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GM Vidit Gujrathi joins the Chessdom commentators team for Anand – Carlsen 2013

GM Vidit Gujrathi

GM Vidit Gujrathi

GM Vidit Gujrathi, one of the bright young talents of Indian chess, will join the Chessdom commentators team for the World Chess Championship 2013, together with IM Aman Hambleton and IM Tania Sachdev.

GM Vidit Gujrathi comes from the small city of Nasik, India. He is 19 years old and the youngest commentator at the Chessdom team at the moment. Currently rated 2582 ELO, Vidit is well know for his multiple medals in youth and junior categories. World Champion U14 in 2008, tied 1st in U16 World Championship in 2009, bronze at the most recent World Junior Chess Championship, many times Indian youth champion, and joint winner of the Asian youth championships four times are just some of the success stories of Vidit.

For the past four years he is constantly in top 5 of the Indian National Championship, while in 2002 he achieved the silver medal.

See Vidit’s twitter account here

WCC 2013 info: Official website / Live games / Live games (2) /  Play online at Chessdom Arena

Indian youth champion 4 times

U-11 Indian champion 2005
U-13 Indian champion 2006
U-13 Indian champion 2007
U-15 Indian champion 2009

Asian Youth Joint winner for 4 times. (Silver medal on tiebreak each time)

U-12 Asian Championship 2005 in Delhi,India
U-12 Asian Championship 2006 in Tehran,Iran
U-14 Asian Championship 2008 in Tehran,Iran
U-20 Asian Juniors 2010 in Chennai,India

World achievements

U-14 World Championship in Vietnam 2008 – gold medal
U-16 World Championship in Turkey 2009 – silver medal
U-20 World Junior Chess Championship in Turkey 2013 – bronze medal

Vidit Gujrathi 5

Vidit with Vishy Anand

Winning cups and medals is Vidit's habit

Winning cups and medals is Vidit’s habit

 

Vidit is a very social person. Other than chess his passions are playing basketball, cricket, table tennis. But fir the next month his passion will be the World Chess Championship 2013

Vidit is a very social person. Other than chess his passions are playing basketball, cricket, table tennis. But fir the next month his passion will be the World Chess Championship 2013

 

 

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