List of Chess Grandmasters in India (1988-2021)

According to International Chess Federation (FIDE), there are a total of 67 Chess Grandmasters from India. In this article, we have curated a complete list of India's Chess Grandmasters from 1988 to 2021.
Created On: Jul 20, 2021 15:59 IST
Modified On: Jul 20, 2021 16:06 IST
List of Chess Grandmasters in India (1988-2021)
List of Chess Grandmasters in India (1988-2021)

As per the latest data of the World Chess Federation, there are a total of 67 Chess Grandmasters from India. Viswanathan Anand is the first Grandmaster from India while Leon Mendonca is the latest and 67th Chess Grandmaster from India. Gukesh D is India's youngest GM at 12 years, 7 months and 17 days, succeeding Praggnanandhaa who held the record at 12 years and 10 months in June 2018.

In this article, we have curated a complete list of India's Chess Grandmasters from 1988 to 2021. 

List of all Chess Grandmasters from India (1988-2021)

S.No.

           Player

       Rating

1.

Viswanathan Anand

2753

2.

 Pentala Harikrishna

2730

3.

 Santosh Gujrathi Vidit

2726

4.

B. Adhiban

2660

5.

 Krishnan Sasikiran

2647

6.

S.P. Sethuraman

2644

7.

Chithambaram VR. Aravindh

2641

8.

Parimarjan Negi

2639

9.

 Surya Shekhar Ganguly

2625

10.

S.L. Narayanan

2624

11.

Nihal Sarin

2620

12.

Abhijeet Gupta

2612

13.

R. Praggnanandhaa

2608

14.

Murali Karthikeyan

2606

15.

Suri Vaibhav

2600

16.

Geetha Narayanan Gopal

2593

17.

Abhimanyu Puranik

2589

18.

Humpy Koneru

2586

19.

Aryan Chopra

2585

20.

Gukesh D

2578

21.

Arjun Erigaisi

2567

22. Leoon Luke Mendonca

2557

23.

Raunak Sadhwani

2555

24.

Priyadharshan Kannappan

2553

25.

M. R. Lalith Babu

2553

26.

Sandipan Chanda

2543

27.

Diptayan Ghosh

2541

28.

Srinath Narayanan

2540

29.

J. Deepan Chakkravarthy

2535

30.

Deep Sengupta

2527

31.

G. A. Stany 

2552

32.

Sundar M. Shyam

2518

33.

N. R. Visakh

2516

34.

Dronavalli Harika

2515

35.

Shardul Gagare

2514

36.

Harsha Bharathakoti

2509

37.

S. Arun Prasad

2507

38.

P. Iniyan

2506

39.

Sahaj Grover

2504

40.

Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

2503

41.

Das Debashis

2501

42.

Mhamal Anurag

2499

43.

A. Koushik Girish

2498

44.

S. Dhopade Swapnil 2495

45.

G. Akash

2495

46.

M. R. Venkatesh

2493

47.

Mishra Swayams

2489

48.

Karthik Venkataraman

2483

49.

Kore Akshayraj

2482

50.

Jayaram Ashwin

2480

51.

Vishnu Prasanna

2476

52.

Prithu Gupta

2472

53.

RB Ramesh

2472

54.

Abhijit Kunte

2458

55.

R. Rajpara Ankit

2452

56.

M. S. Thejkumar

2433

57.

Tejas Bakre

2413

58.

R. R. Laxman

2411

59.

Das Neelotpal

2410

60.

P. Karthikeyan

2404

61.

Roy Saptarshi

2402

62.

Himanshu Sharma

2394

63.

Dibyendu Barua

2393

64.

Kidambi Sundararajan

2389

65.

Jha Sriram

2379

66.

Praveen M Thipsay

2376

67.

Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury

2287

In the concluding remarks, it can be said that the game of chess is spreading its wings across India. India has 67 Grandmasters, 124 International Masters, 20 Woman Grandmasters, 42 Woman International Masters, and a total of 33,028 rated players, as of January 2021. 

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