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Member since Mar-23-08
Hari Om, I am from Bangalore, India. Posters like <Jim Bartle>, <achieve>, <Phony Benoni>, <Once>, <tpstar>, <Eyal>, <dzechiel> and <frogbert> are my favourites here. I strongly dislike disputes amongst themselves.

Thanks to <Annie K.> for the premium membership, along with the other anonymous donor!

I am an unrated player simply because I haven't played enough rated tournaments (only 2 so far). My best was a score of 8.5/9 (1st board winner) against fairly amiable opposition (only 2 rated players) in the VIT South Zone Inter University 2011-12 ( In the corresponding championship for 2012-13 in Kerala, I scored 7/9 against slightly stiffer opposition, winning the third prize for board 1 ( In the 2013-14 edition of the tournament, I drew against an IM, but had an average tournament otherwise, finishing with 5/8 (

My ratings at are about 1900 in classical, 2000 in rapid and 2100+ in blitz and lightning. Since I am relatively weaker in the openings than in the other parts of the game, I absolutely love playing Chess960, even though many dismiss it by saying it's not chess. My online Chess960 rating is about 2150. I am a little too eager to simplify and reach the endgame as soon as possible, which has led to many a loss. I prefer playing queenless middle games.

Outside chess, I follow cricket and top-level tennis quite keenly but have never played tennis except for some mild sessions. I also play table tennis and badminton, but don't really follow them internationally (the top players are usually Chinese and their names are either very hard to remember or they all sound the same!). Full Member

   shivasuri4 has kibitzed 1819 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-28-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
shivasuri4: The catch for the online ratings is that players must pay 25 euros for a year's membership.
   Jul-22-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
shivasuri4: <CG: I am curious what <Itt megnézheti ezt a mattot> means.> <Annie K.: It means "you can look at this mate here". :)> <OhioChessFan: I'd be careful about clicking on a link that said that anywhere online.> chessforum
   Jul-20-14 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
shivasuri4: <harshvk5>, Anand next plays at the Bilbao Masters Final 2014, scheduled to be held from September 14-20. It's a double round robin and the tournament follows Sophia rules and the 3-1-0 scoring system.
   Jul-19-14 Filippov vs A Evdokimov, 2003 (replies)
shivasuri4: Absolutely mystifying that White didn't play the simple 53.Qxc5, which leads to an easily winning position.
   Jul-18-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
shivasuri4: The Mutua Madrid Open is played at an altitude of over 2000 feet.
   Jul-15-14 Stockfish vs Rybka, 2013 (replies)
shivasuri4: 14.Bc1 is played perhaps with the idea of 15.Na4, threatening to trap the bishop after a3.
   Jul-14-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
shivasuri4: Just to be clear, Hewitt is 4th amongst <active players>. <Everett>, Hewitt's lack of height relative to other players possibly hurt his chances somewhat.
   Jul-11-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
shivasuri4: <strifeknot>, the rating average for this year's tournament is 2715.25, compared to last year's 2714. But yes, Kramnik has struggled this year, so it might indeed be weaker.
   Jul-07-14 chessforum (replies)
shivasuri4: Thanks for today's wonderful GOTD!
   Jul-07-14 T Hillarp Persson vs Hector, 2014 (replies)
shivasuri4: <An Englishman>, indeed there does. White wins easily after 29...Qxh2 30.Nxe7, when the light square weaknesses prove fatal. 30.Nf4 is probably winning too in the above line, although not as convincingly.
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