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Parimarjan Negi
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Number of games in database: 620
Years covered: 2003 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2656 (2613 rapid, 2613 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2671

Overall record: +231 -112 =256 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (118) 
    B30 B48 B90 B78 B96
 Ruy Lopez (71) 
    C78 C67 C91 C84 C65
 French Defense (51) 
    C11 C02 C18 C10 C16
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B18 B12 B17 B16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (26) 
    C91 C84 C95 C97 C92
 French (26) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (94) 
    B90 B96 B22 B92 B52
 Grunfeld (38) 
    D85 D76 D94 D87 D80
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B98
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C77 C84 C69 C65 C67
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D31 D30 D37 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Negi vs A Hobber, 2014 1-0
   Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 1-0
   Negi vs Hebden, 2005 1-0
   Yu Yangyi vs Negi, 2012 0-1
   Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014 1-0
   Negi vs Bosboom-Lanchava, 2005 1-0
   F Bindrich vs Negi, 2007 0-1
   G Zimmermann vs Negi, 2005 0-1
   Hector vs Negi, 2007 0-1
   Negi vs Z Mamedjarova, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Stars (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Dubai Open (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Negi's best by VishyFan
   2005 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer
   Indian Kids by samsal27

   🏆 World Team Chess Championship
   V Fedoseev vs Negi (Jun-25-17) 1-0
   Negi vs A Moiseenko (Jun-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   M B Dastan vs Negi (Jun-23-17) 1/2-1/2
   Negi vs A Frhat (Jun-21-17) 1/2-1/2
   J Xiong vs Negi (Jun-20-17) 0-1

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(born Feb-09-1993, 25 years old) India

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Parimarjan Negi was born in New Delhi. He picked up the game of chess at the age of 4 and in 2002 won the Asian Under-10 Championship. He was third in the 2004 World U-12 Championship in Heraklio, Crete, and in July of 2005, he became the world's youngest International Master. Before his thirteenth birthday he made two grandmaster norms and, in June 2006, he made his third. By doing so, Negi, aged 13 years and 142 days, beat Magnus Carlsen record by becoming the second-youngest person in history to complete all the requirements for the grandmaster title.

In 2008, Negi marked his improvement with joint first place at the Kaupthing Open in Luxembourg and clear first at the Philadelphia Open. He was runner-up behind Abhijeet Gupta in the World Junior Championship (2008) with 9.5/13. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) by winning Zonal 3.7, winning round one in a walkover as his opponent Vladimir Akopian was a last minute withdrawal because of health reasons. His opponent in the second round was Teimour Radjabov, the result being a win for the Azeri super-GM. In October 2011, Negi came equal 1st with 7.5/9 in the 15th International Bavarian Open. 2012 started with a good showing (7/10) in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2012), and although this was offset by a mediocre (4/9) at the Aeroflot Open (2012), he put in a strong performance at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012), coming 2nd on tiebreak behind winner Pentala Harikrishna with 7/9 and a 2699 TPR and then followed up with a par for rating 6/9 at the 14th Dubai Open (2012). Despite a last round loss in the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012), Negi scored 7/9 and won the event, thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2013). He placed second with 7/9 at Leiden in July 2012 and represented India on board 3 at the Chess Olympiad (2012). He finished up 2012 at the 1st International GM Round Robin Chess Tournament where he scored a relatively rating-neutral 4/10 but started 2013 on an upbeat note by coming 2nd with 6.5/9 at the Baden Baden Open in February, a half point behind Etienne Bacrot. Then in March 2013, he placed =1st with 7/9 at the 29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013), temporarily returning him to the top 100. In July-August 2013, Negi scored a stunning 9/10 to win the Politiken Cup (2013) outright, a point clear of Ivan Cheparinov and several other joint runners-up.

At the 2013 World Cup, Negi lost his first round match to Ukrainian GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko and was eliminated from the tournament.

Negi played board 1 for India in the Chess Olympiad (2014) played in Tromsø, and led his team to the upset of the Olympiad to win a bronze medal.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: Parimarjan Negi

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 620  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Negi vs W So 1-0342003Wch U10B33 Sicilian
2. Negi vs S Hamm  ½-½4720037th BayEMB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. R Mainka vs Negi ½-½492003Bad WiesseeA00 Uncommon Opening
4. R Mamedov vs Negi  1-02220046th Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. Negi vs I Kadimova 1-02920046th Dubai OpenB27 Sicilian
6. Negi vs F Velikhanli  ½-½3020046th Dubai OpenB07 Pirc
7. Hatim Al-Hadarani vs Negi 0-13320046th Dubai OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Negi vs N Mamedov 1-03420046th Dubai OpenB57 Sicilian
9. A I Kuzmin vs Negi  1-04520046th Dubai OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Negi vs I Hakki  ½-½6520046th Dubai OpenB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
11. S Megaranto vs Negi  1-02920046th Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Srinath Narayanan vs Negi  1-0432005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. N Ospanov vs Negi  ½-½212005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B50 Sicilian
14. Negi vs I Nyzhnyk ½-½402005Belfort YWCC boys under 12C11 French
15. Robson vs Negi ½-½1052005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B42 Sicilian, Kan
16. A Arribas Lopez vs Negi 0-1362005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. D Lintchevski vs Negi 0-1242005KirishiB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Negi vs Z Javakhadze 1-0562005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
19. E Alekseev vs Negi  1-0372005Corus Tournament: Group CB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Negi vs Bosboom-Lanchava 1-0282005Corus Tournament: Group CB06 Robatsch
21. L'Ami vs Negi  1-0682005Corus Tournament: Group CD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. L Pliester vs Negi  ½-½292005Corus Tournament: Group CD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Negi vs M Bosboom ½-½332005Corus Tournament: Group CC41 Philidor Defense
24. B De Jong-Muhren vs Negi 1-0342005Corus Tournament: Group CB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Negi vs Z Mamedjarova 1-0392005Corus Tournament: Group CC42 Petrov Defense
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 620  PGN Download
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  anandrulez: Happy bday Negi ...
Mar-13-09  shahjinan: Congratz for achieve 2600 Negi:)
May-28-09  timhortons: Negi is currently playing at 2nd Subic Int'l Open Chess Championship

[Event "2nd Subic Int'l Open Chess Championship"]
[Site "Subic Bay/PHI"]
[Date "2009.05.28"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Rahman, Ziaur"]
[Black "Gm Negi, Parimarjan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C88"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "43"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d3 d6 10. a5 Be6 11. Nbd2 Rb8 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. Nc4 Nd7 14. Bd2 Nc5 15. Be3 Rb5 16. c3 Bf6 17. Bxc5 Rxc5 18. cxb4 Nxa5 19. bxa5 Qb8 20. Ra4 Qb5 21. Ne3 Kh8 22. Ra3 1/2-1/2

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  angslo: congratulations to negi on a crucial win over gm nielsen - now in joint lead in politiken cup
Jul-23-09  indianchessupdates: Parimarjan Negi in Politiken cup leads with 6.5/7 ahead of bunch of 2650 GM's

For more on Indian players results
visit http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....

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  angslo: <indianchessupdates: Parimarjan Negi in Politiken cup leads with 6.5/7 ahead of bunch of 2650 GM's

For more on Indian players results
visit http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....;

hello. i wanted to say a few words of thanks and appreciation for your blog. i have bookmarked it.

are you based in India? just curious.


Jul-24-09  indianchessupdates: Thanks for your appreciation, i am based in chennai (Home city of Anand and Sasikiran)
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  angslo: <indianchessupdates: Thanks for your appreciation, i am based in chennai (Home city of Anand and Sasikiran)>

yours is a very useful blog for me and - many other chess-interested indians , i imagine.

i would visit it regularly. yesterday , i saw myself in the stats on your blogs - twice : 'from boulder, co' and 'boulder,co redirected from'.

yes, presently i am based in boulder, co, usa but i am moving back to india in a couple of weeks .

well, once again thanks for this much needed blog :)

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  angslo: malakhov takes a 10 move draw against negi in the last round; negi finishes on 8/10
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  angslo: sorry , that was round 9, penultimate round, result. negi 7.5/9
Jul-26-09  indianchessupdates: Parimarjan Negi Wins the 2009 Politiken Cup 2009 with a 8.5/10

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  angslo: congratulations to Negi :)
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  Open Defence: great, congratulations to Negi
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  tamar: Excellent games, score could have even been better if he had converted against Sargissian.
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  percyblakeney: Negi pressed Postny for 133 moves as well, could easily have been an even better result.
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  Ragh: Great job by GM Negi in the strong Politiken Cup!
Aug-04-09  pulsar: Congratulations for a well-deserved victory in Politiken Cup 2009, GM Negi!

Negi, Caruana, Giri, Hou, and So are among the young names to watch out for.

Aug-29-09  Don Cossacks: GM Parimarjan Negi won the DATMO Open 2009 held in Malaysia after defeating overnight solo leader Emmanuel Senador of the Philippines in the pivotal last round.Excellent young teen!
Aug-29-09  pulsar: Negi has been steadily growing in strength. Congratulations for winning the DATMO 2009 (although at the expense of our countryman Emmanuel Senador).
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  Open Defence: <Parimarjan in Paris – portrait of a young super-talent By Diana Mihajlova>

Nov-21-09  SakoTRG22: Just a 'draw' away into the next round. :)
Nov-21-09  GalileoPiccolino: Cheers! :)
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  VishyFan: Going into the tie-break....
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  VishyFan: Negi skipped the Nationals and will be playing in the Corus B along with Hari next year......., there are a total of 5 from India --- 1 in A (you know who), 2 in B and 2 in C (Abhijeet Gupta & Soumya Swaminathan)...

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  VishyFan: Negi playing for India in the Asian Team chess championship.... Round 1 is underway.......

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