Anish Giri (1994) is a Russian-born Dutch grandmaster. He achieved the grandmaster title at the age of 14 years and 7 months. In 2016 he is one of the elite grandmasters in the top-10 of the world rankings. He is also one of only ten players who have broken the 2800 Elo rating barrier. Giri's career high is 2802.8, achieved in February 2015.
Giri won the Dutch Championship four times. Other tournament wins include the Wijk aan Zee B-Group in 2010, a shared first place in Malmö 2011 and a victory in Reggio Emilia 2011/12.
In 2014 Giri shared second place in Wijk aan Zee. He won the individual bronze medal for his first-board performance for the Dutch team at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø in Norway. He finished second at the strong Qatar Masters Open. In 2016 he qualified for the Candidates Tournament in Moscow, where he ended on 50%, with fourteen draws.
Giri has an all-round playing style and a strong technique. He likes to fight until the end in seemingly harmless positions, trying to squeeze blood from a stone. But whenever he sees an opportunity, he can be a very sharp tactician as well.
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