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Suri Vaibhav
S Vaibhav 
Number of games in database: 309
Years covered: 2008 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2600 (2543 rapid, 2368 blitz)

Overall record: +104 -46 =100 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 59 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B92 B47 B76 B28 B84
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B92 B90
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C80 C78 C67 C65 C84
 King's Indian (11) 
    E90 E62 E63 E69 E70
 French Defense (10) 
    C05 C18 C10 C09 C01
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B10 B18 B11 B17 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B48 B47 B54 B22 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A45 E10 A40 D04
 Sicilian Taimanov (16) 
    B48 B47 B49
 English (14) 
    A13 A19 A15 A14
 Catalan (14) 
    E04 E06
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D31 D38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Vaibhav vs A Yang Ching-Wei, 2011 1-0
   S Vaibhav vs P Dimic, 2017 1-0
   S Vaibhav vs M Panchanathan, 2008 1-0
   S Vaibhav vs C Seyfried, 2011 1-0
   T Balabaev vs S Vaibhav, 2017 0-1
   S Vaibhav vs Le Quang Liem, 2019 1/2-1/2
   S Vaibhav vs A Kovtunenko, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   5th IIFL Wealth Mumbai Open 2019/20 (2019)
   World Youth Championship (U18) (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2011)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   S Vaibhav vs P Maghsoodloo (Feb-27-20) 1/2-1/2
   S Vaibhav vs G Sargissian (Feb-26-20) 1/2-1/2
   D Paravyan vs S Vaibhav (Feb-25-20) 1-0
   S Vaibhav vs V Artemiev (Feb-24-20) 1-0
   A Rakhmanov vs S Vaibhav (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-08-1997, 26 years old) India

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International Master (2010); Grandmaster (2012) at the age of 15 years 2 months 21 days.

Vaibhav is currently one of five Grandmasters born in 1997 (the others being Russian GMs Mikhail Antipov and Grigoriy Oparin, Israeli GM Avital Boruchovsky and most recently as the date of this update (see below) German GM Matthias Bluebaum).


<Youth> He scored 7.5/11 in the 2010 World Youth U14 championships placing 8th on count back. He was the outright winner of the Indian National U17 Boys held in Lucknow in July 2012, scoring 8.5/11. He was =2nd (3rd on tiebreak) behind Pouya Idani at the World U18 World Championship 2013, and outright 2nd behind Olexandr Bortnyk at the World U18 Championship in 2014.

<Junior> He also competed in the World Junior Championship (2011), scoring 7.5/12.

<National> In December 2010, he scored 8/11 to place =5th in the Indian National Premier Championship.

<Continental> He competed in the 10th Asian Individual Championships (2011) scoring 4.5/9.

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<2010> In May, Vaibhav defeated several grandmasters in the 2nd Orissa Grandmaster Tournament (where he gained a GM norm) and the Commonwealth Chess Championships. His score against 12 grandmasters was +3 -2 =7, his wins being against Kidambi Sundararajan, Dibyendu Barua, and Enamul Hossain. His results in these two tournaments lifted his FIDE rating in July 2010 by 72 points to 2419.

<2011> In January, he scored 6.5/11 in the 9th International Open in New Delhi and 6/9 at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2011), which included a win against former World number 4 Jonathan Speelman. At the the Alekhine Memorial Tournament held in Voronezh in Ukraine, he scored 5.5/9. In August, he came 4th in the category 10 BDO Chess Tournament Premier in the Netherlands with 5.5/9. In December, Vaibhav scored his 2nd GM norm in the tenth round when he held GM Marat Dzhumaev to a draw in the International Open held in Vizag in India.

<2012> Vaibhav started 2012 with 6/9 at the Aeroflot Open B, narrowly missing his 3rd GM norm. However, he secured his 3rd GM norm - and the GM title - at the age of 15 years 2 months and 21 days when he won the Luc Open in Lille, France on April 29, 2012 with his score of 7.5/9 (TPR, an astonishing 2780). In May, he placed =2nd at the Orissa GM Open with 8/10 and =5th at the Mumbai Mayor Trophy GM Open, with 8.5/11. He finished 2012 with a reasonably strong 6/11 result at the Kolkata Open (2012), adding enough rating points to push him back over 2500.

<2013> He built on his successes of 2012 by placing =2nd in the 2013 Delhi Open, half a point behind Aleksej Aleksandrov and alongside Marat Dzhumaev and Henrik Teske, scoring 7.5/10, his only loss being against 5Aleksandrov. He followed up strongly with outright second with 7/9 at the International Open in de Lille in France in April, picking up another 20 ratings points. A strong =5th with 7/10 at the 2013 Orissa open in May was undone by a mediocre result at the 6th Major's Cup International Open in Mumbai later that month, costing him rating points and a world ranking in his age group (U16). He recovered some ground in October when he placed =1st at the 2013 Indonesian Open.

<2014> Vaibhav started the year with 6/10 in the Delhi Open in January 2014 and followed with =2nd with 7.5/10 at the 6th KIIT International GM Open - 2014 held in May 2014 in India. He scored a strong 6/9 at the Abu Dhabi Masters in August, adding 15 points to his rating for October.

<2017> He won the 2nd ChessBase India online blitz.


Vaibhav's highest rating to date is 2600, achieved in 2020.

Last updated: 2021-02-08 06:36:40

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 310  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Vaibhav vs D Debashis ½-½492008Commonwealth ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. A Kunte vs S Vaibhav 1-0372008Commonwealth ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. S Vaibhav vs B Gupta  1-0312008Commonwealth ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
4. A Thakur vs S Vaibhav  0-1632008Commonwealth ChampionshipD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
5. S Vaibhav vs M Panchanathan 1-0312008Commonwealth ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
6. S Vaibhav vs A Das  0-1282008Commonwealth ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
7. E Karavade vs S Vaibhav  ½-½222008Commonwealth ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. D Chatterjee vs S Vaibhav 0-1362008Commonwealth ChampionshipE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. E Vorobiov vs S Vaibhav  ½-½3320102nd SCS OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. S Vaibhav vs G Oparin  1-041201021st Czech GM OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. S Vaibhav vs S Mirzaei  1-0552010WYCC Open U14B56 Sicilian
12. S Beukema vs S Vaibhav 0-1522010WYCC Open U14B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. S Vaibhav vs G Lamard  1-0522010WYCC Open U14C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. U R Sahoo vs S Vaibhav  ½-½422010WYCC Open U14B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. G Nasuta vs S Vaibhav  ½-½452010WYCC Open U14B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. S Vaibhav vs Nima Javanbakht  ½-½1002010WYCC Open U14B33 Sicilian
17. F Ynojosa Aponte vs S Vaibhav  0-1572010WYCC Open U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. S Vaibhav vs A Boruchovsky  1-0312010WYCC Open U14C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. K Izzat vs S Vaibhav  ½-½312010WYCC Open U14E00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. S Vaibhav vs K Alekseenko  0-1392010WYCC Open U14B57 Sicilian
21. S Vaibhav vs G B Joshi  ½-½37201048th ch-INDB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. D P Singh vs S Vaibhav  0-165201048th ch-INDD04 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S Vaibhav vs B Lalith  ½-½74201048th ch-INDB06 Robatsch
24. V S Gujrathi vs S Vaibhav  1-042201048th ch-INDE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. S Vaibhav vs P Shyam Nikil  ½-½85201048th ch-INDB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-09  notyetagm: A very instructive game by Suri Vaibhav is his Round 3 win over Richard Wang from the 2009 WYCC, under 12.

Instead of attacking the Black h5-pawn with a piece sacrifice, he <COORDINATED> his pieces on the Black g6-pawn with 24 ♕f3-e4, 25 ♗e2-d3 since he had the additional support of the White f5-pawn in this endeavor. Thus it was White f5-pawn, e4-queen, d3-bishop attackers of the Black g6-pawn versus Black f7-pawn defender. The g6-square hence collapsed and Black resigned on move 29.


May-01-12  joeyj: Suri Vaibhav (born 8 Feb 1997) who become India’s latest Grand Master when he won the Luc Open in Lille, France on April 29, 2012. With this feat he now becomes the 27th Youngest Grandmaster at 15yrs-2mos-21days.

Read more:
World’s Youngest To Attain GM, 2600, 2700, 2800 and WC

May-01-12  wordfunph: congrats GM Suri Vaibhav!


01 Sergey Karjakin
02 Parimarjan Negi
03 Magnus Carlsen
04 Bu Xiangzhi
05 Richard Rapport
06 Teimour Radjabov
07 Ruslan Ponomariov
08 Wesley So
09 Etienne Bacrot
10 Jorge Cori
11 Illya Nyzhnyk
12 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
13 Peter Leko
14 Yifan Hou
15 Anish Giri
16 Yuri Kuzubov
17 Dariusz Swiercz
18 Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son
19 Daniil Dubov
20 Ray Robson
21 Fabiano Caruana
22 Samvel Ter-Sahakyan
23 Andrei Volokitin
24 Yangyi Yu
25 Koneru Humpy
26 Hikaru Nakamura
<27 Suri Vaibhav>
28 Pentala Harikrishna
29 Le Quang Liem
30 Yaroslav Zherebukh
31 Judit Polgar
32 Alejandro Ramirez
33 Arkadij Naiditsch
34 Robert Fischer

May-01-12  joeyj: Actually, bro <wordfunph>, Suri Vaibhav just 2days older than the 26th youngest Nakamura !
May-01-12  twinlark: Congratulations to the new GM, Suri Vaibhav.
May-02-12  vardeep: many congratulations to GM Suri Vaibhav.
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  HeMateMe: GM at 15:


May-03-12  BIDMONFA: Suri Vaibhav


May-07-12  srag: <notyetagm>: Where can one find the game Vaibhav vs Wang? Thanks a lot.
May-07-12  joeyj: The latest 15 years of age ... to qualify the GM status was Suri Vaibhav (born 8 Feb 1997) who become India’s latest Grand Master when he won the Luc Open in Lille, France on April 29, 2012.

With this feat he now becomes World's 27th Youngest Grandmaster at 15yrs-2mos-21days.

read more:
World’s Youngest To Attain GM, 2600, 2700, 2800 and WC

Feb-08-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Suri Vaibhav.
Aug-14-18  diagonal: Winner of the <51st Biel Master Tournament Open in 2018>, as clear first in a pretty strong fiedl (Eljanov was top-seeded).

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