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Rajan Ayyar
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1979 to 1980
Last FIDE rating: 2250
Overall record: +0 -6 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1962) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fedorowicz vs R Ayyar  1-0391979Lone PineE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. R Ayyar vs C Blocker 0-1271979Lone PineA28 English
3. R Ayyar vs Van der Sterren 0-1451979Lone PineA16 English
4. B Rind vs R Ayyar  1-0441979Lone PineE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
5. R Ayyar vs John Quigley  0-126197980th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
6. R Ayyar vs J Tarjan 0-1301980Paul Masson OpenB83 Sicilian
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  perfidious: In my days as a junior, I remember this player. He went on to display talent in real estate, being sentenced to jail for fraud in 2004.
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  GrahamClayton: Ayyar was sent to prison for 12 years back in 2004 for real estate fraud:

May-25-15  zanzibar: His full name is <RAJAN RAMA AYYAR>

When the FIDE id was added the old dob (1961-01-01) was deleted. FIDE gives his dob as 1962.

The article <Graham> quotes from 2004-08-20 lists him as 43 yo.

BTW- Ayyar's first trial ended in a mistrial.

However, his operations were quite involved. Just a quick look at the brief outline given in this appeal decision quickly reveals that:

May-25-15  zanzibar: And a picture:

Not one a player would like to see next to their name on <CG>.

Dec-18-16  wrap99: I knew him as a junior. I would bet he was born before 1962 -- I am guessing 1960 or 1959. Like many strong young players, he seemed to be very bright guy and went to Stanford. At the same time, when I read of his legal troubles, I was not amazingly surprised -- a sort of disagreeable kid.
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  perfidious: <zed>, you are quite right--perp orange does not become him.
May-18-20  JohnBoy: It looks like Rajan took the path of some who get used to being smarter than most of those around him. I knew him as a junior in SoCal, and a bit later at Snodfart. Yeah... he was disagreeable (read “arrogant”), but not yet a self-serving lost cause like Thinnsen.
Dec-31-22  wrap99: I want to expand on the "disagreeable kid" thing. I recall his speaking in French to another kid (as I was at the time) to say something nasty about me -- firstly, as an English speaker it is not like he was speaking Chinese or something, enough cognates to get the gist and anyway, there is tone and facial expressions. Moreover, how would he know what language I took in high school. Rajan I recall was at Lone Pine and decided not to record his game for which he was severely chastised by Kashdan, the TD -- I maybe have him confused with another kid, but unlikely and if I am wrong, tough @#$%. You always need to record your score and given that Statham generously did not charge an entry fee as he was a major chess patron (he sure had money, owned the Playboy Mansion before Hefner did) one should behave like a gentlemen at such a prestigious event. Funny how little things like the French insult and this Lone Pine behavior seem consistent with his later criminal behavior. If you are reading this, Rajan, I hope u became a better person eventually.

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