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Tania Sachdev

Tania Sachdev, 2014
Country India
Born 20 August 1986
Delhi, India
Title International Master (2008)
Woman Grandmaster (2005)
Peak rating 2443 (September 2013)

Tania Sachdev (born 20 August 1986 in Delhi) is an Indian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.

Early years

Tania was introduced to the game by her mother Anju at the age of 6. Her parents provided her with professional training. Sachdev became the eighth Indian Woman Grandmaster. She achieved her first international title when she was eight. As a child, Tania Sachdev won multiple events. Her career successes are U12 Indian champion, Asian U14 champion and bronze medalist at the World U12 Girls Championship. In 2002 she won the Asian Junior Under-20 Girls Championship in Marawila.

National and international acclaim

In 2005, she became the eighth Indian player to be awarded the Woman Grandmaster title. She won the national Indian Women's Chess Championship in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 she also won the Women's Asian Chess Championship with 6½ points out of nine rounds in Tehran. She was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2009. She took part in the 2010 Chess Olympiad and finished 4th in the Asian Games.

Sachdev was runner-up in the 38th National Women's Premier Chess Championship at Chennai.

She won the bronze medal on board three with a score of 9/11 at the Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Personal life

Tania completed her schooling at Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi and did her graduation at Shri Venkateswara College.

She is sponsored by Red Bull. She married Delhi-based architect Viraj Kataria in November 2014.