Parimarjan Negi: 4th Youngest Grandmaster in Indian history
Parimarjan Negi is an Indian chess grand-master and Arjuna award holder who was born on 9th February 1993. He is a former Indian and Asian champion, also played on the top board for the bronze medal which lead Indian team towards victory in the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Norway and he is the 4th youngest grand-master in history, he achieved the grand-master title at the age of 13 years. He did his schooling from Amity International School in New Delhi. Graduated from Stanford University, USA with Mathematics major in 2018.
Chess made Parimarjan Negi dream of studying in Stanford possible. He got his admission in Stanford in Computer Science course just because he plays chess. Negi said that he still haven’t take chess as a professional career because after achieving the GM title, I was not able to improve my game much and my chess career had plateaued but I’m working on it. He is in the top 50 chess genius and parallelly he is also working on his new passion towards coding.
Achievement as a player
|Won the Asian Youth Chess Championship in 2002 in Tehran.|
|Negi thus became the youngest chess grand-master of India in 2006 after drawing match with Russian grand-master Ruslan Sherbakov and the second youngest ever in the world.|
|Won the strong Philadelphia International Open Tournament in June 2008 and score 7/9.|
|Bagged second position in World Junior Chess Championship- 2008 in Gazientep.|
|Won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen in 2009 and score 8.5/10|
|Won the 48th National Premier Chess Championship on 22nd December 2010, in New Delhi.|
|Won the 11th Asian Chess Championship in Ho Chi Minh City.|
|Tied for first place in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open in 2012 and 2013.|
|Won the Politiken Cup for the second time in 2013|