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V Avari 
Photograph courtesy of Viraf Avari.      
Viraf Avari
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1996 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2097
Highest rating achieved in database: 2259
Overall record: +28 -12 =9 (66.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B32 B29 B99 B45 B98
 French Defense (5) 
    C19 C18 C10
 French Winawer (4) 
    C19 C18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B22 B30 B42 B23 B33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Avari vs P Brown, 1999 1-0
   G Reid vs V Avari, 1998 0-1

GAMES ANNOTATED BY AVARI: [what is this?]
   G Reid vs V Avari, 1998

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VIRAF AVARI
(born Jan-24-1946, 68 years old) India

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Viraf Phirozsha Avari was born in Valsad, South Gujarat State (India) in 1946. In his youth, he was a professional athlete: the Gujarat State Wrestling Champion, and also involved in weight-lifting and other disciplines. He has earned over 500 prizes in various competitions. When he was 24 years old, he was taught chess by Maneck Kotwal, his aunt.

In 1998, he won the World Amateur Chess Championship at Hastings, England. He is the only player to have won the Gujarat State Chess Championship Title five consecutive times, without losing a single game. He is also the only player to have won the All India Open Chess Championship Title with a perfect score. He has represented the Gujarat State Chess Team in the National Chess Championship for more than a decade.

For more than thirty-five years he has been rendering his services to the South Gujarat University Chess Team as a Chief Coach, Arbiter and Selector. He also promotes chess in his hometown of Valsad, running the Avari Chess Academy with his beloved wife Roshan and her sister Mrs. Farida Ratansha Avari.

He is a frequent contributor to chessgames.com as User: fm avari viraf.


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Avari vs Nirav Rajasuba  1-042 1996 Commonwealth Chess ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
2. V Avari vs Philip Odiambo ½-½41 1996 Commonwealth Chess ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. V Avari vs A Das  ½-½35 1996 Commonwealth Chess ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
4. A Kissoon vs V Avari  0-139 1997 Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB33 Sicilian
5. V Avari vs A Gundry  1-028 1997 Hastings International Open Chess TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
6. V Avari vs R W Pearce  1-022 1997 World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97B02 Alekhine's Defense
7. H Richards vs V Avari  0-162 1997 Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. V Avari vs P Tobczewski  1-030 1998 World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
9. V Avari vs Stephen Cunliffe  1-039 1998 World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97C42 Petrov Defense
10. V Avari vs M Schultz  1-047 1998 ChallengersB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. H Telke vs V Avari  0-140 1998 ChallengersD05 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J Humphreys vs V Avari  0-135 1998 World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97B42 Sicilian, Kan
13. V Avari vs J Scholes  1-040 1998 Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. G Reid vs V Avari 0-172 1998 World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97A45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. V Avari vs B Lamb  1-038 1998 Hastings International Open Chess TournamentC18 French, Winawer
16. V Avari vs V Startsev  1-062 1998 World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97C41 Philidor Defense
17. P Girinath vs V Avari  1-058 1999 Commonwealth-chB30 Sicilian
18. V Avari vs Y Aidasani  1-029 1999 Commonwealth-chC10 French
19. N Babu vs V Avari  1-032 1999 Commonwealth-chE12 Queen's Indian
20. V Avari vs K Murugan  0-139 1999 Commonwealth-chB83 Sicilian
21. J Friedland vs V Avari  1-023 1999 Hastings ChallengersB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. V Avari vs F Faisal 1-022 1999 Commonwealth-chB54 Sicilian
23. B Cafferty vs V Avari  ½-½40 1999 ChallengersA07 King's Indian Attack
24. A Lahiri vs V Avari  1-057 1999 Commonwealth-chE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
25. V Avari vs S Dhar  0-170 1999 Commonwealth-chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-01-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: No comments yet?! FM Avari, more of your games please! =)

And can you also make comments/annotate of the existing games?

Apr-01-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Oh, and maybe a brief bio and a picture too! =)
May-16-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: <WannaBe> I would love to give many of interesting games but due to my health problem & busy schedule I'm unable to do so. My brief bio is there with CG & you can find my photo with playerdatabase site.
May-18-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: <Wannabe> I hope u got my real avatar as well as my photograph on my personal page.
May-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <fm avari viraf> Nice picture and avatar, but I didn't do anything (submitting wise...)
Apr-07-08  Bobsterman3000: We need more of your games...

Apr-08-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: We can always find this gentleman posting on daily puzzles... I did not know he was a chess player...
Apr-08-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <ahmadov> Did you ever wonder what the "fm" in front of his name stood for?
Apr-08-08  hitman84: He is a FIDE Master.

http://66.232.119.96/ratings/card.p...

I believe he got the Fide Master Title for winning the World Amateur Chess Championship at Hastings, England.

Apr-08-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: <hitman84> Thanks for your timely support ;-)
Apr-08-08
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  ahmadov: <Gregor Samsa Mendel: <ahmadov> Did you ever wonder what the "fm" in front of his name stood for?> I see what you mean... My post above was a bit silly but it is true that I never thought that this man was a player with so much achievement in chess...
Apr-08-08
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Rubbing elbows in cyberspace with masters and even grandmasters is one of the reasons I love this site.
Apr-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: <Gregor Samsa Mendel: Rubbing elbows in cyberspace with masters and even grandmasters is one of the reasons I love this site.> How about the users? I think one of the reasons this web site can be very proud of is its nice and friendly users... The names of some of them have been posted on my profile...
Apr-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Yes, Chessgames.com can boast of a great number of friendly and educated users. One of the other reasons I love this site. But you have to be careful; otherwise you might get trapped in a conversation with the occasional rude boorish lout. Like me.
Apr-09-08
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: "The main difference between friendly, educated users and rude, boorish louts is that one type agrees with you on most matters while the other type does not."
Apr-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: <Gregor Samsa Mendel: But you have to be careful; otherwise you might get trapped in a conversation with the occasional rude boorish lout. Like me.> Well, I am really not worried about rude users at all... I have a very strong tool granted by <CG>, which is called the Ignore List. As for your post, don't worry, I did not find that too rude...

There is also one more thing: some people can write something which might sound rude but not necessarily meant that way by the user...

Apr-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg: "The main difference between friendly, educated users and rude, boorish louts is that one type agrees with you on most matters while the other type does not.">

I guess this is a quote from somewhere, with which you yourself do not agree... If disagreeing is rudeness then we should have been the most rude people to each other because there are a lot of things we do not agree on... :-)

I think rude people are those who show no or little respect to others...

Mar-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Una Super Página !!! un Gran Ser
Jan-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: We're happy to have just uploaded over a dozen new games by FM Avari.
Apr-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: Thx Daniel for uploading my few more games! It's always nice to be on chessgames.com.
May-13-13  bischopper: to play for to play without an idea is wrong how to walk without a plan...
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