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Ghosh Diptayan
Ghosh Diptayan 
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Number of games in database: 184
Years covered: 2008 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2541 (2473 rapid, 2534 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2581

Overall record: +57 -22 =51 (63.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 54 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (15) 
    E62 E67 E66 E63 E61
 English (14) 
    A14 A13 A15 A10
 Catalan (8) 
    E04 E06 E05
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E10 E00 A41 A45 A50
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D47
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D78 D71
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C95 C77 C99 C78 C69
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D97 D93 D80 D70
 Slav (7) 
    D10 D12 D17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C95 C99 C84
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12
 English (5) 
    A15 A17 A14 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Troff vs Ghosh Diptayan, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 57th ch-IND
   Ghosh Diptayan vs C Aravindh (Dec-17-19) 0-1
   S Sjugirov vs Ghosh Diptayan (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid
   Ghosh Diptayan vs Z Andriasian (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid
   Ghosh Diptayan vs S Vaibhav (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid
   Meshkovs vs Ghosh Diptayan (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid

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(born Aug-10-1998, 24 years old) India

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FM (2010); IM (2012); GM (2016).

A member of the famous Alekhine Chess Club, a student at the Goodricke National Chess Academy in Kolkata, and a trainee of Shankar Roy, Diptayan Ghosh became a FIDE Master in 2010 after winning the 2009 Asian U12 Championship.

Age championships

Ghosh won the U9 Indian championship in Bangalore in 2007, the U10 Asian championships in 2008, the 2009 Asian U12 Championship and the Indian U13 championship in Pondicherry in July 2010 with 9.5/11. He also came =4th at the U10 World Championship in 2008 with 8/11. In 2009, he came =5th with 8/11 in the World U12 and in 2010 he was 2nd with 7/9 in the Asian U12 behind Wei Yi. In May 2011, he came =3rd-8th, scoring a relatively modest 5.5/9 at the Asian U14 Youth Championships, a point behind the winner Girish A Koushik and half a point behind second placed Ahmad Asgarizadeh. In November 2011, he came 4th in the U14 World World Championships with 6.5/9. he placed 9th with 8.5/13 at the 2014 World Junior Championship.


In the 2010 Orissa Open GM tournament, Ghosh was unplaced with a score of 6.5/11, but defeated his first GM opponent Serikbay Bilyalovich Temirbaev 3 months before his 12th birthday. Also in 2010, he won the 2010 Mayor’s Cup in Kolkata with 9/10, and in 2011 he took first place winning the West Bengal State Championship with 9.5/10. In April 2011, he scored 7/9 at the 4th J.K.Newatia Memorial International Open, placing =4th half a point behind the joint leaders GM Jha Sriram, IM Guruswamy Balagurunathan Prakash and IM Sharma Himanshu. In June 2011, he scored 7.5/13 at the Indian National Challengers Boys, one point off the lead. In September 2011, 13 year old Ghosh came =2nd with 8.5/11 in the 1000-player National Junior Boys held in Goa. In October, he placed =4th, scoring an excellent 8/11 at the Vizag International, half a point from the lead. He scored 8.5/9 in the 23rd Indian school championships in November, and in December 2011, he scored 8.5/9, winning the 7th Asian Schools Championship (U13 Boys).

2012 was a good year for Ghosh, scoring 7/11 in the 4th Chennai International Open (nearly earning an IM norm), 7.5/11 at the 10th Parsvnath International Open held in Delhi (scoring an IM norm) and 5/9 at the Aeroflot Open B (narrowly missing the IM norm) and 9.5/13 at the National Challenger Tournament in Chennai, winning an IM norm. He also came =2nd at the 2012 National Junior in September and won his 3rd IM norm at the Kolkata Open (2012) when he scored 6.5/11, gaining 17 points. 2013 started with a relatively poor 5/10 at the Delhi Open, a result that cost him 15 rating points, but then he clawed back that lost ground, plus a couple, with a solid 5.5/9 at the Moscow Open (2013). He also scored a perfect 9/9 at the 24th The Telegraph Schools' Chess Tournament in Kolkata in January 2013, albeit for a net rating gain of 7.2. He placed =1st alongside Murali Karthikeyan in the Indian National Sub-Junior Championship held in West Bengal in August 2013, scoring 9/11. In March 2013, he scored a par for rating 5.5/10 at the Grandmaster Open in Kolkata.

In April 2013, he won his 1st GM norm with his strong 6.5/9 (+5 =3 -1) result at the 2013 Dubai Open. In June 2014, he came =3rd with 6.5/9 at the XXII Open Internacional Ciutat de Montcada. Grupo A - Spain. In July 2014, he placed =3rd at the 37th International Open at Barbera del Valles in Spain. In August 2014, he scored strongly with 5.5/9 at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2014. He scored 5.5/9 for his team's top board at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad. He placed =3rd with 6.5/9 at the 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015 held in April of that year.


Ghosh represented India on board 3 at the 2013 U16 Olympiad, winning team gold and individual silver for his board. (1)


Ghosh has been in the top 100 Juniors of the world since January 2013 when he was 14 years old, and has remained in that group continuously since then. His highest rating to date is 2520 achieved on 1 May 2015.


Main source: FIDE database


(1) , (2) , (3)

Wikipedia article: Diptayan Ghosh

Last updated: 2019-05-26 10:45:03

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Panchanathan vs Ghosh Diptayan 1-0412008Commonwealth ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
2. Ghosh Diptayan vs N Madhuri  1-0372008Commonwealth ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
3. G K Monnisha vs Ghosh Diptayan  0-1402008Commonwealth ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. Ghosh Diptayan vs K Nadig  ½-½442008Commonwealth ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
5. K R A Pradeep vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½612008Commonwealth ChampionshipA14 English
6. Ghosh Diptayan vs C A Galappaththi  0-1292008Commonwealth ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
7. Sonakshi Rathore vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½342008Commonwealth ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
8. E P Nirmal vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½292008Commonwealth ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
9. Ghosh Diptayan vs B Thipsay 1-0532008Commonwealth ChampionshipD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
10. P Rout vs Ghosh Diptayan 0-1772008Commonwealth ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
11. M R Venkatesh vs Ghosh Diptayan  1-04520102nd SCS OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
12. M Lappalainen vs Ghosh Diptayan 0-1292010WYCC Open U12B01 Scandinavian
13. Ghosh Diptayan vs F Zamengo  1-0452010WYCC Open U12A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. E Melnikov vs Ghosh Diptayan  0-1382010WYCC Open U12C78 Ruy Lopez
15. Ghosh Diptayan vs I Msellek 1-0322010WYCC Open U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. K Troff vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½272010WYCC Open U12D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
17. Ghosh Diptayan vs A Tari  ½-½242010WYCC Open U12A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
18. V Sanal vs Ghosh Diptayan 1-0662010WYCC Open U12B01 Scandinavian
19. Ghosh Diptayan vs C Barros Rivadeneira  1-0432010WYCC Open U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. M Karthikeyan vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½482010WYCC Open U12C55 Two Knights Defense
21. Ghosh Diptayan vs K Chandran  1-0632010WYCC Open U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. Wei Yi vs Ghosh Diptayan  1-0452010WYCC Open U12C49 Four Knights
23. Ghosh Diptayan vs M Petrosyan  1-040201211th Aeroflot Open BD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. S Vandevenne vs Ghosh Diptayan  0-1532012World Junior ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
25. Ghosh Diptayan vs S Ter-Sahakyan 0-1372012World Junior ChampionshipA20 English
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-17-12  wordfunph: impressive bio..
Aug-17-12  twinlark: I thought so. He may not be another Anand, but he could easily be another Sasikiran or Harikrishna.
Jun-24-14  BIDMONFA:

GHOSH, Diptayan

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  Penguincw: No GM norm for Ghosh Diptayan despite performing with 6.5/9 and 9th overall at the Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015), as his TPR was only 2541, but he does gain 8 points (2512 -> 2520).

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