Indian Chess Champion: S. P. Sethuraman

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

S. P. Sethuraman is an Indian chess grandmaster. He was born on 25th Feburary 1993 in Chennai.

He achieved his three Grandmaster norms with shared second place and 8/10 at the Parsvnath Open in New Delhi in 2009, third place and 6.5/9 at the Paris International Championship in 2010 and winning the Voivoda Cup in Legnica with 7/9 in the same year.

Sethuraman won the 2004 Asian under-12 championship in Singapore and the 2009 World U16 championship in Antalya. In 2014 Sethuraman took team bronze medal with the Indian team at the 41st Chess

Olympiad in Tromsø and won the Indian National Premier Championship. With this win, he qualified for the Chess World Cup 2015, where he knocked out Sanan Sjugirov in round one and compatriot Pentala Harikrishna in the second round,* before being eliminated by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the third one.