Baskaran Adhiban

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In this Indian name, the name Baskaran is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Adhiban.
Baskaran Adhiban
Adhiban at 2013 World Chess Cup.png
Adhiban playing at the 2013 Chess World Cup
Country India
Born (1992-08-15) August 15, 1992 (age 23)
Mayiladuthurai, India
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2663 (July 2016)
Peak rating 2674 (September 2015)
Baskaran Adhiban
Medal record
Representing  India
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's Team

Baskaran Adhiban (born 15 August 1992 in Mayiladuthurai)[1] is an Indian chess Grandmaster. He was the 2008 World Under-16 Champion and the 2009 Indian champion.

In 2007 he won the Asian under-16 championship in Tashkent.[2] Adhiban played on the first board for the gold medal-winning Indian team at the Under-16 Chess Olympiad of 2008.[3]

In 2011, he won the Cultural Village tournament in Wijk aan Zee and thanks to this victory he qualified for the 2012 Tata Steel C tournament.[4] In this latter event, he tied for 3rd–4th with Daan Brandenburg with a score of 8.5/13.[5] In the Chess World Cup 2013, Adhiban caused an upset in the first two rounds, beating 2710-rated Russian GM Evgeny Alekseev in the first round, and Alexandr Fier in the second one.

Adhiban won the 2013 Sants Open in Barcelona with a score of 8.5 points out of 10. This event included 23 GMs and 28 IMs.[6][7]

In July 2014 he won the Masters open tournament of the Biel Chess Festival.[8] In the following month, he contributed to India's bronze medal at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø scoring 7/11 on board four.[9]

He was also a member of the winning team of the Spanish League 2015, Solvay, along with teammates Pentala Harikrishna, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Aleksander Delchev, Sergio Cacho Reigadas, Jesus Maria De La Villa Garcia, and Elizbar Ubilava.[10][11]

Adhiban competed in the Chess World Cup 2015, where he was knocked out by Vladimir Fedoseev in the first round, after the rapid tiebreaks.[12]

In January of 2016, Adhiban won the 2016 Tata Steel Challengers Tournament in a 3-way tie, which qualified him to play in the 2017 Tata Steel Masters Tournament. The co-leaders included GM Alexei Dreev and GM Eltaj Safarli, all of whom earned 9 points out of 13 (+6-1=6). However, because Adhiban defeated them both, Adhiban had the better tiebreaks and, therefore, guaranteed the spot in the next Tata Steel Masters tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grandmaster title application FIDE
  2. ^ Begmatov, Jamshid (2007-07-18). "Asian Chess Championship for boys and girls". ChessBase. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "India wins the Chess U16 Olympiad 2008 ahead of Russia". Chessdom. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Doggers, Peter (2011-12-08). "Baskharan Adhiban wins Cultural Village, qualifies for Tata C". ChessVibes. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Standings of grandmaster group C 2012, Tata Steel Chess
  6. ^ "Adhiban wins Barcelona Sants Open". ChessVibes. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  7. ^ XV Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs i la Bordeta - Grup A Chess-Results
  8. ^ Sagar Shah (2014-07-29). "Adhiban dominates the Biel Masters". ChessBase News. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  9. ^ 41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open Chess-Results
  10. ^ Doggers, Peter (25 August 2015). "3 Indian GMs Help Solvay Win Spanish Team Championship". Chess.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Archiman Bhaduri (26 August 2015). "Indian GMs shine in Spanish League". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  12. ^ McGourty, Colin (2015-09-13). "Baku World Cup, 1.3: Gelfand & Kasimdzhanov out". chess24. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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