R. Vaishali is an Indian chess player. She holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). The noted Indian Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa is her younger brother.In 2012, R Vaishali won the Under-12 Girls World Youth Chess Championship organised in Maribor, Slovenia. Vaishali received the World under-12 Champions trophy in 2012.R Vaishalis initial training in chess began under the guidance of coach S Thiyagarajan. Vaishali and Praggnanandhaa with Coach Thiyagarajan.In 2014, R Vaishali along with her brother started practising chess with Grandmaster R.B. Ramesh. Pragg and Vaishali with GM R.B. Ramesh.In 2015, R Vaishali was the winner of the Under-14 Girls World Youth Chess Championship, and during the same championships, her brother, Praggnanandhaa, also won the World U-10 title. R Vaishali and her brother in after winning the World Youth Chess Championship in 2015.In her childhood, R Vaishali used to watch a lot of television. To distract her from watching the television, her parents decided to put her in chess and drawing coaching. In an interview with a media house, she narrated that once, she clinched the youngest participant prize in chess, which motivated her to carry on the game throughout her life. R Vaishali said, When I was 6 or 7 years old, I used to watch a lot of TV, so my parents decided to put me in chess and drawing classes near our home. Then, I just went for a tournament and got the youngest participant prize in my first event. A childhood picture of R Vaishali with her brother.In 2013, when R Vaishali was 12 years old, she competed with Magnus Carlsen, who arrived in India for a customary check of the arrangements and decided to play against twenty junior players from India. She defeated Magnus Carlsen in a chess match, which was a moment of shock for him. R Vaishali during a chess competition.R Vaishali earned the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 2016. Upon winning this title, she was ranked in the second position in India and twelfth in the world in the U16-player category.On 12 August 2018, R Vaishali participated in the Riga Technical University Open chess tournament in Riga, Latvia and won the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title. In the same year, she was chosen as the Best woman player at Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival. R Vaishali after being chosen as the Best woman player at Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival in 2018.According to her parents, R Vaishalis school and college administration helped her a lot during her chess competition tournaments. Reportedly, before clearing the twelfth standard examinations, her college offered her admission into a graduation course.