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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) 1032 799
Defeated a player rated 1831 in: Spens Cup
2 Ishan Kumar (GA) 182 768
Defeated a player rated 950 in: Edinburgh Congress – Knights
3 Hagen Ross (NJ) 179 759
Defeated a player rated 938 in: Aberdeen Congress Minor
4 Kai McAlroy (LK) 286 752
Defeated a player rated 1038 in: Lanark Club Championship
5 Ananth Subramaniam (RG) 576 715
Defeated a player rated 1291 in: Renfrew U1700-U1400
6 Aryan Munshi (GW) 386 704
Defeated a player rated 1090 in: Lakecity Open
7 Sanjith Madhavan (EK) 351 672
Defeated a player rated 1023 in: 50th Anniversary East Kilbride Open
8 Ritvik Maheshwari (BD) 1056 584
Defeated a player rated 1640 in: Bearsden Club Championship
9 Panav R Sharma (RH) 708 576
Defeated a player rated 1284 in: SNCL Division 4
10 Dietah Connolly Sams (TC) 1155 574
Defeated a player rated 1729 in: 104th British Championships Under 1900
11 Hugo Stewart (ES) 173 555
Defeated a player rated 728 in: UKCC 2018 EoS Megafinal U11
12 Pranav Saravanan (AN) 862 554
Defeated a player rated 1416 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U14
13 Anish Subramaniam (RG) 745 522
Defeated a player rated 1267 in: Edinburgh Congress – Knights
14 Idris Benwell (ST) 510 504
Defeated a player rated 1014 in: Central Division 2
15 Oishani Dutta (NJ) 1202 504
Defeated a player rated 1706 in: Spens Cup
16 Cooper Patterson (GD) 696 503
Defeated a player rated 1199 in: Ayr Congress – Section D
17 Alasdair Sandham (W3) 978 490
Defeated a player rated 1468 in: Central Division 1
18 Jonathan McKay (NJ) 1334 486
Defeated a player rated 1820 in: Renfrew U2000
19 Heather Conroy (E2) 101 470
Defeated a player rated 571 in: UKCC 2018 EoS Megafinal U11
20 Abhinav Datta (GI) 639 467
Defeated a player rated 1106 in: Giffnock Championship
21 Daniel McGillicuddy (NJ) 265 460
Defeated a player rated 725 in: NEJCA Rising Stars
22 Ramit Kanodia (CH) 725 459
Defeated a player rated 1184 in: Castlehill Club Championship 2017-18
23 Struan Mackirdy (DY) 233 457
Defeated a player rated 690 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
24 Matthew Billcliff (BD) 1363 453
Defeated a player rated 1816 in: Dumbarton & District Division 2
25 Araf Ahad (SM) 250 446
Defeated a player rated 696 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
26 Marco D`Alessio (LZ) 1658 445
Defeated a player rated 2103 in: Marymass Open 2017
27 Joshua Singh (GD) 546 442
Defeated a player rated 988 in: Ayrshire Division 2
28 Murdo McLaurin (FC) 967 438
Defeated a player rated 1405 in: London Christmas Minor
29 Zac Bentley (P2) 102 425
Defeated a player rated 527 in: UKCC 2018 EoS Megafinal U12
30 Sorcha Shepherd (ES) 803 420
Defeated a player rated 1223 in: Edinburgh Congress – Knights
31 Liam Heron (CN) 1085 414
Defeated a player rated 1499 in: Central Division 2
32 Richard Zhang (ES) 687 408
Defeated a player rated 1095 in: Edinburgh Congress – Knights
33 Tom Constance (CH) 1404 403
Defeated a player rated 1807 in: 124th Scottish Championships
34 Jake M Sanger (PW) 1708 396
Defeated a player rated 2104 in: Ayrshire Division 1
35 Chirag Shetty (TC) 871 394
Defeated a player rated 1265 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Division 3
36 Sara Best-Solorzano (P2) 161 383
Defeated a player rated 544 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
37 Aditya Hegde (AB) 1017 383
Defeated a player rated 1400 in: Bon Accord Club Championship
38 Declan McClelland (LK) 680 376
Defeated a player rated 1056 in: Lanark Club Championship
39 Joseph Burgess (LP) 347 376
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
40 Marshall Liang (FC) 209 375
Defeated a player rated 584 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
41 Moray Bennett (BO) 225 374
Defeated a player rated 599 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
42 Benjamin Ridge (TC) 1390 374
Defeated a player rated 1764 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Challengers
43 Chelsea Liang (FC) 745 372
Defeated a player rated 1117 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Division 3
44 Mark Heron (CN) 964 371
Defeated a player rated 1335 in: Central Division 2
45 Nandini Dutta (NJ) 1125 366
Defeated a player rated 1491 in: Perth Congress C
46 Sambhav Chadha (BD) 1398 366
Defeated a player rated 1764 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Challengers
47 Alex Sevic (G2) 625 364
Defeated a player rated 989 in: Dumbarton & District Team Knockout
48 Andrew Ison (DF) 1146 355
Defeated a player rated 1501 in: Dumfries Knock-out 2018
49 Orlaith Shepherd (ES) 518 352
Defeated a player rated 870 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U12
50 Kalyan Sai Nandan Kante (NJ) 1291 351
Defeated a player rated 1642 in: John Robinson Cup 2017
51 Aksara Balakumar (GG) 252 347
Defeated a player rated 599 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
52 Liam Tang (LZ) 1531 335
Defeated a player rated 1866 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Challengers
53 Murad Abdulla (BA) 2158 327
Defeated a player rated 2485 in: Northumbria Masters
54 Ben Volland (DL) 1706 321
Defeated a player rated 2027 in: 124th Scottish Championships
55 Lukah Connolly Sams (TC) 1617 320
Defeated a player rated 1937 in: 124th Scottish Championships
56 James Hartman (TC) 1256 318
Defeated a player rated 1574 in: Ayr Congress – Section C
57 Jonathan Turner (AN) 267 317
Defeated a player rated 584 in: UKCC 2018 EoS Megafinal U9
58 Callum Smith (NJ) 1744 313
Defeated a player rated 2057 in: 124th Scottish Championships
59 Pavel Yanev (E2) 690 311
Defeated a player rated 1001 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
60 Monaf Ahad (SM) 425 303
Defeated a player rated 728 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
61 Daniel Earnshaw (SN) 102 302
Defeated a player rated 404 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
62 Declan Shafi (CH) 2023 283
Defeated a player rated 2306 in: Edinburgh Congress – Premier
63 Luke Brennan (SM) 114 279
Defeated a player rated 393 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championships P5 & Under
64 Jamie John McAdams (ES) 321 278
Defeated a player rated 599 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
65 Florence Wilson (E2) 723 277
Defeated a player rated 1000 in: Hastings Weekender
66 Raghav Palanivel (ER) 419 271
Defeated a player rated 690 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
67 Monica Espinosa Cancino (GV) 1745 269
Defeated a player rated 2014 in: 9th CSC London Classic FIDE Open
68 Connor Sibbald (AN) 1359 260
Defeated a player rated 1619 in: Inverness Major
69 James Goodbrand (SM) 147 257
Defeated a player rated 404 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
70 Alasdair Cottee (DR) 338 254
Defeated a player rated 592 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
71 Isla Macrae (J2) 340 244
Defeated a player rated 584 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
72 Max Milne (FC) 156 240
Defeated a player rated 396 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
73 Eva Tai (SN) 192 239
Defeated a player rated 431 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
74 Oliver Ruiz (BT) 485 238
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
75 Finlay J A Gibb (NJ) 891 231
Defeated a player rated 1122 in: Albyn Championship 2017
76 Abhiram Kandala (GW) 321 224
Defeated a player rated 545 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
77 Calum Dall (BO) 151 214
Defeated a player rated 365 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
78 Sandy Prentice (MI) 116 198
Defeated a player rated 314 in: Bearsden Club Championship
79 Oliver D L Baynes (ES) 526 197
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
80 Gregor Ross (NJ) 472 193
Defeated a player rated 665 in: Aberdeen Congress Minor
81 Megan MacMillan (NJ) 111 192
Defeated a player rated 303 in: Scottish Girls Primary
82 Liam Richmond (OB) 1353 190
Defeated a player rated 1543 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Major
83 Andrew Lyon (PW) 389 178
Defeated a player rated 567 in: Ayrshire Division 3
84 Aaron Gourlay (PR) 1200 178
Defeated a player rated 1378 in: TAFCA Division One
85 Cristopher Calwell (ES) 259 176
Defeated a player rated 435 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
86 Andrew McMillan (OB) 1589 175
Defeated a player rated 1764 in: Edinburgh Congress – Major
87 Ibrahim Khan (G2) 315 174
Defeated a player rated 489 in: Giffnock Juniors
88 Tariq Pasha (NJ) 1782 172
Defeated a player rated 1954 in: Edinburgh Congress – Premier
89 Karthekeya Vundi (SM) 696 171
Defeated a player rated 867 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
90 Esther Sanderson (NJ) 303 169
Defeated a player rated 472 in: NEJCA Rising Stars
91 Jack Reid (GD) 623 166
Defeated a player rated 789 in: Ayrshire Division 3
92 Alexander Ivanchenko (ER) 430 164
Defeated a player rated 594 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
93 Sahib Kohli (GA) 943 164
Defeated a player rated 1107 in: Edinburgh Congress – Knights
94 Euan Dawson (CH) 1727 164
Defeated a player rated 1891 in: Dundee Chess Club Championship 2018
95 Michael Moroz (G2) 446 153
Defeated a player rated 599 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
96 Will Brough (SM) 599 152
Defeated a player rated 751 in: LJC Team Day 2 P6-7
97 Jonathan Feng (SN) 597 148
Defeated a player rated 745 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
98 Marco Scully (SR) 425 146
Defeated a player rated 571 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
99 Jack Cran (BT) 293 142
Defeated a player rated 435 in: UKCC 2018 EoS Megafinal U12
100 Siddharth Berera (TC) 1765 138
Defeated a player rated 1903 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Premier