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List of Chess Grandmasters in India

Feb 12, 2019 16:06 IST
    D Gukesh Youngest GM-India

    As per the latest data of the World Chess Federation; the total numbers of chess Grandmasters in India are 60. World popular chess player Mr. Viswanathan Anand was the first Grandmaster in India. D. Gukesh has become India's youngest GM at 12 years, 7 months and 17 days With this achievement, Gukesh has overtaken Praggnanandhaa who held the record at 12 years and 10 months in June 2018.

    Till August 2018 FIDE rating list includes 1621 grandmasters, out of which 1585 are male and 36 are female. As of now Russia has highest number of GM i.e.240, USA 94, Germany 91 and Ukraine 89.

    The latest data of the World Chess Federation shows that Mr. Viswanathan Anand is at the 8th rank in the top players of the world. Currently; Magnus Carlsen of Norway is on the top rank.

    Let’s have a look on the list of all Chess Grandmasters in India;

               Player

           Rating

     1. Anand, Viswanathan

    2776

     2. Harikrishna, P.

    2731

     3. Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi

    2723

     4. Sasikiran, Krishnan

    2671

     5. Ganguly, Surya Shekhar

    2657

     6. Negi, Parimarjan

    2656

     7. Adhiban, B.

    2650

     8. Sethuraman, S.P.

    2649

     9. Aravindh,Chithambaram VR.

    2617

     10. Gupta, Abhijeet

    2615

     11. Gopal G.N.

    2593

     12. Karthikeyan, Murali

    2592

     13. Sandipan, Chanda

    2579

     14. Sengupta, Deep

    2579

     15. Narayanan.S.L

    2575

     16. Vaibhav, Suri

    2544

     17. Ghosh, Diptayan

    2536

     18. Debashis, Das

    2533

     19. Lalith Babu M R

    2531

     20. Swapnil, S. Dhopade

    2526

     21. Vishnu Prasanna. V

    2526

     22. Shyam, Sundar M.

    2525

     23. Narayanan, Srinath

    2525

     24. Deepan Chakkravarthy J.

    2520

     25. Puranik, Abhimanyu

    2520

     26. Kannappan Priyadharshan

    2513

     27. Gagare, Shardul

    2510

     28. Aryan Chopra

    2509

     29. Harika, Dronavalli

    2503

     30. Arun Prasad, S.

    2501

     31. Kunte, Abhijit

    2499

     32. Thejkumar, M. S.

    2493

     33. Venkatesh, M.R.

    2487

     34. Anurag, Mhamal

    2484

     35. Ashwin, Jayaram

    2484

     36. Grover, Sahaj

    2484

     37. Akshayraj, Kore

    2482

     38. Panchanathan, Magesh

    2480

     39. Ramesh R B

    2472

     40. Neelotpal, Das

    2468

     41. Ankit, R. Rajpara

    2465

     42. Laxman, R.R.

    2457

     43. Barua, Dibyendu

    2443

     44. Bakre, Tejas

    2427

     45. Sundararajan, Kidambi

    2427

     46. Thipsay, Praveen M

    2418

     47. Himanshu, Sharma

    2411

     48. Sriram, Jha

    2392

     49. Saptarshi Roy

    2500 (Jan. 2018)

     50. R. Praggnanandhaa

    2529 (June 2018)

     51. Nihal Sarin

    2578 (2018)

     52. Arjun Erigaisi

    2548 (2018)

     53. Karthik Venkatraman

    2515 (2018)

     59.  NR Visakh

    2505 (2019)

     60. Gukesh D.   2522 (2019)

    In the concluding remark it can be said that the game of chess is spreading its wings in all parts of India. Our players are doing very well in the international tournaments.

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