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Parimarjan Negi

Country India
Born 9 February 1993
Uttarakhand, India
Title Grandmaster (2006)
Peak rating 2671 (October 2013)

Parimarjan Negi (born 9 February 1993) is a chess Grandmaster (GM) from India. In July 2005, he earned his third and final International Master norm at the Sort International open chess tournament in Sort, Spain. On 1 July 2006, at the age of 13 years and 142 days (13 years, 4 months, and 20 days), he became the second-youngest GM ever, second only to Sergey Karjakin, when he earned his third and final GM norm at the Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal Championship at Satka in Russia.

On 6 January 2006, he received his second GM norm at the Hastings Chess Congress where he scored 6/10, a performance of 2568. Negi finished 16th when he was 12 years, 10 months and 29 days old.

Parimarjan Negi studied in the Amity International School in New Delhi and won various tournaments there. Negi became the youngest Grandmaster in India on 1 July 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.

He was conferred with Arjuna Award in year 2010 by Government of India.

Negi started to study at Stanford University in 2014.

Chess career

Negi won the strong Philadelphia International Open Tournament in June 2008 with a score of 7/9, and was undefeated. In August 2008, he finished second, behind Abhijeet Gupta, at the World Junior Chess Championship in Gazientep. In 2009 he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen with 8.5/10, on tiebreaks over Boris Avrukh, and the 6th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.

Parimarjan Negi won the 48th National Premier Chess Championship on December 22, 2010 in New Delhi.

Negi has also won the 11th Asian Chess Championship held from May 4 to 14, 2012, in Ho Chi Minh City. He tied for first place in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he also won the Politiken Cup for the second time in his career.

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