Anish Giri Wins Sigeman & Co Tournament

Anish Giri Wins Sigeman & Co Tournament

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 30, 2010, 12:48 PM |
30 | Chess Event Coverage

Despite being one of the youngest GMs in the world today, 15-year old Anish Giri doesn't seem to have quite captured the imagination of chess fans just yet.  That will surely come very soon now.

Giri was born in St.Petersburg on 28 June 1994 to a Russian mother and Nepalese father. In 2002 the family moved to Japan, and more recently in 2008 they relocated again to the Netherlands.

As a result, the remarkable prodigy is fluent in Russian, English, Japanese and Dutch!

Giri earned his Grandmaster title in the C Group at the 2009 Corus tournament, and followed that up by winning the B Group in 2010.

Even the world champion Vishy Anand enlisted the help of the young lad to play some secret practice games before his recent world title defence.

In the 18th Sigeman & Co Tournament (26-30 May) in Malmo, Sweden, Giri started with three wins, settled for a quick draw with black in round four, and then sealed a dominating display by beating his nearest rival in the final round.

Giri's score of 4.5/5 gave him a tournament performance rating of 2920 Elo!

Magnus Carlsen had better hurry up and win the world championship before Anish Giri beats him to it! His progress seems inexorable...

The final standings...

Name Nat Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score TPR
Giri, Anish    NED
2642 *
1 1 ½
1 1 4½ 
2920
Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2610 0 *  ½  1 1 1   2710
Grandelius, Nils  SWE
2476 0 ½  *  1 ½  ½    2587
Hector, Jonny  SWE  2609 ½  0 0 *  1 1   2561
Hillarp Persson, Tiger  SWE  2542 0 0 ½  0 *  1   2425
Cramling, Pia  SWE  2536 0 0 ½  0 0 *  ½  2209


Giri's games from the event...

 

 

 

 

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