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by ajay
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#27 Jan 16, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#28 Jan 15, 2018

With two nice victories in ongoing Tata Steel Challengers Vidit jumps to his highest ever live rating and ranking. Vidit is now #28 with rating of 2725.4. As he still have to play another 10 games, he has a good chance to improve further in this tournament and reach a new high. Update: Wins against ...
by ajay
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

What a victory for Anand. He beats current world #2 Caruana in the 3rd round and joins Giri in the lead with 2.5 points. However, Adhiban is not having a good tournament as he loses in the battle of lowest rating duo in the field. This is his second loss and puts him in the bottom of the field. Vidi...
by ajay
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

Second Round Updates Adhiban lost to Carlsen in 2nd round, Anand drew with Karjakin. In Challengers Vidit won his game while Harika drew. Anish Giri with two wins leads the Master's field with 2 points followed by trio of Anand, Carlsen. and Mamedyarov at 1.5 points. Vidit and three others lead wit...
by ajay
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

Four Indians are participating in the 2018 Tata Steel tournament. Anand and Adhiban are playing at the MAster's level, while Vidit and Harika are playing at Challenger level. Vidit is the highest rated and the only 2700+ player in the challenger field. Adhibhan, although lower ranked than Vidit, is ...
by ajay
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum members get together to play...
Replies: 287
Views: 23165

Re: Forum members get together to play...

Sin Hombre wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:57 am
I live right next next to mile 0 so hopefully I can come by and cheer some of you guys (if I can identify you guys).
Thanks! If we don't see you, we'll just imagine that the loudest cheer is from you! :-)
by ajay
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum members get together to play...
Replies: 287
Views: 23165

Re: Forum members get together to play...

Good luck Suresh and Ajay!! Ajay, have been running with my group but haven't done another marathon after NYC. Just Philly and NYC for me for the time being. Doing a local HM on Oct 22. Been playing more tennis these days :). Here's hoping one of you beats the beast's (Dinesh) record :) Thanks Gaut...
by ajay
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum members get together to play...
Replies: 287
Views: 23165

Re: Forum members get together to play...

Going through the posts, I saw how kiddish I was claiming fake marathon results. I was 14 then guys and sorry for the discomfort caused. I don't know what I was thinking at that time but yeah I remember how childishly i used to make my timings better and fake results. Ayush, everything is already f...
by ajay
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum members get together to play...
Replies: 287
Views: 23165

Re: Forum members get together to play...

I applied for London marathon lottery and the results came out today. Unfortunately not for me this time. But I registered for the Wisconsin Marathon 2018 today. Since I missed running a marathon this year (which was my goal - run one per year), I am planning to do one in the Spring and try lottery...
by ajay
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Vidit held Carlsen on the top board in round 7. So he(5½) remains half point behind Carlsen(6). However, the likes of Nakamura, Caruana, and Eljanov won their game and caught up with Vidit. In round 8 Vidit now plays Eljanov Anand drew, however Pragga made a fatal move just before the time control a...
by ajay
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Here are the pairings for some Indians in the 7th round. The big question is that can Vidit hold off Carlsen with black color. Note also the pairing between Harika and Kramnik. Twelve yr old IM Praggnanandhaa plays yet another GM, has a chance to get his first GM norm if he continues his good showin...
by ajay
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

There are many Indians playing with top chess players of the world in Isle of Man Open tournament. Vidit is in second place after 6 rounds. Carlsen leads the tournament with 5.5 followed by Vidit. Pragga, who is not even a teen, is also having superb tournament. Here is the rankings after the 6th ro...
by ajay
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum members get together to play...
Replies: 287
Views: 23165

BoA Chicago Marathon 2017

Reviving this thread with the news that I and Suresh, along with another friend Venkat from Singapore, are going to run BOA Chicago marathon On Oct 8th. Any SI member in Chicago to cheer us? :) Especially for Suresh as he is coming from India to run his first ever Marathon . Yes, this will be first ...
by ajay
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Chess - General Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 50953

Re: Chess - General Thread

Pragga (12 yr old) is really doing well in this tournament. He has an upper hand today too and trying to break the fortress of his opponent Nils (2653) to get one more good win. If he wins, he'll be tied with Anand, Nakamura, Caruana with 4.5 points. Just behind Carlsen (5.5) and sole second placed ...
by ajay
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: FIDE World Cup Knockout 2017, Tbilisi
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: FIDE World Cup Knockout 2017, Tbilisi

Indian challenge comes to an end in Round 3 Vidit lost to Ding Liren with black in the tie breaker, and Sethuraman lost to Anish Giri. They had there chances but missed it. Still a good performance by both. Carlsen and Kramnik also lost in 3rd round. Lot of top players are already out. Aronian, Giri...
by ajay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: FIDE World Cup Knockout 2017, Tbilisi
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: FIDE World Cup Knockout 2017, Tbilisi

Vidit becomes first Indian to reach 3rd round. One of Harikrishna or Sethuraman (currently tied 1-1) will reach the 3rd round. And Adhiban is tied 1-1 against Nepomniachtchi.

Among top players Carlsen, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave have made it to round 3