Chess will never lose the interest of viewers until we have players like Anish Giri around. The Dutch grandmaster who was a prodigy once has always been there in the list of elite players since he became one of the top players.
Not only that but also Anish is a well known chess content creator on Youtube. People know him for his humor and top chess skills.
Anish Giri’s Playing Style
When it comes to playing chess, Anish is a super GM no short of chess skills. His playing style is solid, and he is an amazingly talented positional player, young, very dangerous, and a future contender.
These are some of the traits his fellow chess compatriots Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, and Veselin Topalov defined him with.
What makes Anish Giri a Special Chess Player?
Anish Giri is an all-round player super strong in all three formats of chess. He is world number 12 in Rapids with live rating of 2744, and 10th in Blitz with a rating of 2766 in the FIDE ratings.
In the most important format of chess i.e. the classical chess, Anish Giri is currently the world number 7 among all the active players with a live rating of 2772.
But what makes him stand out is that Anish is not only a top chess player. He is a man of multiple talents. He is humorous and an amazing chess content creator on Youtube.
He knows multiple languages because he was brought up in Russia, Japan, and Netherlands, and his parents are from Russia and Nepal, that’s why he is man of many cultures.
Anish Giri is fluent in Dutch, English, Russian and Japanese languages, he understands the Nepalese language, and has played chess in more than 10 countries.
Anish Giri has a fan following not only in Netherlands but all around the world. In fact he is more famous abroad in countries like USA, Russia, and India then in his own country Netherlands.
These are some of the facts that make Anish Giri a very special person and chess player.
The Rivalry Between Magnus and Anish
No one actually knows how it started, and when it started between Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri, but the two of them always make use of humor to add some spice to the news that there is something going on between the two of them.
Their banter on twitter continued for quite some time and in one live stream of some chess event, there was that awkward encounter of Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri.
To understand the gravity of the situation between Magnus and Anish, check out the video below:
Anish Giri And the Odds of Qualifying for World Championship
With the loss against Alexander Grischuk, Anish totally lost his chance to quality for world chess championship last time around. And he is yet to qualify for the next Candidates tournament, before he could dream about a chance to get to the world championship match.
It’s an uphill battle but Anish very much is capable of doing it, and there are many routes that Anish can take to qualify for the Candidates 1st. which of course will be very hard to do, but someone who did it in the past can do it again, and if he plays like what he did in the 2nd half of last Candidates tournament, then it can easily be speculated that Anish can be the man to face the world champion in the world championship match to come.
Anish Giri’s Personal Life and Future in Chess
Anish is currently in prime of his chess career. Talking a little about his personal life, Anish married Sopiko Guramishvili, a Georgian-Dutch chess player, author, and commentator of chess who also holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. It was 2015 when the two of them got together.
How many sons does Anish Giri have?
Anish Giri and Sopiko are parents to two beautiful children, the elder Daniel Giri was born in 2016 , and their second son Michael Giri was born in 2021.
Anish Giri Nationality:
Anish Giri was born in Saint Petersburg Russia on 24th June, 1994 to a Russian mother Olga Giri and Nepalese father Sanjay Giri. In 2002, his parents moved to Japan when Anish was 8 years old, and they moved again in 2008 to Nederlands.
Anish grew up in more than one countries but he represents himself as a Dutch, and is currently #1 chess player from the Netherlands.