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B Adhiban 
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Baskaran Adhiban
Number of games in database: 267
Years covered: 2008 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2646 (2577 rapid, 2592 blitz)
Overall record: +106 -48 =107 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      6 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B90 B97 B30 B43 B48
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    E00 E10 A45
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C68 C95 C78 C70 C67
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B97 B96 B94
 Slav (9) 
    D17 D16 D15 D18 D11
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A32 A31 A37 A30
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B90 B47 B48 B51 B50
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C78 C72 C89 C71 C85
 Semi-Slav (11) 
    D43 D45 D47 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B96 B91 B94
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E15 E12
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B47 B48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Adhiban vs Short, 2014 1-0
   B Adhiban vs A Donchenko, 2015 1-0
   B Adhiban vs A Rombaldoni, 2011 1-0
   B Adhiban vs A Ipatov, 2012 1/2-1/2
   S Himanshu vs B Adhiban, 2012 0-1
   B Adhiban vs W So, 2011 1-0
   A Stefanova vs B Adhiban, 2015 0-1
   B Adhiban vs J Urbina Perez, 2015 1-0
   I Cheparinov vs B Adhiban, 2015 0-1
   B Adhiban vs Svidler, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   Tata Steel (Group C) (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   World Junior Championships (2011)
   Dutch Open (2009)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   World Cup (2013)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   10th Asian Individual Championships (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2008 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer

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(born Aug-15-1992, 22 years old) India

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This GM from Tamil Nadu was part of the gold medal winning Indian team in the U-16 World Olympiad in Turkey in 2008 and the youngest ever champion of the Indian national 'B' championships, which he won in September 2008. In October 2008, he won the U16 World Youth Championship. Winner of the 47th Premier National Chess Championship 2009 with 10/13 and the Olomouc Chess Summer 2010 GM-2 tournament with 7/10. =1st at the 2nd SCS International Open Grand Master Chess Tournament 2010. =2nd (5th on tiebreak) at the 2013 Asian Continental Championship qualifying to play in the World Cup (2013) where he defeated Evgeny Alekseev in the first round and Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier in the second round but was defeated by US super-GM Hikaru Nakamura in the next one. A few weeks later, he took outright first with 8.5/10 in the powerful Hostafrancs Open in Spain ahead of many GMS, including six rated over 2600.

He played board 4 for India at the Chess Olympiad (2014) held in Tromsų, his 7/10 being an important component of India winning the bronze medal for the first time.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Purushothaman vs B Adhiban  0-130 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
2. B Adhiban vs D Debashis  ½-½23 2008 Open 16-wyccB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. M Vinoth Kumar vs B Adhiban  1-028 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
4. E Forato vs B Adhiban 0-123 2008 Open 16-wyccC53 Giuoco Piano
5. B Adhiban vs V Durarbayli  1-047 2008 Open 16-wyccB30 Sicilian
6. J Ophoff vs B Adhiban  ½-½31 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. J Jorczik vs B Adhiban  0-125 2008 Open 16-wyccD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. B Adhiban vs G V Wijesuriya  1-032 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
9. B Adhiban vs R R Ankit  1-037 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
10. A Shimanov vs B Adhiban  ½-½74 2008 Open 16-wyccD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. B Adhiban vs E P Nirmal  1-030 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
12. B Adhiban vs K Priyadharshan  ½-½60 2008 Open 16-wyccC67 Ruy Lopez
13. C Praveen Kumar vs B Adhiban  1-035 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. B Adhiban vs S P Sethuraman  1-038 2008 Open 16-wyccC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. S Gurpreet vs B Adhiban  ½-½46 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
16. L Mai vs B Adhiban  0-167 2008 Open 16-wyccC53 Giuoco Piano
17. W So vs B Adhiban 1-072 2008 World Youth U-16 Chess OlympiadC28 Vienna Game
18. B Adhiban vs N Das  0-150 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. A Gritsenko vs B Adhiban  0-150 2008 Open 16-wyccB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. B Adhiban vs R Deepthamsh  1-040 2008 Commonwealth ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. B Adhiban vs S Soors  1-042 2008 Open 16-wyccC05 French, Tarrasch
22. B Adhiban vs E Hansen  ½-½23 2008 Open 16-wyccC05 French, Tarrasch
23. B Adhiban vs S Garcia Fuentes  1-025 2009 48th World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. B Adhiban vs S Syed Anwar  ½-½36 2009 Indian Premier National A ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. T Burg vs B Adhiban  ½-½28 2009 Dutch OpenE15 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  PGN Download
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Oct-31-08  BIDMONFA: Adhiban B

ADHIBAN, Baskaran

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World Youth Championship 2008, U16 final standings:

Dec-14-09  VishyFan: Adhiban, the national champion with 10.0/13, a rating performance of 2677....
Dec-18-09  Birthday Boy: Belated Happy Birthday!!!


another rising chess star

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  Tabanus: Indian Premier National A Championship 2009:

Dec-22-09  VishyFan: Adhiban playing for India 'B' in the Asian Team chess championship.... Round 1 is underway.......

Live games here.........

Dec-22-09  VishyFan: Adhiban won the first round game where India 'B' blanked out Srilanka. They are up against India 'A' (Sasi, Hari, Ganguly, Negi & Deepan) in the 2nd round......
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  Tabanus: 5th today in the 2nd SCS GM tournament (India) 22-30 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of Olomouc Chess Summer GM-2 (Czech Republic) 4-12 August 2010:

May-10-11  Don Cossacks: He upset GM Wesley So of Philippines in round 4 of Asian Individual Championship 2011.
Dec-11-11  indianchessupdates: Adhiban won the Cultural Village Schaaktoernooi 2011 tournament with 6.5 points from 9 games. He Gained 6.1 Elo's

As a winner, He will be invited to participate in group C of the Tata Steel Grand Master Chess Tournament 2012.

He is now at his all time high live rankings of 2561

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  Penguincw: Beat Haast today.
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  waustad: The ratings posted are a little strange. His present rating of 2561 is his highest published rating.
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  Penguincw: < "In Grandmaster Group C, the daily prize of 100 euros went to Baskaran Adhiban for his win over fellow Indian Sahaj Grover in 38 moves from a Nimzo Indian." >

Congratz. :)

Aug-15-13  shivasuri4: Adhiban reached round 3 of the ongoing World Cup, beating Alekseev in tiebreaks and Alexandr Fier 1.5-0.5 in classical time controls. Both his opponents were rated well above him, so this is encouraging.
Aug-15-13  cadwallon: What better way to celebrate your 21st birthday? Happy birthday, Baskaran.
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  waustad: Congratulations on winning the
XV Open Internacional de Sants with a score of 8.5/10.
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  wordfunph: "He is a gifted tactician. Last year I was matched against him in a team tournament. I played the Gruenfeld and Adhiban played h2-h4 and mated me in 20 moves as if I was not there. It was as if he was giving a simul."

- GM Peter Svidler

Jun-07-14  NeoIndian: Anybody knows where is he playing in coming months?
Jul-29-14  fisayo123:
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  alexmagnus: Due to a mistake on the part of, he was for some minutes #1 there, with a record Elo of 26303 :D
Jan-30-15  ketchuplover: Doing well in Gibraltar currently
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  chancho: Freaky dude...

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  thegoodanarchist: <wordfunph: "He is a gifted tactician. Last year I was matched against him in a team tournament. I played the Gruenfeld and Adhiban played h2-h4 and mated me in 20 moves as if I was not there. It was as if he was giving a simul." - GM Peter Svidler >

There is no game in the db between Adhiban and Svidler

Mar-05-15  jphamlore: Adhiban in the India - China Summit 2015 as White inflicted one of the worst defeats Wei Yi has ever suffered in Wei Yi's admittedly short career. Well done.
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