Eesha Karavade is a Woman Grandmaster and International Master in Chess from India with Elo ratings exceeding 2300 from FIDE, making her one of the best Indian chess players in the world.
Full name: Eesha Karavade
Place of birth: India
Woman International Master – Received in 2003
Woman Grandmaster – Received in 2005
International Master – Received in 2010
World ranking: 4420
Most Frequently Played Openings
With The White Pieces
- Nimzo Indian
- King’s Indian
- Reti System
With The Black Pieces
- Sicilian Defense
- Sicilian Najdorf
Eesha Karavade is an Indian Chess Woman Grandmaster born in Pune, India, on November 21, 1987. Karavade was awarded the International Master title in 2010 and the Woman Grandmaster title in 2005. As of November 2016, his Peak rating was 2425, while his FIDE rating was 2370 as of June 2019.
In the chess Olympiads of 2010, 2012, and 2014, Karavade represented India. Eesha Karavade, a city girl, put off her HSC exams to pursue her goal of earning her final Women’s Grandmaster (WGM) norm in the Dubai International Open chess competition in April 2005.
As a result of her victory over the widely respected Alexander Areschenko of Ukraine, Eesha became the eighth Woman Grandmaster in the nation and the first from Pune.
Karavade competed in several notable tournaments whilst achieving the best in most of them. These notable tournaments include.
- World Junior Championship (Girls) – 2006
- World Junior Championship (Girls) – 2007
- Asian Women Continental Chess Championship – 2012
- Commonwealth and South African Open – 2011
- World Junior Championship (Girls) – 2005
- 8th Asian Continental Chess Championship – 2009
- London Chess Classic Open – 2013
- Gibraltar Masters – 2010
- Commonwealth Championship – 2008
- Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) – 2010
- Tromso Olympiad (Women) – 2014
- Gibraltar Masters – 2013
- Reykjavik Open – 2010, 2014, and 2017
Karavade earned the Shiv Chhatrapati Award from the Maharashtra State Government in 2004.
In 2011, 2011 Karavadewas the First runner-up in the 38th National Women’s Premier Chess Championship at Chennai, which was won by Mary Ann Gomes, with 8 points after 11 rounds.
Karavade was the 2011 Commonwealth Chess Championship gold medalist from South Africa and the 2011 Asian Individual Women’s Chess Championship bronze medallist in Iran.
Karavade was a member of the female chess team that finished fourth at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in 2012.
Karavade was a member of the women’s chess team that represented Iran in the 2014 Asian Nations Cup in Tabriz, where they won gold in the Blitz format and silver in the Rapid and Standard formats.
Most notably, Karavade became the eighth Woman Grandmaster in the history of chess in India.
Martin Duinmaijer vs Eesha Karavade – 16th HZ Open, Round 1 – Vlissingen, Netherlands – August 04, 2012
Ronald Plater vs Eesha Karavade – Reykjavik Open, Round 1 – Reykjavik, Iceland – March 04, 2014
Mo Zhai vs Eesha Karavade – Asian Women Continental Chess Championship, Round 6 – Ho Chi Minh, China – May 10, 2012
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