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Praveen Thipsay

Full name Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay
Country India
Born 12 August 1959
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2515 (January 1995)

Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay (born 12 August 1959) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.

He won the Indian Chess Championship in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1993 and 1994 and played for India in the Chess Olympiads of 1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002.

In 1985, Thipsay tied for first with Kevin Spraggett in the Commonwealth Chess Championship. In 1998, he tied for 4-7th with Sergey Zagrebelny, Mohamad Al-Modiahki and Amanmurad Kakageldyev in the Asian Chess Championship in Tehran, in 2004 tied for 2nd-6th behind Marat Dzhumaev in Pune and in the same year tied for 2nd-3rd with Saidali Iuldachev and Chakkravarthy Deepan in Lucknow. In 2007, he won the FIDE Rated All India Open Chess Tournament in Mangalore.

According to Chessmetrics, at his peak in August 1981 Thipsay's play was equivalent to a rating of 2571, and he was ranked number 141 in the world. His best single performance was at Brighton (BCF Championship) 1984, where he scored 6,5 of 10 possible points (65%) against 2549-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2623. In the January 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2469, making him Indias's number 24.

In 1997 he became the second Indian to attain a GM norm after Anand.

He uses to play on FIDE online arena with the username of "Thipsay" and on ChessCube with the username of "Hyunthi".

Praveen Thipsay is married to the Woman International Master Bhagyashree Sathe Thipsay.

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