Krishnan Sasikiran is an Indian chess Grandmaster. Among Indians, he is third, after Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna, No. 11 in Asia and ranked 76th in the world in FIDE rating as on December 2012. He earned the Grandmaster title at the 2000 Commonwealth Championship. In 2001, he won the prestigious Hastings International Chess tournament. In 2003, he won the 4th Asian Individual Championship as well as the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen. He was tied for Jan Timman for first place in the 2005 Sigeman Tournament in Copenhagen, In the January 2007 FIDE rating list, Sasikiran was ranked number 21 in the world with an Elo rating of 2700. He won a Gold medal in Asian Games 2006 in team event. Tamil Nadu government presented a cheque of Rs 20 Lacs as appreciation towards his success. His profile has another prestigious award credited to it. He was also bestowed with the Arjuna Award in the year 2002. In October 2011, Sasikiran won clear first in the open section of the 15th Corsican Circuit.
Chess World Cup: B. Adhiban and Krishnan Sasikiran advance to second round
Former National champions B. Adhiban and Krishnan Sasikiran have made it to Round 2 of the Chess World Cup being played in Tromso, Norway. Pitted against a much higher-rated rival, Adhiban displayed top form to beat Evgeny Alekseev of Russia 5-3, winning in the blitz tiebreaker while Sasikiran prevailed over Constantin Lupulescu of Romania 2.5-1.5 cruising past in
Category-18 Chess in New Delhi; GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek as Top Seed
Former Indian national chess champion GM Parimarjan Negi with journalists.The AIFC-AAI Chess Cup is being held in New Delhi, India from Dec 20-30, according to a press release. The six-player double round-robin format category-18 tournament will b...