Bharath Subramaniyam is India’s 73rd Chess GM
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Chennai based fourteen-year old Bharath Subramaniyam on 9 January 2022 became India’s 73rd chess Grandmaster, securing the third and final GM norm at Vergani Cup Open in Italy.
- This was the third GM norm for Subramaniyam and he also crossed 2500 Elo rating points. To become a GM a player has to secure three GM norms and 2500 live Elo rating points .
- He finished seventh in the tournament .
- The tournament was won by another Indian M.R. Lalith Babu.
- Viswanathan Anand was the firstIndian Chess GrandMaster in 1988.
Chess rating System
- Chess rating system is used in Chess to estimate the strength of a player .
- In chess ,the Elo rating system is used to grade the players by International chess governing body FIDE.
- The highest rating for a chess player is Grand Master or GM followed by International Masters or IM and then Masters etc.
- Players are invited to various chess tournaments in the world depending upon their gradings.
For Detail on FIDE please see the 11 December 2021 post
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