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Sethuraman P Sethuraman
S P Sethuraman 

Number of games in database: 932
Years covered: 2004 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2644 (2588 rapid, 2477 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2658
Overall record: +367 -172 =252 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 141 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (109) 
    B90 B48 B42 B92 B40
 Ruy Lopez (55) 
    C78 C65 C77 C95 C84
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B91
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C18 C10 C05 C02
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B12 B18 B17 B13
 Giuoco Piano (24) 
    C53 C50
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B51 B90 B48 B22 B81
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C65 C78 C69 C80 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 A45 A46 A50 D00
 Semi-Slav (30) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D31 D30 D35 D38 D37
 Catalan (18) 
    E04 E06 E01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sengupta vs S P Sethuraman, 2013 0-1
   S P Sethuraman vs N Naghdiyev, 2023 1-0
   Yan Liu vs S P Sethuraman, 2019 0-1
   Harikrishna vs S P Sethuraman, 2017 0-1
   S P Sethuraman vs J Bai, 2016 1-0
   S P Sethuraman vs N Guliyev, 2019 1-0
   A Erigaisi vs S P Sethuraman, 2022 0-1
   S P Sethuraman vs Giri, 2017 1/2-1/2
   S P Sethuraman vs J Zhou, 2017 1-0
   S P Sethuraman vs B Zharokov, 2023 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leiden (2013)
   Asian Continental Championship (2016)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   1st Sharjah Masters (2017)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2021)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2019)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)

   🏆 Qatar Masters Open
   G Oparin vs S P Sethuraman (Oct-20-23) 1/2-1/2
   S P Sethuraman vs P Maghsoodloo (Oct-19-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Gupta vs S P Sethuraman (Oct-18-23) 0-1
   S P Sethuraman vs A Ahmadzada (Oct-17-23) 1/2-1/2
   R Kevlishvili vs S P Sethuraman (Oct-15-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-25-1993, 30 years old) India

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FIDE awarded Sethuraman P Sethuraman the grandmaster title in 2011. Member of the gold medal-winning Indian team in the U16 Olympiad in Turkey in 2008 and runner up in the U16 World Youth Championship in Vietnam in 2008 behind Baskaran Adhiban. Won the World U16 championship in 2009. Played board 2 for India at the Tromso Olympiad (2014) in Tromsø, where his 7.5/10 was instrumental in helping his team to win the bronze medal.

Qualifying via Zonal 3.7 to the World Cup (2015), Sethuraman defeated Sanan Sjugirov and Pentala Harikrishna in the first and second rounds before losing to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round three to be eliminated from the Cup. He won the Asian Continental Championship (2016), and thereby qualified for the World Cup (2017). He tied for second at the Aeroflot Open (2018).

He is the author of the book <Beat the Najdorf & Taimanov Sicilians!> and of courses for White on 1.e4 (Lifetime Repertoire, Parts 1 and 2) and for Black on 1.e4 e5 (Lifetime Repertoire) and the Jaenisch Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5!?) on

Wikipedia article: S. P. Sethuraman

Last updated: 2021-09-22 02:19:40

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 932  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Rahman vs S P Sethuraman  1-0542004Chennai WinTV op 1stE90 King's Indian
2. A Anastasian vs S P Sethuraman  1-05220057th Dubai Open Chess ChampionshipA25 English
3. S P Sethuraman vs S Sjugirov  ½-½542005Wch U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. S P Sethuraman vs G Popilski  1-0392005Wch U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
5. S P Sethuraman vs V Sareen  1-02920068th Dubai OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. T L Petrosian vs S P Sethuraman 1-07020068th Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
7. S P Sethuraman vs A El Arousy  ½-½5520068th Dubai OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
8. S Satyapragyan vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½4220068th Dubai OpenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
9. S P Sethuraman vs M Sergeyeva  1-02620068th Dubai OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. O Kulicov vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½5520068th Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
11. S P Sethuraman vs S Simonenko 1-03820068th Dubai OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
12. R Ramesh vs S P Sethuraman  1-04220068th Dubai OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
13. S P Sethuraman vs S Savchenko  0-1462006Marseille Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. S P Sethuraman vs J Czakon 0-1332006Marseille Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. S Shoker vs S P Sethuraman 1-0282006Marseille Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
16. S P Sethuraman vs D Housieaux  1-0322006Marseille Chess FestivalC05 French, Tarrasch
17. N Brunner vs S P Sethuraman  1-0702006Marseille Chess FestivalE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. K Spraggett vs S P Sethuraman  1-0262006XXIV Andorra OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
19. S P Sethuraman vs S Satyapragyan  1-0372006XXIV Andorra OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. R Pogorelov vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½262006XXIV Andorra OpenA17 English
21. F J Sanz Alonso vs S P Sethuraman 0-1462006XXIV Andorra OpenC29 Vienna Gambit
22. S P Sethuraman vs S del Rio de Angelis  ½-½302006XXIV Andorra OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. J de la Villa Garcia vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½532006XXIV Andorra OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. S P Sethuraman vs J Fernandez Garcia  ½-½332006XXIV Andorra OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. R Damaso vs S P Sethuraman  0-1342006XXIV Andorra OpenE15 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 932  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in Malaysia Open (Kuala Lumpur) 1-7 Sept. 2010:

Dec-25-10  twinlark:

He has three GM norms, and his GM title should be ratified in Feb 2011.

Well done!

Jul-26-11  DiscoJew: They say his mom had a stutter...
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  Penguincw: I believe this is the first time I saw a player with the same first name as his last name. It would be interesting if his name was Sethuraman S. Sethuraman though.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Sethuraman!
Dec-13-12  shivasuri4: Congrats to Sethuraman on finishing 2nd (joint 1st, lost out on tiebreak to Marat Dzhumaev), with 8/11, in the Rose Valley Open at Kolkata. He gained 25 points for the splendid performance.
Aug-14-14  shivasuri4: Sethuraman played very well at the 2014 Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, helping India finish third behind China and Hungary. He gains 22.5 points for scoring 7.5/10. That will catapult him into the 2600 club with a rating of 2612.5. It will also make him India's 9th highest rated player.
Sep-14-15  norami: What does sethura mean? And what kind of superhero is Sethura-man?
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  juan31: Parece que Master Sethuraman viene muy bien preparado en Qatar 2015.
Dec-28-15  Jim Bartle: Tied with Carlsen with 5 wins. Unfortunately he also has three losses.
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  chancho: Another pic of the young Indian GM:

Jan-29-16  norami: Regardless of what a sethura is, Sethuraman Sethuraman can be joined with Lisa Lisa and Sirhan Sirhan.
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  offramp: Seth, you're a man.


Seth you're a man!!

Feb-25-16  TheFocus: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
Jun-03-16  veerar: @<norami>
Raman is the South-Indian version,of the name Rama the hero of the Epic Ramayana. Sethu means Bridge.
Raman built a Sethu across the Indian ocean,Palk Strait, to Srilanka,called Lanka during his period,to Kill the demon Ravana. Thu,s Sethuaraman means Raman the builder of "the Bridge" to Lanka.
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  Penguincw: Sethuraman P Sethuraman wins the Asian Individual Men Championship 2016, with a score of 7/9 (+6,-1,=2), finishing half a point ahead of 8 players, including top seed Le Quang Liem and Wei Yi.

Also gains a solid 13.6 points to move to 2666.6 and #76 on the live ratings.

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  ketchuplover: kudos to him
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  WTHarvey: Here are 22 critical positions from the games of S P Sethuraman: What's the winning move?
Feb-27-20  piltdown man: What does the "P" stand for?
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  OhioChessFan: Pethuraman
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  perfidious: A barbed retort springs to mind, but I shall reserve it for another time and place.

'P' likely stands for mouthful, though, if this young grandmaster's other names are any indication.

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  beatgiant: The P stands for Panayappan.

The given name and patronymic are both Sethuraman. This is similar to the case where Alekhine had given name Alexander and patronymic Alexandrovich. Would we post a joke that the final A in his name stood for Alex-hine? I guess we would.

Feb-28-20  piltdown man: Indeed we would! Or I would, anyway.
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  Penguincw: Mamedov was perfect through 3 rounds of Aeroflot, but Sethuraman stopped him by holding him to a draw in Round 4.

He finishes with a solid 5.5/9.

Jul-04-20  wordfunph: "From a very young age I had this incurable curiosity about intricacies in the opening. One memorable episode, of which I remain proud even today, occurred when I was 13 years old. I had been watching the game Karjakin – Anand at Wijk aan Zee 2006, in which Vishy unleashed a fascinating novelty with 24...Nc7. After watching that game I was unable to sleep and I began to analyze the crazy, razor-sharp English attack for hours and hours. I found some very interesting ideas and shortly afterwards I showed them to my coach GM R.B.Ramesh (a very famous, world-class trainer) in a training session. There were, in total, 20 pages of analysis based upon the game! He was stunned by the level of detail as it was not normal for a thirteen year old in those days to create such in-depth analysis (of course now it’s a different story as people regularly become Grandmasters at the age of 13!)."

- GM S.P. Sethuraman (from his book Beat the Najdorf & Taimanov Sicilians)

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