18-years old Arjun Kalyan from Tamilnadu(TN) became India’s 68th Chess GrandMaster(GM) after winning against Dragan Kosic of Montenegro in the 5th round of the ongoing GM Round Robin “Rujna Zora-3” in Serbia.
i.In order to qualify for the title of GM,a player must achieve 3 GrandMaster norms in events covering a minimum of 27 games and an ELO(Electric Light Orchestra) rating of at least 2500 at any point in their career.
ii.Arjun Kalyan already had 4 GM norms under his belt but his ELO was 2477.After playing a steady chess in the three closed round robin event he crossed the 2500 mark to become India’s 68th GM.
i.GM is a title awarded by FIDE(International chess federation).It is the highest title a chess player can obtain apart from World Champion.
ii.The 1st GM from India is Vishwanathan Anand,who achieved it in 1988.
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i.On 30th December 2020,14 year-old Leon Mendonca from Goa became India’s 67th Grand Master.
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