Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#27 Jan 16, 2018

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Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#34 Sep 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:12 pm

Vidit at a career high 2721.2 ELO after IOM tournament.

Third tournament in a row where he has played at a 2750+ level; he is very clearly one of our 2 best players over the last year along with Vishy.

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Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#34 Sep 2017

Post by sameerph » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:06 am

Is he better than Hari at the moment?

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Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#34 Sep 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:41 am

sameerph wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:06 am
Is he better than Hari at the moment?
Over the last 12 months, definitely.

Will he ever get to Hari's best level (ELO of 2770)? He needs to improve his endgame a lot; he should have beaten Ding Liren at the World Cup if he could finish endgames against other top players.

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Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#34 Sep 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 am

Vidit up to #31 as some others drop in elo; guess time to update thread title again.

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Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#34 Sep 2017

Post by jaydeep » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:03 am

Sin Hombre wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 am
Vidit up to #31 as some others drop in elo; guess time to update thread title again.
Done.

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

Post by ajay » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:01 pm

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 Harika (3rd win in a row) moves him to #27 with 2727.6 points.

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Re: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi WR#27 Jan 16, 2018

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:35 am

Vidit with a very professional performance to win the challengers group at Wijk aan zee with 9/13 and justify his #1 seeding. He will also get an invitation to the masters tournament next year. Hopefully this performance also gets him invited to a few more super GM tournaments this year.

Ends the tournament with 2723.3 and a ranking of 30.

Not sure if our protocol here is to use official fide rankings in which he hasn't reached #27 yet.

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