Arjun Erigaisi Biography, Age, Height, Family, Parents, Education, State, FIDE Live Rating, Chess, Twitter

Arjun Erigaisi Biography, Age, Height, Family, Parents, Education, State, FIDE Live Rating, Chess, Twitter

Indian chess grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi has been in the news because he has been defeated by World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, know his age and rating

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen demonstrated his prowess by defeating young Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi in the opening game of the Julius Baer Generation Cup fast online chess competition winning the first two games.

Arjun Erigaisi Biography, Age, Height, Family, Parents, Education, State, FIDE Live Rating, Chess Career, Twitter

The Norwegian ace has the advantage after the opening round of the two-match finals, winning 2.5-0.5. To go to the blitz tie-break in the final, the Indians must now win the second four-game match.

In the first round, Carlsen was in command and defeated his opponent with white pieces in 40 moves. The Norwegian increased the ante and won in 29 moves in the second game.

Erigaisi did admirably to contain the raging world No. 1 to a draw in the third game, but Carlsen still easily won the opening match. Since then, Arjun has been the talk of the town with many people trying to find out more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:

Who Is Arjun Erigaisi?

Arjun Erigaisi is a well-known Indian chess grandmaster. He has been in the news because he has been defeated by World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the opening game of the Julius Baer Generation Cup fast online chess competition.

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He was born on September 3, 2003, in Warangal, Telangana, India. His father’s name is Dr. E. Srinivas Rao who is a neurosurgeon and his mother’s name is E. Jyothi who is a housewife. He also has one sister whose name is Keerthana.

He did his schooling at Shine High School, Hanmakonda. He later attended an unknown college where he studied a bachelor of data science. However, before completing his degree, he dropped out of college.

His height is 161 cm or 5 ft 5 inches. Currently, he is 19 years old.

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His Career

Arjun Erigaisi took home a silver medal from the Asian Youth Championship in Korea in 2015. He became the first grandmaster of the state of Telangana in 2018. He had a successful year in 2021 as the first Indian to qualify for the Goldmoney Asian Rapid of the Champions Chess Tour 2021.

At the Junior U21 Round Table Open Chess Championship (Classical), which was held in Bulgaria in October 2021, Arjun finished in second place. Along with Alexey Sarana, he scored 7/9. Arjun won the Rapid division of the Tata Steel India Chess Tournament (Rapid and Blitz) in December 2021.

Arjun Erigaisi won the Tata Steel Chess 2022 Challengers in January 2022. He was named the Indian National Champion in March 2022 after taking first place in the 58th MPL National Championship of India 2022 with an overall score of 8.5/11. He also won the 19th Delhi Open in March.

World Rank (Active):. 24. Federation: India. FIDE ID: 35009192. B-Year: 2003. Sex: Male. FIDE title: Grandmaster. Rating. std 2725.

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He took part in and won the first leg of the MPL Indian Chess Tour in April 2022, which was put up by Chess24. With a score of 7.5/9 and a performance rating of 2893, Arjun won the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival in August 2022.

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