Top Best Chess Players in India

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1. Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand is really a legendary Indian Chess Grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion. He is India's first Chess Grandmaster, a name which he won in the year 1988. He became the World Champion in the year 2007 and defended his title in the year 2008, 2010 and 2012. Top  Best Chess Players in India.In the year 2013, he lost his title. Anand is the first sports person for the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award. He is the main chess player in the united kingdom with a FIDE rating of 2786.

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2. Abhijeet Gupta

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Abhijeet Gupta's current FIDE rating is 2645. He acquired the title of a Grandmaster when he won the mandatory norms for the GM title at the Andorra Open in 2006, New Delhi 2007 and Balaguer 2007 tournaments. He's three Commonwealth Chess Championship titles to his credit which he won in the years 2013 and 2015 and 2016. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in the entire year 2013. Gupta was a the main Indian team at the Chess Olympiad held in the entire year 2012 at Istanbul where he won a person silver medal.

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3. Aravindh Chithambaram VR.

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 Aravindh Chitambaram is really a 17 year old Indian Chess Grandmaster. His World Chess Federation rating is 2588. Aravindh stumbled on the interest of every chess enthusiast when he won the Chennai Open tournament featuring 21 Grand Masters and 30 International Masters. His performance rating was an excellent 2728. Aravindh also scored his first GM norm in the event.Top  Best Chess Players in India. He was the youngest Indian ever to win a GM tournament. His incredible talent can be gauged by the fact he won the National Under-19 championship at the very early age of 12.

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4. Baskaran Adhiban

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Baskaran Adhiban is really a Chess grandmaster by having an FIDE rating of 2682. Adhiban won the Word Under-16 Championship in the season 2008 and was crowned in the Indian Champion in 2009.Top  Best Chess Players in India. In the season 2014, he won the Masters Open Tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. In the season 2016, he won the Tata Steels Challengers Tournament.

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5. Parimarjan Negi

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Negi is sixth in India with a FIDE rating of 2670. He became a Grandmaster at age 13 in the entire year 2006, thereby achieving the milestone of becoming the next youngest chess Grandmaster ever. Negi won the 11th Asian Chess Championship in the entire year 2012 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Top  Best Chess Players in India. His other wins are the Philadelphia International Open in the entire year 2008 and the 48th National Premier Chess Championship in the entire year 2010.

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6. Pentala Harikrishna

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Pentala Harikrishna is just a Chess Grandmaster who won the 2001 Commonwealth Championship, World Junior Championship in the year 2004 and Asian Individual Championship in 2011. Pentala Harikrishna became one of the top ten players on the planet in the year 2016 having an FIDE rating of 2768. He's various medals and championships to his name. His current FIDE rating is 2758.

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7. Surya Shekhar Ganguly

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Surya Shekhar Ganguly won the title of International Master at age 16 and the title of Grandmaster at age 19. He won the Asian Chess Championship in the season 2009 and holds the distinction of becoming an Indian Champion six times. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in the season 2005 and can be the recipient of West Bengal's second highest civilian award “Bangabhushan&rdquo ;.His current FIDE rating is 2657.

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8. Krishnan Sasikaran

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Krishnan Sasikaran is a Chess Grandmaster with a FIDE rating of 2674. Sasikaran achieved the necessary norms for the Grandmaster title at the 2000 Commonwealth Championship. He is a four time winner of the Indian Chess Championship in the year 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2013. In the year 1999, he won the Asian Junior Chess Championship. In the year 2006, he bagged a silver medal at the Asian Games Team Event. He won the Arjuna Award in the year 2002.

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9. Sethuraman S.P. s

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Sethuramn S.P. is a Chess Grandmaster with a FIDE rating of 2637. Sethuraman heralded his arrival by winning the Asian under-12 Chess Championship in the year 2004. In the year 2009, he bagged the World U16 Championship in Antalya. At the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Sethuraman was a the main Indian team that won the Bronze medal. In exactly the same year, he won the Indian National Premier Championship and qualified for the 2015 Chess World Cup. In the year 2016, he won the Asian Chess Championship held at Tashkent.

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10. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

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Vidit became a Grandmaster in the year 2013 at age 18. In the year 2006, he came second in the Asian Youth Championship in the Under-12 category. In the year 2008, he became the winner of the World Youth Chess Championship in the sub-junior category. In the year 2013, Vidit won a bronze medal at the World Junior Chess Championship in the Under-20 category. With a FIDE rating of 2673, Vidit is fifth in India.

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