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Marani Rajendran Venkatesh
Number of games in database: 281
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2493 (2414 rapid, 2450 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2524

Overall record: +107 -71 =82 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B20 B25 B52 B23 B51
 King's Indian Attack (24) 
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C77 C96 C95 C67 C78
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B15 B18 B11 B12 B17
 French Defense (9) 
    C05 C07 C10 C03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B33 B30 B67 B89 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A40 A46 A45 D02 A50
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E46 E56 E30 E42
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C78 C60 C72 C63 C77
 King's Indian (11) 
    E92 E91 E63 E61 E81
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E16 E15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M R Venkatesh vs M A Saenz Narciso, 2012 1-0
   M R Venkatesh vs B S Shivananda, 2006 1-0
   J Gustafsson vs M R Venkatesh, 2012 0-1
   M R Venkatesh vs S Bilguun, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   12th Bangkok Open (2012)
   43rd Indian Championship (2006)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Indian Championship (2003)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Dubai Open (2019)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)

   🏆 Abu Dhabi Masters
   S Ajay Krishna vs M R Venkatesh (Aug-10-19) 1/2-1/2
   M R Venkatesh vs R Praggnanandhaa (Aug-09-19) 0-1
   Aditya S Samant vs M R Venkatesh (Aug-08-19) 0-1
   M R Venkatesh vs M Mahalakshmi (Aug-07-19) 0-1
   Divya Deshmukh vs M R Venkatesh (Aug-05-19) 0-1

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(born May-20-1985, 35 years old) India

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 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Al Qudaimi vs M R Venkatesh  0-1492001Asian U20B33 Sicilian
2. Sundararajan vs M R Venkatesh 0-1512001Asian U20E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. M R Venkatesh vs K Rathnakaran  1-0492001Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
4. M R Venkatesh vs Harikrishna  ½-½212001Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
5. M R Venkatesh vs S Kayumov  1-0382001Asian U20C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Thanh Son Nguyen vs M R Venkatesh  1-0392001Asian U20B89 Sicilian
7. M Panchanathan vs M R Venkatesh  0-1502001Asian U20B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. M Darban vs M R Venkatesh  1-0392001Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
9. M R Venkatesh vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-0352001Asian U20A04 Reti Opening
10. M R Venkatesh vs M Al Sayed  0-1472001Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
11. E Moradiabadi vs M R Venkatesh  1-0622001Asian U20E15 Queen's Indian
12. S Subramanian vs M R Venkatesh  0-1252001WJunB89 Sicilian
13. M R Venkatesh vs A Korobov 0-1272001WJunB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M R Venkatesh vs J Markos  0-1532001WJunA04 Reti Opening
15. T Krivousas vs M R Venkatesh  0-1442001WJunE12 Queen's Indian
16. M R Venkatesh vs D Mastrovasilis  ½-½362001WJunA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A Horvath vs M R Venkatesh  1-0432001WJunB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. M R Venkatesh vs Sedlak  1-0462001WJunA06 Reti Opening
19. S Du vs M R Venkatesh  1-0312001WJunA36 English
20. M R Venkatesh vs R Zenklusen  1-0322001WJunB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
21. M R Venkatesh vs T S Pradeep 0-1492002ALL INDIA INTER UNIVERSITYB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. M R Venkatesh vs Harikrishna  0-1612003India chC67 Ruy Lopez
23. S Suvrajit vs M R Venkatesh  1-0362003Indian ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
24. M R Venkatesh vs G B Prakash  ½-½482003Indian ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. M R Venkatesh vs J Sriram  ½-½502003Indian ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-13-04  mack: Is this this chap?

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  Joshka: Just read a sad note about this player....yea...must be him...whats a shame
Dec-13-04  Lawrence: <M R Venkatesh> was born 20/05/85, making him 19 years old.

<K Venkatesh>, the player who has muscular dystrophy and a chest infection--and wants to die quickly so he can donate his organs--is 25.

Dec-13-04  chesscookie: Is this poor soul the present Indian champ? Has he ever won it?
Dec-15-04  Lawrence: <chesscookie>, you yourself are Indian, isn't it? :-)
Dec-17-04  chesscookie: <Lawrence> That is correct ;-) Though, I am Anand's biggest fan, I still like top quality chess from any player.
Dec-17-04  Flyboy216: <you yourself are Indian, isn't it? :-)>

Considering only desis use the phrase "isn't it?," you are proably one too ;)

And considering only desis use the term "desi," it appears I am too :)

Dec-19-04  Lawrence: <Flyboy216>, I had never heard the word "desis" before but I see it applies to anyone from the Indian subcontinent. What's the origin?

<isn't it?> as a catch-all question tag--sort of like <n'est-ce pas?> in French--was used often in a comical English TV programme, a series of sketches about Indian family life in Britain. Also, Sarah MacDonald includes it several times in her "Holy Cow!"

Dec-19-04  ughaibu: One of my aunts, who was Dutch, used "isn't it" in the same way.
Dec-19-04  arifattar: <Lawrence> Actually, 'desi' comes from 'des' meaning homeland or nation but mostly used in the former sense. So 'desi' means person from my homeland. Most often used by students from India and Pakistan to refer to the vast Asian diaspora in the West. Used in the following variations:
ABCD - American Born Confused Desi.
BBCD - British Born Confused Desi.
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  cu8sfan: <<K Venkatesh>, the player who has muscular dystrophy and a chest infection--and wants to die quickly so he can donate his organs--is 25.>

Maybe this player isn't <K Venkatesh> but I read in yesterday's edition of Chess Today that <K Venkatesh> died on December 17th. He was fighting hard to be able and donate his organs. I hope his untimely death at least saved someone else's life.

Jan-24-06  dakgootje: <One of my aunts, who was Dutch, used "isn't it" in the same way.> Part of the English grammar you get to learn in, at least the parts where ive lived, the Netherlands...

(as you may notice, i've never been good in grammar ;-)

Jan-24-06  hitman84: damn MR venkatesh is an IM , a very good friend of mine and a very good player he has the potential to become INDIA's next GM.
May-19-06  BIDMONFA: M R Venkatesh


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He just won the Thrissur Open (India) 17-22 April 2010:

Jul-05-12  LoveThatJoker: Congratulations to India's newest GM, M.R. Venkatesh!

It must be nice for him to know that, as it regards Chess, he will always be GM Venkatesh!


Jul-05-12  BishopTakes: LTJ is always nice..Congrats Venky!!
Jul-05-12  LoveThatJoker: <BishopTakes> Thank you!


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