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Kantholi Rathnakaran
Number of games in database: 142
Years covered: 2001 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2314 (2347 rapid, 2400 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2488

Overall record: +44 -60 =38 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B50 B52 B56 B41 B27
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C50 C53 C54
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C77 C65 C60
 Two Knights (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (33) 
    C05 C11 C14 C00 C01
 French Tarrasch (15) 
 French (12) 
    C11 C00 C10
 King's Indian (11) 
    E73 E94 E92 E71 E77
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A67 A65 A70 A56
 English (5) 
    A15 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K P Surya vs K Rathnakaran, 2015 0-1
   K Rathnakaran vs K Arjun, 2017 1-0
   S Bargan vs K Rathnakaran, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian U20 (2001)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Isle of Man Masters (2017)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   5th IIFL Wealth Mumbai Open 2019/20 (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)
   Dubai Open (2019)

   🏆 5th IIFL Wealth Mumbai Open 2019/20
   Suyog Wagh vs K Rathnakaran (Jan-07-20) 0-1
   K Rathnakaran vs A Aleksandrov (Jan-06-20) 0-1
   S Pranav vs K Rathnakaran (Jan-05-20) 0-1
   K Rathnakaran vs Kartavya Anadkat (Jan-04-20) 1-0
   A Tiwari vs K Rathnakaran (Jan-03-20) 1-0

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(born Dec-19-1981, 39 years old) India

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 142  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Rathnakaran vs P Mohajerin Esfahani  1-0402001Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
2. M R Venkatesh vs K Rathnakaran  1-0492001Asian U20A07 King's Indian Attack
3. K Rathnakaran vs S Mousavian  0-1892001Asian U20C00 French Defense
4. R Abbasi vs K Rathnakaran  0-1572001Asian U20C05 French, Tarrasch
5. K Rathnakaran vs B Takyrbashev  1-0412001Asian U20B06 Robatsch
6. B Al Qudaimi vs K Rathnakaran  0-1432001Asian U20C05 French, Tarrasch
7. K Rathnakaran vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½422001Asian U20B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
8. E Moradiabadi vs K Rathnakaran 0-1352001Asian U20A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. K Rathnakaran vs Harikrishna  ½-½352001Asian U20B33 Sicilian
10. K Rathnakaran vs Thanh Son Nguyen  ½-½592001Asian U20C46 Three Knights
11. M Al Sayed vs K Rathnakaran  0-1662001Asian U20C11 French
12. L Vajda vs K Rathnakaran  1-0502001WJunC05 French, Tarrasch
13. J Markos vs K Rathnakaran  1-0262001WJunA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
14. D Mastrovasilis vs K Rathnakaran  1-0372001WJunC11 French
15. J Berkvens vs K Rathnakaran  ½-½542001WJunA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
16. K Rathnakaran vs A Schenk  0-1402001WJunC00 French Defense
17. K Rathnakaran vs Barsov  0-1302004Pune opA07 King's Indian Attack
18. K Rathnakaran vs D Sharma  ½-½362004Piloo Mody OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
19. Deepan Chakkravarthy J vs K Rathnakaran 1-0282004Piloo Mody OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
20. K Rathnakaran vs S Prathamesh  0-1322004Piloo Mody OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. K Rathnakaran vs N Ibraev  ½-½272006New Delhi Parsvnath op 4thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. Rishipal Singh vs K Rathnakaran  1-0412006New Delhi Parsvnath op 4thA16 English
23. K Rathnakaran vs Ramesh  ½-½142006New Delhi Parsvnath op 4thB56 Sicilian
24. C Galofre vs K Rathnakaran ½-½382008Philadelphia InternationalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. K Rathnakaran vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½21200836th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 142  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: IM Kantholy Rathnakaran, India, born 1981. Now rated 2397,

IM in 2007. Rated 2488 in April 2008. ICC: whiteshark

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1st today in Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee Memorial:, congratulations!

Oct-17-16  BIDMONFA: Kantholi Rathnakaran


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  whiteshark: <ICC: <whiteshark>> Not yours truly, cross my heart! ;)
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  whiteshark: "<Ratnakaran Kantholi> is one of the most colourful players of Indian chess. The way he sacrifices pieces is just unbelievable. More often than not he has no explanation for why a specific move or sacrifice was made. But in this video we try to decode the play of Indian Tal. Why does he sacrifice a piece, how does he feel the positions and what is his way of thinking.

<Ratnakaran> is a man of few words. <He doesn't like being called the Indian Tal. Why insult Tal is what he says.> But I think he is a genius and so do many other strong players. ..." (~ 37 mins)

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You're quite welcome :)

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  perfidious: A spectacular game by Rathnakaran (not in this DB) can be found at page 14 of the link below:

I would submit the game, but it would be a pure waste of time, and prefer to post the link.

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