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D Gukesh
Number of games in database: 154
Years covered: 2016 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2563 (1927 rapid, 2376 blitz)

Overall record: +50 -34 =35 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 35 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (17) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05 A06
 English (9) 
    A10 A15 A11 A14 A18
 Sicilian (6) 
    B31 B33 B47 B45 B90
 King's Indian (5) 
    E67 E62 E71
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A20 A25 A22
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B31 B30 B33 B22 B32
 King's Indian (8) 
    E73 E90 E97 E64 E71
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D38
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
 English (4) 
    A16 A13 A11 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Gukesh vs Makan Rafiee, 2019 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)
   Najdorf Memorial Open A (2019)
   Sunway Sitges International Open (2019)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019)

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   D Gukesh vs D Vocaturo (Jan-30-20) 0-1
   S L Narayanan vs D Gukesh (Jan-29-20) 1/2-1/2
   D Gukesh vs B Adhiban (Jan-28-20) 1/2-1/2
   Nataliya Buksa vs D Gukesh (Jan-27-20) 0-1
   D Gukesh vs M Percivaldi (Jan-26-20) 1-0

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(born May-29-2006, 14 years old) India

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Candidate Master (2015); International Master (2018); Grandmaster (2019).

Gukesh won his Candidate Master title at the Asian U9 Asian Schools Championship in 2015. His first International Master norm was gained at the First Friday tournament in Puchong, Malaysia held in October 2017, his second at the Moscow Open of 2018. On 10 March 2018, he gained his third IM norm at the completion of the Cappelle la Grande Open when he scored the requisite 7/9 needed for the norm.

As Gukesh's rating had moved above 2400 during the Capelle la Grande Open, his IM title comes into effect upon completion of his 3rd norm, at the age of 11 years 9 months and 9 days.

A month after he won his IM title, Gukesh placing equal third at the Bangkok Chess Club Open, scored an undefeated 7/9 that included a 3/4 score against his GM opponents, including a win against Nigel Short. His result at Bangkok also produced his first GM norm. In December 2018, he won his second GM norm when he took out the Orbis 2 GM round robin event in Paracin in Serbia, with 7.5/9, including a plus score against the GMs in the event. His 3rd GM norm occurred on 15 January 2019 at the Delhi International. As his live rating crossed 2500 during this event, he gained his GM title with immediate effect at the age of 12 years 7 months and 17 days, missing the world record set by Sergey Karjakin for becoming the world's youngest GM by 17 days to become the second youngest GM ever. As of June 2019, he is one of four players who earned their GM titles before the age of 13, including Karjakin, Javokhir Sindarov and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa.

Reference: includes interviews with Gukesh, parents and coach

Wikipedia article: Gukesh D

Last updated: 2019-06-09 16:50:24

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 154  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Gukesh vs A Horvath ½-½4920162nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpA07 King's Indian Attack
2. M Esserman vs D Gukesh 1-0342017Cannes Chess FestivalB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. A Mastrovasilis vs D Gukesh  0-1362017Dubai OpenA06 Reti Opening
4. D Gukesh vs J Santos Latasa  0-1572017Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
5. N R Visakh vs D Gukesh  1-0502017Dubai OpenB32 Sicilian
6. R Praggnanandhaa vs D Gukesh  1-0462017Dubai OpenB32 Sicilian
7. V Asadli vs D Gukesh  1-0592017Dubai OpenA06 Reti Opening
8. D Gukesh vs D Kokarev  ½-½52201721st Voronezh Master OpenA04 Reti Opening
9. D Gukesh vs B Amin  ½-½412017Abu Dhabi MastersE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Valery Sviridov vs D Gukesh  1-0522017Abu Dhabi MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
11. D Gukesh vs Mobina Alinasab 1-0462017Abu Dhabi MastersA14 English
12. Anh Khoi Nguyen vs D Gukesh  1-0442017Abu Dhabi MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. M Senthil vs D Gukesh  ½-½352017Abu Dhabi MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. D Gukesh vs G Kumar  0-1282017Abu Dhabi MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
15. D Gukesh vs S Fadeev  ½-½352017Abu Dhabi MastersA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
16. P V Nandhidhaa vs D Gukesh  ½-½562017Abu Dhabi MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. C Aravindh vs D Gukesh  0-1572018Kolkata OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
18. D Gukesh vs P V Vishnu  ½-½322018Kolkata OpenA08 King's Indian Attack
19. V Burmakin vs D Gukesh  1-0862018Kolkata OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. D Gukesh vs Phuoc Tam Nguyen  0-1382018Kolkata OpenB06 Robatsch
21. D Gukesh vs Yasin Chennaoui  1-0502018Isle of Man MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
22. P Tregubov vs D Gukesh  1-0592018Isle of Man MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. D Gukesh vs L Unuk  1-0512018Isle of Man MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
24. G Jones vs D Gukesh 1-0282018Isle of Man MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. D Gukesh vs V Bianco  1-0402018Isle of Man MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 154  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-20-18  BIDMONFA: D Gukesh


May-28-18  twinlark: Happy birthday to the world's youngest IM.
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  OhioChessFan: Glad I saw that in recent kibitzing. I'll have to take a look at him as I wasn't aware of him before.
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  whiteshark: National under-11 champion <Gukesh's> brilliant <double bishop sacrifice<>>, analysed by himself: (~13mins)

Enjoy watching!

Dec-10-18  SueursFroides: This boy can beat Karjakin record of the youngest GM ever if he win his third norm before 2018.
Dec-21-18  SueursFroides: Before 2019 I mean!
Dec-23-18  PhilFeeley: The above description says he won a game against Nigel Short, but it's not here, and certainly should be a notable game.

He could be the youngest GM in history today:

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  norami: If he’s about to become a GM how come he’s only rated 2433? Whole thing seems fishy to me.
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  wordfunph: India's future --- go Gukesh!
Jan-15-19  Dr Winston OBoogie: Just became the 2nd youngest GM of all time after Karjakin so congrats, kid.

I'll have to go through some of his games, show him where he can improve :)

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  Alex Schindler: Someone should add his game against vuppala praneeth, it features the classic Lasker double bishop sac. Like a Greek gift in a Greek gift. Nested Russian Trojan horse doll?
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  norami: Now he’s rated 2497 which makes more sense. By the way, sources don’t indicate what the D in his name stands for. Is it just D?
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  Penguincw: I heard he just became a GM, only 17 days older than when Karjakin became a GM. The record for 2nd or 3rd or whatever (but not 1st) youngest keeps getting shattered...

I too thought you need to have a 2500 rating to become a GM.

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Dommaraju Gukesh, probably? Given name Gukesh, father's name Dommaraju. Similar to given name Anand, his father's name was Viswanathan.

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  alexmagnus: <I too thought you need to have a 2500 rating to become a GM.>

2500 <live> rating at any point in life. Given that his official rating is 2497, I well imagine he made it to 2500 live some time.

Jan-16-19  Nisjesram: <Gukesh breaks Praggnanandhaa’s record, becomes country’s youngest Grandmaster ......
Gukesh reached the landmark at the age of 12 years, seven months and 17 days. Praggnanandhaa did it in 12 years, 10 months and 13 days. Karjakin’s record, set in 2002, stays intact at 12 years and seven months.

Gukesh, who became the World under-12 champion in November last, narrowly missed breaking Karjakin’s record by just half-a-point in the Sunway Sitges International tournament in Barcelona in December. In the following week, he took live rating past the stipulated 2500-mark in the recently-concluded event in Mumbai.>

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  nok: <By the way, sources don’t indicate what the D in his name stands for.>

Because the full patronym is never used. The initial is used <sometimes>. The right way to call him is just Gukesh.

Unlike some "rivals", the boy is a nice chap.
Go Gukesh!

Jan-16-19  Nisjesram: < nok: <By the way, sources don’t indicate what the D in his name stands for.> Because the full patronym is never used. The initial is used <sometimes>. The right way to call him is just Gukesh.>



Jan-16-19  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Alex Schindler: Someone should add his game against vuppala praneeth, it features the classic Lasker double bishop sac>

Was just looking for that game. Thank you <Whiteshark> for the link.. The fella who was going through the game with him, the <international master> seemed to know less than the kid 🤷‍♂.

The kid even remembered a Lasker double bishop sac - I didn't know anything but Kasparov, Karpov and Short at his age :)

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  norami: Gukesh finished Gibraltar with a performance rating about 2660. Not bad for a 12 year old. I think he’s the player from India I’ll follow for awhile. Pragg ‘n’ Anand? Haa!
Jan-31-19  SueursFroides: Gukesh, Pragg, Sarin etc very talented 13-14 y-o indian chess players, we will see how much they can improve in the future.

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