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Dibyendu Barua
D Barua 

Number of games in database: 596
Years covered: 1980 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2393 (2404 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2521
Overall record: +237 -134 =217 (58.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (148) 
    B58 B92 B33 B32 B83
 Two Knights (25) 
 French Defense (23) 
    C01 C07 C03 C00 C09
 Giuoco Piano (23) 
    C50 C53
 Sicilian Najdorf (22) 
    B92 B90 B93
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B13 B15 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (40) 
    C42 C43
 French Defense (40) 
    C11 C05 C02 C01 C00
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (35) 
    D20 D25 D22 D29 D24
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D37 D36 D31 D35 D30
 English, 1 c4 e5 (22) 
    A25 A26 A20 A27 A28
 Semi-Slav (20) 
    D46 D45 D43 D44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Barua vs H Spangenberg, 1996 1-0
   D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982 1-0
   D Barua vs Topalov, 1993 1-0
   A H Wohl vs D Barua, 2002 0-1
   M Basman vs D Barua, 1991 0-1
   D Barua vs D K Johansen, 1988 1-0
   D Barua vs Anand, 1986 1-0
   D Barua vs L Ravi, 2001 1-0
   D Barua vs M Damit, 1983 1-0
   D Barua vs Harikrishna, 2002 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Indian Championship (2001)
   Euwe Stimulans (2007)
   British Championship (1991)
   Coimbatore (1987)
   Indian Championship (2003)
   Indian Championship (2002)
   British Championship (2002)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   World Junior Championship (1980)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   World Junior Championship (1986)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   British Championship (1989)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)

   🏆 30th Czech Open A
   J van Foreest vs D Barua (Jul-23-19) 1-0
   Ganguly vs D Barua (Feb-08-19) 1-0
   A Deviatkin vs D Barua (Dec-29-12) 1-0
   D Barua vs P Michalik (Dec-27-12) 0-1
   D Barua vs T Burg (Dec-27-12) 1-0

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(born Oct-27-1966, 56 years old) India

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Dibyendu Barua won the Gold Medal for the 2nd board at the Chess Olympiad in 1990. He became a Grandmaster in 1991, India's second after Viswanathan Anand. He is married to Woman International Master Saheli Dhar-Barua.

Wikipedia article: Dibyendu Barua

Last updated: 2019-08-25 02:39:26

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 596  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Barua vs Jansa  ½-½391980CalcuttaB83 Sicilian
2. P Stigar vs D Barua  ½-½721980World Junior ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
3. D Barua vs A Obando  0-1401980World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
4. D Barua vs C McNab  1-0461980World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
5. F Sequeira vs D Barua  ½-½621980World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. C Hansen vs D Barua  ½-½451980World Junior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. D Barua vs S Atalik  ½-½141980World Junior ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. D Barua vs F A Cuijpers  1-0271980World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
9. R Ye vs D Barua  0-1531980World Junior ChampionshipA28 English
10. K Valkesalmi vs D Barua  1-0491980World Junior ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
11. D Tovillas vs D Barua  ½-½411980World Junior ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
12. D Barua vs B Zueger  ½-½441980World Junior ChampionshipB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
13. D Barua vs J L Guerra Osio  1-0251980World Junior ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. D Lima vs D Barua  0-1581980World Junior ChampionshipA20 English
15. Miles vs D Barua  ½-½4619815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. D Barua vs Gheorghiu  0-15819815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
17. Smyslov vs D Barua  ½-½3319815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Barua vs Plaskett  1-03719826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. A Muir vs D Barua  0-14619826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. D Barua vs Korchnoi 1-05419826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
21. D Barua vs Ftacnik  0-17119826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. D King vs D Barua  1-03419826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC42 Petrov Defense
23. P Cramling vs D Barua  ½-½319826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC42 Petrov Defense
24. Dorfman vs D Barua  ½-½191982New DelhiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. D Barua vs Kupreichik  1-0671982New DelhiB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 596  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  cu8sfan: Here's a picture of today's player of the day:
Apr-14-05  your brilliance: Thank you <cubsfan>. There is surprisingly little information about Barua on the web. He was actually India's first "chess prodigy" before Anand, but he became a GM (India's 2nd) after Anand. DOB: 10/27/1966. Perhaps some of the other visitors to the site could add more info.
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  WTHarvey: Here are a few diagrams of 'must win' positions in Dibye's games.
Apr-14-05  mymt: these is some more info in search google at the top of this page.Thanks cu8sfan its good to see who we are talking about,& even a short BIO is appreciated.
Jun-30-05  chesswonders: The well known contemporary players from India namely Viswanathan Anand, Krishnan Sasikiran, Pentala Harikrishna, Koneru Humpy all hail from the southern part of India. This guy is one of the few players who's not from south and had been quite a sensation amongst the country's chess lovers, during his peak. He is the second GM from the country.
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  WannaBe: These player of the day seems to be recycling faster and faster. :-))
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  mahmoudkubba: <chesswonders>:as for the difference for some between south and north do u mean by saying south near cilan island?? and north near Botan??
Jul-07-05  chesswonders: <mahmoudkubba>I meant south - southern half of India
north - the northern half
Mar-30-06  JASAHA: I had the opportunity to play a friendly game with Debyendu while I was in Kolkata in the 1980's. He gave me a lesson in serious chess play!! I also had a game with he father which I managed to draw. Debyendu would occasionally come to the West Bengal Chess association and play there. I believe he was very strong in Guicco Piano (as well as in other openings).
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  chancho: <JASAHA: I believe he was very strong in Guicco Piano (as well as in other openings).>

Beating Korchnoi in a Giuoco is quite a feat.

D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982

Mar-31-06  Open Defence: and he had a penchant for the Petroff if I remember right
Aug-07-06  harifan: Barua beat GM Konstantin Landa to go into the lead with 2 others (Erenburg and Li Shilong) after the 4th round of the Vlissingen tournament.
Aug-09-06  harifan: L'Ami-Barua is a Cambridge Springs Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined ... 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. Nd2
Aug-12-06  harifan: Barua finished 5th with a performance of 2604 in Vlissingen.
Aug-18-06  harifan: Barua to play in England next month -
Oct-27-06  BIDMONFA: Dibyendu Barua

BARUA, Dibyendu

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  Tabanus: Winner of the 9th United Insurance & United Leasing GM Tournament 21-29 August 2009:

Nov-03-09  Open Defence: < your brilliance: Thank you <cubsfan>. There is surprisingly little information about Barua on the web. He was actually India's first "chess prodigy" before Anand, but he became a GM (India's 2nd) after Anand. DOB: 10/27/1966. Perhaps some of the other visitors to the site could add more info. > actually we thought he would become a GM before Anand, but Anand improved very quickly
Apr-06-10  indianchessupdates: .

India's Veteran GM Dibyendu Barua, finished 7th (joint fourth) with 6.0/9 points. He earned around 11 elo points for this performance.


May-18-10  harish22: i doubt if he was the first indian progidy. and he was not in running to be the first indian GM anyway. The first indian GM norm was won by Praveen Thipsay, an other non-southern player. Later the shortening of time controls cost Thipsay his game. Barua did have great results at international stage. The win over Korchnoi and gold medal on the second board at Olympaid were his best performances. For some period he performed brilliantly at international stage. But he was not well prepared and was very inconsistent. Even at his zenieth he was the third best indian player after Anand and Thipsay. Very unconventional and handled knights beautifully in some games.
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  fm avari viraf: Long time ago, when I was playing my National 'Á' Chess Championship at Calcatta, in 1976, his father brought him [Dibendu] to my table where I was analysing my game with the former National Champion late Mr R.B. Sapre & requested me to play a game with him so that I can give my honest opinion regarding his talents. As our game progressed, he could understand our plans & gave the appropriate replies even at the tender age. I soon concluded that one day, he is going to be GM & bring laurels to our country. My predictions came to reality.
Oct-27-11  montree: Dibyendu was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Later his family migrate to Calcutta. His has an excellent sense of defense, never studied chess openings. I saw him winning against decent players with opening like 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 ...
Jun-18-15  Mr. V: my interest in endgames led me to this nice game where Barua draws against the young Harikrishna: D Barua vs Harikrishna, 2002
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  GrahamClayton: Back in 2019 Barua had a dispute with the Bengal Chess Association, accusing them of embezzlement. He then ran for president of the BCA in the 2020 election, but lost the vote 9-14 to Shantanu Lahiri, a chess coach and elder brother of former BCA secretary Atanu Lahiri.

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