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Giant Killers

The Giant Killers page lists juniors in any season who have overcome a large grading deficit to defeat their opponent. At the end of a season, the junior who has overcome the largest grading deficit to win a game is awareded the Robert E Rough Cup.

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Rank

Name (Club)

Grade

Diff

1 Pranav Arcot (RG) 624 968
Defeated a player rated 1592 in: Bon Accord Club Championship
2 Carolina Espinosa Cancino (GV) 557 850
Defeated a player rated 1407 in: IX Chess Open Villa de Bilbao
3 Jonathan Bayley (L8) 285 737
Defeated a player rated 1022 in: St John the Baptist Jan
4 Dean McCusker (TR) 667 695
Defeated a player rated 1362 in: Ayrshire Division 3
5 Benjamin Ridge (TC) 991 692
Defeated a player rated 1683 in: Perth Major
6 Anish Subramaniam (RG) 410 688
Defeated a player rated 1098 in: Aberdeen Congress Minor 2017
7 Sergi Mackinlay-Vich (SN) 755 687
Defeated a player rated 1442 in: Edinburgh & Lothians Summer Cup
8 Kalyan Sai Nandan Kante (NJ) 1136 683
Defeated a player rated 1819 in: Irvine Spring Congress Major
9 Abhi Reddy (GA) 429 670
Defeated a player rated 1099 in: GCL Division 3a
10 Dietah Connolly Sams (TC) 1016 653
Defeated a player rated 1669 in: Stokes Cup 2016
11 Aaron Copeland (IR) 347 630
Defeated a player rated 977 in: Ayrshire Division 3
12 Carl Zihan Kang (ST) 803 625
Defeated a player rated 1428 in: Stirling Thornton Cup
13 Ethan Palmer (HA) 465 605
Defeated a player rated 1070 in: GCL Division 3a
14 Marco D`Alessio (LZ) 1353 596
Defeated a player rated 1949 in: SNCL Division 4
15 Jamie Nix (GD) 511 592
Defeated a player rated 1103 in: Ayrshire Division 2
16 Sambhav Chadha (BD) 1039 586
Defeated a player rated 1625 in: Irvine Spring Congress Major
17 Sahib Kohli (GA) 716 581
Defeated a player rated 1297 in: Stirling Challengers
18 Sean Stafford (GD) 691 578
Defeated a player rated 1269 in: Ayrshire Division 2
19 Andrew Ison (DF) 981 573
Defeated a player rated 1554 in: Dumfries Club Championship
20 Arina Dobryden (TC) 719 538
Defeated a player rated 1257 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Division 2
21 Aiden Deng (SN) 181 533
Defeated a player rated 714 in: East of Scotland Megafinal U10
22 Aditya Hegde (AB) 928 525
Defeated a player rated 1453 in: British Championships Under 12
23 Pavel Yanev (E2) 336 523
Defeated a player rated 859 in: SJC CFK Croy Under 1000
24 Callum Smith (NJ) 1565 520
Defeated a player rated 2085 in: 123rd Scottish Championships
25 Connor Sibbald (AN) 1202 511
Defeated a player rated 1713 in: NE League
26 Matilda Ball Torokoff (SN) 695 502
Defeated a player rated 1197 in: Edinburgh Summer Cup 2016
27 Uma Ganesan (NJ) 212 502
Defeated a player rated 714 in: Scottish Girls Primary
28 Matthew Billcliff (BD) 1006 493
Defeated a player rated 1499 in: Irvine Spring Congress Major
29 Nicholas Reid (HC) 101 483
Defeated a player rated 584 in: Hamilton College Sept
30 Dallas MacKintosh (NJ) 231 483
Defeated a player rated 714 in: Wolf of Badenoch – Graded Friendlies
31 Lukah Connolly Sams (TC) 1476 482
Defeated a player rated 1958 in: 123rd Scottish Championships
32 Finlay J A Gibb (NJ) 690 478
Defeated a player rated 1168 in: Edinburgh Congress – Knights
33 Ben Volland (DL) 1626 477
Defeated a player rated 2103 in: World Youth Olympiad U16 2016
34 Chelsea Liang (FC) 714 474
Defeated a player rated 1188 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Division 2
35 Jake M Sanger (PW) 1563 472
Defeated a player rated 2035 in: Ayr Congress – Open
36 Ritvik Maheshwari (BD) 870 468
Defeated a player rated 1338 in: Scottish Weekend Minor
37 James Hartman (TC) 1147 467
Defeated a player rated 1614 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Division 2
38 Matthew Osmani (BT) 116 466
Defeated a player rated 582 in: LJC Team Day 2 – P6 and P7
39 Pranav Saravanan (AN) 667 465
Defeated a player rated 1132 in: Ayr Congress – Minor
40 Cooper Weir (L8) 210 465
Defeated a player rated 675 in: St John the Baptist Sept
41 Cooper Paterson (GD) 677 462
Defeated a player rated 1139 in: Ayrshire Division 2
42 Leston D`Costa (BA) 1628 457
Defeated a player rated 2085 in: 123rd Scottish Championships
43 Ibrahim Khan (G2) 101 456
Defeated a player rated 557 in: SJC Age Championships Under 10
44 Jonathan McKay (NJ) 1121 455
Defeated a player rated 1576 in: Marymass Major Congress 2016
45 Kai McAlroy (LK) 106 452
Defeated a player rated 558 in: LCL Division 1
46 Luke Wilson (HC) 617 441
Defeated a player rated 1058 in: GCL Division 3a
47 James E Moreby (EN) 1892 439
Defeated a player rated 2331 in: 123rd Scottish Championships
48 John McEwan (BD) 861 439
Defeated a player rated 1300 in: Ayr Congress – Minor
49 Harry McKay (GI) 666 438
Defeated a player rated 1104 in: Giffnock Championship
50 Andrew McMillan (OB) 1294 431
Defeated a player rated 1725 in: Edinburgh Congress – Major
51 Euan Gray (NJ) 1826 428
Defeated a player rated 2254 in: Edinburgh Congress – Premier
52 Sorcha Shepherd (ES) 621 424
Defeated a player rated 1045 in: Edinburgh & Lothians Summer Cup
53 Caitlin Reid (RS) 1406 423
Defeated a player rated 1829 in: Euro Youth – Girls Under 18
54 Sarah E Smith (AY) 1253 417
Defeated a player rated 1670 in: Ayrshire Championship
55 Gregor Ross (NJ) 277 413
Defeated a player rated 690 in: NEJCA P6&7
56 Aimi Reid (RS) 426 406
Defeated a player rated 832 in: Renfrewshire Club Championship
57 Cristina Kringe (ES) 311 403
Defeated a player rated 714 in: LJC Team Day 3 – P6 and P7
58 Zayd Khan (G2) 170 398
Defeated a player rated 568 in: SJC CFK Clarkston Under 600
59 Rohinianna Paul (CZ) 130 397
Defeated a player rated 527 in: Lanarkshire Primary Schools League
60 Lennart Koehn (EK) 1968 393
Defeated a player rated 2361 in: LCL Division 1
61 Orin Meachem (GH) 321 393
Defeated a player rated 714 in: LJC Team Day 3 – P6 and P7
62 Christy Allan (CZ) 216 388
Defeated a player rated 604 in: St Brides C-lang May 7
63 Pranav Aluri (GI) 183 385
Defeated a player rated 568 in: SJC CFK Final Under 600
64 Tom Kelly (CZ) 209 383
Defeated a player rated 592 in: St Brides C-lang Nov 13
65 Ioannis Dabos-Doukas (TC) 1786 383
Defeated a player rated 2169 in: Euro Youth – Boys Under 16
66 Rachel Lorna Smith (AY) 1419 376
Defeated a player rated 1795 in: Ayrshire Championship
67 Joe Devanney (L7) 290 374
Defeated a player rated 664 in: St Marys School Championship
68 Georgia Green (CZ) 238 372
Defeated a player rated 610 in: Lanarkshire Primary Schools League
69 Karthekeya Vundi (SM) 199 365
Defeated a player rated 564 in: Lothian Junior Championships p5 and under
70 Chenyu Yang (CO) 599 361
Defeated a player rated 960 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Division 3
71 Tommy Turner (SI) 350 360
Defeated a player rated 710 in: St Brides Jan
72 Aidan Tallamy (L8) 317 358
Defeated a player rated 675 in: St John the Baptist Sept
73 Florence Wilson (E2) 398 357
Defeated a player rated 755 in: LJC Team Day 2 – P6 and P7
74 Sean McCann (CN) 348 347
Defeated a player rated 695 in: SJC CFK Airdrie Under 1000
75 George Burton (SM) 168 346
Defeated a player rated 514 in: LJC Team Day 2 P5 & under
76 Adi Kumar (NJ) 239 344
Defeated a player rated 583 in: NEJCA Albyn Boys Intermediate
77 Eklavya Singh (G2) 101 336
Defeated a player rated 437 in: SJC Age Championships Under 11
78 Tom Constance (CH) 1318 336
Defeated a player rated 1654 in: Nancy Elder 2017
79 Nicky Calderwood (L7) 118 336
Defeated a player rated 454 in: St Marys Oct
80 Declan McClelland (LK) 528 331
Defeated a player rated 859 in: SJC Age Championships Under 11
81 Ellie McAlister (CN) 275 329
Defeated a player rated 604 in: Lanarkshire Primary Schools League
82 Ruairidh Leung (ES) 689 327
Defeated a player rated 1016 in: East of Scotland Megafinal U12
83 Liam Tang (LZ) 1370 327
Defeated a player rated 1697 in: Largs Viking Open
84 Luke Fulton (CZ) 133 322
Defeated a player rated 455 in: St Brides C-lang Feb 1
85 Euan Wallace (CN) 792 322
Defeated a player rated 1114 in: Cumbernauld Club Championship
86 Jessica Freeman (AN) 393 321
Defeated a player rated 714 in: Scottish Girls Primary
87 Aaron Gourlay (PR) 1010 319
Defeated a player rated 1329 in: TAFCA Division Two
88 Jay Gallagher (CZ) 165 317
Defeated a player rated 482 in: Lanarkshire Primary Schools League
89 Ahmed Khan (XK) 271 313
Defeated a player rated 584 in: Hamilton College UK Land Challenge
90 Monica Espinosa Cancino (GV) 1693 313
Defeated a player rated 2006 in: Euro Youth – Girls Under 16
91 Caitlin Conway (DY) 177 309
Defeated a player rated 486 in: LJC Team Day 1 – P6 and P7
92 Hannah Walker (NJ) 431 309
Defeated a player rated 740 in: LJC Team Day 2 – Secondary
93 Murad Abdulla (BA) 2045 309
Defeated a player rated 2354 in: Albena open 2017
94 Murdo McLaurin (FC) 684 305
Defeated a player rated 989 in: Hamilton Junior Congress June Over 600
95 Cameron McOmish (HC) 318 304
Defeated a player rated 622 in: Hamilton College Nov
96 Stuthi Hegde (AB) 1331 301
Defeated a player rated 1632 in: Dundee and Angus Congress Major
97 Orlaith Shepherd (ES) 383 301
Defeated a player rated 684 in: Lothian Junior Championships p5 and under
98 Andrew Stewart Palenzuela (ES) 213 301
Defeated a player rated 514 in: Scottish Schools P5 and under Team Championship
99 Joe Dobson (GH) 848 299
Defeated a player rated 1147 in: Wolf of Badenoch
100 Oishani Dutta (NJ) 1149 299
Defeated a player rated 1448 in: Perth Minor