Abhijeet Gupta

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Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta.jpg
Country India
Born (1989-10-16) 16 October 1989 (age 26)
Bhilwara, India
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2654 (July 2016)
Peak rating 2667 (October 2012)

Abhijeet Gupta (born 16 October 1989) is an Indian chess player with the title of Grandmaster (GM).

He achieved the GM norms at the Andorra Open 2006, New Delhi (Parswnath) 2007 and Balaguer 2007 tournaments.[1] On August 15, 2008, he won the World Junior Chess Championship in Gaziantep, Turkey, ahead of many other strong players, including Maxim Rodshtein, David Howell and Hou Yifan. He is the third Indian to win this prestigious championship, after Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna. In the same year, he also won the 6th Parsvnath Open in New Delhi.[2] In 2011, he came first in the 13th Dubai Open Chess Championship[3] and in the Indian National Premier Chess Championship.[4] In 2013 Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship and the Al Ain Chess Classic tournament.[5] In the same year he received the Arjuna award for his achievements. Gupta took clear first in the 8th Georgy Agzamov Memorial held in Tashkent in May 2014.[6] He won the Commonwealth championship again in 2015[7] and later that year the Hoogeveen Open.[8] Gupta won the 2016 Reykjavik Open with a score of 8½/10.[9]

Abhijeet Gupta played for the Indian national team in the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, where he won an individual silver medal thanks to his rating performance of 2746 on board 4.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GM title application FIDE
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2008-01-21). "TWIC 689: 6th Parsvnath International Open". London Chess Center. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta wins Dubai Open". ChessBase. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta Claims India Premier Chess Championship Oct 22, 2011". Chessdom. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta first in Al Ain Chess Classic". Chessdom. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta clear first in Agzamov Memorial 2014". Chessdom. 2014-05-25. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Chess Championship". Chessdom. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Silver, Albert (2015-10-25). "Experience wins out at Hoogeveen". ChessBase. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "GM Abhijeet Gupta storms through Reykjavik Open 2016". Chessdom. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Men's Chess Olympiad: Abhijeet Gupta. OlimpBase

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