Anish Giri

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Anish Giri
Giri in 2014 playing in the Bundesliga
Full name Anish Giri
Country Netherlands
(1994-06-28) June 28, 1994 (age 23)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2773
(#3 in the Jan 2016 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2798 (October 2015)

Anish Giri (born June 28, 1994)[1] is a Dutch chess prodigy. He got the grandmaster title at the age of 14 years, 7 months and 2 days at the 2009 Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands.[2]

Giri is the son of a Nepalese father (Sanjay Giri),[2] and a Russian mother (Olga Giri).[3] Giri was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on 28 June 1994.[1] In 2002, he moved to Japan with his parents. When he lived in Japan, he visited St. Petersburg regularly. Since February 2008, Giri and his family have been living in the Netherlands, in the Dutch city of Rijswijk where his father is working in a research and consulting foundation.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Anish Giri, 14, makes his final GM norm". 2009-01-31. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "NRN boy youngest grandmaster". 2009-02-01. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  3. "Promise of greatness in Dutch chess prodigy". 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2012-12-14.