Number of games in database: 195
Years covered: 1999 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2448 (2394 rapid, 2395 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2468
Overall record: +72 -55 =43 (55.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
R Panjwani vs A Ramirez Alvarez, 2020 1/2-1/2
R Panjwani vs I Krush, 2014 1-0
Z Qin vs R Panjwani, 2012 0-1
R Panjwani vs A Tuxanidy Torres, 2009 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
9th Edmonton International (2014)
Canadian Open (2009)
Reykjavik Open (2014)
London Chess Classic Open (2013)
World Open (2008)
Canadian Open (2007)
World Junior Championship (2010)
77th Canadian Championship (2004)
Hastings 2012/13 (2012)
34th World Open (2006)
Pro Chess League (2018)
Gibraltar Masters (2020)
American Continental (2018)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
2009 Canadian Zonal Championship by gauer
🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
R Panjwani vs A Valsecchi (Aug-23-20) 0-1, rapid
R Panjwani vs A H T dos Santos Fier (Aug-23-20) 0-1, rapid
R Panjwani vs O Almeida Quintana (Aug-22-20) 1-0, rapid
A Pavlidis vs R Panjwani (Aug-22-20) 1-0, rapid
Wojtaszek vs R Panjwani (Aug-21-20) 1-0, rapid
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Last updated: 2016-12-02 19:17:20
(born Apr-10-1990, 30 years old) Canada
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He is an IM and the 2009 Canadian Junior Champion. He was ranked 25th in the Canadian listings(2) for September 2009. He won the 2004 Canadian U-14 Open with 7.5/8 and the 2006 Canadian U-16 Open with 6.5/7. His score of 4/7 at the Canadian junior championship was sufficient for shared 5th-6th place. During 1999-2000, he was the U-10 Champion of Labrador and Newfoundland. He tied for share of 5th-9th at the 2016 Calgary International(3) tournament.
Free-agents Bator Sambuev and Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (they do not live close enough to Toronto's suburban area) signed on to the Toronto Dragons(6) team, which includes himself, Nikolay Noritsyn, Gergely Szabo, Kaiqi Yang, Arthur Calugar, Michael Song, Shiyam Thavandiran and Razvan Preotu for play after 2016.
Raja previously played for the New York Knights(5) (in 2015), Western University, Yale and Oxford in team chess events.
References / Sources
(2) http://www.chess.ca/ (Canadian chess site),
(4) http://www.uschesschamps.com/bio/ra... (both he and fellow Canadian Yuanling Yuan were Yale chess club members),
(5) http://uschessleague.com/players-20... (United States Chess League),
(6) https://www.chess.com/article/view/... (also see https://www.facebook.com/todragonsc... for details).
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 195
|1. L Gerzhoy vs R Panjwani
|| ||1-0||50||1999||Canadian Junior Championship||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|2. Mulyar vs R Panjwani
|| ||½-½||39||2001||Canadian Open||A16 English|
|3. Lenderman vs R Panjwani
|| ||1-0||41||2003||Wch U14||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|4. R Panjwani vs J Yoos
|| ||1-0||39||2004||77th Canadian Championship||B54 Sicilian|
|5. G Mikanovic vs R Panjwani
|| ||½-½||46||2004||77th Canadian Championship||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|6. R Panjwani vs I Ivanov
|| ||0-1||40||2004||77th Canadian Championship||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|7. I Divljan vs R Panjwani
|| ||1-0||71||2004||77th Canadian Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|8. R Panjwani vs P Saint-Amand
||1-0||57||2004||77th Canadian Championship||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|9. R Panjwani vs G Huber
|| ||1-0||41||2004||77th Canadian Championship||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|10. V Voskanian vs R Panjwani
|| ||0-1||50||2004||77th Canadian Championship||E61 King's Indian|
|11. L Day vs R Panjwani
||1-0||47||2004||77th Canadian Championship||C00 French Defense|
|12. R Panjwani vs R Hamilton
|| ||0-1||47||2004||77th Canadian Championship||A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation|
|13. R Panjwani vs J Friedel
|| ||0-1||40||2005||7th Foxwoods Open||C46 Three Knights|
|14. D Ippolito vs R Panjwani
|| ||1-0||56||2005||7th Foxwoods Open||E61 King's Indian|
|15. R Panjwani vs R Burnett
||0-1||63||2005||7th Foxwoods Open||B06 Robatsch|
|16. M Zlotnikov vs R Panjwani
|| ||½-½||23||2005||7th Foxwoods Open||A10 English|
|17. A Kunte vs R Panjwani
|| ||1-0||45||2005||Canadian Open||E61 King's Indian|
|18. Ehlvest vs R Panjwani
|| ||1-0||37||2005||East Bay Chess Club FIDE Swiss||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|19. R Panjwani vs J Cox
|| ||1-0||37||2006||34th World Open||B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5|
|20. D Antic vs R Panjwani
||0-1||34||2006||34th World Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|21. R Panjwani vs J Bartholomew
|| ||0-1||40||2006||34th World Open||B01 Scandinavian|
|22. R Panjwani vs D Bennett
|| ||1-0||44||2006||34th World Open||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|23. R Kleinman vs R Panjwani
|| ||0-1||47||2006||Cdn Youth Chess Championship U16||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|24. J Willms vs R Panjwani
|| ||0-1||83||2006||Canadian Open||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. R Panjwani vs Arencibia Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||41||2006||Canadian Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 195
|Jun-17-14|| ||Edmontonchessclub: IM Panjwani's next tournament, competing against top GMs Wesley So and Vassily Ivanchuk, is featured here on Chessgames:
9th Edmonton International (2014)
The 9th Edmonton International starts this Saturday, June 21st.
|Jul-12-15|| ||Penguincw: Raja Panjwani remains the only player perfect through 3 rounds of the Canadian Championship. In R4, he'll face top seed Bator Sambuev with black.|
|Oct-16-19|| ||GrahamClayton: "A modern-day Renaissance man from Kitchener, Canada, Raja Panjwani holds the title of International Master and attends a master’s program in International and Development Economics at Yale University. He previously earned an MSt in Philosophy of Physics from Oxford, and an undergraduate degree in physics and philosophy from Western University in Canada.|
“At Yale, I’m also part of the chess club, and we’ve got some strong members: GM Robert Hess, WIM Yuanling Yuan and WGM Anya Corke,” he says.
Panjwani’s family is from India and was living in Kuwait in 1990 when the first Gulf War began. They moved to Canada to join Panjwani’s uncle, and Panjwani was born there.
At the age of five he learned chess from his parents, who both enjoy the game. He recently earned his first Grandmaster norm at the SPICE Cup this past October 2014, and needs two more to earn the title, as well as push his rating past FIDE 2500.
In his sporadic free time, Panjwani enjoys playing basketball and following the professional sport. In addition to chess and graduate school, Panjwani started an organization called Sage: School for Young Writers. This program connects budding writers with established authors in genres such as poetry and fiction. The authors teach writing courses and mentor individual writers as well. Sage also provides academic writing coaches, such as history PhD students who critique papers of undergraduate students. "
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