India becoming a Global Chess Superpower

General News | Nov-17-2022

India becoming a Global Chess Superpower

India is rapidly turning into a real worldwide chess superpower, driving the US and China on key measurements, and running endlessly neck with Russia, the generally predominant chess power. Starting around 2012, 44 Indians have been blessed as grandmasters (GMs), the most noteworthy accomplishment in chess, contrasted with 18 for China and 22 for the US. India brought back home its most memorable gold decoration in Olympic-style sports, accomplished a halfway re-visitation of past greatness in men's field hockey, and saw its ladies' field hockey group show tragic coarseness and assurance, even as it missed the mark concerning winning an award. India has 73 grandmasters now, up from 20 in 2007. Two of them are ladies. Among them is Koneru Humpy, 34, the previous Ladies' Reality Fast Chess champion. She brought home the championship in December 2019 following a two-year maternity break.

Three of Praggnanandhaa's friends are among the most encouraging players of his age - Nihal Sarin, 18, a speed chess ace and the 2019 Asian barrage champion; Arjun Erigaisi, 18, whom five-time title holder Viswanathan Anand refers to one of India's as' "best expectations"; and Dommaraju Gukesh, 15, who turned into the second most youthful grandmaster throughout the entire existence of the game in 2019. Throughout the past 10 years, India's political and financial advancement has wavered. Its once-conceivable yearnings of turning into a worldwide power comparable to China currently appear to be whimsical. The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a staggering human and monetary cost. In such conditions, sports can be a public sale. This is very difficult, taking into account that an Indian originally achieved GM status just in 1988, an entire 41 years after freedom. Mirroring this power, the Indian group of people tied for the lead position with Russia in the 2020 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad.

By : Shubham
Anand School for Excellence

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