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These Indian Chess players were conferred with Grandmaster Award given by FIDE
These Indian Chess players were conferred with Grandmaster Award given by FIDE

Unlike the World Championship, the Grandmaster's Award is the largest award received by a chess player. The Grandmaster Award is given to Chess Player by the World Chess Organization FIDE. The full form of FIDE is 'Fédération Internationale des Échecs which is a French word. Also, the Grandmaster Award is given to both men and women players. As of July 2020, the 1918 GM Awards have been awarded by FIDE and most of them have been won by men.

Also, Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) became the first female Grandmasters (GM) in the world in 1978. Russia has the highest number of 256 grandmasters in the world. And subsequently, America (102) and Germany (96). India has 65 grandmasters, which is much more than 48 in China. In the top 20 list, the United States has the highest number of 4 Grandmaster, 3 of China, 3 of Russia, 2 of Azerbaijan, India is one Grandmaster of the country.

He is the number one Chess player in the world with the highest 2863 rating points. Magnus Karlsson of Norway has won 4 World Champion Awards, and he is the number one player since 2013. Currently, he is number one in the world rank, number one in the continent rank and number one in the national rank. Along with this, Vishwanathan Anand of India is in 15th place with 2753 rating points. It is quite surprising that India has 65 grandmasters but only Viswanathan Anand is in the top 20 list. Santhosh, known from India, is ranked 23rd in the Gujarati world. He has 2726 rating points which is just 27 points less than Anand.

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