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Kidambi Sundararajan
Number of games in database: 419
Years covered: 1998 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2389 (2398 rapid, 2409 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2526

Overall record: +124 -96 =195 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E92 E94 E60 E91 E65
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E46 E41 E43 E44
 Slav (16) 
    D15 D10 D11 D16 D12
 English (16) 
    A10 A13 A12 A14 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A46 A40 E10 E00
 Reti System (14) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B17 B12 B10 B11 B13
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C80 C91 C67 C77 C97
 Sicilian (21) 
    B80 B84 B81 B40 B52
 Slav (20) 
    D12 D17 D11 D10 D15
 Sicilian Scheveningen (16) 
    B80 B81 B84
 French Defense (15) 
    C11 C09 C00 C07 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Obukhov vs Sundararajan, 2005 0-1
   Sundararajan vs S Williams, 1999 1-0
   J Rymuza vs Sundararajan, 2011 0-1
   D Breder vs Sundararajan, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Sundararajan vs Sasikiran, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   Indian Championship (2003)
   112th US Open (2011)
   43rd Indian Championship (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)
   41st World Junior Championship (2002)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Isle of Man Masters (2016)

   🏆 Dubai Open
   Sundararajan vs B Bellahcene (Apr-09-19) 1/2-1/2
   Malek Saif vs Sundararajan (Apr-08-19) 0-1
   Sundararajan vs S Chanda (Apr-07-19) 1/2-1/2
   R Abelgas vs Sundararajan (Apr-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   V Pranav vs Sundararajan (Apr-04-19) 1-0

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(born Dec-29-1982, 37 years old) India

[what is this?]
IM (2001); Grandmaster (2009).

Won the XVII Sant Marti Open in July 2015 in Barcelona on tiebreak ahead of Karen H Grigoryan.

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 419  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sundararajan vs M Kobalia  1-0581998World Junior ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
2. Sundararajan vs Radjabov  ½-½311999Biel MTO opA90 Dutch
3. M Marin vs Sundararajan  1-039199910th Goodricke Int.E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. Zagrebelny vs Sundararajan  1-034199910th Goodricke Int.B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Sundararajan vs E Player  1-0331999BCF-chD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. P Thipsay vs Sundararajan  ½-½431999BCF-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. Sundararajan vs A Summerscale  ½-½291999BCF-chD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. J Gallagher vs Sundararajan  1-0251999BCF-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. Sundararajan vs J Rudd  1-0291999BCF-chA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
10. A Kunte vs Sundararajan  ½-½381999BCF-chA10 English
11. S Conquest vs Sundararajan  ½-½511999BCF-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. Sundararajan vs S Williams 1-0271999BCF-chA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
13. Baburin vs Sundararajan  ½-½461999BCF-chD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. Sundararajan vs Al Rakib Mollah Abdullah  ½-½391999BCF-chD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
15. Sundararajan vs Aronian  0-1501999Wch U20E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. Sundararajan vs S Williams  1-0481999Wch U20A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
17. Sundararajan vs E Vladimirov  0-1592000Commonwealth-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Sundararajan vs Z Rahman  0-1402000Asia-chA10 English
19. Sundararajan vs E Vladimirov  ½-½302000Goodricke 11th opE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
20. B Lalic vs Sundararajan  1-0322000Goodricke OpenE90 King's Indian
21. Sundararajan vs C S Gokhale  ½-½442000Goodricke OpenE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
22. K Gopalakrishnan vs Sundararajan  0-1452000Goodricke OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. Sundararajan vs K Visweswaran  ½-½472000Goodricke OpenE91 King's Indian
24. S Satyapragyan vs Sundararajan  1-0652000Goodricke OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. Sundararajan vs A Deshmukh  0-1512000Goodricke OpenE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 419  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-29-06  BIDMONFA: Kidambi Sundararajan


Aug-04-06  harifan: Kidambi is 3/3 in Badalona, Spain and is playing Fernando Peralta today. Good luck Kidu!
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  Fusilli: He was awarded the GM title in June 2009 ( He just played the North American Open in Las Vegas. I lost to him in the first round. He told me he was in the US for the holidays. His USCF rating is still provisional. He hasn't played much around here.

I am not sure if his last name is Kidambi or Sundararajan. At the North American Open he was listed as if Kidambi were his last name, but here Sundararajan seems to be his last name. Does anyone know?

Jan-28-10  indianchessupdates: .

Fusilli, both are same people

his fide rating is 2526

Kidambi finished 19th North American Open joint second with 5.5/7. This will be rated in the march 2010 rankings

he is back in India playing in chennai open

for more on indian players


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  Fusilli: <<indianchessupdates> Fusilli, both are same people>

Yes, but I was wondering if his family name was Kidambi and Sundararajan his first name, or the other way around. (I don't know anything about Indian names!)

Jan-29-10  Ragh: <I don't know anything about Indian names!>

Nice article on chessbase regarding part of Indian names..

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  Fusilli: <Ragh> Thank you! That was enlightening.
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  wordfunph: <Fusilli: Yes, but I was wondering if his family name was Kidambi and Sundararajan his first name, or the other way around. (I don't know anything about Indian names!)>

based on FIDE site, his first name is Kidambi..

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  Penguincw: Kidambi Sundararajan (2433) upsets top seed Karen H. Grigoryan (2580) in R3 of the Sant Marti Open!

He eventually becomes the lowest rated player to remain perfect through 4 and 5 rounds of the tournament.

In R6, he'll face IM Tigran S. Petrosian (2441).

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  WorstPlayerEver: No gender indication. But it's a GM. So it's likely a male. This is how we are rolling, not?
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  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Kramnik!

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