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|Feb-14-08|| ||VishyFan: Negi is having a poor run at the National 'A'...
He is currently placed 17th (4th in the starting list) with 6/11 with a TPR of 2444......, pretty disappointing......
|Apr-15-08|| ||VishyFan: Negi is set to lose 4.7 ELO with a score of 6.0/9 from Dubai Open...|
|Apr-29-08|| ||samsal27: Negi will reach 2600 soon.|
|May-20-08|| ||VishyFan: Negi tied for the top spot in the Kaupthing Open in Luxemberg with a score of 7.0/9 and will gain 19.7 ELO from the tournament...|
Negi will gain 15 ELO (Dubai & Luxemberg) and will be effectively 2529 for July....
|Jun-29-08|| ||Resignation Trap: Negi is currently leading in the Philadelphia International with 5-0: http://www.philadelphiachess.com . Of the 39 players there, 15 are from India!|
|Jul-01-08|| ||Augalv: Negi wins as Indian GMs rule
Philadelphia, July 1: Teen Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi proved his extraordinary chess skills by winning the Philadelphia International Open tournament, beating illustrious names including GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly in Philadelphia.
Negi (2529), the second youngest GM in chess history, signed pact with Woman Grandmaster Eesha Karvade in the final round on Monday ending a clear first with seven points out of a possible nine and a winner's purse of USD 2000 in the field of 39 players from five countries, including 14 Indians.
The 15-year-old Delhi-lad edged past Ganguly (2631), over 100 ELO points ahead of him and the top seed in Philadelphia Open, and other higher-rated Indian GMs Abhijit Kunte (2554) and G N Gopal (2572).
It is certainly a massive triumph for Negi, who had earlier this year shared the Kaupthing Open title with Romanian Andrei Istratescu in Luxemburg.
GM S Arun Prasad (2492), who had held Negi during the course of the tournament, finished second just half point adrift of his younger country-mate in the tournament, which was played in the build up to the USD 400,000 36th World Open, a nine-round event which kicked off at the same venue on Thursday.
Prasad drew his final round game with black against Gabriel Battaglini and scored 6.5 for clear second and USD 1,000. He also earned his 2500 rating during the tournament and a fourth norm here.
1 GM Parimarjan Negi (7), 2 IM Arun Prasad (6), 3 GM Julio J Becerra (6), 4 GM G N Gopal (6), 5 Gabriel Battaglini (6), 6 WGM Eesha Karavade (6), 7 GM Surya She Ganguly (5), 8 GM Abhijit Kunte (5), 9 IM K Rathnakaran (5), 10 IM Dean J Ippolito (5), 11 IM Michael A Mulyar (5), 12 FM Bindi Cheng (5), 13 IM Rajaram Laxman (5), 14 FM Charles A Galofre (5), 15 Eric Hansen (5), 16 IM Marani Venkatesh (4), 17 WGM Nisha Mohata (4), 18 WGM Swathi Ghate (4), 19 FM Nelson Castaneda (4), 20 FM Todd D Andrews (4), 21 FM Daniel A Yeager (4), 22 WIM Kiran Manisha Mohanty (4), 23 FM John D Bick (4), 24 Marc Widmaier (4), 25 James Chan (4), 26 William Fisher (4), 27 WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy (3), 28 Samuel Shankland (3), 29 WIM Sai Meera (3), 30 WFM Alisa Melekhina (3), 31 Keith Mackinnon (3), 32 Michael S Katz (3), 33 Kimani A Stancil (3), 34 Adarsh Jayakumar (3), 35 IM David Pruess (2), 36 Shelly Mays (2), 37 IM Ronald Burnett (1), 38 Klaus D Kuenitz (1), 39 Dan Tecker (1).
|Jul-09-08|| ||yalie: Negi also finished tied for first in the World Open. Any idea how many points he will earn from these two events?|
|Jul-09-08|| ||myschkin: Here’s a video report by Vijay Kumar which includes an interview with Parimarjan Negi at the <World Open>:
|Jul-10-08|| ||hitman84: Negi played really well in that tourney. Too bad he couldn't win the event. |
The blitz game was simply brilliant! Nice attacking game from Najer.
|Jul-13-08|| ||yalie: OK .. he is up about 40 points .. puts him close to 2570. He shd be among the favorites in the World Juniors.|
|Aug-14-08|| ||Ragh: Yes, Negi is doing really well in the World Juniors. He is leading the tournament along with Gupta and Howell at 9/12 points. There is just one more round to go.|
|Aug-14-08|| ||Archytas: Not to minimalise Negi's achievements because they are fantastic but... I wonder why this boy is so popular. There are a lot of strong(er) young players. Not that Alekseev is as young as Negi but if you look at that guy...he's got two pages and is over 2700... greetz!|
|Aug-16-08|| ||yalie: <Not that Alekseev is as young as Negi >|
This is the main reason. this kid is even younger and has more pages than Alekseev.
BTW, Negi wins sole second at the World Juniors.
Add the 23 points won at the World Juniors and he should be 2590+.
|Aug-16-08|| ||yalie: Not to say, Negi is the next Carlsen, but the parallels are there.|
1. Carlsen had a little bit of a slump after getting the GM title (for that matter - so did a gentleman by the name of V. Anand), but exploded afterward. Negi has gained 62 points in the last 2 months!!
2. At the same age as Negi - Carlsen's rating was 2566 I think. So Negi at 2590+ is clearly comparable.
|Aug-16-08|| ||yalie: Oh and Negi is not the only next Carlsen candidate.
Wesley So & Fabiano Caruana
also have legitimate and probably more impressive claims.
incidentally Wesley So has 114 pages on cg.com
|Aug-16-08|| ||Archytas: Ok, so when you're young you get ALL the attention. If you're 150 stronger but are a few years older, you get NO attention. I get the point, thx! :-)|
|Aug-16-08|| ||norami: Negi's about 150 points behind Carlsen at the same age. Wesley So's a lot closer and Yifan Hou, 14 year old girl from China, is ahead because Carlsen's rating took a dip when he was 14.|
|Aug-16-08|| ||yalie: <norami: Negi's about 150 points behind Carlsen at the same age.>|
maybe I'm missing something - shdnt we be comparing Negi's 2590+ with Carlsen's 2566 or 2625?
|Aug-16-08|| ||frogbert: yalie, based on the player's age, these are comparable:|
carlsen oct 2005 - negi jan 2008
carlsen jan 2006 - negi apr 2008
carlsen apr 2006 - negi jul 2008
carlsen jul 2006 - negi oct 2008
carlsen's ratings were these:
oct 2005 (14y 10m) - 2570
jan 2006 (15y 1m) - 2625
apr 2006 (15y 4m) - 2646
jul 2006 (15y 7m) - 2675
for negi, this is all we know yet:
jan 2008 (14y 11m) - 2526
apr 2008 (15y 2m) - 2514
jul 2008 (15y 5m) - 2529
oct 2008 (15y 8m) - ???
at 15y 4m for carlsen it was 2646, while at 15y 5m for negi it was 2529, a difference of about 120, but if negi with his recent successes makes it to about 2600 in the october list, the difference (at "the same" age) would be reduced to 75 points.
it's good to see that negi has some real progress again, after nearly 2 years without significant development - at least not in the rating list. :o)
|Aug-16-08|| ||frogbert: btw, carlsen never had any 2566 rating, i think - and obviously, when making age comparisons for so young players, one can't ignore if someone is born january 1st or december 31st in a year - or last day of november and beginning of february for carlsen and negi. :o)|
|Sep-30-08|| ||samsal27: <frogbert> <oct 2008 (15y 8m) - ???> Negi will be touching 2601. He has gained 4 points from Zambaulim (Goa) and has become a Super Grandmaster, the youngest to do so in India. Congrats to him!|
I had predicted this in my 29 April post ...
|Sep-30-08|| ||Sahrukh Khan: I think GREAT news for Indian Chess!!!|
|Oct-01-08|| ||PhilFeeley: Negi lost today:
[Event "Commonwealth Chess Championship 2008"]
[White "Saha, Suvrajit"]
[Black "Parimarjan, Negi"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 O-O 6.Be2 Bg4 7.O-O c6 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Nbd7 10.Rb1 Qb6 11.b4 Rfe8 12.Na4 Qa6 13.Nc5 Nxc5 14.bxc5 b6 15.Be2 Qa5 16.Bc7 Nd7 17.Qe1 Qxe1 18.Rfxe1 bxc5 19.Ba6 cxd4 20.Bb7 Rac8 21.Bxc8 Rxc8 22.Rb7 dxe3 23.Rxe3 e6 24.Rf3 Bd4 25.Bd6 Nf6 26.c3 Bxc3 27.Rxc3 Ne4 28.Be5 f6 29.Ra3 fxe5 30.Raxa7 c5 31.Rg7 Kf8 32.Rxh7 Kg8 33.a4 c4 34.a5 Nd6 35.Rag7 Kf8 36.Rc7 Rxc7 37.Rxc7 Ne8 38.Rc8 Ke7 39.Rxe8 Kxe8 40.a6 1-0
|Nov-11-08|| ||samsal27: Negi beat Volokitin (2671) in just 24 moves in the Spanish league ....|
|Feb-09-09|| ||shivasuri4: Happy birthday ,Negi.
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