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Parimarjan Negi Profile

Parimarjan Negi
Parimarjan Negi is the new face in the field of chess in India. Born on February 9, 1993, the chess player has shot into limelight by becoming the youngest Indian to earn the much coveted Grandmaster title in the sport. Negi developed the passion for chess right from his childhood. He started playing chess at the tender age of four. Over the passing years, Negi has climbed the ladder of success and has delivered commendable performance in the game, both at the national and international levels. Today, he is one of the prominent names in the field of chess and has been quickly recognized as someone to watch for, in the years to come.

Ladder Of Success
In 2002, Negi registered his maiden international success, when he won the Asian Under-10 championship at Tehran. In July 2005, he scored his third and final IM norm at the international Open in Sort, Spain, which made him the world's youngest International Master in chess. In the following year, when he earned his third and final Grand Master (GM) norm at the Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal Championship at Satka in Russia, he gained the position of the second youngest Grandmaster ever, second to Sergey Karjakin. By doing so, Negi replaced Pentala Harikrishna, as the youngest ever Indian Grand Master.

Personal Life
Parimarjan Negi was born on 9 February 1993, in Uttaranchal. At a very early age, the family shifted its base to Delhi. His father is an air traffic controller, while his mom is an executive in the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Parimarjan is studying at Amity International School, Delhi.