25. Qc3 Ne5 26. Nxf6+> Kf8 25. Nxf6 Qc3 26. Nxh7+ Ke8 27. Ba4 Rbc8 28. Rc1 Qg7 29. Rxc6 Rxc6 30. Bxc6+ 1-0

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  PhilFeeley: Found it. Why it's not here, I'll never know. Good game though:

[Event "Zaozhuang CHN, Asian Nations Cup (w)"]
[Site "Zaozhuang CHN"]
[Date "2012.05.24"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Sachdev, T."]
[Black "Liu Yang"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E49"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2096"]
[PlyCount "71"]
[EventDate "2012.05.17"]
[EventType "team-swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "CHN"]
[WhiteTeam "India"]
[BlackTeam "Singapore"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "IND"]
[BlackTeamCountry "SIN"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 O-O 7. cxd5 exd5 8. e3 Re8 9. Bd3 c5 10. Ne2 Nc6 11. O-O Rb8 12. Ng3 b5 13. Re1 a5 14. Bb2 Qb6 15. Qd2 Be6 16. Rab1 Qa7 17. Ra1 Qb6 18. Bc2 Red8 19. Rad1 b4 20. dxc5 Qxc5 21. cxb4 axb4 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. Nh5 bxa3 24. Qf2 Kf8 25. Nxf6 Qc3 26. Nxh7+ Ke8 27. Ba4 Rdc8 28. Rc1 Qg7 29. Rxc6 Rxc6 30. Bxc6+ Kd8 31. Qh4+ Kc7 32. Qf4+ Kxc6 33. Rc1+ Kb7 34. Qc7+ Ka8 35. Qa5+ Kb7 36. Rc7# 1-0

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  cro777: Tania Sadchev: "Though I would like to be known for my achievements in the sport, I don't mind if somebody calls me a hot chess player."

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  OhioChessFan: I'd settle for either one.
Jun-09-14  waustad: <"Though I would like to be known for my achievements in the sport, I don't mind if somebody calls me a hot chess player.">

Someone who has worked as a professional model probably has a different attitude about that than some other players. Some seem comfortable with the "chess babe" notion and others don't at all. A few seem to have an unrequited love for the camera. There was a tournament in Mexico a year or so ago where many attractive women in chess were gathered. Here is video of the press conference:

Jun-09-14  SirRuthless: There is no sense in telling a beautiful woman how beautiful she is if you are not seeing her. All you do is boost her ego and make it harder for average looking guys to have a chance. Plus they've probably been hearing it their whole life anyway. You aren't breaking any new ground.
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  OhioChessFan: <Sir> yeah, I work with a very exotic looking young lady who is also very shy. 3 or 4 times a day someone will tell her how beautiful she is and it makes her uncomfortable each time. I think the same thing about not breaking new ground and wonder what possesses men to keep saying it.
Jun-09-14  SirRuthless: Yes, I forgot about that effect. It can make a woman who is timid and shy even more timid and shy. There is the slim chance you will brighten someone's day but it usually just bugs them.
Jun-09-14  john barleycorn: The line is "Do I have to tell you how good you look or can we proceed without that?"
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  perfidious: Not sure what all the fuss is about--would not even notice her in the street.
Oct-08-14  waustad: She has a training video she's selling:
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  ketchuplover: Kudos on your marriage
Dec-15-14  Billy Vaughan: Congrats on your marriage!
Dec-15-14  SimonWebbsTiger: wonderful picture report on chessbase

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  cro777: No Red Bull, no wings!

Tania Sachdev photographic portrait.

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  WannaBe: Oh, me like your pictures link!!
Apr-23-15  MagnusVerMagnus: She one helluva hot chess player, and love her commentary, Trent works great with her, good luck Lawrence.
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  OhioChessFan: Interesting story and pictures. I didn't realize how little I knew about those religions.
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  ketchuplover: Sach it to me
Mar-15-16  Bruce Graham: Tanya is doing very well in the Reykjavik Open drawing with GM's with much higher ratings.
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  HeMateMe: this is interesting Huff Post says there is a sort of social divide among northern and southern Indians, based on skin color:

"Do a Google search of historical and recent Miss India winners and other top-billed Bollywood actresses, and youíll see why Indians collectively spend more on skin-whitening products than they do on Coca Cola (about $470 million), including creams, face cleansers, shower gels and ó Iím not kidding ó vaginal washes. The industry is supported by the Bollywood stars themselves, who do ad campaigns for major companies like Fair & Lovely. A typical ad has a movie star tossing a tube of lightening cream to a dark-skinned fan, who miraculously transforms into a star also."

So, females there spend a lot of money on skin lightening products (does that actually work?), as it somehow makes them feel better or gives them a competitive advantage. I thought you had to go the Michael Jackson route to change your skin color, which seems kind of awful.

They note that Ash Rai, a former miss Universe, has brown hair and green eyes, a rarity among Indians.



Dec-11-16  SimonWebbsTiger: The lady is really becoming a competent chess commentator. The Yaz/Tania/Alejandro show is good stuff at this 2016 London Classic.

Kudos Mrs. Sachdev.

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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: ...

"Do a Google search of historical and recent Miss India winners and other top-billed Bollywood actresses, and youíll see why Indians collectively spend more on skin-whitening products than they do on Coca Cola ...

So, females there spend a lot of money on skin lightening products (does that actually work?),>

Alas, we could ask Michael Jackson, but he took the secret to his grave...

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  Octavia: Hi Tania, I agree with Simon - I enjoyed your comments about London!

I noticed that you don't know that enlg has 2 comparatives: the Latin is the one you try to use all the time with 'more'. But it's only correct with long adjectives coming historically from France. Most short adjectives come from Germany & don't use 'more'. They change their endings only: fairer, sweeter, cuter etc. Of course you know 'good,better, best' as an exception.

If you're stuck it's a good idea to look at the length of the word as I said: beautiful has 3 syllables & is most likely coming from France & therefore needs 'more' & no change of ending. But when its a short word, shorter is the way to use it! & shortest is the superlative! hope you can see this. It's easier when you've thought about it & after a wee bit of practise it's easiest!

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  Amulet: <Kudos Mrs. Sachdev.>

That's her mother.

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