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Arjun Erigaisi
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Number of games in database: 284
Years covered: 2016 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2254 rapid, 2609 blitz)

Overall record: +84 -36 =81 (61.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 83 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A45 D02 E00 A40 A50
 English (15) 
    A13 A15 A11 A18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D31 D35 D37 D38 D30
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E46 E20 E51 E44
 King's Indian (11) 
    E73 E75 E67 E63 E60
 Sicilian (10) 
    B90 B31 B23 B32 B52
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B22 B51 B76 B90 B47
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C05 C07 C02 C01
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D31 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 A40 A46 A41 D04
 Petrov (9) 
    C42 C43
 French (7) 
    C11 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Warmerdam vs Erigaisi, 2022 0-1
   Dubov vs Erigaisi, 2021 0-1
   J van Foreest vs Erigaisi, 2022 1/2-1/2
   Erigaisi vs Ganguly, 2022 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel Challengers (2022)
   MPL Indian Chess Tour #1 (2022)
   27th Sigeman & Co (2022)
   54th Biel Master Open (2021)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2021)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2019)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   4th Sharjah Masters (2021)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   Aeroflot Open (2020)
   Dubai Open (2018)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   FIDE Grand Swiss (2021)
   World Junior Championship (2016)

   🏆 27th Sigeman & Co
   Navara vs Erigaisi (May-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   Erigaisi vs Adams (May-08-22) 1/2-1/2
   J van Foreest vs Erigaisi (May-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   Erigaisi vs N Grandelius (May-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   Niemann vs Erigaisi (May-05-22) 1-0

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(born Sep-03-2003, 18 years old) India

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International Master (2018), Grandmaster (2018).

In 2015, Arjun won a silver medal in the 2015 Asian Youth Championship in Korea. He won his FIDE Master title at the Asian Youth Chess Championship's U14 group(2) in 2017 and previously won a Candidate Master title from the same qualifier event 2 years earlier. At the 2017 WYCC U-14, he scored nine points(1) to win clear 2nd (behind only Dambasuren Batsuren who won) after 11 rounds.

In 2018, he became the first grandmaster from Telangana state.He earned that title when he was still just 14 years old

In 2021 he became the first Indian to qualify for the knockouts of Champions Chess Tour 2021 ahead of Alireza Firouzja, Daniil Dubov, Peter Svidler and Vidit Gujrathi, eventually losing to Levon Aronian in tie breaks in a closely fought match.

In the star studded he tied for second/third with Caruana and behind winner Shevchenko, at 13.5 points out of 18, after leading for most of the tournament.

In Nov 2021 he won the Tata Steel India Rapid & Blitz (2021) Rapid: 1. Arjun Erigaisi 6.5 2-4. Levon Aronian, Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, Vidit Gujrathi 5.5 etc..

References / Sources

(1) (he went unbeaten throughout the 2017 Montevideo WYCC tournament points in the U-14 section), (2) (2013 WYCC U10 score was 7/11), (3)

Wikipedia article: Arjun Erigaisi

Last updated: 2021-11-19 22:20:26

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 284  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Erigaisi vs K Dragun  0-1472016Aeroflot OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Kotronias vs Erigaisi  1-0522016Aeroflot OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
3. Erigaisi vs J van Foreest  0-1592016Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. V Korchmar vs Erigaisi  1-0362016Aeroflot OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Erigaisi vs D Anton Guijarro  0-1602016Aeroflot OpenA80 Dutch
6. V Sivuk vs Erigaisi  1-0512016Aeroflot OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. Erigaisi vs D Debashis  1-0452016Aeroflot OpenA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
8. A Sarana vs Erigaisi  1-0732016Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. D Di Berardino vs Erigaisi  1-044201618th Dubai OpenC11 French
10. Erigaisi vs Xiong 0-1522016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. Kundu Subhayan vs Erigaisi  0-1342016World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
12. Erigaisi vs Shreyes Subramaniam  1-0452016World Junior ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Tran Tuan Minh vs Erigaisi  ½-½572016World Junior ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
14. Erigaisi vs S K Mousavi  ½-½882016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. C Henriquez Villagra vs Erigaisi  ½-½242016World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Erigaisi vs Lorparizangeneh  ½-½602016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
17. A Gholami vs Erigaisi ½-½432016World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Erigaisi vs N R Visakh  0-1422016World Junior ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. D Papakonstantinou vs Erigaisi  1-0342016World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
20. Erigaisi vs D Shailesh  ½-½532016World Junior ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
21. A Tahay vs Erigaisi  1-0472016World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
22. Erigaisi vs P Evangelista  0-1482016World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
23. Bernadskiy vs Erigaisi  ½-½4520162nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. S Chanda vs Erigaisi  1-06020162nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpA04 Reti Opening
25. Erigaisi vs A David  ½-½7920172nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpE00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 284  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-27-17  BIDMONFA: Arjun Erigaisi


May-13-21  Albertan: Arjun Erigaisi wins Indian Qualifier to the Champions Chess Tour

Aug-25-21  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi wins chess tournament in Portugal:

Oct-03-21  Albertan: India’s Arjun Érigaisi finishes second in a Chess tournament in Bulgaria:

Nov-18-21  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi takes over on day 2 of Tata Steel India Rapid:

Nov-21-21  Albertan: Thé Âge of Arjun Érigaisi begins with a monumental triumph at Tata Steel Chess India 2021 Rapid:

Jan-22-22  wordfunph: sizzling hot with 5.5/6 in tata challengers.
Jan-31-22  wordfunph: ..and finally a champ in tata challengers.


Feb-01-22  Albertan: Composed yet ruthless:

Feb-03-22  Albertan: Here is a new article about the GM:

Arjun Érigaisi:Chess’ newest breakout player:

Feb-27-22  Albertan: Senior National Chess:Five Players In Joint Lead:

Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Erigaisi continues his great run, a new Morphy on the scene
Mar-04-22  Albertan: Indian Championships:Érigaisi and Déshmukh clinch titles:

Mar-06-22  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi wins Indian National Championship:

Mar-27-22  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi back in joint lead at Delhi International Open Chess:

Apr-01-22  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi wins Delhi International Chess Title:

Apr-05-22  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi clinches victory at first leg of thr MPL Indian Chess Tour:

Apr-14-22  Albertan: Fagernes Open:Crowded at the top:

GM Érigaisi is tied for first place with seven other players after 5 rounds of play,with a score of 4 points.

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