HomeSportsChessGM D Gukesh Surpasses Viswanathan Anand in FIDE Rankings
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GM D Gukesh Surpasses Viswanathan Anand in FIDE Rankings

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Teenage chess prodigy from India, GM D Gukesh, surpassed renowned Indian GM Viswanathan Anand in the live global (FIDE) standings on Tuesday with a victory over Misratdin Iskandarov of Azerbaijan.

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In the second match of their second-round encounter, the 17-year-old Gukesh defeated Iskandarov in 44 moves.

The international chess federation (FIDE) mentioned in a tweet,

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”Gukesh D won again today and has overcome Viswanathan Anand in live rating! There is still almost a month till the next official FIDE rating list on September 1, but it’s highly likely that the 17-year-old will be making it to the top 10 in the world as the highest-rated Indian player.”

Gukesh’s live rating increased by 2.5 rating points most recently, bringing it to 2755.9, while Anand’s is 2754.0. Gukesh moved up to No. 9 in the live rankings, taking Anand’s position, and the five-time World champion fell to No. 10.

Anand has consistently been India’s top-ranked professional since January 1987 and first cracked the top 10 in the globe in July 1991.

Gukesh’s third-round opponent will be fellow countryman S L Narayanan.

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On Thursday, several Indians made it through to the third round. In the men’s division, Nihal Sarin triumphed against Maxime Lagarde, GM R Praggnanandhaa, and D Harika and R Vaishali advanced to the following round.


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