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Akshat Chandra
A Chandra 
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Number of games in database: 218
Years covered: 2012 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2536 (2409 rapid, 2558 blitz)
Overall record: +65 -55 =83 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C84 C70 C92 C78 C65
 Sicilian (21) 
    B51 B47 B27 B31 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C84 C92 C95
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B18 B13 B11
 King's Indian (7) 
    E64 E60 E62
 Slav (6) 
    D10 D11 D16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B40 B48 B52 B90 B84
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E10 E00 A45 D00 D02
 English (10) 
    A13 A15 A16
 French Defense (9) 
    C07 C03 C02 C18 C00
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B48 B47 B46 B49
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C65 C67 C70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Colas vs A Chandra, 2015 0-1
   A Chandra vs B Finegold, 2016 1-0
   Nakamura vs A Chandra, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Summer Chess Classic B (2023)
   Saint Louis Fall Classic (Group B) (2017)
   St. Louis Spring Classic (Group B) (2017)
   9th Philadelphia Open (2015)
   Bay Area International Open (2019)
   Millionaire Chess Open (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship (2022)

   🏆 Summer Chess Classic B
   D Batsuren vs A Chandra (Aug-10-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Chandra vs Lenderman (Aug-09-23) 0-1
   L Budisavljevic vs A Chandra (Aug-08-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Chandra vs A Hong (Aug-07-23) 1-0
   A Mikaelyan vs A Chandra (Aug-06-23) 1-0

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(born May-28-1999, 24 years old) India (federation/nationality United States of America)

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GM(1). Chanda became a FIDE Master and an IM in 2013, the latter for winning the North American U18 Championship (2). He finished with 6/9 at the inaugural 2014 North American Junior chess championship (3) in Kitchener. He is the 5th IM born in 1999, after Wei Yi (now a GM), Murali Karthikeyan, Jinshi Bai and Aryan Tari respectively.

References / Sources

(1), (2) (North American 2013 U-18 chess championship), (3), (4) .

Wikipedia article: Akshat Chandra

Last updated: 2017-11-11 08:12:42

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 218  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Chandra vs S del Rio de Angelis  ½-½2420125th Int ch-Central SerbiaB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. I Martic vs A Chandra  ½-½10320125th Int ch-Central SerbiaB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. A Chandra vs L Nestorovic  0-12820125th Int ch-Central SerbiaB06 Robatsch
4. A Ardeleanu vs A Chandra  ½-½4620125th Int ch-Central SerbiaB40 Sicilian
5. A Chandra vs D Brankovic  ½-½3620125th Int ch-Central SerbiaB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
6. A Chandra vs A Battey  1-045201223rd Czech Open AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. A Chandra vs I Sipos  0-127201223rd Czech Open AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. T Kulhanek vs A Chandra  1-041201223rd Czech Open AA07 King's Indian Attack
9. F Umanec vs A Chandra  ½-½56201223rd Czech Open AB30 Sicilian
10. M Tokmachev vs A Chandra  1-042201223rd Czech Open AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Chandra vs S M Shyam  0-1492012Kolkata OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. A Chandra vs R Salimbagat  1-0282013?C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
13. A Chandra vs I Sorkin  1-0232014Marshall GM RRB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. Sevian vs A Chandra  1-0462014CCSCSL Inv GMB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. A Chandra vs E Vorobiov  ½-½84201425th Czech Open AB32 Sicilian
16. A Chandra vs G Margvelashvili  1-05920143rd Washington IntA60 Benoni Defense
17. Sevian vs A Chandra  ½-½5120143rd Washington IntB40 Sicilian
18. X Bu vs A Chandra  1-0802014Millionaire Chess OpenA33 English, Symmetrical
19. A Chandra vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0442014Millionaire Chess OpenC42 Petrov Defense
20. R Burnett vs A Chandra  0-1342014Millionaire Chess OpenA13 English
21. R Burnett vs A Chandra  0-1342014Millionaire Chess OpenA13 English
22. A Chandra vs I R Ortiz Suarez  0-1352014Millionaire Chess OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. A Kashebayev vs A Chandra  0-1362014Millionaire Chess OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. A Chandra vs G Margvelashvili  ½-½302014Millionaire Chess OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. K F Kiewra vs A Chandra  ½-½512014SPICE Cup OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-13-13  EvanTheTerrible: Promising young player.
May-14-13  pbercker: Promising indeed, but I just looked at his age, and he's "just" a FIDE master but already 14 years old .... He should have been a GM by now!

I'm exaggerating of course, but such is the "modern" expectation almost given ever younger chess players who become GM - Karjankin currently holding the record at 12 years and 7 months.

Oct-10-13  twinlark: <pbercker> Well, he has made it direct-to-IM with his U18 win in the NAYCC.
May-07-14  waustad: Actually, since he started playing at age 10, he's quite advanced now. In his blog he says that he took up the game during a trip back to India.
May-07-14  Chessinfinite: All the best Akshat. Enjoy your journey :)

Looking forward to seeing you as GM sometime !!

Seems like a nice kid, joyful - that is the best part , and quite deep and enjoyable reading his articles.

Jul-11-14  detritus: Chandra just finished a shared 1st (lost on tiebreaks) with Richard Rapport at Sport Summer 2014:

Aug-07-14  dakgootje: Regarding his 'late' mastery, chessbase recently wrote on his extremely quick rating advances:

<Although there were several strong ratings increases of 20 or 30 Elo (did we mention Hou Yifan?), there is one that is really beginning to stick out rather prominently: Akshat Chandra. This young 15-year-old IM from the US, not only gained 30 Elo in the last month, taking him to 2472 Elo, but has gained an astounding 200 Elo in the last year. A breakthrough you say? Try this: he was rated 1573 in March 2010 (he had just learned to play), 1905 in March 2011, 2130 in March 2012 (seeing a pattern here?), 2268 in June 2013, and now is 2472 in August 2014. Oh, and the 30 Elo this month comes from an open won by GM Rapport, where he came tied first-second with a 2650 performance.>

-- Source Chessbase:

So that's.. that's quite alright. ;)

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  perfidious: <pbercker: Promising indeed, but I just looked at his age, and he's "just" a FIDE master but already 14 years old .... He should have been a GM by now!>


In all seriousness, it is most unfortunate that <pbercker> no longer posts at cg; for he was a thoughtful and decent presence. This site is poorer for Pascal's absence.

Aug-09-15  BIDMONFA: Akshat Chandra


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  FSR: A shame that he missed the winning rook sac against So.
Premium Chessgames Member
  hansj: Needs updating. Akshat is now a GM. I saw his GM title performance in St Louis in November 2016. Congratulations Akshat!
Oct-25-18  Mudphudder: What's all this I read about how he's banned from for alleged cheating?

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