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The question came to mind following today's game between Vishy (Viswanathan Anand) and the young Raunak Sadhwani at the Isle of Man 2018 Tournament. Has Vishy been beaten by an Indian player since, say, the mid-90s?

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The answer is: Yes

Krishnan Sasikiran vs Viswanathan Anand
FIDE World Cup-C (2002), Hyderabad, rd 2, Oct-05
King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Variation (A07)
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http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1357060

  • Thank you very much for the research! It must still be some sort of record, given Vishy's unique stature in Indian chess. Top Russian players are beaten by other Russians all the time, given the depth of chess talent there. Even Carlsen was beaten by Hammer in Norway not long ago. – Shredderroy Oct 21 '18 at 17:43

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