Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

There is a clue unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]

Chithambaram V R Aravindh
Number of games in database: 80
Years covered: 2011 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2485 (2229 rapid, 2384 blitz)
Overall record: +32 -27 =21 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B47 B20 B92 B31 B78
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C70 C65 C89 C96 C60
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B47 B48
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B33 B30 B31 B22 B25
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D35 D36
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E10 D02 A50
Repertoire Explorer
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   World Junior Championships (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2014)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Chithambaram V R Aravindh
Search Google for Chithambaram V R Aravindh
FIDE player card for Chithambaram V R Aravindh

(born Nov-09-1999, 15 years old) India

[what is this?]
FIDE Master (2011); IM (2014); 3 GM norms (2014).

Aravindh is the world youngest Grandmaster, having won the title on 21 September 2014 at the age of 14 years 10 months 12 days.

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 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)

As of 1 November 2014, his rating is 2485.


Last updated 6 Nov 2014

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Aravindh vs S Soors  1-060 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. J Arun vs C Aravindh  0-131 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. C Aravindh vs S S Manigandan  1-033 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsC19 French, Winawer, Advance
4. N R Visakh vs C Aravindh  1-044 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
5. C Aravindh vs B Hercules  0-142 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. T Petenyi vs C Aravindh  ½-½47 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. C Aravindh vs N Huschenbeth  0-137 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. R Sapozhnikov vs C Aravindh  1-073 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsE08 Catalan, Closed
9. F Zulfic vs C Aravindh  0-132 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. C Aravindh vs S Vaibhav 0-126 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. C Aravindh vs R Bhuvanesh  0-159 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB32 Sicilian
12. C Aravindh vs J Herman  1-038 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
13. L Kuchynka vs C Aravindh  0-147 2011 World Junior ChampionshipsB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. C Aravindh vs M Andersen  ½-½41 2012 World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
15. E Barbosa vs C Aravindh  1-027 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. C Aravindh vs A Das  1-023 2012 Kolkata OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. B Firat vs C Aravindh  0-143 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
18. K W Troff vs C Aravindh 1-027 2012 World Youth Chess (U8, U10, U12, U14)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
19. D Lintchevski vs C Aravindh  1-056 2012 ch-CommonwealthB33 Sicilian
20. C Aravindh vs H Stepanyan  1-052 2012 World Junior ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
21. M R Venkatesh vs C Aravindh  ½-½26 2012 Kolkata OpenA13 English
22. C Aravindh vs A Indjic  0-139 2012 World Junior ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
23. Sundararajan vs C Aravindh 1-039 2012 Kolkata OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. C Holt vs C Aravindh  1-047 2012 World Junior ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
25. C Aravindh vs O Mihok  0-126 2012 World Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Aravindh wins | Aravindh loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Nov-18-12  Jim Bartle: He was ahead by a point, at 9/10, but gave up a mate in one. A lot of pressure on 14-year-olds at a tournament like this.
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: OMG - the poor lad.
Nov-18-12  Jim Bartle: Here's the game, Troff-Aravindh:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nc3 Bb7 9. Ne5 c6 10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nd5 12. Nc3 Na6 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Bf4 Bg5 15. Qg4 Bxf4 16. Qxf4 Nb4 17. a3 Nc6 18. Ng4 Na5 19. Ne3 Nb3 20. Rad1 Rc8 21. Rfe1 Re8 22. Nf5 Bc6 23. Rxe8+ Bxe8 24. Bxd5 Na5 25. Re1 Bc6 26. Qe5 Qxd5 27. Qxg7# 1-0

Premium Chessgames Member
  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+:

click for larger view

I feel for Black, that was such a nervous game and he came so unstuck. Poor lad will be having nightmares about this game.

Nov-20-12  Jim Bartle: Yes, when I took a look beyond the mate I realized he was lost many moves earlier.
Nov-22-12  shivasuri4: Despite that last round disappointment, Aravindh gained 26.7 rating points, and will reach a career-high rating of 2338 in the December list.
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: 14-year-old FM Aravindh Chithambaram wins the Chennai Grandmaster International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 scoring 9/11.

Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Aravindth's ELO 2728 performance rating at the Chennai GM Open 2013 fetches 80 ELOs taking him past 2400 mark.
Premium Chessgames Member
  jamesmaskell: I wondered who else had noticed his performance. Pretty amazing with four wins against GMs including Armenian Ter-Sahakyan.
Nov-24-13  akinov: His ELO 2728 performance rating here fetches 80 ELOs taking him past 2400 mark. nd will reach a career-high rating of 2415 in the December list.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM in 2014.
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Chithambaram V R Aravindh

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

king_nothing1: playing*>

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Thanks for the info, guys. I've added to his bio to account for his title norms.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congraturlations also on being the runner up at the World U16 championship.
Premium Chessgames Member

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.

< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies