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List of Chess Grandmasters in India

25-JUN-2018 11:33

    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 50. World popular chess player Mr. Viswanathan Anand was the first Grandmaster in India. As on june 2018, at the age of 12 year and 10 months, R. Praggnanandhaa is the youngest Grandmaster of India. 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 fifth 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 (January 2018)
     50. R. Praggnanandhaa  2529 (June 2018)

    R. Praggnanandhaa is the latest chess Grandmaster in India, he got this achievement in June 2018. R. Praggnanandhaa belongs to Chennai. Humpy Koneru is the top rank women chess player in India. She became chess Grandmaster in 2002. Currently she is not counted in the top 100 grand masters of the chess world.

    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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