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Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay
P Thipsay 
Number of games in database: 453
Years covered: 1975 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2376 (2288 rapid, 2200 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485

Overall record: +154 -121 =178 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (106) 
    B92 B74 B83 B84 B32
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C78 C84 C95 C96 C63
 French Defense (26) 
    C02 C18 C10 C03 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B92 B96 B90 B97 B99
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B83 B84 B82 B80 B85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C84 C95 C92 C96 C99
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (76) 
    E94 E86 E90 E92 E88
 Ruy Lopez (56) 
    C77 C84 C96 C90 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (34) 
    C84 C96 C91 C90 C99
 Sicilian (18) 
    B47 B45 B48 B52 B44
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 D05 D02
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B45 B47 B48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Thipsay vs S Chanda, 2004 1-0
   Sasikiran vs P Thipsay, 2002 0-1
   P Thipsay vs C Duncan, 1994 1-0
   Watson vs P Thipsay, 1985 0-1
   P Thipsay vs N K Mishra, 1999 1-0
   Anand vs P Thipsay, 1986 1/2-1/2
   Z Rahman vs P Thipsay, 1997 0-1
   P Thipsay vs A Shariyazdanov, 2000 1-0
   Miles vs P Thipsay, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Indian Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1985)
   British Championship (1984)
   British Championship (1991)
   Commonwealth Championship (1985)
   Indian Championship (2002)
   15th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1991)
   9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985)
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   British Championship (1998)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1983)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   British Championship (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)

   🏆 2nd Goa Open
   S Bhambure vs P Thipsay (Jun-24-19) 0-1
   A Predke vs P Thipsay (Jan-10-19) 1-0
   P Thipsay vs N R Vignesh (Dec-13-18) 1-0
   P Thipsay vs V Neverov (Dec-10-13) 1/2-1/2
   C Aravindh vs P Thipsay (Oct-03-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-12-1959, 63 years old) India

[what is this?]
GM Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay was Commonwealth champion in 1985 (=Kevin Spraggett). He won the Indian Chess Championship in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Wikipedia article: Praveen Thipsay

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 476  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Thipsay vs B Kouatly  1-0421975World Junior ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
2. N Ristic vs P Thipsay  ½-½731975World Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
3. P Thipsay vs Chandler ½-½441975World Junior ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. A Pablo Marin vs P Thipsay  1-0551975World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. P Thipsay vs H Bach  0-1321975World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. L Bueno Perez vs P Thipsay  1-0461975World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
7. P Thipsay vs F Bonapart  1-0311975World Junior ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
8. M Ruefenacht vs P Thipsay  ½-½341975World Junior ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
9. P Thipsay vs L Kokkinos  1-0261975World Junior ChampionshipB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. C Ghysels vs P Thipsay  0-1391975World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
11. P Thipsay vs Lim Seng Hoo  0-1321975World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
12. F Tumanon vs P Thipsay  0-1401975World Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
13. P Thipsay vs A Groszpeter  1-0281975World Junior ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. A Pacis vs P Thipsay  1-04519771st Asian Junior ChB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. P Thipsay vs Filip  1-0811981BangaloreB06 Robatsch
16. E Handoko vs P Thipsay  1-0201981BangaloreC34 King's Gambit Accepted
17. P Thipsay vs T Clarke  0-1391982British ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
18. Plaskett vs P Thipsay  1-0391982British ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
19. P Thipsay vs G Kenworthy  1-0111982British ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. P Byway vs P Thipsay  1-0491982British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
21. P Thipsay vs A Muir  1-0391982British ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
22. N Davies vs P Thipsay  0-1351982British ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
23. P Thipsay vs R Granat  0-1431982British ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. G Lane vs P Thipsay  0-1441982British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. P Thipsay vs P H Clarke  ½-½301982British ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 476  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-07-05  arifattar: Pity no one has commented on this page. Has long been the most visible of Indian players. Regularly writes columns in Indian papers. Has drawn with Spassky. Atleast his win against Miles should be added to the notable games.
Jun-07-05  arifattar: A quick glance of the database has shown the name of Adams as well amongst his scalps.
Jun-07-05  mandar: <arifattar> He his a promising player and so he is G.M and i think should make anote of it.
Jun-07-05  arifattar: <mandar> Who knows. You are never too old in chess.
Aug-06-06  BIDMONFA: Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay

THIPSAY, Praveen M.

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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Praveen's games:
Nov-05-08  hitman84: Some contributions by Thipsay for those interested.

Nov-05-08  hitman84: Pravin Thipsay on Nisipeanu..

<Pravin Thipsay, the veteran GM from Mumbai who was playing in the Open tournament in Pune, held along with the Super GM event, also rates him highly. "I had the privilege of watching his game with Chanda live, as I had a quick draw that day. To me, that was the best game of the tournament. He was brilliant."

Nisipeanu, with all modesty, agrees. "That game made me happy. It's one of my best ever." >

Nov-05-08  hitman84: Pravin Thipsay on Anand:

<a month later, anand was playing against a strong british grandmaster, mestel, a regular member of the english team. mestel was 100 rating points above anand and it was believed that the brit would easily win. however, when anand made his 22nd move, the brit faced inevitable checkmate. duration of the game — 2 hours 35 minutes. time consumed by mestel — 2 hours 27 minutes! after this stunning victory, the western press started referring to anand as ‘the lightning kid’. the chess world recognises four players as the geniuses of the game. paul morphy of usa from the 19th century, who was 100 years ahead of his contemporaries; jose raul capablanca, who became a world champion without even having a chess board at his home; bobby fischer, who found a way to break through the soviet monopoly without any support; and ‘vishy’ anand, who has all the qualities of the above mentioned without some of their drawbacks. it would not be inappropriate to say that he is the chess genius of the millennium.>

It's an archieved section so please bear with the no-caps, all intelligent kibitzers.

I guess the genius has finally proven that he has what it takes to be a true World Champion.

<‘Anand is a genius, Kasparov the best’> - Nigel Short

Dec-11-08  harish22: Praveen Thipasy was one of the greatest player india produced. He was the first player of international class that came out of the country. In the early 80's , before the coming of Anand, he was the main indian player. He won a gold medal for india in the Asian championship. He missed GM norms on multiple occasions by whiskers and during those time it was very very hard to get them. His win over Anand in 1984 with double bishop sac on g7 and h7 was beautiful. But lack of oppurtunities and change in time control cost him. Right upto mid 90's he was the second best indian player.
Dec-12-08  jaydes: <harish22> Sounds like Anand's double piece sacrifice against Ponomariov. I can't seem to locate the game in the database, do you have a link to it?
Jan-02-09  harish22: No i do not have a link to the game. Also it is not in the database. I have the actual game in an old copy of chess-mate. If i can find it then i will put the entire game
Dec-21-10  wordfunph: the resurgence of GM Praveen Thipsay's career?

Nov-02-11  ulysses ganesh: pravin was many times indian national chess champion ; has wins over many GMs., often loses in time trouble ; he plays e4, ruy lopez, sicilian and king's indian. his is a classical style ; IWM Bhagyasree is his wife.
Nov-02-11  ulysses ganesh: pravin's brothers Abhay thipsay (now a highcourt judge in india) and Satish thipsay too are strong chess players.

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