Chess has risen in popularity in India in the last few decades primarily due to chess Grandmaster and former World Champion Viswanathan Anand.
As of May 2013, the
FIDE World Rankings of the top Indian male and female chess players:
It is believed that the game originated from India as a successor to
Chaturanga or Shatranj. The All India Chess Federation is the governing body for chess in India.
Player statistics [ edit ]
As of November 2013
FIDE, the World Chess Federation, lists 32 active Indian grandmasters, 8 woman grandmasters, 58 international masters and 7 woman international masters. [1 ]
The Top 10 Indian grandmasters as of August 2013 are listed below.
Indian players in FIDE Top 100
Viswanathan Anand is currently No. 8 in the FIDE World Rankings and the former World Champion. Anand is considered a hero by many Indians. His rise in the world chess stage stage has inspired a while generation of young Indians to take up the game of Chess.
The Top 10 women Indian chess players are listed below as of November 2013.
Indian women players in FIDE Top 100
Blind players [ edit ]
The Top blind Indian chess players are listed below as of October 2013.
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Gangolli, Kishan Kishan Gangolli 1992
Inani, Darpan Darpan Inani 1994
Jadhav, Charudatta Charudatta Jadhav
Khare, Kaustubh Kaustubh Khare
Rajesh, Oza Oza Rajesh 1977
Swapanil, Shah Shah Swapanil 1966
Ashwin K, Makhwana Makhwana Ashwin K
Udupa, Krishna Krishna Udupa 1972
External links [ edit ]
Indian chess players at Wikipedia books
References [ edit ]
^ Active players only
^ Active female players only
^ Blind players only