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Sandipan Chanda (born 13 August 1983) is a chess Grandmaster hailing from the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sandipan became grandmaster in 2003. In 2004 he won the Curaçao Chess Festival with 7.5/9, a half point ahead of Alexander Shabalov.[1][2]

Sandipan Chanda
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Sandipan Chanda, Leiden 2008
Full nameSandipan Chanda
Born (1983-08-13) 13 August 1983 (age 35)
Kolkata, India
FIDE rating2529 (August 2019)
(No. 145 in the April 2013 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating2656(May 2011)

He played for India in the Chess Olympiads of 2004, 2006 and 2008.[3] He was Viswanathan Anand's second for the World Chess Championship 2013 match.

In 2016 and 2017 he won the Open Dutch Chess Championship.[4]


  1. ^ Chess is Better in the Caribbean—GM Chanda Sandipan Prevails in the Curaçao International, by Jennifer Shahade
  2. ^ THE WEEK IN CHESS 511 23rd August 2004 by Mark Crowther,
  3. ^ "Men's Chess Olympiads: Sandipan Chanda". OlimpBase. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Chanda Sandipan weer winnaar Open NK schaken". (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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