List of Chess Grandmasters in 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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