D Gukesh has emerged victorious at the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2024

17-year-old D Gukesh has emerged victorious at the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2024, held in Toronto. He  becomes the youngest player ever to reach the final of the World Chess Championship. He becomes the second Indian player, after chess legend Viswanathan Anand, to win the prestigious tournament.

           With this victory, Gukesh has secured a spot in the final of the World Chess Championship, where he will face Ding Liren of China, making him the youngest player ever to reach this stage.


The Grand Master title in chess is the highest that a player can achieve—once earned, the title is held for life. A player must have a performance rating of 2,600 or higher in a FIDE tournament that has nine rounds and against several opponents from federations or countries other than the one to which the player belongs, and those opponents must be titled themselves.

International Master2400-2500
FIDE Master2300-2400

 The highest ever rating by any chess player: Magnus Carlsen had achieved 2882 in 2014.

Gukesh Dommaraju or Gukesh D is the youngest-ever Indian player to become a Grandmaster. He is also the youngest player in the world to beat World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Abhimanyu Mishra, an American chess prodigy, is currently the youngest person to become the Chess Grandmaster. He was rewarded the title of Grandmaster on June 30 2021 at the age of 12 years, 4 months, and 25 days.


Viswanathan Anand: He is considered the best Indian chess player. A former five-time World Chess Champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988 and is one of only fourteen players who have surpassed a FIDE rating of 2800.

                           He has won the FIDE world championship five times in 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012 ; awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991-92 and the first sportsperson to receive India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan.

Humpy Koneru is one of the most famous Indian Chess Player. She won the FIDE Women’s rapid chess championship in 2019, Humpy became the second female player, after Polgár, to exceed the 2600 Elo rating mark.

Pentala Harikrishna from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, became the youngest Grandmaster from Indian in 2001 a record now held by Gukesh D. He boasts several other chess victories, such as the World Junior Championship in 2004 and the Asian Individual Championship in 2011. He has also represented India seven times between 2000 and 2012 at the Chess Olympiads.

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

Born in Nashik, Maharashtra, Vidit Gujrathi was the first Indian to have won the U-14 World Youth Chess Championship in 2008, gaining the title of an International Master. He won his first G.M. norm in the U-20 category in 2011 at the World Youth Chess Championship.

Bhaskaran Adhiban

Bhaskaran Adhiban, born in Tamil Nadu, gained the limelight in 2007 when he won the U-16 Asian Championship, Tashkent. In 2008, he won the U-16 World Youth Championship and the 47th Premier National Chess Championship in 2009.

He represented India in 2010 at the Asian Games and bagged a bronze for the country. In 2016, he also won the Tata Steel Challenges tournament three times a tie. Adhiban won the 33rd Reykjavik Open tournament at Iceland in 2018 and became the second Indian to secure the title

Krishnan Sasikiran ,from Tamil Nadu, has won the Indian Chess Championship four times in 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2013. He also won the 1999 Asian Junior Chess Championship in Vietnam. Sasikiran bagged his Grandmaster title in 20


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