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Magesh Chandran Panchanathan
M Panchanathan 
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Number of games in database: 240
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2486
Highest rating achieved in database: 2586

Overall record: +97 -68 =75 (56.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B93 B42 B33 B49 B84
 Reti System (23) 
    A06 A04 A05
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C78 C82 C91 C67 C60
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C77 C91 C95 C78 C99
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (21) 
    C91 C99 C95 C97 C85
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E20 E25 E46 E42
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
 English (11) 
    A13 A18 A17 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 A45 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 0-1
   C Holt vs M Panchanathan, 2011 0-1
   N Berry vs M Panchanathan, 2009 0-1
   M Panchanathan vs E Varshavsky, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Berkeley International (2011)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Millionaire Chess (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)
   34th World Open (2006)
   World Open (2007)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Isle of Man Masters (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

   🏆 Isle of Man Masters
   Naiditsch vs M Panchanathan (Sep-30-17) 1-0
   M Panchanathan vs C R G Krishna (Sep-29-17) 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs M Panchanathan (Sep-28-17) 1-0
   M Panchanathan vs E Degtiarev (Sep-27-17) 1-0
   Leko vs M Panchanathan (Sep-26-17) 1-0

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(born Aug-10-1983, 36 years old) India

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GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan. IM in 2002, GM in 2006. Lives in Dallas, USA. He took clear 1st place in the 2012 Philadelphia Open.

He plays on ICC under the handle "thamizhan".

Wikipedia article: Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 240  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-0771997Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
2. S Williams vs M Panchanathan  1-0371998Wch U20A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. V Kamble vs M Panchanathan  ½-½431998World Junior ChC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. M Panchanathan vs Bhattacharya Sanjoy  ½-½342000Salem opC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
5. M Panchanathan vs S Williams  0-1342000Smith & Williamson YM 10thC05 French, Tarrasch
6. S Williams vs M Panchanathan  1-0672000BCF-ch 87thA03 Bird's Opening
7. M Panchanathan vs A Amini  ½-½262001Asian U20B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. M Panchanathan vs M Sharbaf  1-0322001Asian U20B33 Sicilian
9. S Subramanian vs M Panchanathan  0-1162001Asian U20A13 English
10. A Obada vs M Panchanathan  ½-½542001Asian U20C45 Scotch Game
11. E Sheripov vs M Panchanathan 0-1462001Asian U20C59 Two Knights
12. M Panchanathan vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½372001Asian U20B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. M Panchanathan vs M R Venkatesh  0-1502001Asian U20B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. Thanh Son Nguyen vs M Panchanathan  1-0582001Asian U20C55 Two Knights Defense
15. A Hassan vs M Panchanathan  0-1682001Asian U20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Panchanathan vs E Moradiabadi  ½-½812001Asian U20B42 Sicilian, Kan
17. M Darban vs M Panchanathan  0-1392001Asian U20A00 Uncommon Opening
18. M Panchanathan vs A Korobov  1-0732001WJunB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. E Berg vs M Panchanathan  1-0462001WJunC11 French
20. M Panchanathan vs J Berkvens  1-0362001WJunB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
21. M Panchanathan vs Sedlak  1-0362001WJunB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. Navara vs M Panchanathan  1-0422001WJunC42 Petrov Defense
23. M Panchanathan vs M Roiz  ½-½452001WJunB33 Sicilian
24. J Markos vs M Panchanathan  ½-½472001WJunE14 Queen's Indian
25. M Panchanathan vs E Postny 1-0292001WJunB06 Robatsch
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  Tabanus: GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, India, 10 Aug. 1983. Now rated 2543,

IM in 2002, GM in 2006. Lives in Dallas, USA. ICC: thamizhan

Biographies: (2008) (2005)


Latest tournament: 4th place in Doeberl Cup (Australia):

Jul-31-10  yalie: He has scored 7/7 in the Edmonton Chess Festival and has a real shot at going 9/9.
Mar-21-11  indianchessupdates: UT Dallas Grandmaster Invitational
GM Magesh Chandran 2542 who lost the first 4 rounds in a trot finished with 6 points from 12 rounds. In the last eight rounds he scored 6 points.In the last round he avenged his first round loss and defeated the top seed GM Alejandro Ramirez (2594). He lost 6.6 elo points from the tournament.

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Kingscrusher> (Tryfon Gavriel) beats Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan in a tournament game:

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  jessicafischerqueen: His nickname is "Megadeath."
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  jessicafischerqueen: aha- apologies to <Kingscrusher>, I posted the win over GM Panchanathan before actually watching the whole video.

<Kingscrusher's> video is an account of a man named "chickensoup" beating the Grandmaster, in a game at classical time controls.

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  Tabanus: Congrats for winning the 6th Philadelphia Open 4-8 April 2012!

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  Penguincw: GM Magesh Panchanathan is the founder and head coach of the Kings and Queens Chess Academy.

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  jith1207: <Penguincw>: how do you find these news nuggets from nook and corner of various parts of the world?!
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  Penguincw: Hi <jith1207>. I just use the <cg> news feature, located at the very bottom left of the <cg> homepage. If I see an article that mentions a player, I post it on their page.

I'm sure it's nice if one day someone (or even me) stumbles upon their page, and actually sees some information about them.

Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: That's very good and useful.. Thank you for the info.
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