The Grand Master

My Journey

I am a chess Grandmaster based in Edison, New Jersey. I have played professional chess for about 22 years. I became a Grand Master in 2008 at the World Open International in Philadelphia, USA.

During my chess-playing years, I had a chance to travel and play in 44 countries worldwide and work with some of the best players in chess. Most importantly, my work with the former World Champion Viswanathan Anand. The long hours we spent working greatly impacted my chess understanding and knowledge about the work method adopted by the elite players.


I have been into chess teaching for over five years now. I enjoy working with my students and the great feeling I get to see them achieve their ambitions. Most notably, Abhimanyu Mishra set a world record in Nov 2019 to become the World’s youngest International Master. In June 2021, he set another world record by becoming the World’s youngest Grandmaster.

Records of Excellence

Paris Open Championship

World Rank #717


HIGHEST Elo 2570

The Awards


Asian Sub junior Champion

Won Asian Sub-junior Champion Tehran,Iran April 2004


Asian Junior Champion

Asian Junior Champion in Bikaner December 2004(Got IM title and 1st GM Norm)


Joint winner

Joint winner of ONGC Cup International Open Hyderabad 2006.



Became Grandmaster in Philadelphia, USA June 2008


Uxbridge Closed GM Tournament

Winner of Uxbridge Closed GM Tournament in London, England 2009


Scottish Open Chess Championship

Winner of Scottish Open Chess Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland 2009 (Only Indian player to win this prestigious tournament)


World Team Chess Championship

World Team Chess Championship, Member of Bronze medal winning team, Bursa, Turkey 2010


World Team Chess Championship

World Team Chess Championship Bronze medal for individual performance, Bursa, Turkey 2010


Paris International Open Chess Tournament

Winner of Paris International Open Chess Tournament in Paris, France 2011


North American Open Chess Tournament

Joint Winner of North American Open Chess Tournament, Las Vegas, USA 2017

Words from coach Arun

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