Arjun Erigaisi becomes India's number 1 chess player, reaches world top 10

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Arjun Erigaisi is the new top-ranked Indian chess player in the latest FIDE rankings released by chess's world governing body on April 1, ranking 9th globally with a standard rating of 2756.

An Overview of the News

  • Erigaisi's stellar performances at events such as the 5th Shenzhen Chess Masters and the Bundesliga saw him break into the top 10 for the first time.

Indian Chess Contingent: Notable Rankings

  • Viswanathan Anand, a five-time world champion, follows Erigaisi as the second-ranked Indian with a rating of 2751, securing the 11th position globally.

  • Young talents like Praggnanandhaa R (14th), Gukesh D (16th), and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (25th) also hold impressive spots in the FIDE rankings.

World Chess Elite: Top Contenders and Ratings

  • Magnus Carlsen continues to lead the global rankings with a rating of 2830.

  • Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, both Americans, are seen as favorites to win the Candidates tournament, with ratings of 2803 and 2789 respectively.

  • Chinese star Ding Liren holds the 5th position with a rating of 2762.

  • Other strong contenders for the Candidates tournament include Alireza Firouzja from France (6th) and Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia (7th).

The International Chess Federation (FIDE)

  • FIDE, also known by its French abbreviation, is an international organization headquartered in Switzerland.

  • It serves as the governing body for international chess competitions.

  • FIDE facilitates connections between different national chess federations worldwide.

  • Its primary role is to oversee and regulate international chess competitions.

Formation - July 20, 1924

President - Arkady Dvorkovich

Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland

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