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FULL NAME: Sekhar Chandra Sahu
GENDER: Male
BORN: Date not known
PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: Berhampur, Orissa, India
PRESENT HOME ADDRESS: Mumbai, India.
TELEPHONE: 094385-63193 (Mobile)
E-MAIL: sekhar_im@yahoo.co.in


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AS PLAYER:
*     He was part of the KIIT University that lifted the trophy in the 18th National Cities Team Chess Championship, held at Kalarabanka village in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha from August 6 to 9, 2017.
*     Bagged a total of 25 individual titles during career.

*     Became first chess player of Orissa to get International Master title in 1989.
*     Played on the first board for the Indian men chess team in the 7thAsian team chess championship at Singapore in 1987.
*     Finished runner-up behind GM Vishvanathan Anand in Premier Indian Chess Championship in 1987.
*     Won an international chess tournament jointly with GM Michael Rohde at Syosset (USA) in 1986.
*     Won the first place in more than 25 national open chess championships in India between 1975 and 2000, including the official national challengers title in 1990.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AS COACH:
*     Became the first Indian to get the Fide Senior Trainer (CFT) title in 2010.
*     Trained many well-known players of the country, including GM Tejas Bakre, IM Swapnil Dhopade, IM Akshyaraj Kore, IM Debashis Das, IM Anwesh Upadhyaya, IM Swayams Mishra, WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty, WGM Padmini Rout, FM Utkal Ranjan Sahoo and three Khadilkar sisters (WIMs Rohini, Jayanti and Basanti) of Mumbai.
*     He was the official chess coach for the Indian boys squad for world junior chess championship in 2010 in Poland.
* He was official coach of Indian seniors squad for the international chess event at Paris 2009.
* He was official chess coach of All India Blind Chess Federation since 2010 and led them to gold medal victory on the first board in World Blind Team Chess Championship in 2009.
* He was official coach of Indian girls squad for World Junior Chess Championship at Istanbul in 2005.
*     Worked as a processional coach in Mumbai for 33 years.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:
*     Became the first president of All Orissa Chess Association in 2011.
*     Became a vice-president of All India Chess Federation on June 18, 2011.
*     He conducted many group chess seminars in India between 1990 and 2011.
*     He contributed several chess articles on middlegame and endgame to the prestigious chess magazine CHESS MATE, being published since 1984 and AICF chess chronicle.
*     He was awarded the senior US chess master title in 1986 by USCF.
*     He has been a serious chess trainer since 1977.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: June 23, 2011
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: August 15, 2017


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