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Akshat Chandra
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 2012 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2536 (2409 rapid, 2558 blitz)

Overall record: +35 -35 =51 (50.0%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B51 B90 B47 B70 B76
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C84 C70 C65 C92 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C84 C92 C95
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B18 B12 B11
 King's Indian (5) 
    E64 E60
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C03 C08 C07 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B40 B47 B51 B48 B50
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D00 A45 D04 D02 D05
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C65 C67 C70
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C03 C00 C18
 English (7) 
    A13 A15
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C07 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Chandra vs B Finegold, 2016 1-0
   Nakamura vs A Chandra, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   St. Louis Spring Classic (Group B) (2017)
   Saint Louis Fall Classic (Group B) (2017)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

   🏆 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship
   Tianming Xie vs A Chandra (Jan-07-22) 0-1
   A Chandra vs F Olivares (Jan-06-22) 1-0
   A Chandra vs N Theodorou (Oct-25-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Tari vs A Chandra (Jan-31-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Chandra vs R Edouard (Jan-30-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-28-1999, 22 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 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Chandra vs S Del Rio 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. A Chandra vs E Vorobiov  ½-½84201425th Czech Open AB32 Sicilian
15. A Chandra vs G Margvelashvili  1-05920143rd Washington IntA60 Benoni Defense
16. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Chandra  1-0802014Millionaire ChessA33 English, Symmetrical
17. A Chandra vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0442014Millionaire ChessC42 Petrov Defense
18. R Burnett vs A Chandra  0-1342014Millionaire ChessA13 English
19. A Chandra vs I R Ortiz Suarez  0-1352014Millionaire ChessB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. A Chandra vs G Margvelashvili  ½-½302014Millionaire Chess OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. K F Kiewra vs A Chandra  ½-½512014SPICE Cup OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Troff vs A Chandra  ½-½332014SPICE Cup OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Chandra 1-0402014Qatar MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. A Chandra vs J Movsesian  ½-½1002014Qatar MastersC41 Philidor Defense
25. M A Gomes vs A Chandra  ½-½602014Qatar MastersA13 English
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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.
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  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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