Arjun Erigaysee Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography and more

Arjun Erigaysi is an Indian chess player who is known for winning the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival in August 2022.

Wiki/Biography

Arjun Erigaysi was born on Wednesday, 3 September 2003 (age 19 years; as in 2022) in Warangal, Telangana. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He studied at Shine High School, Hanamkonda. He dropped out of college in his second year while he was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Data Science.

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 3″

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Arjun Erigaceae

Family

parents and siblings

Arjun’s father’s name is E. Srinivasa Rao, who is a neurosurgeon.

Arjun Erigaysi with his father

Arjun Erigaysi with his father

His mother’s name is E. Jyoti.

Arjun Erigaysi with his mother

Arjun Erigaysi with his mother

His sister’s name is Keertana.

Arjun Erigaysi with his elder sister

Arjun Erigaysi with his elder sister

livelihood

Arjun’s first tournament was the AP State (Under-nine) Selection Tournament in 2011 in which he was the runner-up. In 2012, he won the gold medal in the state under-11 selection in Rajahmundry. In 2014, he won another gold at the Ahmedabad National Under-13 Championships. In 2015, he won the silver medal in the Asian Youth Championship.

Arjun Erigaisi at the Asian Youth Championship 2015

Arjun Erigaisi at the Asian Youth Championship 2015

In 2016, he received the title of Candidate Master by FIDE. In 2018, at the age of fourteen, he became the first Grandmaster from Telangana. In the same year, he won the silver medal in the World Youth Under-16 Chess Tournament.

Arjun Erigaisi posing with his gold medal at the World Youth Under-16 Chess Tournament 2018

Arjun Erigaisi posing with his gold medal at the World Youth Under-16 Chess Tournament 2018

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In 2021, he became the first Indian to qualify for the Goldmoney Asian Rapid of the Champions Chess Tour. In October 2021, he participated in the Junior U21 Round Table Open Chess in which he finished second. In November 2021, he finished third at the Lindores Abbey Blitz tournament. Later in November, he became the runner-up in the rapid and blitz category of the Tata Steel India Chess Tournament. In January 2022, he won the Challengers section at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022.

Arjun Erigaysi after winning Tata Steel Challengers 2022

Arjun Erigaysi after winning Tata Steel Challengers 2022

In March 2022, he won the MPL 58th Senior National Chess Championship 2022 in Kanpur and became the Indian National Champion.

Arjun Erigaysi after winning MPL National Championship 2022

Arjun Erigaysi after winning MPL National Championship 2022

Later in March, he won the 19th Delhi Open.

Arjun Erigaysi after winning the 19th Delhi Open 2022

Arjun Erigaysi after winning the 19th Delhi Open 2022

In 2022, he won a silver medal in the Chess Olympiad and became the seventh Indian to cross 2700 ELO rating.

Arjun Erigaisi posing with his silver medal won in Chess Olympiad 2022

Arjun Erigaisi posing with his silver medal won in Chess Olympiad 2022

Facts/General Knowledge

  • As of September 2022, Arjun’s FIDE rating is 2725. As of September 2022, his ranking is at number 24.
  • When Arjun was a child, he used to play chess with his friends for fun, but later he became serious about the game when he started winning tournaments. When he was eleven years old, his father enrolled him in Race Academy in Kothapet, SBI Colony in 2015.
    Arjuna Erigasci as a child

    Arjuna Erigasci as a child

  • After becoming the first Grandmaster in 2018 at the age of fourteen, he talked about his achievement in an interview and said,

    It is a feeling of pride and I am very happy. I worked very hard to achieve this. During the tournament I had to compete against many tough players. But I’m happy that I won in the end. When I came to know that I had become a Grandmaster, I ran and hugged my mother.

  • Arjun practices nine hours a day with his Israeli coach Mikhalevsky Victor.
  • In an interview, Arjun said that since the day he started playing chess, he has improved his mathematics. In the interview he further said,

    I became good at logical thinking and reasoning. I think most chess players feel the same way. One of my biggest challenges was dealing with failure. Initially, I used to feel bad after losing and my parents used to cheer me. But after a few years, I have learned how to fight back.”

  • In 2018, he contributed Rs. Assistance of Rs 50,000 to the people affected by flood in Kerala.
  • In January 2020, he participated in the Microscience Kramnik Gelfand event in Chennai.
    Arjun Erigassy participating in the Microsense Kramnik Gelfand Program 2020

    Arjun Erigassy participating in the Microsense Kramnik Gelfand Program 2020

  • In an interview, he had said that his parents supported him financially, but he wanted sponsors for himself. In the interview he further said,

    My parents have been taking care of my expenses, but I think it would be great if that burden was eased by some sponsors. Chess at the highest level is very expensive.

  • According to Arjun’s coach, he is a soft-spoken person. Talking about him in an interview, his coach Srinath Narayanan said,

    In general, he is very innocent and he loves chess, in this respect he is very easy and pleasant to work with. He is like a blank slate, he can see, teach and show whatever you tell him. I think that’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of working with him.”

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