Arjun Erigaisi is an Indian chess prodigy who is known for winning the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival in August 2022.Arjun started playing chess with his friends for fun, but later, he became passionate about the game. When he started winning tournaments, his father decided to make provide him chess training at the age of eleven. He joined Race Academy at Kothapet, SBI Colony in 2015. Arjun Erigaisi as a child.His first victory as a chess player was in the under-nine selection tournament in 2011 in which he was a runner-up.In 2012, he won gold in the State U-11 selections in Rajahmundry.In 2014, he won gold in the Ahmedabad National U-13 championship.In 2016, he was given the title of Candidate Master by the FIDE list.In 2018, he became the first grandmaster at the age of fourteen from Telangana state. In an interview, he talked about his achievement and said, Its a proud feeling and I am very happy. I worked very hard to achieve this. I had to compete with several tough players during the tournament. But I am glad I eventually won. I ran and hugged my mom when I learnt I had become a Grandmaster..In 2021, he became the first Indian to qualify for the Goldmoney Asian Rapid of the Champions Chess Tour.In October 2021, he held the second position at the Junior U21 Round Table Open Chess Championship.In November 2021, he held the third position at the Lindores Abbey Blitz Tournament.