Parimarjan Negi

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Parimarjan Negi
Country India
Born (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 22)
Uttarakhand, India
Title Grandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating 2664 (November 2015)
Peak rating 2671 (October 2013)

Parimarjan Negi (born 9 February 1993) is a chess Grandmaster (GM) from India. In July 2005, he earned his third and final International Master norm at the Sort International open chess tournament in Sort, Spain. On 1 July 2006, at the age of 13 years and 142 days (13 years, 4 months, and 20 days), he became the second-youngest GM ever, second only to Sergey Karjakin, when he earned his third and final GM norm at the Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal Championship at Satka in Russia.

On 6 January 2006, he received his second GM norm at the Hastings Chess Congress where he scored 6/10, a performance of 2568. Negi finished 16th when he was 12 years, 10 months and 29 days old.

Parimarjan Negi studied in the Amity International School in New Delhi and won various tournaments there. Negi became the youngest Grandmaster in India on 1 July 2006 by drawing with Russian Grandmaster Ruslan Sherbakov and finished with six points from nine rounds of the Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal chess tournament in Satka. Negi replaces Pendyala Harikrishna as India's youngest ever GM.

He was conferred with Arjuna Award in year 2010 by Government of India.[1]

Negi started to study at Stanford University in 2014.[2]

Chess career[edit]

Negi won the strong Philadelphia International Open Tournament in June 2008 with a score of 7/9, and was undefeated.[3] In August 2008, he finished second, behind Abhijeet Gupta, at the World Junior Chess Championship in Gazientep.[4] In 2009 he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen with 8.5/10, on tiebreaks over Boris Avrukh,[5] and the 6th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.[6]

Parimarjan Negi beat G.N. Gopal to clinch the 48th National Premier Chess Championship on December 22, 2010 in New Delhi.[7]

Negi has also won the 11th Asian Chess Championship held from May 4 to 14, 2012, in Ho Chi Minh City.[8] He also won the Politiken Cup, for the second time in his career, in Denmark in 2013.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Upama Sinha (22 October 2010). "Chess mate". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Q&A with the Class of 2018’s Chess Grandmaster". The Stanford Daily. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sports Briefs: Negi wins title". The Telegraph. July 2, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Meet Abhijeet Gupta – meet the Junior World Champion". ChessBase. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Parimarjan Negi wins Politiken Cup". The Hindu. July 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  6. ^ Mihajlova, Diana (2009-09-11). "Parimarjan in Paris – portrait of a young super-talent". ChessBase. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Pratiyogita Darpan". February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Parimarjan Negi". Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Parimarjan Negi". Retrieved 2013-08-13. 

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