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  • thamizhanT
    Online Aug 8, 2013

    Thamizhan Thamizhan | Chennai, India

    Joined: Aug 2, 2013

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    Magesh Chandran Panchanathan | Edison, New Jersey, United States

    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Online May 15, 2014

    Parthiban Thamizhan | India

    Joined: Sep 10, 2012

  • cm14772
    Online Jun 22, 2013

    thamizhan thamizh | wukair, Qatar

    Joined: Jun 21, 2013

  • thamizhansiva
    Online Dec 14, 2013

    thamizhan siva | Madurai, India

    Joined: Dec 14, 2013

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  • Player Profiles: GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

    Englix May 18, 2013, 10:11 AM

    He didn´t like school but has a masters degree in computer science,  his nickname is "Captain Mag-Pan" (according to IM Danny Rensch) and he happens to be a fan of Gandhi... Meet Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan...

  • How to Improve your Calculation

    GM thamizhan Dec 4, 2011, 10:11 PM

    Hello  Magesh and Arun: As my question subject suggests I have a problem calculating complicated chess positions. Although I can see a single line in considerable length, when the variations become...

  • The Queen Side Majority

    GM thamizhan Nov 27, 2011, 9:07 PM

    Greetings, in many of the openings that I play, I end up with a 4:3 kingside pawn majority while my opponent has 2:1 on the queenside. We generally both have at least one rook and a minor piece. What would you suggest...

  • Promotion?

    GM thamizhan Nov 13, 2011, 9:01 PM

    From: jetfighter13 My question is, when is it ok to underpromote, I sometimes do, but only when I even/win material, or put my opponent in check. To help illustrate my point, I offer the following game: Dear...

  • Practical Play

    GM thamizhan Oct 30, 2011, 10:05 PM

    Dear Sirs, Greetings of the day!!! I am an intermediate level player ( I think??) and desperately want to improve my game. I am facing a few problems with my  chess studies & games, which I am sure that you...

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  • University Is Back!

    GeniusKJ May 8, 2012, 10:00 PM

    By IM David Pruess: Hey there, chess friends! I am happy to announce that University is returning to activity in the first week of June, thanks to the efforts of four new directors! With some assistance...

  • Queen's Gambit

    davutuysal Nov 25, 2009, 9:21 AM

    Anti Moscow variation by GM Magesh and GM Arun Submitted by GM thamizhan on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:47am. Our topic this week has nothing to do with exchanges and slow maneuvering like the ones we saw last week. This...

  • Icelandic Gambit

    davutuysal Nov 25, 2009, 9:19 AM

    The Icelandic Gambit by GM Arun and GM Magesh Submitted by GM thamizhan on Wed Jul 8, 2009 11:24pm. Today we will take a look into another uncommon opening, The Icelandic Gambit. Even though this variation is...

  • French

    davutuysal Nov 25, 2009, 9:14 AM

    The French defense by GM Magesh and GM Arun Submitted by GM thamizhan on Wed May 6, 2009 11:43pm. Every player has a unique playing style and that should play a huge role in their opening choice. Notice that we...

  • Indian

    davutuysal Nov 25, 2009, 9:10 AM

    The Hypermodern Nimzo by GM Prasad and GM Panchanathan Submitted by GM thamizhan on Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:53am. This week we will be studying the Nimzo Indian defense. This opening was introduced by Grand Master...

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  • Arun Prasad Wins Paris Championship

    SonofPearl Jul 11, 2011, 9:24 AM

    The 2011 Paris Chess Championships were held from 2-10 July, and the winner was Indian Grandmaster and popular columnist Arun Prasad. Arun won the main Open competition, a nine round Swiss for players...


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