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Vaishali Rameshbabu Becomes 84th Grandmaster Of India

Utkarsh Classes 02-12-2023
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Chennai's Vaishali Rameshbabu has become India's 84th Grandmaster after crossing the coveted 2500 Elo rating during the 2023 IV Elllobregate Open in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Vaishali has become the third woman Grandmaster of India after Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli.
  • Vaishali achieved this feat by defeating Turkish FM Tamer Tarik Celebes (2238 rating).
  • Vaishali is the sister of FIDE World Cup runner-up R Praggnanandhaa and has become the first Indian brother-sister pair to achieve Grandmaster status in chess.
  • Vaishali had three GM criteria – Xtracon Open 2019, Fischer Memorial 2022 and Qatar Open 2023. Vaishali needed a 4.5 rating to reach her first Grandmaster title at the IV Elllobregat Open.
  • She is currently ranked world number 11 in the women's rankings and number two in India with a live rating of 2501.5.

Grandmaster in India

  • Viswanathan Anand is the first Indian player to become a chess grandmaster.
  • Koneru Humpy is the first Indian woman to win the Grandmaster title.
  • R Praggnanandhaa is the youngest chess grandmaster.
  • Tamil Nadu is the Indian state with the most number of Grandmaster titles.
  • 83rd Grandmaster – Aditya Samant
  • 82nd Grandmaster – Vuppala Praneeth
  • 81st Grandmaster – Sayantan Das
  • 80th Grandmaster – Vignesh NR

International Chess Federation (FIDE) -

  • The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the game of chess and controls all international chess competitions.
  • It was started in 1924 in Paris.
  • It was recognized as a global sports organization by the International Olympic Committee in 1999.
  • Headquarters – Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Chairman – Arkady Dvorkovich
  • Vice President – Vishwanathan Anand

FAQ

Ans - The R Praggnanandhaa and Vaishali Rameshbabu pair have become the first Indian brother-sister pair to achieve the status of Grandmaster in chess.

Ans - Vaishali Rameshbabu has become the third woman Grandmaster of India.

Ans - Vaishali achieved this feat by defeating Turkish FM Tamer Tarik Celebs (2238 rating).

Ans - Vishwanathan Anand is the first Indian player to become a chess grandmaster.

Ans - Koneru Humpy is the first Indian woman to win the Grandmaster title.

Ans – The International Chess Federation (FIDE) headquarters is in Lausanne (Switzerland).
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