International Chess Grandmaster
Achiever of 15 gold medals
  • Abhijeet Gupta

    Life in chess

    Abhijeet has won many laurels for the country, winning 23 medals in all in various World, Asian and Commonwealth Chess Championships in Sub Junior, Junior and Senior Category. Abhijeet became National Junior (Under-19) Chess Champion at the age of 13 years and 10 days in 2002, a record unsurpassed till 2011.

    Abhijeet got his Grandmaster title by winning the Bronze medal and his final GM norm in the Commonwealth Chess championship in 2007. Soon after he announced his arrival on the world stage after winning the strong Parsvnath International open in New Delhi.

    Later in 2008, Abhijeet won the World Junior title and became the third Indian after V Anand and P Harikrishna to achieve this feat.

    In 2009 he won the Kaval open in Greece and played in the world cup.

    In 2010, Abhijeet won the bronze medal in the Asian individual championship.

    2011 was glorious as he won the National Championship, the Dubai open, The London Classic FIDE open and the Vizag International tournament.

    He also won two silver and one gold in the Asian team championship in 2012 along with the Kavala open once again and the Philadelphia open. However the best was reserved for the chess Olympiad where he won the Silver medal for his individual performance on the fourth board.

    Recently in 2013 Abhijeet won the Commonwealth chess championship and ended the year on a high by winning the Al-Ain Classic open. He followed the Al-Ain victory with a splendid show in the Parsvnath International as well in January 2014 by winning it quite easily.

    Personal life

    Abhijeet was born on 16th October 1989. Father Ajay is a banker and mother Anjana is the homemaker. Abhijeet has an elder sister, Abhilasha, married to Shailendra and she lives in Ajmer.

    How I Started My
    Chess Career