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Parimarjan Negi
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
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 B74
 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 B42 B92
 Grunfeld (38) 
    D85 D76 D80 D87 D94
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B94
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C77 C84 C69 C65 C89
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D30 D31 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 Bosboom-Lanchava, 2005 1-0
   Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014 1-0
   G Zimmermann vs Negi, 2005 0-1
   F Bindrich vs Negi, 2007 0-1
   T Abergel vs Negi, 2010 0-1
   Hector vs Negi, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Corus Group C (2007)
   World Youth Stars (2007)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   Commonwealth Championship (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 Tromsų, 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. Negi vs Z Javakhadze 1-0562005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
13. Srinath Narayanan vs Negi  1-0432005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. N Ospanov vs Negi  ½-½212005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B50 Sicilian
15. Negi vs I Nyzhnyk ½-½402005Belfort YWCC boys under 12C11 French
16. Robson vs Negi ½-½1052005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B42 Sicilian, Kan
17. A Arribas Lopez vs Negi 0-1362005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. D Lintchevski vs Negi 0-1242005KirishiB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
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
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Dec-22-09  VishyFan: Negi won the first round game where India 'A' narrowly won against Bangladesh. They are up against India 'B' in the 2nd round......
Jan-13-10  VishyFan: All the best to Negi for Corus 'B'......
Jan-17-10  Sahrukh Khan: Parimarjan is 1/2 so far with two draws. Best of LUCK for you, wish you play best chess in this edition of Corus. God bless you
Jan-17-10  VishyFan: I have created this blog to maintain a live list of chess ratings of Indian players..... http://liveindianchessratings.blogs...
Jan-18-10  Sahrukh Khan: Great efforts VishyFan! thanks.....I thibk Indian top guys minus vishy need this badly... Olympiad/Asian Games year!
Jan-22-10  Sahrukh Khan: Wonerful piece by AICF Press Officer!!

Shirov Zooms Ahead

By Arvind Aaron

Alexei Shirov is going in a F-1 car racing ahead in the Corus Chess Tournament Grand Master Group A while the rest of the players are playing more like themselves after four rounds at Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands on January 19.

Shirov, the 1972-born player is on full four points from four games. The other side of the story is that the main rivals, World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik are yet to score their first win. They are on 2/4 after playing four draws to tie for the joint fifth place.

In the second place, one point behind Shirov are Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Nakamura on three points. Nakamura drew Anand with the black pieces.

Grand Master Group B

Pentala Harikrishna defeated the top seed Arkady Naiditch in the fourth round to move to 2.5/4 after his back to back win. Ni and Anish Giri are leading with 3/4. Negi has drawn all four games in this category 16 tournament and reached two points. For those who might be interested in history, Harikrishna and Radjabov played in this Group B in 2001 and made GM Norms.

Grand Master Group C

World Junior girls champion Soumya Swaminathan lost to L. Chao and is on 0.5/4 tied for the last two places. Abhijeet Gupta is on 2.5/4. This is a 14-player category 9 tournament

Jan-22-10  bharatiy: Look where is Radja now and hari. Hari should think of getting a proper trainer and sponsor.
Jan-31-10  VaselineTopLove: I don't think Negi will scale the same heights as Anand. He's in the same spot as Radjabov who was regarded as a future World champion, but now no longer appears to be in contention. Looks like the next promising player is going to be Gupta.
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  wordfunph: happy birthday GM Negi!
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  Tabanus: Fourth place and 2663 perf. today in Cappelle la Grande 2010:

Feb-21-10  indianchessupdates: .

Indian prodigy Negi finished joint second in the 26th Cappelle-la-Grande Open 2010 with 7/9 points. He drew his last round match against winner Yaroslav Zherebukh.

He will be in action today in the India's National Team Chess Championship

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Mar-08-10  VishyFan: Negi's live rating after the National Club Championship, where he helped Air India win the championship and qualify for the World Club Cup to be held in July, is 2636.4....

He has crossed Chanda's 2635 with this performance...


Apr-05-10  VishyFan: Negi playing at the Dubai Open.....

More updates here.... http://liveindianchessratings.blogs...

May-12-10  Don Cossacks: Negi is currently playing in Parsvnath Open.
Jul-21-10  wolfmaster: Negi is failing at Biel.
Sep-13-10  jameskobe: How come GM Negi is not included in olympiad?
Feb-09-11  Ragh: GM Negi will be turning 18 today. Happy Birthday to one of the most promising talents in Indian Chess!
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  NARC: This is the reason why I am paranoid about having complained too much about comp cheating on FICS. You never know where these kids are. If there is one like this who could have been online since 2003, how many are there at IM and FM strength?
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  Penguincw: Happy 18th birthday <Parimarjan Negi>.
May-24-11  Sahrukh Khan: Congratulations to GM Parimarjan Negi for completing his final schooling with splendid 92% marks in 12th CBSE Board examination.!!!

Well done Negi. Wish you all the best in future too.

Jun-23-11  plimko: Wonderful game by Negi in the 2nd round of AAI Tournament:

[Event "AAI Int. Grandmasters Tournament"]
[Site "New Delhi/India"]
[Date "2011.06.23"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Negi Parimarjan"]
[Black "Hou Yifan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B76"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d6 9. f3 Bd7 10. h4 a5 11. a4 h5 12. Qd2 Rc8 13. O-O-O Ne5 14. Bg5 Rc5 15. Kb1 Re8 16. Rhe1 Qc8 17. f4 Nc4 18. Qd3 Ng4 19. Re2 f6 20. e5 dxe5 21. fxe5 fxg5 22. e6 Bc6 23. Bxc4 Ne5 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 25. Qxg6 Rf8 26. Nxc6 bxc6 27. Bd3 Rf6 28. Qh7+ Kf8 29. hxg5 Rxg5 30. Ne4 Rgg6 31. Nc5 Rg5 32. Nd7+ 1-0

Jun-24-11  nanobrain: Hou Yifan was winning here however when she blundered.
Oct-12-11  plimko: Not a great start for Negi in the 49th India Champ, only 2/4, a defeat with Ashwin.

My usual 2 cents on 'Scacchi Internazionali':

Oct-12-11  Blunderdome: Needs a more recent picture.
Oct-13-11  plimko: Negi not at his best for sure, defeated by Padmini Rout too!
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