9 February 1993 |
|FIDE rating||2664 (February 2016)|
|Peak rating||2671 (October 2013)|
Parimarjan Negi (born 9 February 1993) is a chess grandmaster (GM) from India, a former Asian and Indian champion. He achieved the GM title at the age of 13 years and 142 days (13 years, 4 months, and 20 days) in 2006, becoming the second youngest chess grandmaster ever, second only to Sergey Karjakin.
Parimarjan Negi achieved his first grandmaster norm at the 2005/06 Hastings International Chess Congress. Soon after he earned his second GM norm at the 4th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament in Delhi. Negi earned his third and final GM norm on 1 July 2006 by drawing with Russian Grandmaster Ruslan Sherbakov at the Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal Championship in Satka, Russia, where he finished with six points from nine rounds. Negi thus became the youngest chess grandmaster ever in India, breaking Pendyala Harikrishna's record, and the second youngest ever in the world.
Negi won the strong Philadelphia International Open Tournament in June 2008 with a score of 7/9, and was undefeated. In August 2008, he finished second, behind Abhijeet Gupta, at the World Junior Chess Championship in Gazientep. In 2009 he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen with 8.5/10, on tiebreaks over Boris Avrukh, and the 6th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.
Negi has also won the 11th Asian Chess Championship held from May 4 to 14, 2012, in Ho Chi Minh City. He tied for first place in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he also won the Politiken Cup for the second time in his career.
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- Parimarjan Negi player profile at the Internet Chess Club
- Parimarjan Negi player profile at Chess.com
- Chessdom - Parimarjan Negi wins Delhi State blitz
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