Parimarjan Negi

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2664
Residence: 
New Dehli, India
Age: 
22
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Parimarjan Negi’s success at the chessboard started at a very early age. He is the second youngest person to achieve the title of International Grandmaster - just behind Russian Super GM Sergei Karjakin, and ahead of World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Among his best results, Negi won the 11th Asian Chess Championship in 2012, the 2008 Philadelphia Open, and the 2009 & 2013 Politiken Cups in Denmark.

Negi currently stands as the No. 85 player in world with a rating of 2664. He is author of three chess books on 1.e4 opening theory. He currently attends Stanford University.

Parimarjan Negi studied in the Amity International School in New Delhi and won various tournaments there. Negi became the youngest Grandmaster in India on July 1, 2006 by drawing with Russian Grandmaster Ruslan Sherbakov and finished with six points from nine rounds of the Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal chess tournament in Satka. Negi replaces Pendyala Harikrishna as India's youngest ever GM.