Calvin Prasad

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Calvin Prasad (born March 11, 1980) is an Indo-Fijian chess player. He is the first male chess player to earn a Candidate Master (CM) title for the small chess community of Fiji.[1][2]

He has represented Fiji four times in international tournaments, 2003 at the Fiji Invitational Chess Championships, 2004 at the Zonal Championships in Auckland, New Zealand,[3] and twice at the Chess Olympiad, (Mallorca 2004 and Turin 2006).[4]

He is also a Former National Champion (2004) of Fiji and has had many tournament victories.[1] He is the defending champion of the Kundan Singh Open Chess Championship.[5]

For the past 4 years, he has also served on the management board of the Fiji Chess Federation, of which he is currently the Vice-President.

Prasad was voted the National Male Athlete of 2006.[6]

In 2011, Prasad won the Fiji National Chess Championships and became Fiji National Chess Champion. He last won this title in 2004.[7] Prasad was also awarded the '2011 Player of the Year Award'.2011 Player of the Year award went to last year's national champion CM Calvin Prasad


  1. ^ a b "Prasad is Fiji's first CM". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ Fiji chess player creates history[dead link]
  3. ^ Prasad is Fiji's National Athlete of the Year at, accessed 2008-01-25 Archived October 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Prasad, Calvin team chess record at
  5. ^ Kumar, Manoj (17 February 2011). "Fiji Chess Federation open championship". Fiji Times. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Karate kid wins for dad". Fiji Times. 1 April 2007. 
  7. ^ "Prasad bags chess title". 

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