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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 C18 C02 C10 C16
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B18 B12 B17 B16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (26) 
    C91 C84 C95 C97 C96
 French (26) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (94) 
    B90 B96 B22 B52 B92
 Grunfeld (38) 
    D85 D76 D94 D80 D87
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B98
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C77 C84 C69 C65 C89
 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 Bosboom-Lanchava, 2005 1-0
   G Zimmermann vs Negi, 2005 0-1
   Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014 1-0
   F Bindrich vs Negi, 2007 0-1
   T Abergel vs Negi, 2010 0-1
   Negi vs M Ragger, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   World Youth Stars (2007)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   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 TromsÝ, 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. A Arribas Lopez vs Negi 0-1362005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. D Lintchevski vs Negi 0-1242005KirishiB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Negi vs Z Javakhadze 1-0562005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
15. Srinath Narayanan vs Negi  1-0432005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. N Ospanov vs Negi  ½-½212005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B50 Sicilian
17. Negi vs I Nyzhnyk ½-½402005Belfort YWCC boys under 12C11 French
18. Robson vs Negi ½-½1052005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B42 Sicilian, Kan
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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Nov-24-11  indianchessupdates: Negi live rankings is 2644.6 and he is fourth on the list of Indian players and he overtook his alltime high ranking of 2642. He has gained an awesome 27.6 elo points in just 25 days

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  wordfunph: best of luck against GM Zvjaginsev today..

and happy birthday GM Negi!

Mar-18-12  shivasuri4: Playing for Katernberg against SF Berlin, Negi beat Hrant Melkumyan in a 52 move duel after his queenside pawns prevailed against his opponent's kingside pawns.Melkumyan sacrificed his rook for Negi's centralised knight on move 26 and made the critical mistake on move 48 in a complex position.
Mar-20-12  shivasuri4: In the 13th round of the Bundesliga 2011-12, Parimarjan Negi held Radoslaw Wojtaszek, rated 2704, to a draw in 37 moves.In the Dutch Defense variation of the Slav, he gained a pawn in the opening at the cost of development, but was facing an uphill task to save the game by move 31.In mutual time pressure, Wojtaszek returned the edge and the game soon petered out into a draw.
May-10-12  shivasuri4: In the Asian Continental 2012 held in Vietnam, Negi is in the 5th place after 5 rounds. He has so far beaten Wan Yunguo, Nguyen Anh Dung, Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan and Megaranto Susanto. His only loss until now has come against John Paul Gomez in round 2. Today he plays the tournament leader Yu Yangyi (rated 2626 with 4.5 points, lone draw to 2483-rated countryman Liu Qingnan in round 4.) on the top board.
May-10-12  shivasuri4: Negi beat Yu Yangyi in a fine game in 51 moves to jump to sole first with 5 points, ahead of 8 players with 4.5 points. Yangyi blundered with his 33rd move in time pressure, and never recovered.
May-10-12  shivasuri4: Negi next plays 2679-rated Ding Liren in the 7th round with the white pieces.
May-10-12  Ragh: Thats a great win against Yu Yangyi. Negi recovered fine after his Round 2 debacle.
May-11-12  shivasuri4: Negi continues to lead the table after round 7 with a win against Ding Liren in 30 moves of the French, Advanced. In this exciting game, Liren blundered on move 27 in a difficult position and resigned soon after, when the loss of a piece was imminent.
May-11-12  shivasuri4: Negi, with 6 points, plays 2550-rated GM Olivier Barbosa, one of the 3 players with 5.5 points in the penultimate round tomorrow.
May-12-12  notyetagm: At the <ASIAN CONTINENTAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP>, Negi has sole possession of 1st place after winning 6(!) games in a row.

May-14-12  waustad: Congrats on the first place tie with Yu Yangyi in the Asian Continental champs. He won 7 and lost 2, with no draws.
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  wordfunph: "Winning six straight games after losing the very second game was something that even surprised me. But then I have been working hard on the aspect of dealing with defeats and not carrying the emotions too long. Itís a natural progression for me and shows that Iíve been becoming stronger psychologically."

- GM Parimarjan Negi (after winning the 2012 Asian Continental Individual Chess Championship)

Jul-07-12  Pirandus: Puis-je voir une partie Carlsen vs. Negi? Si non, pourquoi?
Jul-07-12  unsound: Non. Parce que, apparemment, Carlsen n'a jamais joue contre Negi.
Jan-13-13  fref: Ce gars-lŗ vient de gagner le "Death Match 10" contre le GMI Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez
Mar-03-13  quantum.conscious: <Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi finished in a tie for the top spot with seven other GMs in the 29th edition of the Capelle-a-Grande tournament.

Negi settled for a draw with Sergey Fedorchuk in the final round of the event that featured 76 Grandmasters in a field of 563 players.

Negi scored seven out of nine in the event played over a Swiss System.

Interestingly, Negi had tied with fellow Indian P Harikrishna in the same event last year, and lost out the Trophy in a tie-break.

The same happened this time as Negi was placed second on the basis of tie-break points with GM Sugirov Sanan of Russia.

Negi (2638) received 1700 euros from the prize kitty and will gain about eight ELO points from the event.>

Aug-04-13  SimonWebbsTiger: Negi won Politiken Cup 2013. An interview, in Danish, on this link.
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  Penguincw: Happy 21st birthday to GM Parimarjan Negi.

< 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. >

Hmm. Maybe in the future, India might get a rematch against Carlsen by sending Negi. ;)

Also, it looks like he lost to Karjakin for youngest to earn the GM title by just a few months.

Feb-09-14  ketchuplover: Happy 21st :)
Sep-27-14  Albertan: Q&A with the Class of 2018′s Chess Grandmaster:

Jan-22-15  ketchuplover: Best wishes at Harvard young man :)
Jan-22-15  shivasuri4: <ketchuplover>, it's Stanford, actually, not Harvard. This is a major blow for Indian chess. Good luck to Negi though.
Feb-09-16  ketchuplover: Happy birthday young man :)
Feb-09-16  JohnBoy: The picture is way old and needs to be updated.
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