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Raunak Sadhwani
R Sadhwani 
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Number of games in database: 372
Years covered: 2016 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2545 (2454 rapid, 2516 blitz)

Overall record: +83 -69 =92 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 128 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B33 B68 B32 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A45 D00 A46 A40
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C70 C92 C65 C88 C69
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92 B97
 English (14) 
    A13 A17 A15 A16 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A28 A20 A21 A29
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B10 B12 B13 B18
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A45 A41 E10 A50 D02
 King's Indian (20) 
    E71 E62 E92 E91 E90
 Sicilian (14) 
    B51 B90 B31 B22 B93
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C60 C65 C84 C67
 Petrov (9) 
    C42 C43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Sadhwani vs S Sjugirov, 2019 1-0
   E Kovalevskaya vs R Sadhwani, 2020 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   MPL Indian Chess Tour #1 (2022)
   Aeroflot Open (2020)
   54th Biel Master Open (2021)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Kvika Reykjavik Open (2022)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   FIDE Grand Swiss (2021)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Dubai Open (2019)

   🏆 Fall Chess Classic
   A Chandra vs R Sadhwani (Nov-10-22) 0-1
   R Sadhwani vs G Kantor (Nov-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   Lenderman vs R Sadhwani (Nov-08-22) 1-0
   R Sadhwani vs D Kadric (Nov-07-22) 0-1
   R Sadhwani vs I Chirila (Nov-06-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-22-2005, 16 years old) India

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International Master (2018) Grandmaster (2019). Indian chess player and Grandmaster. A chess prodigy, he achieved the title of Grandmaster at age 13. He is the 9th youngest player in history and the 4th youngest Indian to become a Grandmaster.

Raunak was U-10 Commonwealth Champion in 2015 in New Delhi, India.

Grandmaster at the age of 13 years 9 months 27 days.

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Wikipedia article: Raunak Sadhwani

Last updated: 2021-12-20 15:03:51

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 409  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Aradhya vs R Sadhwani  ½-½232016Abu Dhabi MastersE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. R Sadhwani vs R Sardana  0-1872016Abu Dhabi MastersC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
3. A L Muthaiah vs R Sadhwani  1-0562016Abu Dhabi MastersA04 Reti Opening
4. A M Al Ghamdi vs R Sadhwani  ½-½302016Abu Dhabi MastersB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. R Sadhwani vs R Srinath  1-0672016Abu Dhabi MastersC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. R Sadhwani vs Harshit Raja  1-0562016Abu Dhabi MastersB06 Robatsch
7. P Iniyan vs R Sadhwani  1-0662016Abu Dhabi MastersE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. R Sadhwani vs I Ivanisevic  0-1962016Sunway Sitges OpenB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. R Sadhwani vs Cifuentes Parada  ½-½452016Sunway Sitges OpenC41 Philidor Defense
10. Bromberger vs R Sadhwani  1-0422016Rilton Cup 2016/17E46 Nimzo-Indian
11. R Sadhwani vs Axel Berglind  ½-½572016Rilton Cup 2016/17B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. F Grafl vs R Sadhwani 1-0442016Rilton Cup 2016/17A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
13. R Sadhwani vs A Henderson de La Fuente  1-0262016Rilton Cup 2016/17C41 Philidor Defense
14. H Sorensen vs R Sadhwani  0-1522017Rilton Cup 2016/17D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
15. R Sadhwani vs P Balcerak  0-1482017Rilton Cup 2016/17B83 Sicilian
16. T Luukkonen vs R Sadhwani  1-0502017Rilton Cup 2016/17B10 Caro-Kann
17. R Sadhwani vs Ludvig Carlsson  1-0922017Rilton Cup 2016/17B06 Robatsch
18. F Bracker vs R Sadhwani  ½-½512017Rilton Cup 2016/17B12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. R Sadhwani vs Lenderman  ½-½762017PRO League Group StageC01 French, Exchange
20. M Arnold vs R Sadhwani  1-0402017PRO League Group StageB10 Caro-Kann
21. R Hess vs R Sadhwani  0-1392017PRO League Group StageE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. R Sadhwani vs Kovalenko  1-01212017PRO League Group StageC01 French, Exchange
23. R Sadhwani vs N Yakubboev  0-15420171st Sharjah MastersC70 Ruy Lopez
24. Z Zhang vs R Sadhwani  1-0312017Dubai OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. V Asadli vs R Sadhwani  1-0602017Dubai OpenB10 Caro-Kann
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 409  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: Another prodigy. Here's his IoM rd. 4 game yesterday:

White: Aryan Tari (2618). Black: Sadhwani (2438)

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h6 5.g4 Be4 6.f3 Bh7 7.e6 Qd6 8.exf7+ Kxf7 9.Bd3 e5 10.dxe5 Qxe5+ 11.Ne2 Nd7 12.Nc3 Re8 13.Kf2 Bd6 14.Bxh7 Rxh7 15.Qd3 Ngf6 16.Bf4 Qe7 17.g5 hxg5 18.hxg5 Rxh1 19.Rxh1 Bxf4 20.Nxf4 Ne5 21.Qf5 Qd7 22.g6+ Kg8 23.Qg5 Qd6 24.Kg2 Nc4 25.Nd1 Qb4 26.c3 Ne3+ 27.Kg3 Qe7 28.Kh3 Nxd1 29.Rxd1 Qe3 30.Qg3 Re5 31.Ng2 Rh5+ 32.Nh4 Qe6+ 33.Kg2 Re5 34.Rd2 Qe7 35.Kf1 Nh5 36.Qg4 Qe8 37.Ng2 Qe6 38.Qxe6+ Rxe6 39.c4 Nf6 40.Nf4 Re5 41.cxd5 Nxd5 42.Kf2 Kf8 43.Nd3 Re7 44.Rc2 Ke8 45.Rc4 Kd7 46.Nf4 Re5 47.Nd3 Re7 48.Nf4 Nf6 49.Rd4+ Kc7 50.Ne2 Nd5 51.Nf4 Nf6 52.Ne2 a5 53.Ng3 Rd7 54.Rf4 Kd8 1/2-1/2

Oct-24-18  Nisjesram: He gave a scare to anand too in the first round , however, eventually lost.

"Sadhwani is ridiculously underrated ", said anand after the game


Oct-11-19  BIDMONFA: Raunak Sadhwani


Oct-12-19  Imran Iskandar: This kid is one to watch for in the coming years.
Oct-13-19  wordfunph: soon to be a GM.
Aug-21-21  Albertan: Thé GM won thé Spilimbergo chess tournament:

Aug-25-21  Albertan: Sadhwani’s best game video:

Dec-20-21  Whitehat1963: I expect this kid to become one of Firouzja’s challengers 10 years from now.

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