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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 Dietah Connolly Sams (TC) 1155 574
Defeated a player rated 1729 in: 104th British Championships Under 1900
2 Pranav Saravanan (AN) 862 554
Defeated a player rated 1416 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U14
3 Hugo Stewart (ES) 173 547
Defeated a player rated 720 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
4 Pranav Arcot (RG) 1032 520
Defeated a player rated 1552 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U12
5 Oishani Dutta (NJ) 1202 480
Defeated a player rated 1682 in: NE League 2017-18
6 Ananth Subramaniam (RG) 576 479
Defeated a player rated 1055 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
7 Struan Mackirdy (DY) 233 457
Defeated a player rated 690 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
8 Matthew Billcliff (BD) 1363 453
Defeated a player rated 1816 in: Dumbarton & District Division 2
9 Araf Ahad (SM) 250 446
Defeated a player rated 696 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
10 Marco D`Alessio (LZ) 1658 445
Defeated a player rated 2103 in: Marymass Open 2017
11 Joshua Singh (GD) 546 442
Defeated a player rated 988 in: Ayrshire Division 2
12 Murdo McLaurin (FC) 967 438
Defeated a player rated 1405 in: London Christmas Minor
13 Tom Constance (CH) 1404 403
Defeated a player rated 1807 in: 124th Scottish Championships
14 Jonathan McKay (NJ) 1334 385
Defeated a player rated 1719 in: Scottish Schools Championship
15 Sara Best-Solorzano (P2) 161 383
Defeated a player rated 544 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
16 Declan McClelland (LK) 680 376
Defeated a player rated 1056 in: Lanark Club Championship
17 Joseph Burgess (LP) 347 376
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
18 Marshall Liang (FC) 209 375
Defeated a player rated 584 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
19 Benjamin Ridge (TC) 1390 374
Defeated a player rated 1764 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Challengers
20 Moray Bennett (BO) 225 374
Defeated a player rated 599 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
21 Mark Heron (CN) 964 371
Defeated a player rated 1335 in: Central Division 2
22 Sambhav Chadha (BD) 1398 366
Defeated a player rated 1764 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Challengers
23 Alex Sevic (G2) 625 364
Defeated a player rated 989 in: Dumbarton & District Team Knockout
24 Orlaith Shepherd (ES) 518 352
Defeated a player rated 870 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U12
25 Kalyan Sai Nandan Kante (NJ) 1291 351
Defeated a player rated 1642 in: John Robinson Cup 2017
26 Anish Subramaniam (RG) 745 350
Defeated a player rated 1095 in: Kirkcaldy U1400
27 Ritvik Maheshwari (BD) 1056 344
Defeated a player rated 1400 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U12
28 Jake M Sanger (PW) 1708 336
Defeated a player rated 2044 in: John Robinson Cup 2017
29 Liam Tang (LZ) 1531 335
Defeated a player rated 1866 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Challengers
30 Liam Heron (CN) 1085 334
Defeated a player rated 1419 in: Central Division 2
31 Ben Volland (DL) 1706 321
Defeated a player rated 2027 in: 124th Scottish Championships
32 Lukah Connolly Sams (TC) 1617 320
Defeated a player rated 1937 in: 124th Scottish Championships
33 Alasdair Sandham (W3) 978 313
Defeated a player rated 1291 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Minor
34 Callum Smith (NJ) 1744 313
Defeated a player rated 2057 in: 124th Scottish Championships
35 Pavel Yanev (E2) 690 311
Defeated a player rated 1001 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
36 Monaf Ahad (SM) 425 303
Defeated a player rated 728 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
37 Luke Brennan (SM) 114 279
Defeated a player rated 393 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championships P5 & Under
38 Florence Wilson (E2) 723 277
Defeated a player rated 1000 in: Hastings Weekender
39 Chelsea Liang (FC) 745 277
Defeated a player rated 1022 in: Gibraltar Junior Under 12
40 Monica Espinosa Cancino (GV) 1745 269
Defeated a player rated 2014 in: 9th CSC London Classic: FIDE Open
41 James Hartman (TC) 1256 267
Defeated a player rated 1523 in: Bernadette Stokes Cup 2017
42 Connor Sibbald (AN) 1359 260
Defeated a player rated 1619 in: Inverness Major
43 Sanjith Madhavan (EK) 351 246
Defeated a player rated 597 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
44 Isla Macrae (J2) 340 244
Defeated a player rated 584 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
45 Max Milne (FC) 156 240
Defeated a player rated 396 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
46 Eva Tai (SN) 192 239
Defeated a player rated 431 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
47 Oliver Ruiz (BT) 485 238
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
48 Finlay J A Gibb (NJ) 891 231
Defeated a player rated 1122 in: Albyn Championship 2017
49 Abhiram Kandala (GW) 321 224
Defeated a player rated 545 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
50 Ramit Kanodia (CH) 725 218
Defeated a player rated 943 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
51 Calum Dall (BO) 151 214
Defeated a player rated 365 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
52 Oliver D L Baynes (ES) 526 197
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
53 Kai McAlroy (LK) 286 192
Defeated a player rated 478 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
54 Liam Richmond (OB) 1353 190
Defeated a player rated 1543 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Major
55 Alasdair Cottee (DR) 338 189
Defeated a player rated 527 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
56 Andrew Lyon (PW) 389 178
Defeated a player rated 567 in: Ayrshire Division 3
57 Aaron Gourlay (PR) 1200 178
Defeated a player rated 1378 in: TAFCA Division One
58 Declan Shafi (CH) 2023 176
Defeated a player rated 2199 in: Glorney Cup 2017
59 Ibrahim Khan (G2) 315 172
Defeated a player rated 487 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
60 Karthekeya Vundi (SM) 696 171
Defeated a player rated 867 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
61 Megan MacMillan (NJ) 111 167
Defeated a player rated 278 in: NEJCA CFK Under 300
62 Alexander Ivanchenko (ER) 430 164
Defeated a player rated 594 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
63 Michael Moroz (G2) 446 153
Defeated a player rated 599 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
64 Jonathan Feng (SN) 597 148
Defeated a player rated 745 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
65 Marco Scully (SR) 425 146
Defeated a player rated 571 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
66 Siddharth Berera (TC) 1765 138
Defeated a player rated 1903 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Premier
67 Richard Zhang (ES) 687 136
Defeated a player rated 823 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
68 Oliver Whalley (SM) 860 131
Defeated a player rated 991 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U12
69 Nandini Dutta (NJ) 1125 131
Defeated a player rated 1256 in: SNCL Division 4
70 Andrei Gheorghe (NJ) 656 130
Defeated a player rated 786 in: Albyn Championship 2017
71 Sahib Kohli (GA) 943 127
Defeated a player rated 1070 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U14
72 Raghav Palanivel (ER) 419 126
Defeated a player rated 545 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
73 Vasiliy Menshykov (NJ) 452 124
Defeated a player rated 576 in: Albyn Intermediate Boys
74 Tom Saunders (SM) 403 123
Defeated a player rated 526 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
75 Aiden M J Clarke (ES) 751 119
Defeated a player rated 870 in: Liverpool Quadrangular U12
76 Jack Cran (BT) 293 118
Defeated a player rated 411 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
77 David Swanston (EA) 478 115
Defeated a player rated 593 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
78 Andrew Ison (DF) 1146 113
Defeated a player rated 1259 in: SNCL Division 4
79 Lucy Docherty (G3) 520 113
Defeated a player rated 633 in: Hamilton Club Championship
80 Rong Sheng Xia (L7) 633 112
Defeated a player rated 745 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
81 Aiden Deng (SN) 487 112
Defeated a player rated 599 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
82 Renne Carroll (GG) 102 107
Defeated a player rated 209 in: LJC Team Day 1 P5 and Under
83 Euan Dawson (CH) 1727 102
Defeated a player rated 1829 in: Oban Congress 2017 – Open
84 Hagen Ross (NJ) 179 99
Defeated a player rated 278 in: NEJCA CFK Under 300
85 Alice Ocytko (ER) 190 96
Defeated a player rated 286 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
86 James Coyle (GA) 489 95
Defeated a player rated 584 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
87 Samuel A Parry (EN) 1250 94
Defeated a player rated 1344 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
88 Murad Abdulla (BA) 2158 93
Defeated a player rated 2251 in: 124th Scottish Championships
89 Sophia Robinson-Hamilton (GG) 102 90
Defeated a player rated 192 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
90 Ishan Kumar (GA) 182 83
Defeated a player rated 265 in: Albyn Junior Shield Boys
91 Cathy Madsen (BD) 479 66
Defeated a player rated 545 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
92 Milo McNair (SR) 145 64
Defeated a player rated 209 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
93 Esther Sanderson (NJ) 303 59
Defeated a player rated 362 in: Albyn Junior & Intermediate Girls
94 Charvi Kanodia (CH) 689 56
Defeated a player rated 745 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
95 Connor McLeod (P2) 672 56
Defeated a player rated 728 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
96 Jamie John McAdams (ES) 321 53
Defeated a player rated 374 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
97 Vharish Rajakumar (GH) 411 47
Defeated a player rated 458 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
98 Cristopher Calwell (ES) 259 44
Defeated a player rated 303 in: LJC Lothian Junior Championship P6-7
99 Peter Roddam (SM) 446 41
Defeated a player rated 487 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
100 Joel Chambers (RH) 689 39
Defeated a player rated 728 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open