GM Anish Giri

Full name
Anish Giri
Born
Jun 28, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Federation
Netherlands
Profiles

Anish Giri is the Netherlands premier chess prodigy. Giri started to play chess at the age of 6 years old and became a FIDE Master in 2008 at the age of 14.

Within a year of becoming a FIDE Master he became an International Grandmaster at the young age of 14 years, 7 months and 2 days in 2009. When he achieve his Grandmaster titled, he was the youngest in the world at the time. 

At the young age of 19, he has astounded even the strongest players in the world, many dubbing him a future challenger to the throne! Recently rising to the 5th spot in FIDE’s top player rankings (December 2018), perhaps the most amazing thing about Giri is how little time he’s had to devote to chess! A full-time student, Giri recently finished his studies and plans to pursue a full time career as a chess professional and eventually challenge for the world championship title.

Anish Giri

Anish Giri doing commentary at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. | © Maria Emelianova/Chess.com

He has previously played under different countries but is listed in the Netherlands federation right now on his FIDE profile. Giri describes his playing style as a “pretty universal playing style...sometimes I am very sharp when I play and less at other times. My game depends on my position”.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (6) : A40
Caro-Kann Defense (15) : B12 B13 B10 B17 B19
Nimzo-Indian Defense (7) : E34 E36 E33 E46 E32 E55
Petrov's Defense (7) : C42
Pirc Defense (13) : B07 B08 C00 B09
Budapest Defense (1) : A52
Modern Defense (2) : B06 A41
Catalan Opening (31) : E03 E00 E01 E05
Queen's Pawn Opening (10) : D02 A40 A41
Alekhine Defense (3) : B02
Giuoco Piano Game (25) : C53 C50
King's Indian Attack (46) : A07 A08
Semi-Slav Defense (12) : D43 D45 D47
Queen's Gambit Accepted (9) : D27 D28 D22 D20
Queen's Indian Defense (26) : E15 E19 E17 E16
Reti Opening (18) : A04 A05 A09
Gruenfeld Defense (25) : D84 D97 D85 D80 D86 D87
Scotch Game (8) : C44 C45
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Colle System (1) : D04
Italian Game (1) : C55
Bogo-Indian Defense (15) : E11
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (1) : B06
Scandinavian Defense (3) : B01
Four Knights Game (3) : C46
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (1) : D70
Old Indian Defense (2) : A53
Bishop's Opening (1) : C24
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (1) : A01
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (3) : D78
Tarrasch Defense (2) : D34
Trompowsky Attack (1) : A45
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (3) : D44
Benoni Defense (5) : A63 A68 A60 A70
Blumenfeld Countergambit (2) : E10
Benko Gambit Declined (1) : A57
Black Pieces
Giuoco Piano Game (14) : C53 C50
Queen's Pawn Opening (27) : D02 D03 D00 A40 A41
Reti Opening (33) : A06 A04 A09 A05
Petrov's Defense (46) : C42 C43
King's Indian Attack (21) : A07
Vienna Game (4) : C25 C26 C27
Clemenz Opening (1) : A00
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Polish Opening (2) : A00
Van't Kruijs Opening (2) : A00
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Bird's Opening (2) : A02
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (4) : A01
Trompowsky Attack (9) : A45
Four Knights Game (8) : C48 C46 C47
Caro-Kann Defense (8) : B14 B12 B13 B10 B19
Colle System (1) : D05
Dutch Defense (2) : A80
Torre Attack (10) : A48 A46
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Catalan Opening (8) : E00 E01
Scotch Game (1) : C45
Bishop's Opening (7) : C28 C24
Semi-Slav Defense (32) : D43 D45 D44 D47
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (2) : D44
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A58
Italian Game (2) : C55
Grob Opening (1) : A00
Alekhine Defense (3) : B03 B02 B04
Bogo-Indian Defense (1) : E11
King's Gambit Accepted (2) : C33 C34
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (2) : D78 D71
Pirc Defense (3) : B07 B09
Modern Defense (2) : B06
Lion Defense (1) : B07
Queen's Indian Defense (1) : E12
Benoni Defense (4) : A70 A65 A60 A67
Richter-Veresov Attack (1) : D01

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