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Dibyendu Barua
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Barua in 2012
Full name Dibyendu Barua
Country India
Born 27 October 1966 (1966-10-27) (ageĀ 54)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Title Grandmaster (1991)
Peak rating 2561 (July 2003)

Dibyendu Barua (born 27 October 1966) is an Indian chess grandmaster. He is a three-time Indian Chess Champion.

Chess career

Barua is from Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. In 1978, Barua, as a 12-year-old, became the youngest participant in the Indian Chess Championship. In 1982, Barua defeated the then-world number two ranked Viktor Korchnoi in London. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1991 by FIDE, becoming the second Indian to achieve the title, after Viswanathan Anand. In 1983, he won the Indian Chess Championship for the first time. He has since won it twice more, in 1998 and 2001.

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