Dibyendu Barua

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Dibyendu Barua
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Full name Dibyendu Barua
Country India
Born (1966-10-27) 27 October 1966 (age 50)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Title Grandmaster (1991)
FIDE rating 2448 (April 2017)
Peak rating 2561 (July 2003)

Dibyendu Barua (দিব্যেন্দু বড়ুয়া) (born October 27, 1966) is a chess Grandmaster from the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) in the Indian state of West Bengal. He is the second Indian to become a Grandmaster, after Viswanathan Anand. In 1978, Barua, as a 12-year-old, became the youngest participant in the Indian National Championship of chess.[1] In 1982, Barua defeated the then world number two Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi in London.[2] In 1983, he won the national championship for the first time. Barua was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1991 by FIDE.


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