Worldrank

#21

Anish Giri

The Dutch number 1 has a Twitter handle that’s as sharp as his play. Giri once had a reputation for drawing. Now after discovering his killer instinct it is winning as Giri showed when he took the Magnus Carlsen Invitational title in a gripping final against Ian Nepomniachtchi. Giri’s online prowess has rocketed in 2021. The 27-year-old, who became a dad for the second time this year, will be major threat in the Finals. He will not be underestimated again.

Tour Performance

TOTAL POINTS

51.7%

WINS

43

DRAWS

123

LOSSES

36

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games

Born

June 28, 1994

FIDE Title

Grandmaster

FIDE ID

24116068

Peak Rating

2779

Rating

2744

Rank

#21

Tour Performance

TOTAL SCORE

51.7%

WINS

43

DRAWS

123

LOSSES

36

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games