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Dommaraju Gukesh
D Gukesh 
Number of games in database: 557
Years covered: 2016 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2563 (1927 rapid, 2376 blitz)

Overall record: +205 -93 =154 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 105 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (44) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (36) 
    A07 A08
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D38 D37 D39 D30 D31
 King's Indian (22) 
    E67 E94 E71 E98 E91
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D78 D85 D86 D79 D90
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A40 E10 A46 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B31 B33 B30 B90 B32
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B12 B15 B10 B13
 King's Indian (27) 
    E71 E67 E94 E73 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D38 D31 D30 D37 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A45 A50 D04 E10
 English (15) 
    A13 A14 A15 A16 A11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Gukesh vs M Rafiee, 2019 1-0
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs D Gukesh, 2019 0-1
   D Gukesh vs Hjartarson, 2022 1-0
   D Gukesh vs Aashna Makhija, 2019 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)
   MPL Indian Chess Tour #1 (2022)
   54th Biel Master Open (2021)
   European Club Cup (2021)
   Najdorf Memorial Open A (2019)
   Kvika Reykjavik Open (2022)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2019)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2018)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   G Oparin vs D Gukesh (May-24-23) 1/2-1/2
   Sevian vs D Gukesh (May-23-23) 1/2-1/2
   D Gukesh vs Martirosyan (May-22-23) 1-0
   D Gukesh vs C Aravindh (May-21-23) 1-0
   M Yilmaz vs D Gukesh (May-20-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-29-2006, 16 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 30; games 1-25 of 749  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Gukesh vs A L Muthaiah  0-13620169th Mayors Cup OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
2. D Gukesh vs A Horvath ½-½4920162nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai OpA07 King's Indian Attack
3. M Esserman vs D Gukesh 1-0342017Cannes Chess FestivalB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. P V Vishnu vs D Gukesh  1-03020171st Sharjah MastersD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. D Gukesh vs S Narayanan  0-16020171st Sharjah MastersC45 Scotch Game
6. D Gukesh vs Z Abdumalik  1-06320171st Sharjah MastersC07 French, Tarrasch
7. T Kuybokarov vs D Gukesh  ½-½1720171st Sharjah MastersB32 Sicilian
8. A Mastrovasilis vs D Gukesh  0-1362017Dubai OpenA06 Reti Opening
9. D Gukesh vs J Santos Latasa  0-1572017Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
10. N R Visakh vs D Gukesh  1-0502017Dubai OpenB32 Sicilian
11. R Praggnanandhaa vs D Gukesh  1-0462017Dubai OpenB32 Sicilian
12. V Asadli vs D Gukesh  1-0592017Dubai OpenA06 Reti Opening
13. D Gukesh vs D Kokarev  ½-½52201721st Voronezh Master OpenA04 Reti Opening
14. D Gukesh vs B Amin  ½-½412017Abu Dhabi MastersE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Valery Sviridov vs D Gukesh  1-0522017Abu Dhabi MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
16. D Gukesh vs M Alinasab 1-0462017Abu Dhabi MastersA14 English
17. Anh Khoi Nguyen vs D Gukesh  1-0442017Abu Dhabi MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. M Senthil vs D Gukesh  ½-½352017Abu Dhabi MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
19. D Gukesh vs G Kumar  0-1282017Abu Dhabi MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
20. D Gukesh vs S Fadeev  ½-½352017Abu Dhabi MastersA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
21. P V Nandhidhaa vs D Gukesh  ½-½562017Abu Dhabi MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. D Liu vs D Gukesh  0-14920171st Puchong Friday IM OctA25 English
23. D Gukesh vs N Lokesh  1-04220171st Puchong Friday IM OctA07 King's Indian Attack
24. D Gukesh vs N K Mishra  1-03820171st Puchong Friday IM OctA30 English, Symmetrical
25. D Gukesh vs G Kumar  ½-½8320171st Puchong Friday IM OctA07 King's Indian Attack
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May-11-22  Albertan: Gukesh scores hat-trick,wins Chessable Sunway Formentera Open:

May-14-22  Albertan: ´´Olympiad a huge chance ´,says Gukesh:

Jul-16-22  ndg2: With his third win in a row in the classical part of the ,"Grandmaster Triathlon" in Biel Gukesh is now over 2700 in live ratings as one of the youngest GMs ever.
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  tamar: Congratulations Gukesh. 2703 with +19 over last few weeks.
Aug-02-22  ndg2: There's no stopping for now: Gukesh with 5/5 in the 44th Olympiad (2022) and 2714 in live ratings (
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  tamar: Amazing run continues with win as Black over Shirov
Aug-06-22  ndg2: Gukesh now with 8/8 in the Olympiad, beating Caruana. #20 with 16, youwzers!
Aug-06-22  Noah Parking: The Caruana defeat is not posted yet.
Aug-07-22  Whitehat1963: Let’s see how he does once he’s playing often against players rated in the top 20. I don’t think he’s quite ready for prime time yet. But give him about three or four more years, and we’ll see. Ditto Abdusattorov and Firouzja. None of them are quite ready to become consistently top 5 players, but we’ll be seeing a lot of their games for the next 20 years.
Aug-07-22  fisayo123: Firouzja is currently in the top 5. WTH are you talking about
Aug-07-22  fisayo123: I'll like to see Gukesh' record in his last 50 classical games. He must be winning 75-80% of his games.

He's been winning a lot recently and came into the Olympiad with extreme confidence. His result while amazing is not that unbelievable , all things considered.

Aug-07-22  fabelhaft: Gukesh seemed ”normal” in Biel a few weeks ago, scoring +3-2=2 in a field where only Le Quang Liem was 2700…
Aug-07-22  indianchessupdates: Gukesh wins 5 Chess Tournaments in a row till July leading into Olympiad. His performance was nothing less than extraordinary this year.
Aug-07-22  supy: There we go, Gukesh going for 9,0/9!
Aug-08-22  Rdb: Thank God <gukesh> did not win against <mamdeyrov> in 9th round otherwise excitement/hype would be crazy - conspiracy theories too would be crazier.

Well, even in 8th round too it could be draw but caruana declined draw by repetition.


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  chancho: Dommaraju Gukesh...
Sep-19-22  Saniyat24: Gukesh D (2726) - Jones, Gawain C B (2623)
Spanish League Honour Division ( [2] 2022.09.18 D94 Gruenfeld, 5.e3

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 O-O 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bc4 Nxc3 8.bxc3 c5 9.O-O Qc7 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.Ba3 b6 12.Rac1 Bb7 13.e4 Na5 14.Bd3 Bh6 15.Rb1 Rac8 16.d5 e6 17.c4 Rce8 18.Qc2 f5 19.Rfe1 fxe4 20.Bxe4 exd5 21.cxd5 Bc8 22.d6 Qxd6 23.Rbd1 Qc7 24.Bd5+ Kh8 25.Bb2+ Bg7 26.Ng5 Bf5 27.Qc3 Rxe1+ 28.Rxe1 h6 29.Qxg7+ Qxg7 30.Re7 Black Resigns 1-0

Oct-05-22  virginmind: His last FIDE rating is 2732, not 2563, maybe you should do something about this,

Currently playing in the ECCC 2022.

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  MissScarlett: We'll get back to you - sometime in 2024, probably.
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  fredthebear: Yeah, and update that fine looking beard Gukesh has. It looks good on him, better than mine and yours.

Remember, India had TWO teams finish ahead of the USA and Europe in the 2022 Olympiad!! They kicked our collective buttocks; the respect has been well-earned. They did the IMPOSSIBLE.

India is a chess powerhouse!!

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  MissScarlett: In the last Olympics, USA finished 1st with 113 medals; India placed 48th with 7. I'm not even going to mention the Winter Olympics.
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  fredthebear: It musta been the Summer Bear Olympics or the Strong Man Challenge or the Dubai Slugfest or the Chick-or-Cheat Games?

I'm thinking of a summer tournament where India finished 3rd and 4th and the USA 5th. It was a real shocker. Maybe it was just the women's portion of the event?

Well, here it is: Chennai Olympiad (2022)

Sorry for being unclear. This AM, I was really thinking about that virgin with 11K posts on this website and wondering how does that happen? Where have I been?? Then I get distracted by the correct spelling and puncturation, and the post just slips off the cage before I know it.

May-04-23  fabelhaft: After his first round win in the Sigeman tournament, Gukesh is just 10 Elo from a top ten spot. He could still get there on the live rating list while being 16 years old…
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  MissScarlett: If he's really 16, I'm Max Euwe's uncle.
May-06-23  L13: We live in the 2020s. We have hundreds of pics of Gukesh looking 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, etc. over the years. He looks pretty mature for his age, but there's absolutely no reason to think it's wrong.
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