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Arjun Erigaisi
A Erigaisi 
(Photo by Amit Sharma) 
Number of games in database: 530
Years covered: 2016 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2254 rapid, 2609 blitz)

Overall record: +104 -46 =106 (61.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 274 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (54) 
    A45 D02 D00 E00 A40
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E20 E46 E47 E44 E51
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D35 D31 D37 D38 D30
 Sicilian (17) 
    B90 B51 B47 B52 B23
 English (15) 
    A13 A15 A18 A11
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D11 D14 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B45 B51 B22 B40 B76
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D31 D38 D30 D35
 French Defense (21) 
    C11 C02 C07 C05 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    D02 D04 A40 E10 A46
 King's Indian (12) 
    E60 E94 E73 E80 E67
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Warmerdam vs A Erigaisi, 2022 0-1
   A Erigaisi vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2022 1-0
   Dubov vs A Erigaisi, 2021 0-1
   A Erigaisi vs Xiong, 2022 1-0
   A Erigaisi vs So, 2022 1-0
   J van Foreest vs A Erigaisi, 2022 1/2-1/2
   A Erigaisi vs Aronian, 2022 1-0
   B Adhiban vs A Erigaisi, 2022 0-1
   A Erigaisi vs Le Quang Liem, 2022 1-0
   A Erigaisi vs Ganguly, 2022 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel India (2022)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2022)
   Indian Championship (2022)
   MPL Indian Chess Tour #1 (2022)
   Julius Baer Generation Cup (2022)
   Airthings Masters Div 1 (2023)
   54th Biel Master Open (2021)
   FTX Road to Miami (2022)
   Aimchess Meltwater Champions (2022)
   Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals (2022)
   Airthings Masters (2023)
   Chennai Olympiad (2022)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2021)
   Aeroflot Open (2020)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)

   🏆 Dubai Open
   A Erigaisi vs C Aravindh (Jun-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   Y Yu vs A Erigaisi (Jun-03-23) 0-1
   A Erigaisi vs M A Tabatabaei (Jun-02-23) 1/2-1/2
   N Theodorou vs A Erigaisi (Jun-01-23) 0-1
   A Erigaisi vs H Bharathakoti (May-31-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-03-2003, 19 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 24; games 1-25 of 588  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Erigaisi vs K Dragun  0-1472016Aeroflot OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Kotronias vs A Erigaisi  1-0522016Aeroflot OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
3. A Erigaisi vs J van Foreest  0-1592016Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. V Korchmar vs A Erigaisi  1-0362016Aeroflot OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Erigaisi vs D Anton Guijarro  0-1602016Aeroflot OpenA80 Dutch
6. V Sivuk vs A Erigaisi  1-0512016Aeroflot OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. A Erigaisi vs D Debashis  1-0452016Aeroflot OpenA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
8. A Sarana vs A Erigaisi  1-0732016Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. D Di Berardino vs A Erigaisi 1-044201618th Dubai OpenC11 French
10. A Erigaisi vs Xiong 0-1522016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. Kundu Subhayan vs A Erigaisi  0-1342016World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
12. A Erigaisi vs Shreyes Subramaniam  1-0452016World Junior ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Tran Tuan Minh vs A Erigaisi  ½-½572016World Junior ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
14. A Erigaisi vs S K Mousavi  ½-½882016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. C Henriquez Villagra vs A Erigaisi  ½-½242016World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. A Erigaisi vs S Lorparizangeneh  ½-½602016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
17. A Gholami vs A Erigaisi ½-½432016World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. A Erigaisi vs N R Visakh  0-1422016World Junior ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. D Papakonstantinou vs A Erigaisi  1-0342016World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
20. A Erigaisi vs D Shailesh  ½-½532016World Junior ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
21. A Tahay vs A Erigaisi  1-0472016World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
22. A Erigaisi vs P Evangelista  0-1482016World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
23. V Bernadskiy vs A Erigaisi  ½-½4520162nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. S Chanda vs A Erigaisi  1-06020162nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpA04 Reti Opening
25. A Erigaisi vs A David  ½-½7920172nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpE00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 588  PGN Download
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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.

May-29-22  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi tops line-up for Leg 2
Of MPL Indian Chess Tour:

Jun-07-22  Albertan: Arjun Érigaisi upbeat about India’s chances in Chess Olympiad:

Chess over studies-How quitting college took Arjun Érigaisi to Indian Chess team:

Jul-14-22  Open Defence: interesting player!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <OD> Indeed! He wasn't on my radar until he started taking names at the recent Meltwater event.
Sep-20-22  peristilo: Very suspicious player, lol. Just kidding.
Sep-20-22  stone free or die: Definitely exceptional in the speed of GM norms and ratings climb.

Will his Rapid rating catch up with his Standard/Blitz ratings after this current tournament?


Sep-20-22  stone free or die: The rating comparison between Niemann and Erigaisi:

(Hope the link works)

Fairly close tracking.

Apr-22-23  fabelhaft: Erigaisi just won a very strong rapid tournament in Astana with an impressive 9.5/11 score (8 wins and 3 draws). Aronian finished second, Grischuk third and Kramnik fourth, followed by Martirosyan, Gelfand, Keymer, Vakhidov, Sindarov etc. Maybe Grischuk’s being in Astana together with Kramnik gives a hint about Nepo’s team…
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <fredtheudugelig....Of course, given the lack of commentary on the games that are provided, few members have expressed interest in anything but the BIG ONE.>

The 'BIG ONE', yet you have slagged both players as not quite being all that in your eyes. Come, don't deny it; the proof is, dare I say, liberally strewn about.

Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: What tournament would this be? The Satty Zhuldyz Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournament is still playing, is it not? Apparently Chessgames has not covered it. FIDE does not yet list any April games for Erigaisi.

The last games of Erigaisi presently shown here are from an internet match which Chessable has failed to cover sufficiently (Chessable was the sponsor who barely did more than announce it and later post a picture of Hikaru Nakamura) given the difficulty of finding the standings. Of course, given the lack of commentary on the games that are provided, few members have expressed interest in anything but the BIG ONE.

Chessgames seems far more interested in the games of dead players than contemporary stars. Of course, dead men find it difficult to dispute mischaracterizations and rewrites of history, so one researcher might find it easier to make a mark to some estimate.

Apr-22-23  fabelhaft: <The Satty Zhuldyz Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournament is still playing, is it not?>

At least Chess24 describe it as <The Satty Zhuldyz Rapid is a 12-player round-robin tournament taking place from 20–22 April 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan> and congratulate Erigaisi on winning, no idea if they will combine the results of rapid and blitz in the end or continue describing it as two separate events.

Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: Thank you for verifying <fabelhaft>.

I regard Erigaisi as a much better player than Niemann, certainly at shorter time controls.

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  fredthebear: Casual blitz game analyzed:
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