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shivasuri4
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 (http://chess-results.com/tnr65631.a...). In the corresponding championship for 2012-13 in Kerala, I scored 7/9 against slightly stiffer opposition, winning the third prize for board 1 (http://chess-results.com/tnr88650.a...). In the 2013-14 edition of the tournament, I drew against an IM, but had an average tournament otherwise, finishing with 5/8 (http://chess-results.com/tnr113417....).

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. (http://chess-results.com/tnr137508.... http://www.chess-results.com/tnr139...)

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!).


   shivasuri4 has kibitzed 2036 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-24-19 Bowie vs Lasker, 1913 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: More likely that the game score is incomplete.
 
   Jan-18-19 Gerry McCarthy (replies)
 
shivasuri4: A fantastic member of the community, Domdaniel entertained us all with his quick wit. You will be missed, sir.
 
   Dec-26-18 Kramnik vs Nisipeanu, 2018 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <DonChalce: why not 35...Kf5?> It's playable, but the position remains equal after 36. Rg7 Re7 37.Rh7.
 
   Sep-25-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <HeMateMe: ... Lots of GMs from India, China, eastern Europe would accept dual citizenship with Monaco and a fat yearly stipend to play chess.> India doesn't allow dual citizenship.
 
   Aug-13-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <PhilFeeley: The only place close to the Soviet view of support for chess I know of is India, where players are employed by private companies to travel and play chess: a wonderful situation I wish existed elsewhere.> It's actually government-owned companies which hire chess
 
   Jul-31-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
 
shivasuri4: <1stboard>, both 33...Nd7 and 33...Nh5 win for Black. 34. Rg5 is the expected reply for either move. <JohnBoy>, perhaps Kotov was attempting to merely reach the time control without having a three-fold repetition occur.
 
   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.
 
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