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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
Number of games in database: 853
Years covered: 2008 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2726 (2636 rapid, 2755 blitz)

Overall record: +190 -62 =227 (63.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 374 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (50) 
    E10 E00 D02 A46 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (43) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D31
 Catalan (39) 
    E04 E06 E01
 Slav (35) 
    D12 D11 D10 D15 D16
 Grunfeld (31) 
    D85 D78 D70 D97 D90
 King's Indian (28) 
    E60 E62 E63 E61 E81
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B33 B90 B67 B45 B22
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C65 C77 C80 C67 C81
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 A45 E10 E00 A40
 English, 1 c4 c5 (35) 
    A35 A33 A37 A34 A30
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D38 D31 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V S Gujrathi vs Gelfand, 2018 1/2-1/2
   Firouzja vs V S Gujrathi, 2021 0-1
   V S Gujrathi vs Shankland, 2020 1-0
   V S Gujrathi vs Kramnik, 2019 1-0
   V S Gujrathi vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 1/2-1/2
   V S Gujrathi vs M Antipov, 2017 1-0
   Shimanov vs V S Gujrathi, 2011 0-1
   K Holm vs V S Gujrathi, 2016 0-1
   R Svane vs V S Gujrathi, 2018 0-1
   M Zumsande vs V S Gujrathi, 2017 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Wch U14 (2008)
   Biel (2019)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Indian Premier National A Championship (2009)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   Isle of Man Masters (2016)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   World Cup (2021)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 WYCO U-16 by gauer

   🏆 Aimchess US Rapid
   V S Gujrathi vs Aronian (Aug-30-21) 1-0, rapid
   V S Gujrathi vs Giri (Aug-30-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Liang vs V S Gujrathi (Aug-30-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V S Gujrathi vs Mamedyarov (Aug-30-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Artemiev vs V S Gujrathi (Aug-30-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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FIDE player card for Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

(born Oct-24-1994, 26 years old) India

[what is this?]
FIDE Master (2005); International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2013). He won the U14 World Youth Championship in October 2008 and was runner up in the World U16 World Championship in 2009 behind Sethuraman P Sethuraman.

Vidit's equal third at the Asian Continental Championship 2015 qualified him to play at the World Cup (2015) where he was eliminated from the event in the first round by Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista.

Wikipedia article: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 853  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Sathya vs V S Gujrathi 0-1232008Commonwealth ChampionshipA50 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V S Gujrathi vs K Abhishek  0-1542008Commonwealth ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. M Sidhant vs V S Gujrathi  0-1412008Commonwealth ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
4. V S Gujrathi vs Pankaj Pendalwar  1-0442008Commonwealth ChampionshipA15 English
5. C A Galappaththi vs V S Gujrathi  0-1452008Commonwealth ChampionshipA15 English
6. V S Gujrathi vs M R Venkatesh  ½-½192008Commonwealth ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. A Gupta vs V S Gujrathi  0-1422008Commonwealth ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. V S Gujrathi vs Deepan Chakkravarthy J  ½-½412008Commonwealth ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. Sengupta vs V S Gujrathi  0-1712008Commonwealth ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
10. V S Gujrathi vs S Arun Prasad  0-1532008Commonwealth ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
11. N Murshed vs V S Gujrathi 0-1662008Commonwealth ChampionshipA22 English
12. Hoai Nam Pham vs V S Gujrathi  0-1462008Wch U14D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. V S Gujrathi vs G Gaehwiler  1-0442008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. N Lortkipanidze vs V S Gujrathi  0-1502008Wch U14D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
15. V S Gujrathi vs Y Zhou  1-0582008Wch U14A15 English
16. Swiercz vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½612008Wch U14B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. V S Gujrathi vs B Bok  1-0762008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
18. A Stukopin vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½162008Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
19. V S Gujrathi vs Srinath Narayanan  1-0482008Wch U14A46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. M Lagarde vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½462008Wch U14B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
21. V S Gujrathi vs U Bajarani  ½-½692008Wch U14A15 English
22. J E Garcia vs V S Gujrathi  0-1632008Wch U14A12 English with b3
23. Negi vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½4220098th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
24. V S Gujrathi vs Zhou Jianchao  ½-½2520098th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. Yifan Hou vs V S Gujrathi  1-04220098th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
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  cro777: Vidit won the Lake Sevan 2016 international chess tournament.

The tournament took place from 17-27 July in Martuni, Armenia. This is his second victory of Lake Sevan, the first one being in 2014.

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  cro777: Vidit recently started working as Giri’s second alongside l'Ami and Vladimir Tukmakov. His first job was the Grand Chess Tour 2016 Paris (rapid) and Leuven (blitz).

(Giri and Vidit in Leuven)

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  cro777: By winning the bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Chess Championship in Chengdu (China), Vidit qualified for the World Cup, later this year in Batumi (Georgia).

(Vidit against the winner Wang Hao)

"Being a second of Anish Giri has benefited Vidit’s game. Sound positional understanding and opening preparation are his strength."

Sep-29-17  Bobby Fiske: Black against Magnus today in R7 of Isle of Man. A new player to me, gonna be interesting to follow his game today. 23yr and already +2700.
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  cro777: On top board of Isle of Man Open, Vidit held Carlsen with black. In fact, Carlsen was struggling in that game.

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  tamar: Up to 2721 and #34 on live ratings. Third Indian player above 2700, tailing Anand at 2785 and Harikrishna at 2733
Oct-15-17  ex0duz: Promising young player.. someone to definitely keep an eye on. I'm guessing he's going to have a huge 2018, already had a great 2017.

He will probably be a staple 2700+ player from now on, hopefully he can break through to 2750~ as the next step.

IMO someone like Anand or Harikrishna should help him get more training/experience in elite events.

Wonder why more people aren't talking about him? He's already 2720+ on live rating, basically came from nowhere in the last few months or the last year alone from like low/mid 2600's

From his last year, if he can keep up his progress/improvement, he will be one to watch along with Wei Yi, maybe even be rivals. But yeah. Going from 2700 to 2750 and higher is a whole other level, especially when you are playing vs superGM's only, and even then, there's a whole other level when playing just vs top 10. If he doesn't play vs top 5 or top 10 players only, he won't have enough experience when the time comes.

Lucky Wei Yi has other top chinese players to train and practice with, and he is supported by chinese federation, same as Ding Liren, like how they organize matches for them to play vs the likes of Grischuk/Giri/Gelfand etc. Vidit needs such experience if he is to keep improving steadily, but judging from how he played vs Carlsen recently, it seems like he is up to the challenge.. he just needs much more exposure and many more such games in the near future. Hopefully his current live rating will get him more invites, because he surely deserves it.

I remember when So was just lucky to get 2700, and now he is like staple 2790~ guy. Vidit can do the same i'm guessing, and i also hope Wei Yi and Ding Liren will make that transition too soon.

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  whiteshark: If the organizers [of the 2017 London Classic Bore] want to attract spectators, then there is no shortage of hungry and up-and-coming talent out there just waiting for their shot at these guys. <The Indian superstar Santosh Vidit (age 23), who was only recently awarded the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ in India, <lamented in an interview that he lacked opportunities to meet these elite players in over the board competition.>>

Congratulations and many top-class invitations in 2018!!

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  Whitehat1963: Now ranked number 30 in the world on the live list. Still yonng. Can he break into the top 10, or is he already at his peak?
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  OhioChessFan: Just beat Shankland. Seems on the verge of being worthy of some elite tournament invites.
Dec-19-18  DonPepe: One of the three stooges
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  Penguincw: I see everyone call this guy "Vidit", which I'm guessing is his last name?

Based on 2 posts I made here in 2013 and 2015, his name was "Santosh Gujrathi Vidit", making Vidit (presumably) his last name.

Now "Vidit" is listed first, so it's his first name?

Jan-17-19  nok: Santosh is his dad. He is <Vidit>. Or if necessary, <S Vidit> (note the bare initial). Many Marathians don't use surnames and it can even be insulting because it reminds them of the caste system.

Once again, CG is led astray in an ill-advised quest for exhaustiveness and verbosity. Russian patronyms were bad enough, but at least those are used.

Less is more.

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  Penguincw: Vidit, after winning the Challengers Tournament in 2018, scored +1 at Tata Steel Masters (2019).

He became the first winner of the Challengers/Group B to achieve a positive score at the top group the very next year, since compatriot Baskaran Adhiban.

Feb-02-19  jith1207: Vidit and Artemiev have some rivalry. In 2016 Lake Sevan tournament, Vidit finished first while Artemiev came a place behind. Fast track to 2019 Jan, Vidit has started playing elite tournaments like Tata Steel Chess and Artemiev has won the Gibraltar chess.
Feb-02-19  jith1207: Vidit is his name. Santosh is his father's name. Gujrathi is his family surname. Wikipedia and a lot of its early reference articles have got only Vidit Gujrathi as his name. FIDE card seems to have included his father name as middle name, so I guess this profile is updated to reflect the same. Name could be more appropriately Vidit S Gujrathi or S Vidit Gujrathi (as is custom to be used in India) but expanding all names is fine as long as they are not confused with.

Addressing him as Vidit or Vidit Gujrathi would be apt.

Jul-25-19  kkshethin:
Jul-25-19  kkshethin: Chessgames can upload picture
Jul-25-19  PhilPlaysChess: indians are so great at chess. Look at vidit gujarath for example, super GM world top 100 at just 24. congratulations.
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  wordfunph: Magandang lalaki ito so this is where So falls. Best of luck Vidit!
Sep-15-19  torrefan: I hope the Indian contingent help Vidit prepare against So
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  wordfunph: bad day for Vidit, he lost 3 straight games last night in Prague.
Aug-19-21  Albertan: Vidit Gujrathi returns to Champions Chess Tour:

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  cro777: The first rule is not to lose!

In Round 4 of the Chess Super League 2021 (Round robin for teams, online chess league) GMs Vidit Gujrathi, Raunak Sadhwani, and Iniyan P. had missed (or forgot about) the rule that offering a draw before move 40 is not allowed and lost their games this way.

Vidit is playing for the Brutal Bishops team.

Vidit (Brutal Bishops) - Sasikiran (Krazy Nights)

Final position. (Last: 26.g3)

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Vidit lost due to offering a draw before move 40.

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  cro777: The journey in Chess Super League (CSL) ends today. Played great games today, but it wasn’t enough to reach the finals.

Now time to read the rule book of FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 (!)

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