Arjun Erigaisi won Tata Steel Challengers, National Championships, Delhi Open, Silver on board three at the Olympiad, Abu Dhabi Masters, Death Match 2.0, Tata Steel Chess India Blitz and many more! From an Elo of 2632 in classical chess, he has increased his ranking by nearly 100 Elo points to reach the world’s top 25.
Now is the right time to look for a permanent sponsor. Well, Arjun landed a long term sponsorship deal with Quantbox Research. Located in Singapore, London, Bangalore and Gurgaon, Quantbox is a team of programmers and mathematicians, bringing together the best in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
2022 – the year of Arjun Erigaisi
Arjun Erigaisi with his mother at Tata Steel Chess India Blitz 2022 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
2022 has been one of the best years for Arjun Erigaisi in his chess career. Following her appearances at World Rapid and Blitz 2021 which ended on December 30, the 18 year old made the huge decision that she would drop out of college and devote all of her time to chess. This is something very unique about Arjun – the boy looks calm on the outside, but inside he has an extraordinary will. With this big decision, he wants to make sure that 2022 will be the year he looks forward to in his chess career.
As of January 1, 2022, Arjun’s rank is 2632. Here is what he is doing in 2022:
At the 44th Chess Olympiad Arjun played for team India 1 and remained undefeated, with a score of 8.5/11. Arjun won a silver medal for the country on board 3 and scored his first win over 2750+ GM Leiner Dominguez in classic chess.
Arjun’s trainer Srinath analyzes his resounding win over Leiner Dominguez
Arjun’s final moment defeats Magnus Carlsen at AimChess Rapid 2022. You might be interested to see the difference in attitude between him and the commentators.
Arjun receives the winner’s trophy from Indian chess legend Vishy Anand (right) and Tata Steel TV CEO Narendran (left) | Photo: Lennart Ootes
Arjun Erigaisi announced his sponsorship as Quantbox Research
This marked Arjun’s first sponsorship deal in his chess career as a professional sports player. Quantbox was started by Prashant Singh, a former chess player and a huge fan of Arjun. The sponsorship spans five years and amounts to over $1.5 million.
“We at Quantbox support Arjun not just as a sponsor but more as a fan!” says Prashant, CEO of Quantbox. “In chess, we are very optimistic that Arjun will win the world title, and we want to be with him always.”
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