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Vidit Gujrathi is an Indian Chess player currently based out of Nashik, Maharashtra. He started playing chess at a very young age of 7 years. Since then he has won 4 National youth, 4 Asian youth Silver Medals, 3 medals in World youth championships.

In 2006, Vidit achieved the title of ‘International Master’ after finishing second in National Chess Championship 2008.  He attained the title of ‘Grandmaster’ in January 2013.

Since 2015, Vidit has been a prominent member of the Indian Chess Team and has represented India in two World Cups, Two World team championships & three major chess Olympiads. He is the fourth Indian ever to have crossed the Elo rating threshold of 2700 in 2017.

He has drawn more than thrice against World Champion, GM Magnus Carlsen and has also defeated former World Champion GM Kramnik. He has also defeated the Indian legend GM Anand and is poised to become the next Indian No1. He has also represented India at various International Events and winner of 5 Major International Grandmaster events – Biel, Malmo, Tata Steel, Lake Sevan, Prague.

In August 2020, Vidit was the Captain of the Indian Chess Team that won historic gold at FIDE Online Chess Olympiad. This was the first Gold for India at Chess Olympiad, previous best being Bronze medal in 2014.

He is currently ranked #3 in India, #24 in World.

The journey

achievements

Awards

Gold Medal

Chess Olympiad 2020 – Captain of the team

Silver Medal

Prague Chess Masters, Feb 2020

Winner of Biel International Chess

July 2019 at Switzerland

Silver Medal

European Club Cup, November 2019

Runner up

Prague Chess Festival 2019

Winner of Malmo International Event

Sweden May 2018

Winner of Tata Steel Chess Challengers

Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands 2018

Shared 1st position

Dubai Open 2017

Winner of Lake Sevan International Grandmasters Tournament

Armenia July 2016

Other Achievements

  • Won 6 medals in Asian Nations Cup, UAE 2016 (2 Gold,1 Silver , 3 Bronze).
  • Silver Medallist in National Premier Chess Championship, TN
    November 2015.
  • Gold Medal in National Team Chess Championship, Goa, March 2015.
  • Winner of Lake Sevan Category 16 Grandmaster closed tournament at Armenia 2014.
  • National Champion in National Challengers Championship at Dharamshala, 2014.
  • Bronze Medal winner in World Junior championship, Turkey, 2013.
  • Four times Asian Youth Joint Champion, (Silver on tiebreaks)
    (U-12 Delhi 2005, U-12 Iran 2006, Under-14 Iran 2008, U-20 Chennai 2010).
  • Silver medal World Under-16 category (Joint Winner), Turkey 2009.
  • 4 times National youth champion
    (U-11 Nagpur 2005,U-13 Bhiwani 2006,U-13 Delhi 2007,U-15 Mumbai 2009).
  • World Champion Under-14, Vietnam – 2008.
  • Gold Medal in Common Wealth Championship, Under-12,Mumbai 2006.
  • Winner of Lake Sevan Category 16 Grandmaster closed tournament at Armenia 2014.