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FULL NAME: Debashis Das
NICK NAME: Kanha
GENDER: Male
BORN:
June 27, 1993 at Bhubabaneswar
FAMILY: Son of Dillip Kumar Das and Namita Das
PRESENT ADDRESS: At/Po- Niali, Via- Sundargram, Cuttack- 754002, Odisha, India.
PERMANENT ADDRESS: At- Champeswar, PO- Nuagaon, Via- Devidol, Dist- Jagatsinghpur, Pin- 751109.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: Plust Three final year science student of Gobindpur College, Kantapada.
HOBBY: Cinema
OTHER GAMES PLAYS: Table tennis
NATIONAL DEBUT: Under-9 championship at Lucknow from December 23 to 30, 2002. Finished 9th.
INTERNATIONAL DEBUT: Asian Youth (under-12) championship at New Delhi from December 7 to 15, 2005. Finished fourth.
RECEIVED COACHING FROM: Satya Ranjan Patnaik, RB Ramesh, Stalius Halkias (Greece) and Rajendra Kumar Sahu.
TITLE: International Master
FIDE RATING: 2425 by May, 2012.
FIDE ID NO: 5024854
AWARDS/HONOURS:
*     Received a cash incentive of Rs 50,000 at the 6th annual felicitation ceremony of All Odisha Chess Association in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014.
*     Received citation and cash award of Rs 25,000 at the 18th Ekalaby Award function in Bhubaneswar on January 29, 2011.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

STATE:
*     Details to be compiled.

NATIONAL:
*     Won the title in the Rapid National Chess Championship at Rourkela on April 28, 2015.
*     Won the title in the 50th National Challenger Chess Championship at Tirupati on May 28, 2012.
*    Finished runner-up in the open category of the 21st National Under-17 Chess Championship at Jammu on November 11, 2010.
*    Finished first in boys under-15 category of an international rating tournament at Nagpur from Sept 2 to 7, 2007.
*    Emerged junior champion in the G H Raisoni international rating tournament at Nagpur from July 15 to 22, 2006.
*    Finished first in boys under-15 category of the Fide rating tournament at Nagpur from July 23 to 30, 2005.
*    Adjudged best in under-10 boys category of an international open tournament at New Delhi from Oct 2 to 10, 2003.
*    Adjudged best in under-10 boys category of the Saharanpur international rating tournament at Saharanpur (Punjab) from Sept 26 to Oct 1, 2003.
*    Adjudged best in the under-10 boys`` category of the Pilo Mody international rating tournament at Lucknow from September 19 to 25, 2003.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Won the bronze medal in the main open category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi from June 26 to July 3, 2018.
*     Won the bronze medal in the open rapid event of the Asian Continental Chess Championship, held at Al Ain in UAE on August 11, 2015.
*     Held former world champion Vaselin Topalov (Bulgaria) to a creditable draw in the Masters category of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, held at Caleta Hotel in Gibralter (England) from January 27 to February 5, 2015.
*     Bagged bronze medal in the under-18 boys category of the World Youth Chess Championship held at Caldas Novas in Brazil from Nov 17 to 27, 2011.
*    Won a silver medal in the u-18 boys category of the Parsvanath Commonwealth Chess Championship at New Delhi on May 18, 2010.

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Became the third International Master of Orissa on January 9, 2010.
*     Won the individual gold and team silver in the World Youth (U-16) Chess Olympiad at Akhisar Manisha in Turkey from Sept 24 to Oct 3, 2009.
*    Bagged the gold medal in the World Youth (u-16) Championship held at Vung Tan in Vietnam from October 19 to 31, 2008.
*    Finished third in the under-18 boys category of the Asian Youth Championship at Teheran, Iran, from July 15 to 22, 2008.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:
*     He was conferred with the Biju Patnaik Sportsperson of the Year Award for 2013 by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar on August 29, 2014. The award carried a cheque of Rs 2 lakh.
*     Received the Sportslogon Sportsperson of the Year Award and Rs 25,000 in Bhubaneswar on July 14, 2014.
*     The State Government on June 18, 2014 sanctioned a monetary incentive of Rs 6,50,000 for his international achievements during the period October 2008 to November 2011.
*     Secured his third and final Grandmaster norm in the A category of the Czech Open Grandmaster Tournament at Pardubice in Czech Republic on July 27, 2013.
*     Secured his second Grandmaster norm in the 15th Dubai Open Chess Championship at Dubai on April 15, 2013.
*     Secured the fourth IM norm in the 14th Balaguer Open in spain on july 22, 2009.
*     Claimed his first GM norm in the World Junior Championship at Athens in August, 2012.
*     Secured third IM norm at the 11th Dubai Open in Dubai on May 5, 2009.
*     Obtained his first International Master norm in the 6th Parsvanath International Open tournament at New Delhi from Jan 12 to 20, 2008.
*     In 2011, former World Champion Gary Kasparov wrote a five-page analysis in the book `Informant-113`.
*     He uses chess software `Houdini-3`
*     He has deep faith on God and is a devotee of Ramakrishna Paramahansha.
*     Sees a movie once in every week and considers this as the best way to relax.
*     Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda, Sonakshi Sinha and Anuska Sharma are his favourite film stars.
*     Aims to become an IAS officer after completing graduation.
*     He is very fond of non-veg food, chicken is his favourite, also likes brinjal fry and loves to cook in spare time.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: January 12, 2010
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: July 3, 2018


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