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80-year-old Nasir Ali Syed leads in Udaipur!

by Priyadarshan Banjan - 14/09/2016

Have you ever seen an 80-year-old man lead a chess tournament? Well, now you will! Nasir Ali Syed is leading ahead of 4 established Indian international masters! Although, he is now rated 1926, he is now leading the 4th NL Pandiyar Memorial Open in Udaipur with 6.5/7 points! Check out our brief update here.

80-year-old Nasir Ali Syed leads in Udaipur!

Have you ever seen an 80-year-old man lead a chess tournament? Well, now you will!

 

Now, imagine this man walking to the top table in the tournament where he is leading ahead of 4 established Indian international masters!

Nasir Ali Syed [Photo: Masters Scholastic Chess School]

Nasir Ali Syed was born in 1936 in Uttar Pradesh and had won the National Championship at Pune in 1967 ahead of Manuel Aaron. His peak rating was 2385 (in 1983) and has beaten many grandmasters in his chess career!

 Mark Taimanov is a Soviet chess legend who has defeated almost all the top GMs of his era! Nasir Ali drew his game against him!

Although, he is now rated 1926, he is now leading the 4th NL Pandiyar Memorial Open in Udaipur with 6.5/7 points! Of course, we shall keep you updated as usual, so keep following Chessbase India!  Have you played with this legend? What was your experience like?

Standings after Round 07:

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 23   Nasir Ali Syed IND 1926 UP 6,5 30,0 26,0 30,00
2 1 IM Akshat Khamparia IND 2363 MP 6,0 29,5 26,0 26,75
3 22   Doshi Moksh Amitbhai IND 1928 GUJ 6,0 29,5 26,0 26,50
4 6   Manigandan S S IND 2099 TN 6,0 29,5 25,5 28,75
5 11   Soni Krishan IND 2004 DEL(CCSCSB) 6,0 29,0 25,0 27,75
6 17   Avdhoot Lendhe IND 1974 MAH 6,0 28,5 24,5 26,00
7 2 IM Mishra Neeraj-Kumar IND 2328 JHA 6,0 28,0 24,5 26,50
8 3 IM Prasad Devaki V IND 2328 MAH 6,0 26,5 22,5 26,00
9 74   Aaryan Varshney IND 1652 DEL 6,0 24,5 23,0 21,25
10 14   Maulik Raval IND 1989 GUJ 5,5 31,0 27,0 25,25