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.
Chess Olympiad 2020 – Captain of the team
Prague Chess Masters, Feb 2020
July 2019 at Switzerland
European Club Cup, November 2019
Prague Chess Festival 2019
Sweden May 2018
Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands 2018
Dubai Open 2017
Armenia July 2016