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    Rohan Talukdar

    October 10, 2017

    From the Windsor Star

    Already ranked tops in Canada in his age group, and still barely out of elementary school, Windsor's Rohan Talukdar is a national chess master and has begun climbing the international ranks

    JULIE KOTSIS

    After two major competitions this summer, the 14-year-old Windsor youth is ranked 12th in the world in his age group.

    Talukdar placed first at the 2017 Canadian Youth Chess Championships in Sault Ste. Marie in July and finished 12th at September’s World Youth Chess Championship 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

    The young champ, who’s also ranked a national master in Canada and the United States by the country’s respective chess federations, said he finds chess calming.

    The Grade 9 Massey secondary school student first learned the game from his mother, Mayuri Talukdar, against whom he still plays.

    His proud parents, including dad Mridushyam, happily show visitors his many trophies and certificates, including awards for top marks in mathematics from Central public school, displayed in their South Windsor home.

    “Because there’s lots of calculations in chess, you have to calculate everything before you make the move, ” Talukdar said. “It’s just like how in math you have to do all the calculations. ”

    The Canadian Youth Chess Championship was a four-day competition. Talukdar won five of his seven rounds and drew, or tied, two.

    In 10 days of play in Uruguay in South America, he faced players from different countries over 11 rounds.

    He lost two, drew four and won five to achieve his ranking and a global chess rating of 2265. The top player has a 2800 rating.

    Story with photos at:

    http://windsorstar.com/news/local-ne...best-in-canada

  • #2
    Re: Rohan Talukdar

    A nice article about a very deserving young man. Congratulations to Rohan, to his parents - and to his coach! :o

    Let's not forget also Rohan's very respectable showing (4.5/9) at the Canadian Zonal last June, which included a win over an IM.

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    • #3
      Re: Rohan Talukdar

      Yes, nice to see. Hope he stays with chess for a while and becomes Windsor's best player.

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      • #4
        Re: Rohan Talukdar

        Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
        Yes, nice to see. Hope he stays with chess for a while and becomes Windsor's best player.
        I think that is already the case if you consider active players though perhaps you meant best player ever. He is not quite at Milan Vukadinov and Ray Stone's level but he is gettng there and he still has time to improve and develop. It won't be for lack of hard work.

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        • #5
          Re: Rohan Talukdar

          Good news. Good work and congratulations to Rohan and I hope he's around for a long time representing both Windsor and Canada.

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