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Chithambaram V R Aravindh
Number of games in database: 214
Years covered: 2011 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2597 (2353 rapid, 2519 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617

Overall record: +96 -54 =62 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B90 B20 B47 B92 B32
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C84 C65 C70 C78 C60
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B92 B91
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C01 C18 C05 C10
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B47 B48
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B30 B33 B31 B22 B90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D35 D38 D31 D36
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A50 D02 E10 A40
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B93
 Slav (4) 
    D14 D12 D10 D17
 Robatsch (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S R Burns-Mannion vs C Aravindh, 2016 0-1
   C Aravindh vs B Adhiban, 2015 1/2-1/2
   C Aravindh vs S Bogner, 2016 1-0
   C Aravindh vs I Khairullin, 2015 1-0
   P Rout vs C Aravindh, 2015 0-1
   C Aravindh vs O Johannesson, 2014 1-0
   C Aravindh vs G Danner, 2014 1-0
   C Aravindh vs Shirov, 2014 1-0
   C Aravindh vs J Herman, 2011 1-0
   Leko vs C Aravindh, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   Isle of Man Open (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championships (2011)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Isle of Man Open (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   R Mamedov vs C Aravindh (Feb-28-18) 1-0
   C Aravindh vs A Gallego Alcaraz (Feb-27-18) 1-0
   A Mikaelyan vs C Aravindh (Feb-26-18) 0-1
   C Aravindh vs K Sychev (Feb-25-18) 1/2-1/2
   M A Tabatabaei vs C Aravindh (Feb-24-18) 1-0

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FIDE player card for Chithambaram V R Aravindh

(born Nov-09-1999, 18 years old) India

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FIDE Master (2011); IM (2014); GM (2014).

Aravindh is one of the world's youngest Grandmasters, having won the title on 20 December 2014 at the age of 15 years 1 month 11 days, 2 days after compatriot Murali Karthikeyan, both winning their titles at the U16 Olympiad. These two players and Chinese GM Wei Yi are the only GMs born in 1999 to the date of this update (see below).

When he was 12 years old, Aravindh won the 2011 National Junior Boys Tournament held in Mumbai. He placed =1st (2nd on tiebreak behind Kayden W Troff) at the World U14 Championship in 2012, and 2nd at the World U16 Championship in 2014 behind the winner Alan Pichot. He scored 8.5 points after eleven rounds at the World Junior Championship (2017) behind Aryan Tari (winner) and Manuel Petrosyan (2nd after tiebreaks).

He gained his FM title by placing =1st in the 2011 Asian U12 Open Championships.

His first IM norm, a combined IM/GM norm, came from his win at the 2013 Chennai Grandmaster Open. His 2nd IM norm came from his 5.5/9 result at the Casino Open held in Graz, Austria in February 2014. His 3rd IM norm followed a couple of weeks later at the 28th International Games Festival in Cannes. For good measure, a fourth IM norm, earned at the Reykjavik Open 2014 was also submitted to FIDE in support of his claim for an IM title.

Aravindh's first GM norm was at the 2013 Chennai Grandmaster Open which he won, the second GM norm was at the Kuala Lumpur International Open and his 3rd GM norm came with his =3rd at the Riga Technical University Open (2014) in August 2014. Although he came in 2nd at the World U16 championship in Durban in 2014, this was insufficient to lift his rating to 2500 due to a poor performance at a local rating tournament immediately before the Durban event. (1) However good results at the Qatar Open and especially at the 2014 U16 Olympiad in December 2014 where he scored 8/9 for his team's 3rd board pushed his rating over the 2500 mark to enable him to meet the final criterion for the Grandmaster title. The critical game was on 20 December 2014 in round 8 of the U16 Olympiad when he defeated Mihnea Costachi to finally cross the 2500 live rating mark.

References / Sources

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Last updated: 2017-11-26 21:41:06

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Aravindh vs N Huschenbeth  0-1372011World Junior ChampionshipsB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. N R Visakh vs C Aravindh  1-0442011World Junior ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
3. C Aravindh vs B Hercules  0-1422011World Junior ChampionshipsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. J Arun vs C Aravindh  0-1312011World Junior ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. C Aravindh vs J Herman 1-0382011World Junior ChampionshipsB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
6. F Zulfic vs C Aravindh  0-1322011World Junior ChampionshipsE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. C Aravindh vs R Bhuvanesh  0-1592011World Junior ChampionshipsB32 Sicilian
8. C Aravindh vs S Soors  1-0602011World Junior ChampionshipsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. R Sapozhnikov vs C Aravindh  1-0732011World Junior ChampionshipsE08 Catalan, Closed
10. T Petenyi vs C Aravindh  ½-½472011World Junior ChampionshipsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. C Aravindh vs S S Manigandan  1-0332011World Junior ChampionshipsC19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. L Kuchynka vs C Aravindh  0-1472011World Junior ChampionshipsB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. C Aravindh vs S Vaibhav 0-1262011World Junior ChampionshipsB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. C Holt vs C Aravindh  1-0472012World Junior ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
15. C Aravindh vs H Stepanyan  1-0522012World Junior ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
16. E Barbosa vs C Aravindh  1-0272012World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. C Aravindh vs P Kalofonos  1-0222012World Junior ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Gao Rui vs C Aravindh 0-1452012World Junior ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
19. B Firat vs C Aravindh  0-1432012World Junior ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
20. C Aravindh vs A Indjic  0-1392012World Junior ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
21. C Aravindh vs Mads Andersen  ½-½412012World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
22. V Kovalev vs C Aravindh  1-0392012World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
23. C Aravindh vs O Mihok  0-1262012World Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
24. K W Troff vs C Aravindh 1-0272012World Youth ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
25. D Lintchevski vs C Aravindh  1-0562012ch-CommonwealthB33 Sicilian
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: GM in 2014.
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  notyetagm: Chithambaram V R Aravindh

<king_nothing1: Susan Polgar termed Arvind chithambrab, laying very close to Carlsen and Aronion

king_nothing1: playing*>

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  notyetagm: <twinlark: I guess he has the small consolation that he was totally lost by then anyway.

Not only that but after 25...Bc6, White missed a mate in 4 starting with 26. Nh6+:>

A very nice <MATE IN 4>: 26 ♘f5-h6+! g7x♘h6 27 ♕f3xf7+ ♔g8-h8 28 ♖e1-e8+! ♕d8x♖e8 29 ♕f7-f6#.

Feb-18-14  rishi2377: How can I get the PGN of Aravindh's matches at Casino Graz 2014. He is 1/2 points behind the leader after 5 rounds.
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  twinlark: <rishi2377>

There are currently 154 games available via chess-results for download:

Obviously there is no guarantee these contain all the games you want.

May-17-14  BIDMONFA: Chithambaram V R Aravindh

ARAVINDH, Chithambaram

Aug-24-14  Rascal Nikov: Congrats to Aravindh, for defeating Shirov.
Aug-24-14  shivasuri4: 3 GM scalps in the Riga Technical University tournament. That will probably get him a GM norm.

Aravindh is within sniffing distance of the 2500 mark now, with a rating of 2496.

Aug-24-14  Rascal Nikov: is 2496 live rating ? how much GM norms he already has ?
Aug-24-14  shivasuri4: Yes, his live rating is 2496. I think this will be his second GM norm after the one at the Chennai Grandmaster International Open, but I can't be sure.

He becomes the second highest rated among those born in 1999, behind Wei Yi.

Aug-25-14  Galion: This is his third GM norm. First was at The 2013 Chennai Grandmaster Open which he won and second was at Kuala Lumpur International Open.
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  twinlark: Thanks for the info, guys. I've added to his bio to account for his title norms.
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  twinlark: Aravindh just passed his 2500 live rating at the World U16 Championship in Durban in South Africa. It happened in round 3 on 21 Sep, and means that he's completed all the requirements he needs for the GM title since he gained his 3rd GM norm last month.

He is now the world's youngest grandmaster, 5 months younger than the Chinese wunderkind Wei Yi.

Congratulations GM Aravindh!

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  twinlark: Congraturlations also on being the runner up at the World U16 championship.
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Too early for one of the congratulations, it seems.

Aravindh played a local tourney before he got to Durban, and managed to get to 2499.4 live before he crashed and burned, losing over 20 points in the next 5 rounds.

Durban didn't make the difference it would otherwise had made.

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  twinlark: The latest FIDE ratings show Aravindh finally cracked the 2500 mark during the U16 Olympiad this month to fulfil the last condition needed to win his GM title a little over a month after his 15th birthday.

Congratulations to GM Aravindh!

Jan-02-15  shivasuri4: The FIDE card of Aravindh doesn't show him as a GM yet. Samuel Sevian is presently the youngest GM in the world, having obtained the title in November 2014.
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  twinlark: <shivasuri4>

True, but once the application is received and approved, the date of effect is the day on which the player meets all the conditions. This is spelt out in FIDE regulations. That's why it's possible for a GM never to have reached an official rating of 2500, as it is sufficient to achieve that level as a live rating to qualify for the title.

Aravindh has had 3 GM norms for months now, and has come agonisingly close (to within less than one rating point), so while he is not yet officially a Grandmaster, the upshot of these regulations is that once his title is approved, he <will have been> a Grandmaster from the 20th December 2014, the date at which he met the final criterion, namely the 2500 live rating.

As far as Sevian is concerned, he is younger than Aravindh, so the former remains the youngest GM in the world till someone younger makes the grade.

Jan-02-15  shivasuri4: Oh, I wasn't disputing your statement. I was merely wondering why the FIDE card hasn't been updated. Thanks for the info anyway, and the quick correction in Aravindh's bio.
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  offramp: He is the inventor and sole user of the Chithambaram Attack: 1.Nf3 1....<any> 2.Rg1.
May-28-16  sonia91: He won some weeks ago the Asian Junior Championship:
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Chithambaram Aravindh.

I don't like your Attack.

Dec-14-16  aliasniamor: Aravindh is currently leading the open tournament happening in London at the same time as the LCC, with 5.5/6 (2.5/3 against the GM he faced) Btw, his current rating is 2566, and he already won 8.6 rating points for next month with this performance at the national premier chess championship :

If he keeps the good results in London, he should be close to 2600 on the next rating list.

Dec-14-16  aliasniamor: And now 6.5/7 with a victory over Ilya Smirin (2669) in just 28 moves and a very well played game from Aravindh. From Smirin ... not so much
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  jith1207: He is the another prodigy like Praggnananda or Adhiban, who come from the same state that Vishy Anand hails from. For some reason, aravindh and Praggnananda look like twins or at least I couldn't distinguish between them.
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