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Girish A Koushik
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 2008 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2411 (2399 rapid, 2335 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +16 -16 =9 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (5) 
    B23 B76 B67 B51
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C78 C84 C90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Sjugirov vs G Koushik, 2011 0-1
   N Mohota vs G Koushik, 2016 1/2-1/2
   A Aghaei vs G Koushik, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)

   🏆 Abu Dhabi Masters
   N Mohota vs G Koushik (Aug-29-16) 1/2-1/2
   G Koushik vs Adham Fawzy (Aug-28-16) 0-1
   Abhimanyu Puranik vs G Koushik (Aug-27-16) 1-0
   G Koushik vs Temur Kuybokarov (Aug-25-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Senthil vs G Koushik (Aug-24-16) 0-1

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(born Aug-31-1997, 21 years old) India

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Fide Master (2006); International Master (2013). Asian U8 champion 2005, World U10 champion 2006 (which gained him his FM title), Asian U12 champion 2008, Asian U16 champion 2012. 2nd at the 2012 U16 World Championship behind Urii Eliseev.


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Koushik vs K Akshat  ½-½662008Commonwealth ChampionshipA55 Old Indian, Main line
2. G Koushik vs R S Santhosbaala  ½-½432008Commonwealth ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
3. K Priyadharshan vs G Koushik  1-0512008Commonwealth ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. G Koushik vs J Ramakrishna  1-0422008Commonwealth ChampionshipA44 Old Benoni Defense
5. G Koushik vs R Sangma  0-1252008Commonwealth ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
6. P Joshi vs G Koushik  ½-½192008Commonwealth ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
7. G Koushik vs K Nadig 1-0302008Commonwealth ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
8. G West vs G Koushik  ½-½722008Commonwealth ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. G Koushik vs M Poleg  1-0262010WYCC Open U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Aghaei vs G Koushik  0-1312010WYCC Open U14E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. G Koushik vs G Palchun  0-1622010WYCC Open U14E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. A Monev vs G Koushik  0-1612010WYCC Open U14A10 English
13. P Grandadam vs G Koushik  0-1252010WYCC Open U14E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
14. G Koushik vs F Boscolo  ½-½552010WYCC Open U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Koushik vs G Nasuta  1-0352010WYCC Open U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. G Koushik vs Guillaume Lamard  ½-½592010WYCC Open U14A13 English
17. R Grib vs G Koushik  1-0752010WYCC Open U14C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Tran Tuan Minh vs G Koushik  1-0602010WYCC Open U14B06 Robatsch
19. G Koushik vs Nikita Petrov  0-1602010WYCC Open U14A10 English
20. K Bukhalaf vs G Koushik  0-1302011World Junior ChampionshipA26 English
21. G Koushik vs V S Gujrathi  0-1542011World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
22. S Prasannaa vs G Koushik  0-1412011World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
23. G Koushik vs R Bhuvanesh 1-0322011World Junior ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
24. V Durarbayli vs G Koushik  0-1412011World Junior ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. G Koushik vs S P Sethuraman 1-0612011World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
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Jul-15-09  BIDMONFA: Girish A Koushik

GIRISH, A. Koushik

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: FM Girish A. Koushik, India, born 31 August 1997. Now rated 2246,

Asian U8 champion 2005, World U10 champion 2006, FM in 2006, Asian U12 champion 2008

The next Anand? posted by Susan Polgar:


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  Tabanus: He won yesterday the Karnataka State U13 Championship (India) 2010:

Apr-17-10  I play the Fred: If this person ever plays against Anish Giri, there will be confusion.
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  Tabanus: 17th place and Commonwealth U14 champion 2010:, congratulations!

Apr-30-11  shivasuri4: One gets the feeling Girish has already started to stagnate.Else he is probably just concentrating on his studies now.
May-27-11  abhishikt: Wins Asian Youth Chess champion in under-14 boys' category

Aug-09-11  waustad: He's close behind Rombaldoni in the World Junior Champs, and he's really young!
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  wordfunph: 14 y/o FM Koushik winning against 3 GMs and so far 6/7 in World Junior hmmmm..

Aug-10-11  notyetagm: <wordfunph: 14 y/o FM Koushik winning against 3 GMs and so far 6/7 in World Junior hmmmm..>

He's 13(!!), not 14 until August 31.

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  wordfunph: <notyetagm> 21 days to his 14th birthday :)

Girish claimed another GM scalp in round 8, this time beating GM Nils Grandelius (2542) in 36 moves. Simply awesome!

Aug-22-11  shivasuri4: Though Girish collapsed in the second half of the World Juniors,he still stands to gain 70 points and will move from 2309 to 2379 in the September list.Let's hope he continues his progress to become a GM after gaining the remaining norms.
Aug-24-11  Xeroxx: Once you go Girish you never go Giri.
Oct-31-11  shivasuri4: Girish is struggling in the U-16 Olympiad.Playing on the second board for India,he has logged 4/9 for a rating performance of 2177,thereby losing 29 points(so far).
Nov-21-11  shivasuri4: Oh dear,Girish continues to struggle,now in the U-14 section of the World Youth Chess Championship.Seeded 4th,he has so far scored 2.5 points from 4 rounds(tied 43rd place),losing 16.5 points.Let's hope he rebounds soon!
Nov-29-11  shivasuri4: Girish finished with 6.5 points out of 9 in the U-14 section of the WYCC,placing 12th.He lost 16.5 rating points from the event.
Nov-22-12  shivasuri4: Girish scored 8.5/11 to secure the silver medal in the U-16 section of the WYCC. This will give him 30 rating points, and hence a career-best (so far) rating of 2397.
Jan-02-14  shivasuri4: Girish won the silver medal for the second year running in the U-16 category of the WYCC, losing out to Murali Karthikeyan on tiebreak. Both the players scored 9/11, staying undefeated.

This event takes Girish to a new career rating high of 2430.

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  whiteshark: Here's why did this phenomenal talent quit chess and is now pursuing engineering:
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