Srinath Narayanan

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Srinath Narayanan (born 14 February 1994) is an Indian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in August 2017.[1]

Born in Chennai, he won the Asian Junior Chess Championship in 2012,[2] 2013[3] and 2014.[4] He works as a trainer for the Indian super-talent Nihal Sarin.[5]

In 2002, Srinath became the youngest FIDE rated player of India.[6] In July 2005, he took the gold medal in the U12 division at the World Youth Chess Championships held in Belfort, France, edging out Sanan Sjugirov, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan and Wesley So on tiebreak. All four had a final score of 8½ points.[7] Srinath played for the Indian team that won the silver medal in the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad in 2010.[8]


  1. ^ "List of titles approved by PB by written resolution". FIDE. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Srinath, Ivana win Asian Junior Chess titles". The Times of India. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. ^ "IM Narayanan Srinath Keeps Asian Junior Title". Chessdom. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Asian Juniors and Girls Championships 2014". Chessdom. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  5. ^ Narayanan, Srinath. "Coaching 14-year-old GM Nihal Sarin has taught Srinath Narayanan more than he could imagine". Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ Warrier, Shobba (15 November 2002). "From the land of Anand... Srinath". Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Trouble at the Youth Championship in Belfort". Chess News. 4 August 2005. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads :: Narayanan Srinath". Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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