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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
V S Gujrathi 
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 1,009
Years covered: 2006 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2726 (2636 rapid, 2755 blitz)

Overall record: +211 -70 =263 (63.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 465 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (52) 
    D02 E10 E00 A46 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (51) 
    D37 D38 D30 D35 D39
 Slav (43) 
    D12 D11 D10 D13 D15
 Catalan (41) 
    E04 E06 E01
 Grunfeld (38) 
    D85 D78 D70 D90 D99
 King's Indian (37) 
    E60 E62 E67 E63 E61
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B33 B90 B67 B45 B30
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C65 C67 C80 C77 C81
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    D02 A45 E10 E00 D01
 English, 1 c4 c5 (37) 
    A33 A35 A37 A34 A36
 Caro-Kann (37) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D38 D37 D31 D30
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dubov vs V S Gujrathi, 2022 0-1
   V S Gujrathi vs Gelfand, 2018 1/2-1/2
   V S Gujrathi vs Shankland, 2020 1-0
   Firouzja vs V S Gujrathi, 2021 0-1
   V S Gujrathi vs Kramnik, 2019 1-0
   V S Gujrathi vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 1/2-1/2
   Shimanov vs V S Gujrathi, 2011 0-1
   R Svane vs V S Gujrathi, 2018 0-1
   V S Gujrathi vs Shirov, 2022 1-0
   K Holm vs V S Gujrathi, 2016 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Wch U14 (2008)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2018)
   Biel (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   World Cup (2021)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 WYCO U-16 by gauer

   🏆 Vidit - Svidler
   V S Gujrathi vs Svidler (Jun-01-23) 1-0
   P Galperin vs V S Gujrathi (May-25-23) 1/2-1/2
   V S Gujrathi vs D Yuffa (May-24-23) 1/2-1/2
   L Moroni Jr vs V S Gujrathi (May-23-23) 1/2-1/2
   V S Gujrathi vs V Sanal (May-22-23) 1/2-1/2

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FIDE player card for Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

(born Oct-24-1994, 28 years old) India

[what is this?]
FIDE Master (2005); International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2013). He won the U14 World Youth Championship in October 2008 and was runner up in the World U16 World Championship in 2009 behind Sethuraman P Sethuraman.

Vidit's equal third at the Asian Continental Championship 2015 qualified him to play at the World Cup (2015) where he was eliminated from the event in the first round by Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista.

Wikipedia article: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,155  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V S Gujrathi vs P Idani  1-0362006Asia-ch YouthD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
2. P Sathya vs V S Gujrathi 0-1232008Commonwealth ChampionshipA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. V S Gujrathi vs K Abhishek  0-1542008Commonwealth ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M Sidhant vs V S Gujrathi  0-1412008Commonwealth ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
5. V S Gujrathi vs Pankaj Pendalwar  1-0442008Commonwealth ChampionshipA15 English
6. C A Galappaththi vs V S Gujrathi  0-1452008Commonwealth ChampionshipA15 English
7. V S Gujrathi vs M R Venkatesh  ½-½192008Commonwealth ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. A Gupta vs V S Gujrathi  0-1422008Commonwealth ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. V S Gujrathi vs Deepan Chakkravarthy J  ½-½412008Commonwealth ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. Sengupta vs V S Gujrathi  0-1712008Commonwealth ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
11. V S Gujrathi vs S Arun Prasad  0-1532008Commonwealth ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. N Murshed vs V S Gujrathi 0-1662008Commonwealth ChampionshipA22 English
13. Hoai Nam Pham vs V S Gujrathi  0-1462008Wch U14D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. V S Gujrathi vs G Gaehwiler  1-0442008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. N Lortkipanidze vs V S Gujrathi  0-1502008Wch U14D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
16. V S Gujrathi vs Y Zhou  1-0582008Wch U14A15 English
17. Swiercz vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½612008Wch U14B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. V S Gujrathi vs B Bok  1-0762008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
19. A Stukopin vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½162008Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
20. V S Gujrathi vs S Narayanan  1-0482008Wch U14A46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. M Lagarde vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½462008Wch U14B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
22. V S Gujrathi vs U Bajarani  ½-½692008Wch U14A15 English
23. J E Garcia vs V S Gujrathi  0-1632008Wch U14A12 English with b3
24. Negi vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½4220098th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
25. V S Gujrathi vs J Zhou  ½-½2520098th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,155  PGN Download
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Dec-18-17  whiteshark: If the organizers [of the 2017 London Classic Bore] want to attract spectators, then there is no shortage of hungry and up-and-coming talent out there just waiting for their shot at these guys. <The Indian superstar Santosh Vidit (age 23), who was only recently awarded the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ in India, <lamented in an interview that he lacked opportunities to meet these elite players in over the board competition.>>

Congratulations and many top-class invitations in 2018!!

Jan-28-18  Whitehat1963: Now ranked number 30 in the world on the live list. Still yonng. Can he break into the top 10, or is he already at his peak?
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  OhioChessFan: Just beat Shankland. Seems on the verge of being worthy of some elite tournament invites.
Dec-19-18  DonPepe: One of the three stooges
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  Penguincw: I see everyone call this guy "Vidit", which I'm guessing is his last name?

Based on 2 posts I made here in 2013 and 2015, his name was "Santosh Gujrathi Vidit", making Vidit (presumably) his last name.

Now "Vidit" is listed first, so it's his first name?

Jan-17-19  nok: Santosh is his dad. He is <Vidit>. Or if necessary, <S Vidit> (note the bare initial). Many Marathians don't use surnames and it can even be insulting because it reminds them of the caste system.

Once again, CG is led astray in an ill-advised quest for exhaustiveness and verbosity. Russian patronyms were bad enough, but at least those are used.

Less is more.

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  Penguincw: Vidit, after winning the Challengers Tournament in 2018, scored +1 at Tata Steel Masters (2019).

He became the first winner of the Challengers/Group B to achieve a positive score at the top group the very next year, since compatriot Baskaran Adhiban.

Feb-02-19  jith1207: Vidit and Artemiev have some rivalry. In 2016 Lake Sevan tournament, Vidit finished first while Artemiev came a place behind. Fast track to 2019 Jan, Vidit has started playing elite tournaments like Tata Steel Chess and Artemiev has won the Gibraltar chess.
Feb-02-19  jith1207: Vidit is his name. Santosh is his father's name. Gujrathi is his family surname. Wikipedia and a lot of its early reference articles have got only Vidit Gujrathi as his name. FIDE card seems to have included his father name as middle name, so I guess this profile is updated to reflect the same. Name could be more appropriately Vidit S Gujrathi or S Vidit Gujrathi (as is custom to be used in India) but expanding all names is fine as long as they are not confused with.

Addressing him as Vidit or Vidit Gujrathi would be apt.

Jul-25-19  kkshethin:
Jul-25-19  kkshethin: Chessgames can upload picture
Jul-25-19  PhilPlaysChess: indians are so great at chess. Look at vidit gujarath for example, super GM world top 100 at just 24. congratulations.
Sep-14-19  wordfunph: Magandang lalaki ito so this is where So falls. Best of luck Vidit!
Sep-15-19  torrefan: I hope the Indian contingent help Vidit prepare against So
Feb-21-20  wordfunph: bad day for Vidit, he lost 3 straight games last night in Prague.
Aug-19-21  Albertan: Vidit Gujrathi returns to Champions Chess Tour:

Oct-15-21  cro777: The first rule is not to lose!

In Round 4 of the Chess Super League 2021 (Round robin for teams, online chess league) GMs Vidit Gujrathi, Raunak Sadhwani, and Iniyan P. had missed (or forgot about) the rule that offering a draw before move 40 is not allowed and lost their games this way.

Vidit is playing for the Brutal Bishops team.

Vidit (Brutal Bishops) - Sasikiran (Krazy Nights)

Final position. (Last: 26.g3)

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Vidit lost due to offering a draw before move 40.

Oct-18-21  cro777: The journey in Chess Super League (CSL) ends today. Played great games today, but it wasn’t enough to reach the finals.

Now time to read the rule book of FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 (!)

Oct-25-21  Albertan: Nakamura,Vidit withdraw as Grand Swiss goes ahead despite lockdown:

Jan-28-22  Albertan: Thé GM has a Twitter account at:

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Mar-18-22  Albertan: An exclusive interview with Vidit Gujrathi:

May-27-22  Albertan: Vidit Gujrathi and Tania Sachdev:Tickling the funny bone in the world of chess:

May-27-22  Albertan: India expected to get permission to field third team in Chess Olympiad:

Jun-03-22  Albertan: A highlight:The International Chess Festival Prague:

Vidit is participating in the ´´Masters’´ tournament.

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