Abhijeet Gupta

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Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta (2018).jpg
Abhijeet Gupta in 2018
Born (1989-10-16) 16 October 1989 (age 33)
Bhilwara, India
TitleGrandmaster (2008)
FIDE rating2601 (December 2022)
Peak rating2667 (October 2012)

Abhijeet Gupta (born 16 October 1989) is an Indian chess player with the title of Grandmaster (GM). Gupta is the first player to win the Commonwealth Chess Championship five times.[1] He has completed his early education from A's Steward Senior Secondary School, Bhilwara and then embarked-upon his career of being chess player.

Chess career[edit]

He achieved the norms required for the GM title at the Andorra Open 2006, New Delhi (Parswnath) 2007 and Balaguer 2007 tournaments.[2] On 15 August 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.[3] In 2011, he came first in the 13th Dubai Open Chess Championship[4] and in the Indian National Premier Chess Championship.[5] In 2013 Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship and the Al Ain Chess Classic tournament.[6] 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.[7] He won the Commonwealth championship again in 2015[8] and later that year the Hoogeveen Open.[9] In 2016, Gupta won the Reykjavik Open[10] and his third Commonwealth championship title in Kalutara, Sri Lanka.[11] In 2020, Gupta won the 8th Delhi international open with a score of 8.5/10.[12]

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.[13]


  1. ^ Rao, Rakesh (7 July 2019). "Commonwealth chess championship: Fantastic fifth for Abhijeet Gupta". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Title Applications - Grandmaster (GM) - Abhijeet Gupta". FIDE. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (21 January 2008). "TWIC 689: 6th Parsvnath International Open". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta wins Dubai Open". ChessBase. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta Claims India Premier Chess Championship Oct 22, 2011". Chessdom. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta first in Al Ain Chess Classic". Chessdom. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta clear first in Agzamov Memorial 2014". Chessdom. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Chess Championship". Chessdom. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  9. ^ Silver, Albert (25 October 2015). "Experience wins out at Hoogeveen". ChessBase. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  10. ^ "GM Abhijeet Gupta storms through Reykjavik Open 2016". Chessdom. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Gupta and Sachdev overall champions of Commonwealth Open Chess". Daily News. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  12. ^ "18th Delhi International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament 2020 CAt "A" February 2020 India FIDE Chess Tournament report". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  13. ^ Men's Chess Olympiad: Abhijeet Gupta. OlimpBase

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