Tania Sachdev

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Tania Sachdev
Tania Sachdev (IND).jpg
Tania Sachdev, 2014
Full name Tania Sachdev
Country India
Born (1986-08-20) 20 August 1986 (age 28)
Delhi, India
Title International Master (2008)
Woman Grandmaster (2005)
FIDE rating 2413 (May 2015)
(No. 67 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2443 (September 2013)

Tania Sachdev (born 20 August 1986 in Delhi) is an Indian chess player, who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.[1] She married Delhi-based architect Viraj Kataria in November 2014.

Early years[edit]

She was introduced to the game by her father. Her parents provided her with professional training. Sachdev became the eighth Indian Woman Grandmaster. She achieved her first international title when she was just eight. In 2008 she topped the Asian Chess Championship with 6½ points out of nine rounds.[2]

As a child, Tania Sachdev won multiple events. Her career successes are U12 Indian champion, Asian U14 Junior and Senior Champion, and bronze medal winner at the World U12 Championship (World Youth Chess Championships).[1]

National and international acclaim[edit]

In 2005, she became the eighth Indian Woman Grandmaster, won the national Indian Women Championship in 2006 and 2007 and topped the Asian Chess Championship in 2008. She was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2009. She took part in the 2010 Chess Olympiad and finished 4th in the Asian Games.[3]

Sachdev was second runner-up in 38th National Women's Premier Chess Championship at Chennai.[4]

She won Bronze Medal on Board 3 with a score of 9/11 in the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012, Turkey.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Tania Sachdev joins the Chessdom commentators team". Chessdom. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Tania Sachdev - Chess". Red Bull. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Tania Sachdev, Inspiring Women". Womensweb.in. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Mary Ann Gomes wins maiden National chess crown - Rediff.com Sports". Rediff.com. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Istanbul 2012 Olympiad Final Standings". 

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