Vidit Gujrathi Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography


Vidit Gujarati Quick Information
height 6 ft
weight 75 kg
Date of birth 24 October 1994
Zodiac sign Scorpio
eye color dark brown

Known Gujarati is an Indian chess player who is widely acknowledged as one of the best chess players the country has produced. In January 2013, he became only the 30th player from India to hold the title of Grandmaster. In August 2017, he became the fourth Indian after Viswanathan Anand, Krishnan Sasikiran and Pentala Harikrishna to cross the magical 2700 Elo rating. As of May 2022, he was the second highest rated player in India, after the great Viswanathan Anand. That’s 2020. Was the captain of India’s ‘gold’ medal winning team in Fide Online Chess Olympiad, He did 2019. also won Beale Chess Festival Grandmaster Tournament, 2020. finished as runner-up in Prague Chess Festival Masters tournament, and reached the quarter-finals of 2019 FIDE World Fisher Random Chess Championship, In January 2022, he achieved his peak of 19 in Fide (Federation Internationale des Echeux) men’s world rankings. In the same month, he achieved his peak Fide Rating of 2737.

name at birth

Vidit Santosh Gujarati

nick name

Montu, VD

Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in November 2021
Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in November 2021 (Vidit Gujrathi / Instagram)

Sun sign

Scorpio

birth place

Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Habitat

Nashik, Maharashtra, India

nationality

Indian

education

Vidit had attended Fravashi AcademyA pre-primary, primary and secondary school in his hometown Nashik.

Business

chess players

Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in January 2022
Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in January 2022 (Vidit Gujrathi / Instagram)

family

  • father Santosh Gujrati (Doctor)
  • Mother – Nikita Santosh Gujrati (Doctor)
  • siblings – Vedika Gujrati (Younger Sister)

Make

slim

height

6 feet or 183 cm

weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in April 2022
Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in April 2022 (Vidit Gujrathi / Instagram)

Caste / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

hair color

black

eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation

Straight

special features

  • slim frame
  • side-parted, dry hair
  • friendly smile
  • sport a thin beard
Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in February 2022
Vidit Gujrati as seen in an Instagram post in February 2022 (Vidit Gujrathi / Instagram)

Known Gujarati Facts

  1. Vidit first came into limelight in 2006, when he finished second Asian Youth Championship Under-12 category. As a result, he had received the degree of Fide master.
  2. He achieved the title of International Master in 2008. He won the title in the same year World Youth Chess Championship Became the first Indian to achieve this feat in the Open Under-14 category.
  3. In 2009, he finished second in the Under-16 category World Youth Chess Championship, in 2011 World Junior Chess ChampionshipHe scored 8 points out of a possible 11 and received his first Grandmaster Criterion.
  4. He had achieved his final Grandmaster criterion by January 2013. In 2013, he also won the ‘Bronze’ medal. World Junior Chess Championship Under-20 category.
  5. Feather chess world cup 2021, a 206-player single-elimination chess tournament held in Sochi, Russia, he was the best performing Indian player. He lost to eventual champion Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
  6. In April 2022, he posted a detailed note on social media announcing that he was retiring from the sport at the age of 27. The note said he was not satisfied with his progress since August 2017, when he broke the magical 2700 Elo rating mark. ,
  7. The note also mentioned that he was mentally exhausted due to all the travel required to compete in events around the world, especially during the COVID-19 era, which necessitated a mandatory quarantine period. It was later revealed that it was a well-planned April Fool’s prank.
  8. He runs a self-titled YouTube channel where he regularly vlogs and posts chess related content. The channel has garnered more than 250k subscribers.

Featured image by Vidit Gujrati / Instagram

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