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Sethuraman P Sethuraman
Number of games in database: 718
Years covered: 2004 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2644 (2588 rapid, 2477 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2658

Overall record: +277 -133 =186 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 122 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B90 B48 B42 B92 B67
 Ruy Lopez (40) 
    C78 C65 C95 C72 C67
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B92 B94 B96 B91
 King's Indian (21) 
    E81 E90 E60 E94 E63
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B18 B13 B17
 French Defense (20) 
    C18 C10 C05 C11 C02
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B48 B51 B90 B22 B80
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C65 C69 C92 C78 C67
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    D02 A46 D00 A50 A40
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D31 D30 D38 D37 D39
 Sicilian Taimanov (14) 
    B48 B49 B47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sengupta vs S P Sethuraman, 2013 0-1
   Harikrishna vs S P Sethuraman, 2017 0-1
   Yan Liu vs S P Sethuraman, 2019 0-1
   S P Sethuraman vs J Bai, 2016 1-0
   S P Sethuraman vs Giri, 2017 1/2-1/2
   P Arnaudov vs S P Sethuraman, 2012 0-1
   S P Sethuraman vs Zhou Jianchao, 2017 1-0
   Bacrot vs S P Sethuraman, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Vachier-Lagrave vs S P Sethuraman, 2016 1/2-1/2
   S P Sethuraman vs Belsar Valencia, 2016 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leiden (2013)
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Sunway Sitges International Open (2019)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2010)

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   S P Sethuraman vs R Svane (Feb-27-20) 1/2-1/2
   S P Sethuraman vs B Savchenko (Feb-26-20) 1-0
   M Karthikeyan vs S P Sethuraman (Feb-25-20) 1/2-1/2
   S P Sethuraman vs Shimanov (Feb-24-20) 1/2-1/2
   M Petrosyan vs S P Sethuraman (Feb-23-20) 1-0

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(born Feb-25-1993, 28 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 Chess Olympiad (2014) in Troms, 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 a Lifetime Repertoire course on 1.e4 e5 for Black on

Wikipedia article: S. P. Sethuraman

Last updated: 2020-11-25 06:20:15

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 718  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 V Sareen  1-02920068th Dubai OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. T L Petrosian vs S P Sethuraman 1-07020068th Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
6. S P Sethuraman vs A El Arousy  ½-½5520068th Dubai OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
7. S Satyapragyan vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½4220068th Dubai OpenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
8. S P Sethuraman vs M Sergeyeva  1-02620068th Dubai OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. O Kulicov vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½5520068th Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
10. S P Sethuraman vs S G Simonenko 1-03820068th Dubai OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
11. Ramesh vs S P Sethuraman  1-04220068th Dubai OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
12. S P Sethuraman vs S Savchenko  0-1462006Marseille Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. S Shoker vs S P Sethuraman 1-0282006Marseille Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
14. S P Sethuraman vs J Czakon 0-1332006Marseille Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. S P Sethuraman vs D Housieaux  1-0322006Marseille Chess FestivalC05 French, Tarrasch
16. N Brunner vs S P Sethuraman  1-0702006Marseille Chess FestivalE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
17. K Spraggett vs S P Sethuraman  1-0262006XXIV Andorra OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
18. S P Sethuraman vs S Satyapragyan  1-0372006XXIV Andorra OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. R Pogorelov vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½262006XXIV Andorra OpenA17 English
20. F J Sanz Alonso vs S P Sethuraman 0-1462006XXIV Andorra OpenC29 Vienna Gambit
21. S P Sethuraman vs S Del Rio Angelis  ½-½302006XXIV Andorra OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. De la Villa Garcia vs S P Sethuraman  ½-½532006XXIV Andorra OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S P Sethuraman vs J Fernandez Garcia  ½-½332006XXIV Andorra OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. R M D P de Almeida vs S P Sethuraman  0-1342006XXIV Andorra OpenE15 Queen's Indian
25. J Shetty Shristi vs S P Sethuraman 0-1352008Commonwealth ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
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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.
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  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:

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  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?
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  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.

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  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.

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  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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