Age: 16 Years
|Birth name||Dommaraju Gukesh The Bridge|
|Known for||Wiining a gold medal at the Chess Olympiad in August 2022|
|Physical Stats & More|
|FIDE rating||2699 (August 2022)|
• 2018: Youth Chess Championships
Note: He won five gold medals in the championship in U-12 individual rapid and blitz, U-12 team rapid and blitz, and the U-12 individual classical formats.
• 2022: Chess Olympiad
|Date of Birth||29 May 2006 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||16 Years|
|School||Velammal Vidyalaya, Mel Ayanambakkam, Chennai|
Father– Rajnikanth (ENT surgeon)
Mother– Padma (microbiologist)
|Chess player(s)||Bobby Fischer, Viswanathan Anand|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Gukesh D
- Gukesh D is an Indian chess player who is known for winning a gold medal at the Chess Olympiad in August 2022.
- He started learning chess at the age of seven in 2013. In an interview, his mother talked about his passion for chess and said,
He became crazy about chess from a very young age. The passion only grew stronger with each passing year, but not at the expense of other interests. He also follows and plays cricket, reads books (mostly biographies of sportspersons), plays badminton and table tennis, and enjoys get-togethers with friends and family during his time off from the board. He is a fussy eater at home, but eats whatever he gets while travelling for competitions.”
- In 2015, he won the U-9 section of the Asian School Chess Championships.
- He received his first National Championship title in the under-11 category in Pune in 2017.
Gukesh D wins National Championship 2017
- In 2018, he won the World Youth Chess Championships in the Under-12 category.
Gukesh D posing after winning World Youth Chess Championships 2018
- In March 2018, he was given the title of International Master at Cappelle-la-Grande Open.
- In 2019, he became the second-youngest grandmaster and as of 2022, he is the youngest Indian grandmaster.
- In June 2021, he won the Gelfand Challenge in Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour.
- His father gave up on his job to focus on Gukesh’s game. In an interview, his father talked about this and said,
It was quite tough to handle my profession and his career. I took a backseat to support my son. My wife goes to work. It’s quite tough but when you get these results we are happy for all the sacrifices we have done for him.”
- In an interview, his father said that when Gukesh started playing chess, he would follow R Praggnanandhaa’s style of play.