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A Gupta 
Abhijeet Gupta
Number of games in database: 481
Years covered: 1999 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2654 (2583 rapid, 2578 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2667
Overall record: +218 -88 =171 (63.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (36) 
    D17 D15 D16 D10 D11
 King's Indian (23) 
    E81 E92 E90 E84 E83
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D43 D44 D45
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E32 E21 E33 E46 E38
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    E10 A41 E00 A40 D00
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D80 D85 D70 D91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B67 B22 B50 B89 B56
 Grunfeld (50) 
    D85 D97 D80 D70 D87
 English (25) 
    A15 A16 A12
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (20) 
    B67 B65
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C78 C67 C65 C60 C84
 Slav (16) 
    D10 D11 D16 D15 D14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Howell vs A Gupta, 2008 0-1
   M Raddatz vs A Gupta, 2016 0-1
   A Liang vs A Gupta, 2016 0-1
   A Gupta vs N Petrov, 2016 1-0
   A Gupta vs A Braun, 2008 1-0
   W So vs A Gupta, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Holzke vs A Gupta, 2009 0-1
   A Gupta vs Negi, 2011 1-0
   Short vs A Gupta, 2011 1/2-1/2
   A Gupta vs Robson, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Corus Group C (2010)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   London Chess Classic (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

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(born Oct-16-1989, 26 years old) India

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Abhjeet Gupta was born in the city of Bhilwara in Rajasthan, India. In 2001, he became Rajasthan's senior champion at the age of 11 years and eight months. In 2002, Gupta entered the Limca Book of Records on becoming the youngest National junior (under-19) champion at the age of 13 years and 10 days. He earned the IM title in 2005 at age 15 (at the time the youngest IM in India) and the GM title at 18 after earning his 3rd GM norm at the Balaguer 2007 International Open where he came =3rd with 7.5/10 behind Aleksander Delchev and Vinay Bhat. He has won 14 international medals, including six gold medals from the Asian, Commonwealth and British Championship age-group categories. He is also a regular participant of international open tournaments in India and abroad.

Also in 2007, he won the All India Open International Rating Chess Tournament with 7/8, came 3rd at Commonwealth Championships in India, half a point behind Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Ramachandran Ramesh, and won with 9/11 at the 36th Indian National Junior Chess Championship. In 2008, he won the 6th Parsvnath Open in New Delhi with a stunning score of 9/10, but even greater success came his way when he won his last five games in the World Junior Championship (2008) to take the title with 10/13 ahead of runner-up, compatriot Parimarjan Negi. Shortly afterwards, he defeated Zaven Andriasian 2-1 in the India - Armenia Friendship Chess Match won by India. In 2009, Gupta came =2nd at 2nd Subic International Open in the Philippines behind Ehsan Ghaem Maghami , scored 6/9, which was half a point behind the joint leaders, at the 24th International Chess Tournament "Acropolis 2009" in Greece, came =3rd at the Reykjavik Open (2009), =1st at the 18th Kavala International Open Tournament in Greece, and was =1st at the 13th International Open Bayerische Meisterschaft in Germany. He participated in the World Cup (2009) but lost in the first round to Nikita Vitiugov. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) through the 2010 Asian Continental Championship, and won the first two rounds against Azeri GM Rauf Mamedov and US GM Samuel Shankland before being eliminated by losing in somewhat unlucky fashion in the third round to Chinese GM Bu Xiangzhi.

In 2010, he came second behind Li Chao at Corus Group C (2010), =1st with Yuri Kuzubov, Hannes Stefansson and Ivan Sokolov (third on count back ahead of Stefansson) at the Reykjavik Open (2010), =2nd behind Ni Hua at the 9th Asian Continental Men's Chess Championship in the Philippines with 6.5/9, alongside Le Quang Liem, Wesley So, and Zhou Jianchao, =3rd at the Commonwealth Championship in India, =1st with Adam Tukhaev at the 19th Kavala Open in Greece and with 6.5/10, he was half a point behind the joint leaders of the 7th Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur. He finished the year with 6/9 in the London Chess Classic (Open) and 5.5/9 in the Groningen Open. In 2011, he scored 8/11 in the 9th International Open in New Delhi, 7.5/11 in the 3rd Chennai International and 6.5/9 - a half point of the joint lead - in the 2011 Reykjavik Open. In April he came outright first in the Dubai Open with 7.5/9 and came =2nd at the 3rd Odisha GM International Open with 8.5/11. At the 20th International Open in Kavala in July 2011, he came =3rd with 6.5/9, half a point off the lead. In October 2011, Gupta took clear first scoring 9.5/13 at the 1000 player National Premier Tournament against 8 GMs and 5 IMs and in December 2011, he scored 8/9 (+7 =2) to win the London Classic (Open), a result that has boosted him into the world's top 100 for the first time. He followed up a with a strong finish in 2011 by placing =1st at the GM International Open held in Vizag, India, scoring 8.5/10.

2012 started with mediocre performance at Tradewise Gibraltar (2012) (6/9) and the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012) (4/9) and par performances at the Aeroflot Open (2012), scoring 5/9, and at the 14th Dubai Open (2012) (6.5/9). However, in June he won the 9th Annual Philadelphia International outright with 7.5/9 and in August he took outright first in the 21 International Open in Kavala in Greece with 7.5/9. His resurgence continued strongly with an individual silver medal on board 4 for India at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul, from a score of 7/9. However, he finished 2012 with a very poor performance at the Kolkata Open (2012), scoring only 6/11 and losing 25 ratings points causing him to drop out of the world's top 100 to 122. An equally disastrous 5.5/10 result at the 2013 New Delhi Open caused him to shed another 24 points and reduced his ranking to 192. His woes continued at the Moscow Open (2013) where his 5/9 lost another 16 rating points, plus significant ranking within India and Asia. The national team championships in February 2013 likewise provided no joy, causing further slippage in his rating and ranking. He made minor recoveries with a reasonably strong 6.5/9 at the 2013 Dubai Open and 6/9 at the 2013 Nakhchivan Open, and then made a significant recovery when he won the Commonwealth and South African Open 2013, held in Port Elizabeth in July-August 2013. Two years later he won the Commonwealth Championship Open outright with a score of 8/9.

Wikipedia article: Abhijeet Gupta

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 481  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Gupta vs V Avari  ½-½37 1999 Commonwealth-chA57 Benko Gambit
2. O Martirosyan vs A Gupta  1-029 2001 WYB12B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. A Gupta vs R Swinkels  ½-½45 2001 WYB12D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. A Gupta vs M Ellemdani  1-044 2001 WYB12D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. A Bachmann vs A Gupta  ½-½32 2001 WYB12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
6. L Wu vs A Gupta  1-049 2001 WYB12D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. A Gupta vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-139 2001 WYB12D00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Gupta vs D Fernandez Losada  1-045 2001 WYB12A52 Budapest Gambit
9. A Gupta vs R Shetty  0-149 2001 12th Goodricke OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. P Nakhapetiane vs A Gupta 0-123 2001 WYB12B50 Sicilian
11. T Maenhout vs A Gupta 0-130 2001 WYB12B26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
12. R Shankar vs A Gupta  ½-½59 2001 12th Goodricke OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. A Gupta vs D Schneider  ½-½17 2003 World Junior ChampionshipsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Harikrishna vs A Gupta  0-139 2003 World Junior ChampionshipsA50 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Gupta vs V Gashimov  ½-½60 2003 World Junior ChampionshipsE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. S Azarov vs A Gupta  1-032 2003 World Junior ChampionshipsB89 Sicilian
17. M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Gupta  0-155 2003 Wch U14B50 Sicilian
18. A Gupta vs M Poulsen  ½-½16 2004 6th Dubai OpenA84 Dutch
19. A Goloshchapov vs A Gupta  1-031 2004 6th Dubai OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. A Gupta vs Ganguly  ½-½11 2004 6th Dubai OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
21. A Gupta vs M Chokshi  1-037 2004 6th Dubai OpenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
22. T Hilwani vs A Gupta  0-168 2004 6th Dubai OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Z Izoria vs A Gupta  1-027 2004 6th Dubai OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. E Safarli vs A Gupta  1-053 2004 6th Dubai OpenB30 Sicilian
25. A Gupta vs Ramesh  ½-½29 2005 Asian Chess ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 481  PGN Download
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Sep-27-09  timhortons: ICC handle GM bhaiyu.
Feb-01-10  indianchessupdates: .

Abhijeet Gupta finished Second with 8.5/13 in corus C.

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

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  Tabanus: Reykjavik Open ended today, with GM Gupta in 3rd place:

Mar-06-10  indianchessupdates: .

Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta of India finished joint first at the Reykjavik International Open with Ivan Sokolov, Yuri Kuzubov and Stefansson, all scored an identical 7.0/9 points.

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  Tabanus: 3rd place in Asian Continental/Individual Ch (Subic Bay, Philippines) 21-29 April 2010:

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  Tabanus: 3rd place today in the Commonwealth Ch 10-18 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: 2nd place (with 2709 perf.) in Kavala Open (Greece) 31 July - 7 August 2010:

Mar-02-11  indianchessupdates: . Abhijeet Gupta finished with a perfect record of 7/7 points in the concluded 31st Red Chillies National Team Chess Championship 2011 and gained 11.7 elo points in the process.

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Mar-21-11  indianchessupdates: Reykjavik Open 2011
Abhijeet Gupta 2580 finished 12th with 6.5 points from 9 rounds just half point behind Joint winners (7 of them). He gained 5 elo points in the process.

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  wordfunph: congrats, 2011 Dubai Open Champion!

7.5/9 solo first with 40 GMs participation..

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  wordfunph: Abhijeet Gupta still topping the scoreboard in the India National Premier Chess Championship..

happy birthday GM Gupta..

Dec-11-11  indianchessupdates: Its is Abhijeet Gupta's third consecutive title. After winning the Indian Nationals and Vizag GM open...

He has won the London Fide Open with an outstanding 8.0 points from 9 games. He earned 12 elo points from the Tournament.

He is now at his all time high live rankings of 2656 elo.

For more on live rankings visit


May-10-12  shivasuri4: In the Asian Continental 2012, the 6th seed Gupta started poorly, drawing with countryman Deepan Chakkravarthy and losing to Wang Chen, but has since recovered to post 3 consecutive wins against players rated well below him (2419, 2399, 2304). Today he faces Filipino GM Mark Paragua with the white pieces on board 4.
May-10-12  giwgiw: GM Gupta(2644) lost to GM Mark Paragua(2521) in the 6 round of Asian Continental 2012^_^
May-10-12  shivasuri4: <giwgiw>, yes, it was a 48 move loss in a sharp game. Gupta(3.5 points) next meets 2653 rated Wesley So(4 points). He is currently ranked 24th and has shed 10.8 points so far.
May-11-12  shivasuri4: Gupta drew quickly with Wesley So with a threefold-repetition to move to 4 points out of 7. He next meets untitled, 2481-rated Ma Qun, with the white pieces in the penultimate round. He should now hope to salvage something from this tournament with a win this round.
Dec-22-12  12.12.12: little lolita gupta
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  Natalia Pogonina: Abhijeet Gupta won the Arjuna award this year:
Oct-16-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 24th Birthday GM Abhijeet Gupta! :D

Oct-16-13  cbpatzer: Gupta now playing
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the <POTD>: Abhijeet Gupta!
Jan-31-14  John Abraham: I suggest a new photo. How about this one:
Dec-24-14  ketchuplover: Apparently he always opens 1.d4
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  PhilFeeley: Why is his Al Ai win not listed here?

I don't see any of his games from there either.

Dec-22-15  sonia91: <PhilFeeley> is probably the least complete online chess database; as I wrote before, in the last year tournament coverage has worsened significantly, it seems now they only bother to cover tournaments involving top-10 players only (eg. only after <my requests> has added games from Leko-Li Chao Match, Poikovsky, Monte Carlo Women's Grand Prix, PokesStars Isle of Man; besides they covered this year's Men's World Team Championship, but not the women's, me myself had to send the games via email). And now is missing the Nutcracker Match of the Generations (a tournament has covered last year) with Gelfand, Leko, Morozevich...

As for the bio, many are outdated and sometimes also inaccurate. It seems the biographers don't even bother to update players' new titles (it's sufficient have a look at FIDE website, which publishes the list of approved titles after each presidential board). Recently I posted in the biographers' bistro the list of the new World Youth Champions, but nobody cared about it, I had to post it in the forum of a user that I know to be a bio writer.

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