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Tania Sachdev
T Sachdev 
Photograph 2008, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 577
Years covered: 1997 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2392 (2339 rapid, 2280 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2443

Overall record: +183 -135 =171 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 88 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (38) 
    D37 D38 D35 D39 D30
 King's Indian (34) 
    E81 E92 E67 E83 E80
 Slav (32) 
    D15 D11 D17 D16 D18
 Queen's Indian (29) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D43 D45 D47
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A57 A70 A56 A75 A60
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C78 C77 C84 C92 C90
 Sicilian (40) 
    B42 B43 B40 B22 B41
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E17 E12 E19 E15
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 A45 E00 D02 D00
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E32 E46 E20 E34 E30
 Sicilian Kan (23) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Sachdev vs F Alinoori, 2001 1-0
   R Rapport vs T Sachdev, 2014 1/2-1/2
   D Smerdon vs T Sachdev, 2007 0-1
   T Sachdev vs Uhlmann, 2012 1-0
   T Sachdev vs J G Pettersen, 2007 1-0
   T Sachdev vs Li Ching, 2001 1-0
   T Sachdev vs L Schut, 2012 1-0
   T Sachdev vs J W De Jong, 2011 1-0
   M Marin vs T Sachdev, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   Unive Open (2013)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Biel Master Open
   B Arvola Notkevich vs T Sachdev (Jul-31-19) 1-0
   T Sachdev vs V Keymer (Jul-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Sachdev vs S M Shyam (Jul-28-19) 0-1
   T Sachdev vs Epishin (Jul-25-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Sachdev vs J Moussard (Jul-23-19) 0-1

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TANIA SACHDEV
(born Aug-20-1986, 34 years old) India

[what is this?]
She is an IM and a WGM. Champion (w) of India in 2006 and 2007.

Wikipedia article: Tania Sachdev


 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 577  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Sachdev vs A Caoili 0-1961997Wch U12 GirlsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. A Caoili vs T Sachdev  0-1471998Wch U12 GirlsA48 King's Indian
3. T Sachdev vs P Girinath  0-1352000Goodricke OpenB32 Sicilian
4. B Roktim vs T Sachdev  1-0532000Goodricke OpenB06 Robatsch
5. T Sachdev vs A Tiwari  ½-½452000Goodricke OpenB33 Sicilian
6. T Sachdev vs A Payen  0-1352000Goodricke OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. D Sharma vs T Sachdev  ½-½242000Goodricke OpenE97 King's Indian
8. K Gopalakrishnan vs T Sachdev  1-0412000Goodricke OpenB30 Sicilian
9. T Sachdev vs D Collas  0-1342000Goodricke OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
10. L Chattarjee vs T Sachdev  1-0452000Goodricke OpenB33 Sicilian
11. T Sachdev vs D Das  0-1512000Goodricke OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. L Imocha vs T Sachdev  ½-½362000Goodricke OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. T Sachdev vs F Alinoori 1-0292001Asian U20 GirlsE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
14. T Sachdev vs S Ghader Pour 0-1532001Asian U20 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Y Khachatourian vs T Sachdev  0-1512001Asian U20 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
16. M Ovezova vs T Sachdev  ½-½302001Asian U20 GirlsE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
17. M M Zavar vs T Sachdev  0-1542001Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
18. T Sachdev vs S Yusubalieva  1-0552001Asian U20 GirlsC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
19. T Sachdev vs M Kasturi  ½-½232001Asian U20 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
20. T Sachdev vs S Meenakshi  ½-½702001Asian U20 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
21. S Paridar vs T Sachdev  ½-½272001Asian U20 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. A Pourkashiyan vs T Sachdev  0-1422001Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
23. T Sachdev vs Li Ching 1-0152001Asian U20 GirlsC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Plachetka vs T Sachdev  1-0212002Olomouc Ave Kontakt CupD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. T Sachdev vs Paschall  ½-½452005FSGM JuneB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-09-14  john barleycorn: The line is "Do I have to tell you how good you look or can we proceed without that?"
Jun-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Not sure what all the fuss is about--would not even notice her in the street.
Oct-08-14  waustad: She has a training video she's selling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...
Dec-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Kudos on your marriage
Dec-15-14  Billy Vaughan: Congrats on your marriage!
Dec-15-14  SimonWebbsTiger: wonderful picture report on chessbase

http://en.chessbase.com/post/tania-...

Apr-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: No Red Bull, no wings!

Tania Sachdev photographic portrait.

https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/...

Apr-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Oh, me like your pictures link!!
Apr-23-15  MagnusVerMagnus: She one helluva hot chess player, and love her commentary, Trent works great with her, good luck Lawrence.
Jun-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Interesting story and pictures. I didn't realize how little I knew about those religions.
Feb-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Sach it to me
Mar-15-16  Bruce Graham: Tanya is doing very well in the Reykjavik Open drawing with GM's with much higher ratings.
Oct-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: this is interesting Huff Post says there is a sort of social divide among northern and southern Indians, based on skin color:

"Do a Google search of historical and recent Miss India winners and other top-billed Bollywood actresses, and youíll see why Indians collectively spend more on skin-whitening products than they do on Coca Cola (about $470 million), including creams, face cleansers, shower gels and ó Iím not kidding ó vaginal washes. The industry is supported by the Bollywood stars themselves, who do ad campaigns for major companies like Fair & Lovely. A typical ad has a movie star tossing a tube of lightening cream to a dark-skinned fan, who miraculously transforms into a star also."

So, females there spend a lot of money on skin lightening products (does that actually work?), as it somehow makes them feel better or gives them a competitive advantage. I thought you had to go the Michael Jackson route to change your skin color, which seems kind of awful.

They note that Ash Rai, a former miss Universe, has brown hair and green eyes, a rarity among Indians.

<https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP....>

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/asha-...>

Dec-11-16  SimonWebbsTiger: The lady is really becoming a competent chess commentator. The Yaz/Tania/Alejandro show is good stuff at this 2016 London Classic.

Kudos Mrs. Sachdev.

Dec-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: ...

"Do a Google search of historical and recent Miss India winners and other top-billed Bollywood actresses, and youíll see why Indians collectively spend more on skin-whitening products than they do on Coca Cola ...

So, females there spend a lot of money on skin lightening products (does that actually work?),>

Alas, we could ask Michael Jackson, but he took the secret to his grave...

Dec-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: Hi Tania, I agree with Simon - I enjoyed your comments about London!

I noticed that you don't know that enlg has 2 comparatives: the Latin is the one you try to use all the time with 'more'. But it's only correct with long adjectives coming historically from France. Most short adjectives come from Germany & don't use 'more'. They change their endings only: fairer, sweeter, cuter etc. Of course you know 'good,better, best' as an exception.

If you're stuck it's a good idea to look at the length of the word as I said: beautiful has 3 syllables & is most likely coming from France & therefore needs 'more' & no change of ending. But when its a short word, shorter is the way to use it! & shortest is the superlative! hope you can see this. It's easier when you've thought about it & after a wee bit of practise it's easiest!

Dec-19-16  Amulet: <Kudos Mrs. Sachdev.>

That's her mother.

Jul-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Play it again, Tania!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEhUh9n...

Jul-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Tania Sachdev: "My kind of night = Great food + great cocktails + a game or 5."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFlGUfO...

Feb-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Things to know about Sachdev: https://www.telegraphindia.com/spor....
Apr-24-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: taken from Chess Monthly Magazine 2020 March on Sachdev's tip for the club player..

<Get your hands on a copy of The Seven Deadly Chess Sins!>

Jul-21-20  Judah: <I noticed that you don't know that enlg has 2 comparatives: the Latin is the one you try to use all the time with 'more'. But it's only correct with long adjectives coming historically from France. Most short adjectives come from Germany & don't use 'more'. They change their endings only: fairer, sweeter, cuter etc. Of course you know 'good,better, best' as an exception.>

You're mistaken. As a point of style, you may personally prefer using the suffix "-er" to the adverb "more", where that's a reasonable option, and I wouldn't disagree with you about that, but people regularly use "more" with all kinds of adjectives, including short Germanic ones, including the ones you mentioned by name.

As a matter of fact, "more" itself is a Germanic word, so it would be rather odd if it could be used only with words of non-Germanic origin!

Aug-20-20  YoungEd: <Judah> is essentially right; the comparative suffix -er and the superlative suffix -est attach to monosyllabic adjectives, while we use "more" and "most" for trisyllabic adjectives and longer. For bisyllabic adjectives, it depends on the final sound. If the final sound is a vowel or a sonorant, we use -er/-est: narrower, littler. If the final sound is more of an obstruent, we use more/most: more rotund, most abrupt. Hooray!
Aug-20-20  Judah: <<Judah> is essentially right; the comparative suffix -er and the superlative suffix -est attach to monosyllabic adjectives, while we use "more" and "most" for trisyllabic adjectives and longer.>

You say I'm essentially right, but your statement seems rather to agree with <Octavia>, since you put it so absolutely. While I agree that there's a <tendency> in English to use "more" with longer adjectives and "-er" with shorter ones, I disagree that this tendency is nearly strong enough to speak of it as a grammatical rule. Shakespeare saw no problem with the wording "more sweet"* (to use one of the particular examples that <Octavia> gave), and if his English was not grammatical, whose is?

<For bisyllabic adjectives, it depends on the final sound. If the final sound is a vowel or a sonorant, we use -er/-est: narrower, littler. If the final sound is more of an obstruent, we use more/most: more rotund, most abrupt.> That's an interesting distinction. I had never remarked it. Thanks!

*http://shakespeare.mit.edu/asyoulik...

Aug-20-20  jith1207: <Unfortunately for the gals, education, height and country of residence donít count for all that much: If youíre dark, youíre basically left to scramble after the scraps on the marriage market. >

Wow, that's a ridiculous exaggeration about Indians.

It may be true among rich and upper class men looking for a bride which gets romanticized by these "journalists and writers", but that's not true to be generalized among the most middle class and the rest of the country, which would account for more than 90% of the population.

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