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Sandipan Chanda
S Chanda 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 887
Years covered: 1993 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2543 (2602 rapid, 2490 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656

Overall record: +323 -170 =316 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 78 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (86) 
    B51 B31 B52 B90 B42
 Queen's Pawn Game (47) 
    D02 A46 D00 D05 A40
 Nimzo Indian (39) 
    E46 E20 E40 E50 E32
 French Defense (37) 
    C02 C18 C00 C10
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C91 C78 C67 C92 C77
 Slav (23) 
    D12 D11 D15 D10 D19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B90 B84 B80 B22 B81
 Semi-Slav (44) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Sicilian Scheveningen (44) 
    B84 B80 B81 B83 B85
 Slav (37) 
    D12 D11 D10 D13 D18
 Sicilian Najdorf (30) 
    B90 B96 B97
 English (26) 
    A14 A17 A11 A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Chanda vs Tiviakov, 2007 1-0
   S Chanda vs S Himanshu, 2006 1-0
   Le Quang Liem vs S Chanda, 2013 0-1
   S Chanda vs Ivanchuk, 2018 1-0
   N Dzagnidze vs S Chanda, 2010 0-1
   S Chanda vs F Slingerland, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Ni Hua vs S Chanda, 2012 0-1
   S Chanda vs Koneru, 2006 1-0
   S Chanda vs V Gunina, 2016 1-0
   S Chanda vs R R Ankit, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   5th IIFL Wealth Mumbai Open 2019/20 (2019)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   43rd Indian Championship (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)
   23rd Czech Open A (2012)
   British Championship (2002)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   V Murzin vs S Chanda (Feb-27-20) 1-0
   S Chanda vs V Zarubitski (Feb-26-20) 1/2-1/2
   Harshit Raja vs S Chanda (Feb-25-20) 1/2-1/2
   E Shtembuliak vs S Chanda (Feb-24-20) 1-0
   S Chanda vs E Kardashevskiy (Feb-23-20) 1-0

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(born Aug-13-1983, 39 years old) India

[what is this?]
Chanda Sandipan was born in Calcutta. He became a GM in 2003. He shared first place in the Indian Championship in 2003, 2004 and 2006, but each time lost the title to Surya Shekhar Ganguly in the play-offs. He represented India on board 4 at the Olympiad (2008) and placed =1st at Tradewise Gibraltar (2013), although he ultimately took third place after losing to the ultimate winner of the event, Nikita Vitiugov, in the Tradewise Gibraltar (Tiebreaks) (2013).

Wikipedia article: Chanda Sandipan

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 912  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ganguly vs S Chanda  ½-½551993Wch U10B83 Sicilian
2. S Chanda vs Bacrot 0-1541993Wch U10C42 Petrov Defense
3. A Bachmann vs S Chanda  1-0421994Berliner SommerE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
4. S Chanda vs Sasikiran  ½-½791998Goodricke op 9thB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
5. Ganguly vs S Chanda  0-1401999IND-chB 37thB58 Sicilian
6. S Chanda vs R Slobodjan  0-1491999Goodricke OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
7. S Chanda vs M Marin  ½-½411999Goodricke OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
8. Xu Jun vs S Chanda 1-0321999Shenyang WchT CitiesA17 English
9. S Chanda vs P Haba  ½-½362000Leinfelder Schachtage op 2ndB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
10. M Sorokin vs S Chanda  ½-½452000Goodricke OpenA14 English
11. S Chanda vs T Najdoski  1-0272000Goodricke OpenB40 Sicilian
12. V Iordachescu vs S Chanda 0-1442000Goodricke OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. Goloshchapov vs S Chanda  ½-½582000Goodricke OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. S Chanda vs J Horvath  1-0262000Goodricke OpenB40 Sicilian
15. Korchnoi vs S Chanda  ½-½412000Goodricke OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. S Chanda vs Vladimirov  0-1812000Goodricke OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. S Chanda vs T S Ravi  1-0452000Goodricke OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
18. A Kunte vs S Chanda  ½-½72000Goodricke OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. S Chanda vs V Akopian 0-1582000Goodricke OpenC02 French, Advance
20. B Lalic vs S Chanda  1-0382000Goodricke OpenE12 Queen's Indian
21. S Chanda vs Z Rahman  1-0402000Chalapathi GMB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. S Chanda vs Yurtaev  0-1382000Chalapathi GMA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Sasikiran vs S Chanda  ½-½672000Chalapathi GMD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. S Chanda vs Ganguly  ½-½312000IND-chC77 Ruy Lopez
25. S Chanda vs Sasikiran  0-1562000IND-chC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 912  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-15-07  samsal27: Chanda simply crushed Tiviakov in 30 moves in the 9th round of the Canadian Open finally mating him. I hope that <> puts the game in his collection.
Jul-23-07  Jim Bartle: That game vs. Tiviakov is the subject of Kavalek's column in the Washington Post today:
Aug-12-07  samsal27: Sandipan will be playing in the Asian Zonal Championship which gets underway later this month in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Good luck to him!
Sep-20-07  samsal27: Sandipan is playing Darwin Laylo of the Philippines after beating Pinoy Nouri Hamed yesterday in the first round.
Oct-09-07  samsal27: Vishy Anand mentions Chanda's help in this interview -
Dec-17-07  samsal27: Chanda playing in the 4th edition of the Singapore Masters. Good luck to him! -
Dec-24-07  samsal27: Chanda finished 3rd 9behind Azmai and Zhang) which is quite good in a strong field. Congrats to him! -
Aug-09-09  indianchessupdates: India's Sandipan Chanda finished joint first with 7/9 in the 18th Kavala open 2009 and in the process crossed 2600 for the first time

For more on Indian players results
visit http://www.indianchessupdates.blogs...

Aug-13-09  wordfunph: I saw GM Chanda Sandipan in this year's Asian Individual Championship in Subic, he wore a high-waist slacks with matching white running shoes huh!

Happy Birthday GM Sandipan!

Aug-13-09  Ragh: Happy Birthday!

He is currently playing in Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009) tournament.

Jan-02-10  vonKrolock: His own <Holiday Puzzle> is onine: <Compose a position where White has only a bare king and Black has king and three pawns (no double pawns). It is Black to play and the result is a draw.>
Jan-07-10  vonKrolock: I believe that Siegfried Hornecker beat the <20 minutes> record for solving <The Chandra Puzzle>, because he used already a similar position for one of his Studies... (ps. Not yet published so far in chessbase, and not yet 'spoiled' around in the web)
Jan-07-10  vonKrolock: <not yet 'spoiled' around in the web)> Well, a more thorough search leads to the oposite conclusion, and this since December 31th, so <spoiler alert!> (invisible ink...)
Feb-02-10  indianchessupdates: .

with one more round to go in 8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival Masters GM Chanda is at 6/8 pts

Chanda takes on IM Boskovic,Drasko
and has good chance at the title

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Feb-04-10  indianchessupdates: .

8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2010
Chanda Sandipan tied for first place with 9 players with 7.5/10 points. The top four players on tie-break played off in a knockout.

play off
Michael Adams beat Jan Gustafsson 2-1
Francisco Vallejo Pons beat Chanda Sandipan 1.5-0.5.

Adams beat Vallejo 1.5-0.5 in the final of the playoff to take the title.

Paco Vallejo Pons of Spain won his first game quite comfortably against Chand Sandipan of India. He was comfortable in the second game but Sandipan fought back to the point where he should have won, only the make a terrible blunder which cost him the win. Chanda earned 13 elo points from this open.

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Mar-18-12  shivasuri4: In the 12th round of the Bundesliga 2011-12, Sandipan Chanda of SG Solingen lost to Polish GM Bartosz Socko of Dresden in a 37 move Giuoco Piano.He blundered in an even position at move 30 with Rd1 (instead of Rh5)and the position collapsed soon after.
Mar-20-12  shivasuri4: In the 13th round, Sandipan Chanda displayed fine endgame technique to beat IM Rene Stern of SK Konig Tegel in 69 moves.The opening was an English,Neo Catalan Declined.Sandipan gained a distinct advantage on move 42 and held it throughout to convert a win in the rook and pawns endgame.
Nov-18-12  waustad: He beat Baadur Jobava today in UAE. Here is a link:

It is probably ephemeral.

Dec-06-12  sanjoyg: Apart from Jobava he has beaten Liem & Ni hua in same tourney ,,, But chessbase database is not updated ...
Feb-01-13  ketchuplover: Doing fine in Gibraltar so far.
Nov-10-13  Lovuschka: Well, here is the study I made back then (after the incorrect introduction), for me it was clear how the position would look like with a third pawn but my position is more instructive.

click for larger view

Black to move, White draws (composed 30.xi.2005!)

1.-Kb7! 2.Kb3! Kb6 3.Kb4!zz a5+ 4.Kc4, etc.
Not: 2.Kb4? Kb6!zz
Not: 3.Kc4? Ka5 4.K:d4 Kb4, etc.

Nov-10-13  RedShield: SandyPandy, pudding and pie, kissed Aruna, made Vishy cry.
Jun-09-14  NeoIndian: His First Name is 'Sandipan' and the Surname (Title) is 'Chanda', So Sandipan Chanda is appropriate, and Mr. Chanda, in short.

Nice trolling by the previous poster, by the way.

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  FSR: A shame that Chanda never played Joseph Daniel Lear.
Aug-13-18  diagonal: Sandipan placed twice first ex aequo at the prestigious Gibraltar Open, namely in 2010 and again in 2013, in both years finishing as semi-finalist after the speed play-off tie-breaks.

<8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2010>

There was a tie for first place of nine (!) players at 7.5/10. The top four players on tie-break played off in a knockout. Michael Adams beat Jan Gustafsson and Francisco Vallejo Pons beat Chanda Sandipan. <Michael Adams> beat Vallejo Pons in the final of the playoff to take the tournament title.

<11th Tradewise Chess Festival 2013>

Four players tied on 8/10 and took part in a rapid playoff. <Nikita Vitiugov> beat Chanda Sandipan in the semi-finals and Nigel Short (who beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the other semi-finals) in the final to emerge as the eventual winner.

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