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Viraf Avari
V Avari 
Photograph courtesy of Viraf Avari.      
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1996 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2097
Highest rating achieved in database: 2259
Overall record: +28 -11 =9 (67.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C19 French, Winawer, Advance (2 games)
B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein (2 games)
C26 Vienna (2 games)
B18 Caro-Kann, Classical (2 games)
B03 Alekhine's Defense (2 games)

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(born Jan-24-1946, died Feb-08-2023, 77 years old) India

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FIDE Master 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 as User: fm avari viraf.

Last updated: 2023-02-11 10:59:07

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Avari vs Nirav Rajasuba 1-0421996Commonwealth Chess ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
2. V Avari vs A Das  ½-½351996Commonwealth Chess ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
3. V Avari vs P N Odhiambo ½-½411996Commonwealth Chess ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. A Kissoon vs V Avari  0-1391997Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB33 Sicilian
5. V Avari vs A K Gundry  1-0281997Hastings International Open Chess TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
6. H Richards vs V Avari  0-1621997Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. V Avari vs R W Pearce  1-0221997World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97B02 Alekhine's Defense
8. J Humphreys vs V Avari  0-1351998World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97B42 Sicilian, Kan
9. V Avari vs P Tobczewski  1-0301998World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
10. V Avari vs S D Cunliffe  1-0391998World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97C42 Petrov Defense
11. V Avari vs J E Scholes  1-0401998Hastings International Open Chess TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. V Avari vs V Startsev  1-0621998World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97C41 Philidor Defense
13. G Reid vs V Avari 0-1721998World Amateur Chess Championship 1996-97A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. V Avari vs B Lamb 1-0381998Hastings International Open Chess TournamentC18 French, Winawer
15. H Telke vs V Avari  0-1401998ChallengersD05 Queen's Pawn Game
16. V Avari vs M Schultz  1-0471998ChallengersB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. P Girinath vs V Avari  1-0581999Commonwealth-chB30 Sicilian
18. V Avari vs S Dhar  0-1701999Commonwealth-chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. N Babu vs V Avari  1-0321999Commonwealth-chE12 Queen's Indian
20. A Gupta vs V Avari  ½-½371999Commonwealth-chA57 Benko Gambit
21. A Lahiri vs V Avari  1-0571999Commonwealth-chE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
22. V Avari vs Y Aidasani  1-0291999Commonwealth-chC10 French
23. V Avari vs P Brown 1-0411999Commonwealth-chC41 Philidor Defense
24. V Avari vs F Faisal 1-0221999Commonwealth-chB54 Sicilian
25. V Avari vs K Murugan  0-1391999Commonwealth-chB83 Sicilian
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  WannaBe: No comments yet?! FM Avari, more of your games please! =)

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

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  WannaBe: Oh, and maybe a brief bio and a picture too! =)
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  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.
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  fm avari viraf: <Wannabe> I hope u got my real avatar as well as my photograph on my personal page.
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  WannaBe: <fm avari viraf> Nice picture and avatar, but I didn't do anything (submitting wise...)
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  Bobsterman3000: We need more of your games...

Apr-08-08  ahmadov: We can always find this gentleman posting on daily puzzles... I did not know he was a chess player...
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  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.

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

Apr-08-08  ahmadov: <hitman84> Thanks for your timely support ;-)
Apr-08-08  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...
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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  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...
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Yes, 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.
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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  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  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...

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  juan31: Una Super Página !!! un Gran Ser
Premium Chessgames Member We're happy to have just uploaded over a dozen new games by FM Avari.
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  fm avari viraf: Thx Daniel for uploading my few more games! It's always nice to be on
May-13-13  bischopper: to play for to play without an idea is wrong how to walk without a plan...
Feb-11-23  shivasuri4: FM Avari Viraf passed away on the 8th of February.
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Sorry to hear that.

He was a very friendly man here.

R.I.P Avari

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Seemed like a decent guy.


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  OhioChessFan: Sad to hear. He was a frequent contributor on chessgames.

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