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Parimarjan Negi
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 666
Years covered: 2003 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2639 (2613 rapid, 2613 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2671

Overall record: +243 -123 =271 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (129) 
    B30 B48 B78 B90 B32
 Ruy Lopez (76) 
    C78 C67 C91 C84 C65
 French Defense (55) 
    C11 C18 C02 C16 C10
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B18 B12 B17 B16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (28) 
    C91 C84 C95 C97 C99
 French (27) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (102) 
    B90 B92 B22 B96 B52
 Grunfeld (43) 
    D85 D76 D87 D94 D78
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B94
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C84 C77 C69 C65 C89
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D31 D30 D37 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Negi vs A Hobber, 2014 1-0
   Negi vs Erenburg, 2005 1-0
   Negi vs Hebden, 2005 1-0
   Yu Yangyi vs Negi, 2012 0-1
   T Abergel vs Negi, 2010 0-1
   Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014 1-0
   Negi vs T Lanchava, 2005 1-0
   Negi vs S Lund, 2009 1-0
   G Zimmermann vs Negi, 2005 0-1
   F Bindrich vs Negi, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   World Youth Stars (2007)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Negi's best by VishyFan
   2005 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer
   Indian Kids by samsal27

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   Negi vs Khachiyan (Feb-13-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J Sheng vs Negi (Feb-13-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Negi vs K F Kiewra (Feb-13-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Dreev vs Negi (Feb-13-19) 0-1, rapid
   Negi vs Mo Zhai (Feb-07-19) 1-0, rapid

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(born Feb-09-1993, 30 years old) India

[what is this?]
Parimarjan Negi was born in New Delhi. He picked up the game of chess at the age of 4 and in 2002 won the Asian Under-10 Championship. He was third in the 2004 World U-12 Championship in Heraklio, Crete, and in July of 2005, he became the world's youngest International Master. Before his thirteenth birthday he made two grandmaster norms and, in June 2006, he made his third. By doing so, Negi, aged 13 years and 142 days, beat Magnus Carlsen record by becoming the second-youngest person in history to complete all the requirements for the grandmaster title.

In 2008, Negi marked his improvement with joint first place at the Kaupthing Open in Luxembourg and clear first at the Philadelphia Open. He was runner-up behind Abhijeet Gupta in the World Junior Championship (2008) with 9.5/13. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) by winning Zonal 3.7, winning round one in a walkover as his opponent Vladimir Akopian was a last minute withdrawal because of health reasons. His opponent in the second round was Teimour Radjabov, the result being a win for the Azeri super-GM. In October 2011, Negi came equal 1st with 7.5/9 in the 15th International Bavarian Open. 2012 started with a good showing (7/10) in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2012), and although this was offset by a mediocre (4/9) at the Aeroflot Open (2012), he put in a strong performance at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012), coming 2nd on tiebreak behind winner Pentala Harikrishna with 7/9 and a 2699 TPR and then followed up with a par for rating 6/9 at the 14th Dubai Open (2012). Despite a last round loss in the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012), Negi scored 7/9 and won the event, thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2013). He placed second with 7/9 at Leiden in July 2012 and represented India on board 3 at the Chess Olympiad (2012). He finished up 2012 at the 1st International GM Round Robin Chess Tournament where he scored a relatively rating-neutral 4/10 but started 2013 on an upbeat note by coming 2nd with 6.5/9 at the Baden Baden Open in February, a half point behind Etienne Bacrot. Then in March 2013, he placed =1st with 7/9 at the 29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013), temporarily returning him to the top 100. In July-August 2013, Negi scored a stunning 9/10 to win the Politiken Cup (2013) outright, a point clear of Ivan Cheparinov and several other joint runners-up.

At the 2013 World Cup, Negi lost his first round match to Ukrainian GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko and was eliminated from the tournament.

Negi played board 1 for India in the Chess Olympiad (2014) played in Tromsø, and led his team to the upset of the Olympiad to win a bronze medal.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: Parimarjan Negi

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 681  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ganguly vs Negi  1-0522003Commonwealth-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Negi vs So 1-0342003Wch U10B33 Sicilian
3. Negi vs S Hamm  ½-½4720037th BayEMB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. R Mainka vs Negi ½-½492003Bad Wiessee OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
5. R Mamedov vs Negi  1-0222004Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Negi vs I Kadimova 1-0292004Dubai OpenB27 Sicilian
7. Negi vs F Velikhanli  ½-½302004Dubai OpenB07 Pirc
8. H Al-Hadarani vs Negi 0-1332004Dubai OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Negi vs N Mamedov 1-0342004Dubai OpenB57 Sicilian
10. A Kuzmin vs Negi  1-0452004Dubai OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Negi vs I Hakki  ½-½652004Dubai OpenB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
12. S Megaranto vs Negi  1-0292004Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Negi vs B Thorfinnsson  0-1562004Biel MTO opB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. E Alekseev vs Negi  1-0372005Corus Group CB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Negi vs T Lanchava 1-0282005Corus Group CB06 Robatsch
16. L'Ami vs Negi  1-0682005Corus Group CD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. L Pliester vs Negi  ½-½292005Corus Group CD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Negi vs M Bosboom ½-½332005Corus Group CC41 Philidor Defense
19. B de Jong-Muhren vs Negi 1-0342005Corus Group CB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. Negi vs Z Mamedjarova 1-0392005Corus Group CC42 Petrov Defense
21. A Korotylev vs Negi  1-0392005Corus Group CE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. Negi vs Spoelman  ½-½562005Corus Group CB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. J Wempe vs Negi 0-1322005Corus Group CE14 Queen's Indian
24. Negi vs H Jonkman 1-0412005Corus Group CC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. N Zhukova vs Negi  1-0552005Corus Group CD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 681  PGN Download
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May-11-12  shivasuri4: Negi, with 6 points, plays 2550-rated GM Olivier Barbosa, one of the 3 players with 5.5 points in the penultimate round tomorrow.
May-12-12  notyetagm: At the <ASIAN CONTINENTAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP>, Negi has sole possession of 1st place after winning 6(!) games in a row.

May-14-12  waustad: Congrats on the first place tie with Yu Yangyi in the Asian Continental champs. He won 7 and lost 2, with no draws.
May-30-12  wordfunph: "Winning six straight games after losing the very second game was something that even surprised me. But then I have been working hard on the aspect of dealing with defeats and not carrying the emotions too long. It’s a natural progression for me and shows that I’ve been becoming stronger psychologically."

- GM Parimarjan Negi (after winning the 2012 Asian Continental Individual Chess Championship)

Jul-07-12  Pirandus: Puis-je voir une partie Carlsen vs. Negi? Si non, pourquoi?
Jul-07-12  unsound: Non. Parce que, apparemment, Carlsen n'a jamais joue contre Negi.
Jan-13-13  fref: Ce gars-là vient de gagner le "Death Match 10" contre le GMI Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez
Mar-03-13  quantum.conscious: <Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi finished in a tie for the top spot with seven other GMs in the 29th edition of the Capelle-a-Grande tournament.

Negi settled for a draw with Sergey Fedorchuk in the final round of the event that featured 76 Grandmasters in a field of 563 players.

Negi scored seven out of nine in the event played over a Swiss System.

Interestingly, Negi had tied with fellow Indian P Harikrishna in the same event last year, and lost out the Trophy in a tie-break.

The same happened this time as Negi was placed second on the basis of tie-break points with GM Sugirov Sanan of Russia.

Negi (2638) received 1700 euros from the prize kitty and will gain about eight ELO points from the event.>

Aug-04-13  SimonWebbsTiger: Negi won Politiken Cup 2013. An interview, in Danish, on this link.
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  Penguincw: Happy 21st birthday to GM Parimarjan Negi.

< By doing so, Negi, aged 13 years and 142 days, beat Magnus Carlsen record by becoming the second-youngest person in history to complete all the requirements for the grandmaster title. >

Hmm. Maybe in the future, India might get a rematch against Carlsen by sending Negi. ;)

Also, it looks like he lost to Karjakin for youngest to earn the GM title by just a few months.

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  ketchuplover: Happy 21st :)
Sep-27-14  Albertan: Q&A with the Class of 2018′s Chess Grandmaster:

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  ketchuplover: Best wishes at Harvard young man :)
Jan-22-15  shivasuri4: <ketchuplover>, it's Stanford, actually, not Harvard. This is a major blow for Indian chess. Good luck to Negi though.
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  ketchuplover: Happy birthday young man :)
Feb-09-16  JohnBoy: The picture is way old and needs to be updated.
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  Tabanus: Looks like Stanford took the chess away.
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  saffuna: From the interview (which is very good):

" If I had won that match, I would have had a very good chance of winning that event. It was a high-stress situation. I was very close to winning, a few seconds away, probably. One move — I know that, he knows that. But suddenly I make this absolutely huge blunder that’s for, like, four-year-olds. A complete blackout. "

Does anybody know what game he is referring to?

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  saffuna: Maybe this game? Negi vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2014
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  Penguincw: < Feb-09-14 Penguincw: [Negi becomes 2nd youngest ever GM]. >

And fast forward just 5 years later, when <four> people have broken the record for 2nd youngest ever GM. Negi isn't even the youngest ever <Indian> to become a GM - third youngest now.

But Happy Birthday!

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  technical draw: He has retired from chess and is a computer scientist.
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  MissScarlett: There’s a difference?
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  Messiah: <technical draw: He has retired from chess and is a computer scientist.>


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  technical draw: <Messiah> Here you go:
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  Messiah: <technical draw: <Messiah> Here you go:

Thank you very much!

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