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P. V. Nandhidhaa

P. V. Nandhidhaa
P. V. Nandhidhaa in 2016
Born (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 27)
Alma materCollege of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, India
OccupationChess Player
CountryIndia
Title
Peak rating2380 (February 2022)
Medal record
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
World Junior Chess Championship
Silver medal – second place 2016 Bhubaneswar (India) Under-20(G)
World Youth Chess Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Halkidiki (Greece) Under-14(G)
COMMONWEALTH NATIONS EVENTS
Commonwealth Chess Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sri Lanka Under-20(G)
Silver medal – second place 2014 Glasgow Under-18(G)
Silver medal – second place 2012 Chennai Under-16(G)
Silver medal – second place 2009 New Delhi Under-14(G)
Bronze medal – third place 2024 Malaysia Women Category
Bronze medal – third place 2015 New Delhi Under-20(G)
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Nagpur Under-12(G)
ASIAN EVENTS
Asian Chess Championship
Gold medal – first place 2022 (New Delhi) Women Category
Asian Nations (Regions) Online Chess Championship- Team
Gold medal – first place 2020 (Online) Women Category
Asian Youth Chess Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Subic (Philippines) Under-16(G)
Silver medal – second place 2012 Hikkaduwa (Sri Lanka) Under-16(G)
Asian School Chess Championship
Silver medal – second place 2011 New Delhi (India) Under-16(G)
Asian Junior Chess Championship
Silver medal – second place 2016 New Delhi (India) Under-20(G)
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Under-20(G)
NATIONAL EVENTS
National Level Chess Championship
Gold medal – first place 2013 Dibrugarh (India) Under-17(G)
Gold medal – first place 2010 New Delhi (India) Under-15(G)
Gold medal – first place 2007 Calicut (India) Under-11(G)
National School Games Federation of India
Gold medal – first place 2011-12 Jabalpur (India) Under-19(G)
Gold medal – first place 2009-10 Sindhudurg (India) Under-17(G)

Pallathur Venkatachalam Nandhidhaa (Tamil: பள்ளத்தூர் வெங்கடாசலம் நந்திதா) (born 10 April 1996) is an Indian chess player from the state of Tamilnadu, who holds the FIDE titles of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) and Woman International Master (WIM). She is the 17th Woman Grandmaster of India. Her peak FIDE ELO rating is 2380 and she is holding 8 International Master norms as on April 2024. She was part of the 30 member Indian Chess Olympiad team which participated in 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, India from 28 July to 9 August 2022. She has recently won an individual Gold in Asian Chess Championship held at New Delhi on 3 November 2022. She scored an unbeaten and impressive 7.5/9 to clinch the title, thereby also qualifying for the Women's Chess World Cup 2023. She has won 7 medals each in Commonwealth Chess Championship and Asian level Chess Championship tournaments in different age categories. She also won 5 National level Chess Championship Gold medals in different age categories.

Early childhood and education

Nandhidhaa was born on 10 April 1996 in Sankagiri in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. She is an alumnus of College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai.[11] She earned her Engineering seat by topping the sports quota. She holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2013–17). On 20 Aug 2021, she married her childhood friend, Naveenkumar Selvaraj, a serving Indian Army Major.

Career

WGM Nandhidhaa PV with Asian Continental Women Chess Championship trophy- 2022

Nandhidhaa P V started her professional career in 2005. She won the Gold medal at the National Level Chess Championship (Under 11 Girls) held at Calicut in 2007. She won silver medal in the U-20 World Junior Chess Championship, in 2016 held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.[12] She won bronze medal in U-14 World Youth Chess Championship held at Halkidiki, Greece in 2010.[13] In October 2020, she was part of the Indian women chess team along with Vaishali Rameshbabu, Padmini Rout , Bhakti Kulkarni, Mary Ann Gomes which won the Asian Nations (Regions) Online Chess Championship 2020 organised by FIDE. The team won the gold medal for India out of 31 Asian countries participated.[14]

As on March 2022, her Elo Rating is 2380 which is also her peak rating till date and is ranked 5th among Indian women chess players. In November 2022, she won the Gold medal at Asian Chess Championship held in New Delhi which qualified her for the Women's Chess World Cup 2023 in Baku.

Achievements

Year Achievements Ref.
Apr 2024 Nandhidhaa P V secured Second position in the Women’s category of the highly competitive III Open International Chess Menorca A held in Menorca, Spain from 2 Apr 2024 to 7 Apr 2024. She has secured 6 points in 9 rounds with the performance rating of 2502 and gained 48 ELO ratings. During the course of the tournament, she received her Eighth International Master norm
Mar 2024 Nandhidhaa P V secured Second position in Women's category of the Fagerness Chess International 2024 held in Fagernes, Norway from 24 Mar 2024 to 31 Mar 2024. She has secured 5 points in 9 rounds with the performance rating of 2424 and gained 32 ELO ratings. During the course of the tournament, she received her Seventh International Master norm
Feb 2024 Nandhidhaa P V won the Bronze medal in Women's category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship held in Malacca, Malaysia from 20 Feb 2024 to 27 Feb 2024. With this Bronze medal, Nandhidhaa PV has secured a total of 7 medals in different age categories of the Commonwealth Chess Championship till date [15]
Jan 2024 Nandhidhaa P V was the highest finisher among female participants. She scored 6.5/10 to finish 15th at 2nd Indore International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2024 - GM Open held in Indore from 9 Jan 24 to 16 Jan 24. [16]
Jan 2024 Felicitated by Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, TN & Pudhuchery, Thiru Sunil Mathur for excelling in the field of Chess on 01 Jan 2024
Nov 2023 Won the Gold medal at 4th Tamil Nadu IM Norm Closed Circuit Chess Tournament held in Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu from 6 Nov 23 to 11 Nov 23. During the course of the tournament, she received her Sixth International Master norm [17]
Aug 2023 Felicitated by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. K. Stalin and Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Udhayanidhi Stalin for the Individual Gold performance in Asian Chess Championship 2022
Mar 2023 Felicitated by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. K. Stalin and Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Udhayanidhi Stalin for the Team Gold performance in Asian Online Nations Cup 2020
Dec 2022 – Jan 2023 Finished the 50th edition of the Rilton Cup as the best women Chess player. During the course of the tournament, she received her fifth International Master norm
Oct–Nov 2022 Won the Gold medal at Asian Chess Championship held in New Delhi from 26 Oct 22 to 3 Nov 22. She remained undefeated throughout the tournament by securing 7.5 points from 9 rounds (6 wins and 3 draws). By securing the first position, she qualified for the 2023 Women Chess World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan [18]
Aug 2022 Participated in 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai as part of Indian Women Team C. Scored 8.5 points out of 11 rounds. Finished the Olympiad with a commendable 5th position in Board II out of 160 countries participated
Mar 2022 Achieved career best ranking of No 5 among active Indian women chess players
Jan 2022 Participated 4 Chess tournaments in Europe between Dec'21 to Jan'22 and gained 63 ELO points. Had her career high FIDE rating of 2380 and is now ranked No.7 among Indian women
Dec 2021 WGM Nandhidhaa P V makes a historic shared first place finish at 47th La Roda International Open held at La Roda, Spain in Dec 2021. In 46 editions of the tournament, no woman had ever shared first place or finished in top three of the event [19]
Oct 2021 Felicitation for becoming "India's 17th Woman Grandmaster" by Hon'ble CM of Tamilnadu M. K. Stalin on 07 Oct 2021 at Tamilnadu Secretariat, Chennai [20]
Feb 2021 Received "Best Sportsperson of the year" award from Hon'ble CM of Tamilnadu Edappadi K. Palaniswami on 09 Feb 2021 at Tamilnadu Secretariat, Chennai [21]
2020 Won Gold in Asian Online Nations Cup [14]
2019 Became India's 17th Woman Grandmaster [22]
2016 34th World Junior Girls Chess Championship- Silver Medal
2015 Woman International Master title
2008 Felicitated and awarded cash prize by then Hon'ble CM of Tamilnadu J.Jayalalitha in Chennai

Gallery

References

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  5. ^ "TN Chief Minister honours Chess champion Nandhidhaa". www.dtnext.in. 1 August 2017. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
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  20. ^ Ahmed, Shahid (9 October 2021). "Tamil Nadu State Government felicitates players with 1 crore 98 lacs cash award". Chessbase India. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  21. ^ "Adhiban, Sethuraman, Gukesh, Laxman and Nandhidhaa receive Outstanding Sportsperson award by Tamil Nadu government". Chessbase India. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  22. ^ "India's latest WGM". Chessbase India. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
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