Parimarjan Negi - Asian Champion 2012

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Post by viji » Mon May 28, 2007 5:21 am

A last round loss lands Negi in a 4 way tie for the first spot.
Tiebreak scores put him in the third place while Nepomniachtchi gets the first place.

Negi's score 7/11 is better than expected (5.5/11) and he is apparently expected to gain about 15 points.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?rep ... PO&ssid=93
Not bad, after some difficult times in several tournaments.

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Player Thread

Post by kujo » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:02 am

Some news on Negi from The Hindu.
Talent, training keeps Negi on course
http://www.hindu.com/2007/06/08/stories ... 442200.htm

Training regularly with some of these reputed coaches comes with a price tag. In the past 15 months, Parimarjan's training and participation in tournament has cost over Rs. 45 lakh.

Admirably, Tata Tea supported Parimarjan to the tune of Rs. 30 lakh and the Union Ministry offered Rs. 18 lakh from its National Sports Development Fund.
That is nearly USD 100k in 15 months that Negi spent! Great to see the level of sponsorship commitment from Tata and Union Ministry for chess. But, I also suspect that being a Delhi boy gives access to the right people.... :)

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Player Thread

Post by kujo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:56 pm

You want to know where some of that 45 lakhs money went? Why, it went to line the pockets of one Mr. Nigel Short, as mentioned in the article here!! :)

Some excerpts:
The Guardian, Thursday July 13, 2006:   Alas, economic necessity occasionally obtrudes on this oneiric existence. So when an Indian gentleman emailed me asking whether I would be prepared to coach his 13-year-old son, Parimarjan Negi, I accepted with, if not quite over-brimming enthusiasm, then a degree of satisfaction. The boy had already acquired a notable reputation in the chess world, but I confess I had not expected him to become a grandmaster between leaving home in Delhi and arriving at my door, as happened.
Nigel told us that he was forced to beat his student Negi, if just to demonstrate to Parimarjan's father that the direction of flow of cash (from them to him) for the training sessions was justified.
Nigel does write well. I didn't know about Adwaita, the tortoise of Robert Clive of India (1725-1774) which died in Mar 2006, untill I read this piece!

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Player Thread

Post by viji » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:43 pm

For last two years, Negi hadn't  been all that impressive (relative to what he had already achieved). However, recently, he had a string of good performances, including good performance at three tournaments  last two months.
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/chess-whiz- ... -5-23.html

Here are the reports from USCF on Philly international which he won
http://main.uschess.org/content/view/8541/468/
and World Open where he tied for first but lost in an Armageddon
http://main.uschess.org/content/view/8550/468/

I am happy that he is finally on the upward track. I was worried whether he will fizzle out after becoming GM very early.

Magnus Carlsen did have a bad year after becoming GM in 2004, he steadily lost rating between Fall 2004 and Fall 2005 before bouncing back and rising to current heights. Hopefully, now that Negi has gone through the post-GM title slump, he follows the same upward trend.

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Player Thread

Post by ajay » Sun May 13, 2012 10:06 pm

Congratulations Negi for becoming the Asian Champion. :clap:

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1		GM	Negi Parimarjan	IND		7
2		GM	Yu Yangyi	      CHN		7
3		GM	Salem A R Saleh	UAE		6.5
4		IM	Liu Qingnan	    CHN		6
5		GM	Barbosa Oliver	 PHI		6
6		GM	Ding Liren	     CHN		6
7		GM	Ni Hua	         CHN		6
8		GM	So Wesley	      PHI		6
He is the No. 5 in India, and also the No. 5 in the World junior list. Negi is the fourth Indian after Krishnan Sasikiran, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Pentala Harikrishna to win the Asian title (Anand never played this event). Negi's achievement is significant, because this year the event was very strong with the participation of Chinese and Vietnamese players.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/chess/Parimarjan-Negi-is-Asian-chess-champion/articleshow/13122042.cms wrote:Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi won the Asian continental chess championship despite losing to AR Saleh Salem of UAE in the final round that concluded.

Negi finished the tournament on 7 points and was tied for first place along with Yu Yangyi of China. But in their direct encounter earlier in the championship, Negi had beaten Yangyi, which helped him win the gold medal.

It was a shocker for Negi in the last round as he misplayed a level position against Saleh from a Slav defense game. The middle game was intense after Saleh sacrificed a rook for a knight but the computer analysis suggested that it was an easy draw for Negi who lost his nerves.

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Asian Champion 2012

Post by prasen9 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:27 pm

Negi wins crown Negi

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Asian Champion 2012

Post by prashanthm » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:31 pm

After playing a key role on the top board in India clinching the Olympiad Team Bronze, Negi shifts base and plans......

Shows us how tough chess as a profession can be....
Let's hope he comes back stronger after his program at Stanford....... :goodluck:

http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-spo ... 339358.ece

http://articles.economictimes.indiatime ... arjan-negi

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Asian Champion 2012

Post by Prashant » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:22 pm

Wow. Good for him I guess - I wonder if he will continue to play chess at a high level while being an undergraduate.

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Asian Champion 2012

Post by prashanthm » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:55 pm

He mentioned that he won't be playing full time, but not sure how much he'll play...
And, Stanford doesn't even have an in house chess program.... So, I guess he'll be concentrating on other things and get a bigger perspective of life....

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Re: Parimarjan Negi - Asian Champion 2012

Post by prashanthm » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:30 pm

Pari played a few games, but nothing significant, during his sabbatical...., probably in a bid to stay active...

He has finally made a come back after a 3-year sabbatical playing for India at the ongoing World Team Chess Championship..... :D

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