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Dibyendu Barua
Number of games in database: 393
Years covered: 1980 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2393 (2404 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2521

Overall record: +150 -96 =138 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B58 B33 B92 B32 B83
 Two Knights (21) 
 Giuoco Piano (19) 
    C50 C53
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C03 C01 C09 C00
 Sicilian Scheveningen (12) 
    B83 B84
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B13 B14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (33) 
    C11 C05 C02 C00 C15
 Petrov (24) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D36 D31 D37 D30 D35
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (18) 
    D20 D22 D24 D26 D25
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D46 D45 D44 D43
 English, 1 c4 e5 (13) 
    A25 A20 A26 A29 A27
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Barua vs H Spangenberg, 1996 1-0
   D Barua vs Topalov, 1993 1-0
   D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982 1-0
   A H Wohl vs D Barua, 2002 0-1
   M Basman vs D Barua, 1991 0-1
   D Barua vs L Ravi, 2001 1-0
   D Barua vs M Damit, 1983 1-0
   D Barua vs Harikrishna, 2002 1/2-1/2
   S Arvind vs D Barua, 2003 0-1
   D Barua vs Anand, 1986 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   NatWest Young Masters (1990)
   Euwe Stimulans (2007)
   Indian Championship (2003)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Ron Banwell Masters (2001)
   BCF-ch (1983)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   BCF-ch (1985)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)

   🏆 Groningen Open
   A Deviatkin vs D Barua (Dec-29-12) 1-0
   D Barua vs P Michalik (Dec-27-12) 0-1
   D Barua vs T Burg (Dec-27-12) 1-0
   D Barua vs B Bok (Dec-24-12) 1/2-1/2
   V Baghdasaryan vs D Barua (Dec-23-12) 0-1

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(born Oct-27-1966, 54 years old) India

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Dibyendu Barua won the Gold Medal for the 2nd board at the Chess Olympiad in 1990. He became a Grandmaster in 1991, India's second after Viswanathan Anand. He is married to Woman International Master Saheli Dhar-Barua.

Wikipedia article: Dibyendu Barua

Last updated: 2019-08-25 02:39:26

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 412  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Barua vs Jansa  ½-½391980CalcuttaB83 Sicilian
2. D Barua vs Korchnoi 1-05419826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. D Barua vs Ftacnik  0-17119826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. D King vs D Barua  1-03419826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC42 Petrov Defense
5. Taimanov vs D Barua ½-½601982New DelhiA38 English, Symmetrical
6. D Barua vs Kupreichik  1-0671982New DelhiB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. D Barua vs T Imanaliev  ½-½461983FrunzeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. N Zilberman vs D Barua  1-0361983FrunzeD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. D Barua vs N Rashkovsky  1-0401983FrunzeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. D Barua vs Vasiukov  0-1461983FrunzeB30 Sicilian
11. D Barua vs Mokry  0-1451983FrunzeC50 Giuoco Piano
12. Bagirov vs D Barua  1-0491983FrunzeD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. D Barua vs Csom  1-0641983FrunzeB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
14. T Rakic vs D Barua  ½-½131983FrunzeD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Dolmatov vs D Barua  ½-½421983FrunzeC42 Petrov Defense
16. Tseshkovsky vs D Barua  1-0641983FrunzeC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. W Wittmann vs D Barua  ½-½641983FrunzeC41 Philidor Defense
18. D Barua vs Yurtaev  1-0751983FrunzeB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. P Velikov vs D Barua  1-0381983FrunzeD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. M Dvoretzky vs D Barua  ½-½421983FrunzeA34 English, Symmetrical
21. D Barua vs A Schneider  ½-½451983FrunzeB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. J Howell vs D Barua  ½-½661983BCF-chC23 Bishop's Opening
23. D Barua vs J Richardson  1-0411983BCF-chC50 Giuoco Piano
24. G W Lawton vs D Barua  ½-½331983BCF-chC42 Petrov Defense
25. D Barua vs A D Martin  1-0401983BCF-chB08 Pirc, Classical
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  cu8sfan: Here's a picture of today's player of the day:
Apr-14-05  your brilliance: Thank you <cubsfan>. There is surprisingly little information about Barua on the web. He was actually India's first "chess prodigy" before Anand, but he became a GM (India's 2nd) after Anand. DOB: 10/27/1966. Perhaps some of the other visitors to the site could add more info.
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  WTHarvey: Here are a few diagrams of 'must win' positions in Dibye's games.
Apr-14-05  mymt: these is some more info in search google at the top of this page.Thanks cu8sfan its good to see who we are talking about,& even a short BIO is appreciated.
Jun-30-05  chesswonders: The well known contemporary players from India namely Viswanathan Anand, Krishnan Sasikiran, Pentala Harikrishna, Koneru Humpy all hail from the southern part of India. This guy is one of the few players who's not from south and had been quite a sensation amongst the country's chess lovers, during his peak. He is the second GM from the country.
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  WannaBe: These player of the day seems to be recycling faster and faster. :-))
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  mahmoudkubba: <chesswonders>:as for the difference for some between south and north do u mean by saying south near cilan island?? and north near Botan??
Jul-07-05  chesswonders: <mahmoudkubba>I meant south - southern half of India
north - the northern half
Mar-30-06  JASAHA: I had the opportunity to play a friendly game with Debyendu while I was in Kolkata in the 1980's. He gave me a lesson in serious chess play!! I also had a game with he father which I managed to draw. Debyendu would occasionally come to the West Bengal Chess association and play there. I believe he was very strong in Guicco Piano (as well as in other openings).
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  chancho: <JASAHA: I believe he was very strong in Guicco Piano (as well as in other openings).>

Beating Korchnoi in a Giuoco is quite a feat.

D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982

Mar-31-06  Open Defence: and he had a penchant for the Petroff if I remember right
Aug-07-06  harifan: Barua beat GM Konstantin Landa to go into the lead with 2 others (Erenburg and Li Shilong) after the 4th round of the Vlissingen tournament.
Aug-09-06  harifan: L'Ami-Barua is a Cambridge Springs Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined ... 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. Nd2
Aug-12-06  harifan: Barua finished 5th with a performance of 2604 in Vlissingen.
Aug-18-06  harifan: Barua to play in England next month -
Oct-27-06  BIDMONFA: Dibyendu Barua

BARUA, Dibyendu

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  Tabanus: Winner of the 9th United Insurance & United Leasing GM Tournament 21-29 August 2009:

Nov-03-09  Open Defence: < your brilliance: Thank you <cubsfan>. There is surprisingly little information about Barua on the web. He was actually India's first "chess prodigy" before Anand, but he became a GM (India's 2nd) after Anand. DOB: 10/27/1966. Perhaps some of the other visitors to the site could add more info. > actually we thought he would become a GM before Anand, but Anand improved very quickly
Apr-06-10  indianchessupdates: .

India's Veteran GM Dibyendu Barua, finished 7th (joint fourth) with 6.0/9 points. He earned around 11 elo points for this performance.


May-18-10  harish22: i doubt if he was the first indian progidy. and he was not in running to be the first indian GM anyway. The first indian GM norm was won by Praveen Thipsay, an other non-southern player. Later the shortening of time controls cost Thipsay his game. Barua did have great results at international stage. The win over Korchnoi and gold medal on the second board at Olympaid were his best performances. For some period he performed brilliantly at international stage. But he was not well prepared and was very inconsistent. Even at his zenieth he was the third best indian player after Anand and Thipsay. Very unconventional and handled knights beautifully in some games.
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  fm avari viraf: Long time ago, when I was playing my National 'Á' Chess Championship at Calcatta, in 1976, his father brought him [Dibendu] to my table where I was analysing my game with the former National Champion late Mr R.B. Sapre & requested me to play a game with him so that I can give my honest opinion regarding his talents. As our game progressed, he could understand our plans & gave the appropriate replies even at the tender age. I soon concluded that one day, he is going to be GM & bring laurels to our country. My predictions came to reality.
Oct-27-11  montree: Dibyendu was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Later his family migrate to Calcutta. His has an excellent sense of defense, never studied chess openings. I saw him winning against decent players with opening like 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 ...
Jun-18-15  Mr. V: my interest in endgames led me to this nice game where Barua draws against the young Harikrishna: D Barua vs Harikrishna, 2002

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