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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 two years of 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 (

The last summer, I played in a couple of tournaments in Singapore, my first chess tournaments outside India. I won the first one (Challengers section, 30 players) and placed 4th (out of 100+ participants) in the other, despite losing the first round due to the painful zero start rule. (

I am rated 1814 in classical chess, with hopefully an upswing to come.

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, but don't really follow the sport 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 2029 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-03-18 R Praggnanandhaa vs N Navalgund, 2018
shivasuri4: Nc5 was odd, but Black was already in a spot of bother.
   Aug-07-17 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
shivasuri4: Correction to my earlier post: Potentially Caruana in the semis and Carlsen in the final.
   May-27-17 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
shivasuri4: <ColeTrane: Take a look at your own lousy ideas first, because "Toad in the Rd" "Eat Crow" "Bonanza" and "Fine for Overdue Book" are not exactly great and hysterical poetic compositions... They stink! And "Alice in Blunderland"!?! Get over yourself! Your ideas are just as bad ...
   Nov-25-16 Champions Showdown (2016) (replies)
shivasuri4: Anand finished with 3.5/6 in classical, won the rapid with 4.5/6 in rapid, 7/12 in blitz. Nakamura scored 3/6 in classical, 3.5/6 in rapid, and won the blitz portion with 7.5/12.
   Nov-25-16 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2016) (replies)
shivasuri4: Ju Wenjun is in prime position for now. As long as none of Gunina, Kosteniuk and Harika win the tournament (sole or shared), all she needs to do is finish 4th or above to overtake Humpy. If one of the other three win, Wenjun needs to finish ...
   Sep-10-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
shivasuri4: <7.10.4 Individual Chess Medals for Board Prizes Players assigned to the same board number in their respective team lists shall be in competition for individual board prizes namely: gold, silver and bronze medals. For the purposes of this award, the players performance rating ...
   Aug-18-16 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
shivasuri4: <If any other team than Russia, USA or China wins gold, it will be an upset. Azerbaijan, already mentioned, is fourth seeded, and next in line is Ukraine. There's big news related to that team: Vassily Ivanchuk, who hasn't missed an Olympiad since he played his first for the ...
   Jun-23-16 S P Sethuraman vs Shirov, 2016
shivasuri4: The idea behind 21...Rxd6 might have been to meet 22.e5 with Qxe5, but that falls to 23.Qh6.
   Jun-18-16 chessforum (replies)
shivasuri4: CG, could we please have a forum for Grand Chess Tour Leuven?
   Apr-17-16 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
shivasuri4: Nadal equals Djokovic in the Masters titles category, with his 28th such win. Also his 9th Monte Carlo title.
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