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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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