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Baskaran Adhiban

Adhiban playing at the 2013 Chess World Cup
Country India
Born August 15, 1992
Mayiladuthurai, India
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2674 (September 2015)

Baskaran Adhiban (born 15 August 1992 in Mayiladuthurai) is an Indian chess Grandmaster. He was the 2008 World Under-16 Champion and the 2009 Indian champion.

He played on the first board for the gold medal-winning Indian team at the Under-16 Chess Olympiad of 2008.

In the Chess World Cup 2013, Adhiban caused an upset in the first two rounds, beating 2710-rated Russian GM Evgeny Alekseev in the first round, and Alexandr Fier in the second one.

Adhiban won the 2013 Sants Open in Barcelona with a score of 8.5 points out of 10. This event included 23 GMs and 28 IMs.

In July 2014 he won the Masters open tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. In the following month, he contributed to India's bronze medal at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø scoring 7/11 on board four.

He was also a member of the winning team of the Spanish League 2015, Solvay, along with teammates Pentala Harikrishna, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Aleksander Delchev, Sergio Cacho Reigadas, Jesus Maria De La Villa Garcia, and Elizbar Ubilava.

Adhiban competed in the Chess World Cup 2015, where he was knocked out by Vladimir Fedoseev in the first round, after the rapid tiebreaks.