S. P. Sethuraman

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Sethuraman Panayappan Sethuraman (born 25 February 1993 in Chennai)[1] is an Indian chess grandmaster.

S. P. Sethuraman
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Sethuraman at the Basel Chess Festival 2014
Full nameSethuraman Panayappan Sethuraman
Born (1993-02-25) 25 February 1993 (age 27)
Madras, India
FIDE rating2644 (March 2020)
Peak rating2658 (March 2016)

He achieved the three norms required for the grandmaster title with shared second place and a score of 8/10 points at the Parsvnath Open in New Delhi in 2009, third place and 6.5/9 score at the Paris International Championship in 2010, and winning the Voivoda Cup in Legnica with 7/9 in the same year.[1]

Sethuraman won the 2004 Asian under-12 championship in Singapore[2] and the 2009 world U16 championship in Antalya. In 2014, Sethuraman took team bronze medal with the Indian team at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø and won the Indian National Premier Championship. With this win, he qualified for the Chess World Cup 2015,[3] where he knocked out Sanan Sjugirov in round one and compatriot Pentala Harikrishna in the second round,[4] before being eliminated by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the third.

In 2016 he won the Asian Chess Championship in Tashkent.[5]

In February 2018, he participated in the Aeroflot Open. He finished second out of ninety-two,[6] scoring 6½/9 (+5–1=3).[7]


  1. ^ a b FIDE Title Applications (GM) FIDE. Retrieved 29 December 2014
  2. ^ Asian Youth Open U-12, FIDE
  3. ^ Priyadarshan Banjan (29 December 2014). "52nd Indian National Premier Championship". ChessBase. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Sethuraman knocks out Harikrishna in Chess World Cup". Times of India.
  5. ^ Silver, Albert (6 June 2016). "Sethuruman and Kulkarni win Asian Continental". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A". Chess Results.
  7. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A: Sethuraman S.P." Chess Results.

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