Rahul Srivatshav becomes the 74th Grandmaster of India | chess news


Rahul Srivatshav has become India’s 74th Grandmaster© TSWT

Rahul Srivatshav P of Telangana has become India’s 74th Grandmaster, taking the title after breaking the 2500 (Elo points) barrier in live FIDE ratings during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy. The 19-year-old reached the 2500 Elo live rating after his 8th round game against grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia in the Cattolica event.

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His current Elo rating is 2468.

Srivatshav had already passed five GM standards and took the title when he crossed the 2,500 rating threshold on Friday.

To become a GM, a player must achieve three GM standards and exceed the live rating of 2500 Elo points.

India one step closer to achieving 100 grandmasters! Meet our newest addition to the elite club, 19-year-old Rahul Srivatshav from Telangana, India’s 74th grandmaster! Congratulations!

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to Rahul, his coach and family!” All India Chess Federation president Sanjay Kapoor tweeted Saturday.


Bharath Subramaniyam had become the country’s 73rd GM in January. The legendary Viswanathan Anand is India’s first GM, becoming in 1988.

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