Dommaraju Gukesh, commonly known as Gukesh D, is a Chess Grandmaster from India with Elo ratings exceeding 2600 from FIDE, making him one of the best Indian chess players of all time. Gukesh recently crosses the 2700 Elo barrier in classical, putting him on the short list of Super Grandmasters.
Full Name: Dommaraju Gukesh
Title: Grandmaster – Achieved in 2019
International Master – Achieved in 2018
Candidate Master – Achieved in 2015
Place of birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Born: May 29, 2006
World ranking: 18
Peak rating: 2732 – Reached in September, 2022
Most Frequently Played Openings
With The White Pieces
- Reti System
- King’s Indian Attack
- Queen’s Gambit Declined
With The Black Pieces
- Sicilian Defense
- King’s Indian
Dommaraju Gukesh is a Grandmaster chess player born on May 29, 2006, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Gukesh was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2019, the International Master title in 2018, and the Candidate Master title in 2015. As of September 2022, his Peak rating was 2726.
Gukesh won the Under-9 Category of the Asian School Chess Championships section in 2015 and the Under-12Section of the World Youth Chess Championships in 2018. In addition, Gukesh won gold in the U-12 individual rapid and blitz, U-12 team rapid and blitz, and U-12 individual classical formats at the 2018 Asian Youth Chess Championships. In March 2018, Gukesh finalized the specifications for the title of International Master at the 34th Cappelle-la-Grande Open.
Gukesh almost exceeded Sergey Karjakin as the youngest grandmaster in history. However, he fell short by 17 days. On January 15, 2019, Gukosh became the 2nd youngest grandmaster in history, at 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days. Gukosh is, however, India’s youngest chess Grandmaster as of 2022.
Gukosh won the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, Gelfand Challenge, in June 2021, scoring 14 out of 19 points.
In August 2022, Gukosh started the 44th Chess Olympiad with a perfect score of 8/8, helping the United States defeat the No. 1 ranked United States in the eighth match.
Gukosh finished with a score of 9 out of 11, a performance of 2867 Elo, and the gold medal on the first board.
Dommaraju Gukesh vs Makan Rafiee – Sunway Sitges Open Round 6 – Sitges ESP, December 16, 2019
Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Dommaraju Gukesh Round 7 – Gibraltar Masters – La Caleta GIB, January 28, 2019
Dommaraju Gukesh vs Johann Hjartarson – Kvika Reykjavik Open Round 8 – Reykjavik ISL, April 11, 2022
If you’re interested in seeing more games, you can go through the top ten list of Gukesh’s best games.
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