Anish started to play chess when he was 6-year-old. Anish's first club was a local youth sport club 'DYUSH-2' in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a member of Japan Chess Association and Sapporo Chess Club during his stay in Japan. Typically, he became Russian champion (U12) while he was living in Japan.
Anish has been playing in German Chess Bundesliga for SK Turm Emsdetten since 2008 (Bundesliga is a premier league of team chess in Germany, which is arguably the strongest and longest running league of its kind, attracting many top grandmasters from the world). He is the youngest ever player in the history of this league so far. Furthermore, he is affiliated with Dutch chess clubs, namely Hilversum Chess Society (HSG) and Delft Chess Club (DSC). He plays in French league for the club l'Echiquier Châlonnais (TOP-16 French champion in 2010 season).
He does not have intensive chess training facilities, mostly working by himself using chess programs and books at his leisure. Mainly, Dutch Chess Federation is assisting him for the training sessions with the official trainer of Dutch Chess Federation Vladimir Chuchelov.
In May 2010, Anish Giri had an opportunity to work briefly with World Champion Viswanathan Anand in preparation for the World Chess Championship 2010 against challenger Veselin Topalov.
Here are some major events and achievements of Anish: