Arjun Erigaisi (born 3 September 2003) is an Indian chess grandmaster. He is the reigning Indian national chess champion. He earned the title of grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 13 days, making him the 32nd youngest person ever to achieve the title of grandmaster. He is the 54th grandmaster from India.
In January 2022, Arjun won Tata Steel Chess 2022 Challengers. He will be playing in the masters section in the next Tata Steel Chess tournament. His final score was 10.5/13 and his TPR in the tournament was 2800+ which propelled his FIDE Rating to 2659.5 thereby breaking into the top 100 in Classical format.
In March 2022, he was crowned the Indian National Champion by winning the 58th MPL National Championship of India 2022 with a score of 8.5/11. Furthermore, in March Arjun won the 19th Delhi Open- edging out Gukesh D and Harsha Bharathakoti on tie-break after all scored 8.5/10.
In April 2022, he participated in the first leg of MPL Indian Chess Tour organised by Chess24 and clinched the victory with a round to spare with a score of 30/45 (+8 =6 -1).
In August 2022, Arjun won the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival with 7.5/9 and a performance rating of 2893
PGN OF THE GAME:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 b5 6. e4 d6 7. a3 Ba5 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Ne2 exd5 10. cxd5 a6 11. O-O Nbd7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. g4 h6 14. Ng3 Ne5 15. Nce2 Bb6 16. Kg2 c4 17. Bd2 Nfd7 18. Bc3 Nc5 19. h3 Qh4 20. Qd2 Bd7 21. Nd4 g6 22. f4 Ned3 23. Bxd3 Nxd3 24. Nf3 Qd8 25. f5 g5 26. f6 Re5 27. Bxe5 dxe5 28. Nxg5 Nf4+ 29. Rxf4 exf4 30. Qxf4 Bd4 31. e5 Bxb2 32. Nxf7 Qf8 33. Nxh6+ Kh7 34. g5 Bxa1 35. Qe4+ Kh8 36. Qg6 Be8 37. f7 Bc6 38. dxc6 Bxe5 39. Nhf5 1-0
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