India finally got a new No.1 in chess after 37 years. The teenage Grandmaster D. Gukesh has replaced the legendary Viswanathan Anand as India’s top chess player. Vishwanathan Anand has been India’s No. 1 since July 1986.
Viswanathan Anand is the first person that springs to mind when we think of chess. Anand has been in the middle of things since he was made a grandmaster in 1988 in a sport that demands mental strength. He accomplished it for the first time as an Indian.
Gukesh D, who recently lost in the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup in Baku to Magnus Carlsen, moved ahead of Anand to be ranked No. 8 in the world. Anand, a five-time world champion, is currently ranked No. 9.
The International Chess Federation, or FIDE, revised its rankings on Monday, and Gukesh formally assumed the position of No. 1 in India. He is now ranked eighth in the world with an ELO rating of 2758, which is higher than Anand’s total of 2754 ranking points.
About Gukesh D
Dommaraju Gukesh, aka Gukesh D, is an Indian chess grandmaster. Gukesh was born on May 29, 2006, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is a child prodigy and the third-youngest person in history to qualify for the title of Grandmaster, which was awarded by FIDE to him in March 2019.
Gukesh studies at Velammal Vidyalaya, Mel Ayanambakkam, Chennai. His mother, Padma, is a microbiologist, and his father, Rajnikanth, is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon.
Gukesh D Career
“It was a significant victory. Gukesh expressed his happiness on the Grand Chess Tournament’s social media page.”I believed I was better, but he quickly tied the score. The back rank was his next error. The situation then became extremely difficult. From there, it was incredibly challenging to play. We were talking about the game, he continued.
Here’s a brief about Gukesh’s career:
|2015||Winner of the Asian School Chess Championships (Under-9 section)|
|2018||Winner of World Youth Chess Championships (Under 12 category)|
|2018||Asian Youth Chess Championships (Five Gold Medals)|
|2019||Gukesh became the second-youngest grandmaster in history|
|2021||Winner of Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, Gelfand Challenge|
|2021||44th Chess Olympiad (Gold Medal)|
|2022||Gukesh became the youngest player to beat Magnus Carlsen since becoming World Champion.|
|2023||Chess World Cup 2023 (Gukesh became the youngest player to reach a rating of 2750+)|
|2023||Gukesh officially surpassed Viswanathan Anand as the top-ranked Indian player|
Gukesh D Net Worth
Gukesh has won several tournaments in his career, and he has also received millions of dollars in prize money. Apart from that, he earns through brand endorsements. So according to a website called Wikilogy, the net worth of Gukesh is $1.5 million (Rs. 8.26 crore). Although this is just the predicted net worth of the player.
Gukesh D FAQs
A. Gukesh D is 17 years old.
A. Gukesh D is the no.1 chess player in India.
A. His favorite player is the late Bobby Fischer.
A. His mother, Padma, is a microbiologist, and his father, Rajnikanth, is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon.
A. Gukesh attained the title of Grand Master at the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days.