Parimarjan Negi

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Parimarjan Negi
Country India
Born (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 24)
Uttarakhand, India
Title Grandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating 2656 (November 2017)
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.

Negi played on the top board for the bronze medal-winning Indian team in the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway.

He was granted the Arjuna Award in 2010 by the Government of India.[1]

Chess career[edit]

Parimarjan Negi won the under 10 division at the Asian Youth Chess Championship in 2002 in Tehran.[2][3] He achieved his first grandmaster norm at the 2005/06 Hastings International Chess Congress.[4] Soon after he earned his second GM norm at the 4th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament in Delhi.[5] 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.[6]

Negi won the strong Philadelphia International Open Tournament in June 2008 with a score of 7/9, and was undefeated.[7] In August 2008, he finished second, behind Abhijeet Gupta, at the World Junior Chess Championship in Gazientep.[8] In 2009 he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen with 8.5/10, on tiebreaks over Boris Avrukh,[9] and the 6th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.[10]

Parimarjan Negi won the 48th National Premier Chess Championship on 22 December 2010 in New Delhi.[11]

In 2012 Negi has won the 11th Asian Chess Championship held in Ho Chi Minh City.[12] 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.[13]


Personal life[edit]

Parimarjan Negi graduated from Amity International School in New Delhi and won various tournaments there. He is a student of Stanford University since 2014.[14]


  1. ^ Upama Sinha (22 October 2010). "Chess mate". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "India bags four golds". The Hindu. 2002-04-04. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Asian Youth Under 10-12-14-16. FIDE.
  4. ^ "Parimarjan Negi – the Hero of Hastings". ChessBase. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Vishal Sareen (2006-02-01). "Twelve-year-old Negi gets his second GM norm". ChessBase. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Vijay Kumar (2006-07-05). "Parimarjan Negi, India's youngest ever grandmaster". ChessBase. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sports Briefs: Negi wins title". The Telegraph. 2 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "Meet Abhijeet Gupta – meet the Junior World Champion". ChessBase. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Parimarjan Negi wins Politiken Cup". The Hindu. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  10. ^ Mihajlova, Diana (2009-09-11). "Parimarjan in Paris – portrait of a young super-talent". ChessBase. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Parimarjan Negi Wins India Premier Championship". Chessdom. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Parimarjan Negi". Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  13. ^ "Parimarjan Negi". Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  14. ^ "Q&A with the Class of 2018's Chess Grandmaster". The Stanford Daily. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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