Wang Hao (Chinese: 王皓; pinyin: Wáng Hào; born August 4, 1989) is a retired Chinese chess grandmaster. In November 2009, Wang became the fourth Chinese player to break through the 2700 Elo rating mark. In 2019, he qualified for the 2020 Candidates Tournament by winning the FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019, making him the second Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates Tournament. Wang retired from professional chess citing health issues in 2021.
Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov (pronounced [vɛsɛˈlin toˈpalof]; Bulgarian: Весели́н Александров Топа́лов; born 15 March 1975) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion.
Topalov became FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World...Read More
Bogdan-Daniel Deac (born 8 October 2001) is a Romanian chess grandmaster. A chess prodigy, he earned his grandmaster title at the age of 14 years, 7 months and 27 days.
Alireza Firouzja (Persian: علیرضا فیروزجا, Persian pronunciation: [æliːɾezɑː fiːɾuːzˈdʒɑː]; born 18 June 2003) is an Iranian-French chess grandmaster. Since December 1, 2021, Firouzja holds the No. 2 position in the FIDE world chess rankings, and is the youngest ever 2800-rated...Read More
Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin (born 12 January 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster (formerly representing Ukraine). A chess prodigy, he previously held the record for the world’s youngest ever grandmaster, having qualified for the title at the age of 12 years and 7 months.Karjakin won the European...Read More
Wei Yi (born 2 June 1999) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Wei became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 8 months and 23 days, the 9th youngest in history. He is the youngest player ever to reach a rating of 2700, accomplishing this feat at age 15. Wei represents the Jiangsu club in the China Chess League.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. He first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world.
Ding Liren (born 24 October 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster. He is the highest rated Chinese chess player in history and is also a three-time Chinese Chess Champion. He was the winner of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the finals and winning the 2019 Sinquefield Cup,...Read More
Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is an Italian-American chess player. A chess prodigy, Caruana became a grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, and 20 days—the youngest grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States at the time.
Born in Miami to Italian parents,...Read More
Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi (Russian: Ян Алекса́ндрович Непо́мнящий, tr. Yan Aleksandrovich Nepomnyashchiy, IPA: [ˈjan ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ nʲɪˈpomnʲɪɕːɪj] (listen); born 14 July 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster and commentator.
Anish Kumar Giri (Nepali: अनीश कुमार गिरी; Russian: Аниш Кумар Гири; born June 28, 1994) is a Dutch chess player. A chess prodigy, he completed the requirements for the title Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 7 months and 2 days. FIDE awarded him the title...Read More
Wesley Barbasa So (born October 9, 1993) is a Philippine-born American chess grandmaster, the inaugural and current World Fischer Random Chess Champion and a three-time, and the current, U.S. Chess Champion (in 2017, 2020, and 2021). He is also a three-time Filipino Chess Champion. On the March 2017...Read More
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijani: Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster. As of December 2021, he is ranked No. 1 in Azerbaijan and No. 9 in the world. His personal best rating of 2820 makes him the sixth-highest-rated player of all time in...Read More
Alexander Igorevich Grischuk (born October 31, 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster. Grischuk was the Russian champion in 2009. He is also a three-time world blitz chess champion (in 2006, 2012 and 2015).
He has competed in five Candidates Tournaments: in 2007, 2011 (when he reached the final),...Read More
Richárd Rapport (born 25 March 1996) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. As a chess prodigy, he earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13 years, 11 months and 6 days, making him Hungary’s youngest ever grandmaster. He was Hungarian Chess Champion in 2017.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (French pronunciation: [maksim vaʃje.laɡʁav]; born 21 October 1990), often referred to by his initials, MVL, is a French chess grandmaster who is the reigning World Blitz Chess Champion. With a peak rating of 2819, Vachier-Lagrave is the seventh-highest rated player in...Read More
Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Polish pronunciation: [‘jan ˌkʂɨʂtɔf ˈduda]; born 26 April 1998) is a Polish chess grandmaster. A prodigy, he achieved the grandmaster title in 2013 at the age of 15 years and 21 days. Duda won the Polish Championship in 2018 and the Chess World Cup in 2021. He was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit for his achievements in chess.
Teimour Boris oghlu Radjabov (also spelled Teymur Rajabov; Azerbaijani: Teymur Boris oğlu Rəcəbov, pronounced [tejˈmuɾ boˈɾis oɣˈlu ɾæˈdʒæbof]; born 12 March 1987) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster, ranked number 13 in the world as of November 2021.A former child prodigy, he earned...Read More
Leinier Domínguez Pérez
Leinier Domínguez Pérez (born September 23, 1983) is a Cuban-born American chess player who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM) in 2001. A five-time Cuban champion, Domínguez was the world champion in blitz chess in 2008. He competed in the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2002 and 2004, and the FIDE World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Hikaru Nakamura (born December 9, 1987) is an American chess grandmaster and streamer. A chess prodigy, he was at the time the youngest American to earn the title of Grandmaster in 2003, aged 15 years and 79 days. Nakamura is a five-time United States champion. He won the 2011 edition of Tata Steel...Read More
Nikita Kirillovich Vitiugov (Russian: Никита Кириллович Витюгов; born 4 February 1987) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2007. He was a member of the victorious Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship in 2009 and 2013. Vitiugov won the Gibraltar Masters tournament in 2013 and the Grenke Open in 2017. Vitiugov won the 2021 Russian Chess championship .
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (born 24 October 1994) is an Indian chess player. He attained the title of Grandmaster in January 2013, becoming the 30th player from India to do so. As of August 2021, he is the second highest rated player in India (behind Viswanathan Anand), and is the fourth Indian player to have crossed the Elo rating threshold of 2700.
Dmitry Vladimirovich Andreikin (Russian: Дмитрий Владимирович Андрейкин, born 5 February 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster, World Junior Chess Champion in 2010 and two-time Russian Chess Champion (2012 and 2018).
Daniil Dmitrievich Dubov (Russian: Даниил Дмитриевич Дубов; born 18 April 1996) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He achieved his final norm for the Grandmaster title at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 14 days in 2011. He is the previous world rapid champion, winning the World Rapid Chess Championship held in Saint Petersburg from 26 to 28 December 2018. He is ranked 24th in the world as of December 2021.
Pentala Harikrishna (born 10 May 1986) is an Indian chess player. He became the youngest grandmaster from India on 11 September 2001, a record now held by Gukesh D. He was Commonwealth Champion in 2001, World Junior Champion in 2004 and Asian Individual Champion in 2011.
Pentala won the Tata...Read More
Andrey Evgenyevich Esipenko (Russian: Андрей Евгеньевич Есипенко; born 22 March 2002) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He won the European U10 Chess Championship in 2012, and both the European U16 and World U16 Chess Championship in 2017.
Yu Yangyi (born 8 June 1994) is a Chinese chess grandmaster. He qualified for the Grandmaster title at 14 years, 11 months and 23 days old in 2009.
In December 2014, he won the first Qatar Masters Open tournament, beating among others Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri.
He was a member of...Read More
Le Quang Liem
Lê Quang Liêm (born 13 March 1991) is a Vietnamese chess player, the top-ranked of his country. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006. Liem is the current Asian champion and he was world champion in blitz chess in 2013.
He has competed for team Vietnam at the Chess Olympiad since 2006. The best result occurred in 2012, when he scored 8/10 points on board 1 and his team finished in 7th place, the highest ever for Vietnam.
Samuel L. Shankland (born October 1, 1991) is an American chess grandmaster. He won the U.S. Chess Championship in 2018.
Shankland was California State Champion in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and Champion of State Champions in 2009. He won bronze at the 2008 World U18 Championship, and was US...Read More
Evgeny Yuryevich Tomashevsky (Russian: Евгений Юрьевич Томашевский; born 1 July 1987) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2005. Tomashevsky is a two-time Russian Chess Champion (2015, 2019) and the 2009 European Chess Champion. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Alexei Shirov (Russian: Алексе́й Дми́триевич Ши́ров, romanized: Alexey Dmitrievich Shirov, Latvian: Aleksejs Širovs; born 4 July 1972) is a Latvian and Spanish chess player. Shirov was ranked number two in the world in 1994.He won a match against Vladimir Kramnik in 1998 to qualify to play as challenger for the classical world championship match with Garry Kasparov. However it never took place for lack of sponsorship.
Vladimir Vasilyevich Fedoseev (Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Федосе́ев; born 16 February 1995) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2015, 2017, and 2021.
Francisco Vallejo Pons
Francisco Vallejo Pons (born 21 August 1982 in Es Castell, Menorca) is a Spanish chess grandmaster. He is a five-time Spanish Chess Champion.
He achieved the Grandmaster title at the age of 16 years and 9 months. He won the under-18 World Chess Youth Championship in 2000.
He won the Ciudad de Leon Masters after defeating Veselin Topalov 3½–2½.In 2013 he tied for first at the European Individual Championship.
Kirill Alexeyevich Alekseenko (Russian: Кирилл Алексеевич Алексеенко; born 22 June 1997) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Jorden van Foreest
Jhr. Jorden van Foreest (born 30 April 1999) is a Dutch chess grandmaster. He was Dutch Chess Champion in 2016, and won the Tata Steel Masters in 2021. As of August 2021, Van Foreest is the No. 2 ranked Dutch player behind GM Anish Giri.
Parham Maghsoodloo (Persian: پرهام مقصودلو, born 11 August 2000) is an Iranian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2016. Maghsoodloo is a three-time Iranian national champion and became the World Junior Chess Champion in 2018.
Vladislav Mikhailovich Artemiev (Russian: Владисла́в Миха́йлович Арте́мьев; born 5 March 1998) is a Russian chess player and former chess prodigy. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2014. Artemiev is the 2019 European champion.
Bu Xiangzhi (Chinese: 卜祥志; pinyin: Bǔ Xiángzhì; born December 10, 1985) is a Chinese chess player. In 1999, he became the 10th grandmaster from China at the age of 13 years, 10 months and 13 days, at the time the youngest in history. In April 2008, Bu and Ni Hua became the second and third...Read More
Anton Korobov (Ukrainian: Антон Коробов; born 25 June 1985) is a Ukrainian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2003. Korobov is a four-time Ukrainian champion. He was voted the best male chess player of Ukraine of 2012.
Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess grandmaster and is a seven-time and the current British Chess Champion. His highest ranking is world No. 4, achieved several times from October 2000 to October 2002. His peak Elo rating is 2761, the highest achieved by an English chess player.He...Read More
David Navara (born 27 March 1985) is a Czech chess player, the highest-ranked of his country. Awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2002, he is a ten-time national champion (in 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020).
Matthew David Sadler
Matthew David Sadler (born 15 May 1974) is an English chess grandmaster, chess writer and two-time British Chess Champion. He is the No. 2 ranked English player as of October 2021.
David Antón Guijarro
David Antón Guijarro (born 23 June 1995) is a Spanish chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2013, at the age of 18. He has competed at two Chess Olympiads.
Salem Abdulrahman Mohamed Saleh (born 4 January 1993) is an Emirati chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2009. Saleh competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Radosław Wojtaszek (born 13 January 1987) is a Polish chess player who was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2005. He is a three-time Polish champion.
Wojtaszek has acted as Viswanathan Anand’s second, assisting the former world chess champion in his successful title defence match against Vladimir Kramnik, in 2010 against Veselin Topalov, in 2012 against Boris Gelfand, in 2013 and in 2014 against Magnus Carlsen.
Jeffery Xiong (born October 30, 2000) is an American chess player. He is the fourth-youngest in the US (after Abhimanyu Mishra, Awonder Liang, and Samuel Sevian) to qualify, at age fourteen, for the title Grandmaster, which FIDE awarded him in September 2015.
Alexey Vasilyevich Sarana (Russian: Алексей Васильевич Сарана; born 26 January 2000) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Samuel Sevian (born December 26, 2000) is an American chess prodigy. He earned the title of Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 10 months and 27 days, making him the youngest ever American Grandmaster at the time. He also broke all US age records in reaching the titles of National and International Master
Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Russian: Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born 17 June 1976) is a Russian chess grandmaster and an eight-time Russian Chess Champion who now frequently commentates on chess.
Svidler has competed in three World Championship tournaments: in the...Read More
Yuriy Hryhorovych Kryvoruchko (Ukrainian: Юрій Григорович Криворучко; born 19 December 1986) is a Ukrainian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006. Kryvoruchko was Ukrainian champion in 2013. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009 and 2013.
Pavel Eljanov (Ukrainian: Павло Володимирович Ельянов, romanized: Pavlo Volodymyrovych Elyanov; born 10 May 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He has won two team gold medals and one individual silver medal at the Chess Olympiads.He acted as a second for Boris Gelfand...Read More
Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Russian: Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 28 June 1983) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2001. Jakovenko was European champion in 2012. He was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the 2009 World Team Chess Championship and at the European Team Chess Championships of 2007 and 2015.
Alexandr Predke (Russian: Александр Александрович Предке; born 5 January 1994), is a Russian chess grandmaster (2016).
Gabriel Eduardi Sargissian (Armenian: Գաբրիել Էդուարդի Սարգսյան, Gabriel Eduardi Sargsyan; born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian chess grandmaster. He was a member of the gold medal-winning Armenian team at the Chess Olympiads in 2006, 2008 and 2012 and at the World Team Chess Championship in 2011. Sargissian was awarded the Movses Khorenatsi medal in June 2006 and awarded the Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia title in 2009.
Bassem Amin (Arabic: باسم أمين; born 9 September 1988) is an Egyptian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006. Amin is the highest rated Egyptian and African player.
Andrei Volokitin (Ukrainian: Андрій Волокітін, Andriy Volokitin; born 18 June 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He is a two-time Ukrainian champion and has competed in four Chess Olympiads, winning team gold in 2004 along with team bronze in 2012.
Grigoriy Alekseyevich Oparin (Russian: Григо́рий Алексе́еввич Опа́рин; born 1 July 1997) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2013.
Sanan Sjugirov (Russian: Санан Сюгиров; born 31 January 1993) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was European champion and world champion in his age category. Sjugirov competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009 and 2015.
Li Chao (Chinese: 李超; pinyin: Lǐ Chāo; born 21 April 1989 in Taiyuan, Shanxi) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster and Asian champion in 2013. In 2007, he became China’s 23rd Grandmaster at the age of 18.
He has been a second/assistant for fellow Chinese chess Grandmaster Wang Yue on several...Read More
Vasyl Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk (Ukrainian: Василь Михайлович Іванчук; born March 18, 1969), also transliterated as Vassily Ivanchuk, is a Ukrainian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1988. A leading player since 1988, Ivanchuk has been ranked at No....Read More
Zoltán Almási (born August 29, 1976) is a Hungarian chess player. Awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1993, he is a nine-time Hungarian champion, winning in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2019.
Almási has competed in 13 consecutive Chess Olympiads from 1994 to 2018...Read More
Ray Robson (born October 25, 1994) is an American chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010. Robson fulfilled the requirements for the title in 2009 at the age of 14 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Illia Ihorovych Nyzhnyk (Ukrainian: Ілля Ігорович Нижник; born September 27, 1996) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2011).
Maxim Sergeevich Matlakov (Russian: Максим Сергеевич Матлаков; born 5 March 1991) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He won the European Individual Chess Championship in 2017.
He acted as a second for Peter Svidler in the Candidates Tournaments of 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Ivan Šarić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐv̞an ʃǎːrit͡ɕ]; born 17 August 1990) is a Croatian chess grandmaster. He earned his IM title in 2007, and his GM title in 2008. He won the Under-18 European Youth Chess Championship in 2007, and the Under-18 World Youth Chess Championship in 2008. In...Read More
Nils Axel Grandelius (born 3 June 1993) is a Swedish chess grandmaster. He is the top ranked player of Sweden.
Gawain Christopher Bernard Jones (born 11 December 1987) is an English chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2007. He won the British Chess Championship in 2012 and 2017. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2013, 2017 and 2019.
Alexander Areshchenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Арещенко, romanized: Oleksandr Areshchenko; born June 15, 1986) is a Ukrainian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2002. He has competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2021.
Boris Gelfand (Hebrew: בוריס אברמוביץ’ גלפנד; Belarusian: Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд, romanized: Barys Abramavich Hel’fand; Russian: Борис Абрамович Гельфанд, romanized: Boris Abramovich Gel’fand; born 24 June 1968) is a...Read More
Wang Yue (Chinese: 王玥; pinyin: Wáng Yuè; born 31 March 1987) is a Chinese chess player. In 2004, he became China’s 18th grandmaster at the age of 17. He is China’s first player ever to break into the top 10 of the FIDE world rankings and was the highest-ever rated Chinese player,...Read More
Ni Hua (born May 31, 1983 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the national team captain. He is three-time national champion. In 2003, he became China’s 15th Grandmaster at the age of 19. In April 2008, Ni Hua and Bu Xiangzhi both became the second and third Chinese players to pass the 2700 Elo rating mark, after Wang Yue.
He was a member of the gold medal-winning Chinese team at the 41st Chess Olympiad.
Ivan Cheparinov (Bulgarian: Иван Чепаринов; born November 26, 1986) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster. He is a four-time Bulgarian champion (2004, 2005, 2012, 2018). Cheparinov competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2017. In 2018 he switched his national federation to Georgia.
Vincent Keymer (born 15 November 2004) is a German chess grandmaster.
Peter Leko (Hungarian: Lékó Péter; born September 8, 1979) is a Hungarian chess player. He became the world’s youngest grandmaster in 1994. He narrowly missed winning the Classical World Chess Championship 2004: the match was drawn 7–7 and so Vladimir Kramnik retained the title. He also...Read More
Nihal Sarin (born 13 July 2004) is an Indian chess player. A chess prodigy, he achieved the title of Grandmaster at age 14. He is also the fourth youngest player in history to cross the Elo rating mark of 2600, accomplishing this feat at age 14.Nihal won the Gold Medal as part of the Indian team in...Read More
Gadir Guseinov (Azerbaijani: Qədir Hüseynov; born 21 May 1986) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster. As of August 2021, he is ranked as No. 3 in Azerbaijan and No. 72 in the world.
Evgeniy Yuryevich Najer (Russian: Евгений Юревич Наер, romanized: Evgeniy Yuryevich Nayer; born 22 June 1977) is a Russian chess grandmaster and the European champion of 2015. He is also one of the coaches of the Russian women’s national team.
Ferenc Berkes (born 8 August 1985) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. He is an eight-time Hungarian Chess Champion, winning in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.In 2002, he was World Under 18 Champion.In 2004 he tied for 4th–16th in the 3rd Aeroflot Open in Moscow.He took part in...Read More
Aryan Tari (born 4 June 1999) is a Norwegian chess player. He holds the title of Grandmaster. Tari was Norwegian champion in 2015 and 2019 and won the World Junior Chess Championship in 2017. As of November 2021, he is the second-highest ranked player from Norway by FIDE, after only current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
Rustam Kasimdzhanov (born 5 December 1979) is an Uzbek chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Champion (2004-05). He was Asian champion in 1998.
In addition to his tournament play, Kasimdzhanov was a longtime second to Viswanathan Anand, including during the 2008, 2010 and 2012 World Championship matches. He has also trained with World Championship candidates Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana.
Alexander Sergeyevich Morozevich (Russian: Александр Серге́евич Морозе́вич; born July 18, 1977) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1994. Morozevich is a two-time World Championship candidate (2005, 2007), two-time Russian champion...Read More
Ernesto Inarkiev (Russian: Эрнесто Инаркиев; born 9 December 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster, the first ever from Kalmykia. He was European champion in 2016.
Since July 2005, Inarkiev has continuously been among the 100 highest FIDE-rated chess players in the world.
Inarkiev was part of the Moscow team that won the Russian championship in rapid chess in 2015.
Hou Yifan (Chinese: 侯逸凡; pinyin: Hóu Yìfán pronunciation ; born 27 February 1994) is a Chinese chess grandmaster, four-time Women’s World Chess Champion and the second highest rated female player of all time. Once a chess prodigy, she was the youngest female player ever to qualify for...Read More
Gata Kamsky (Tatar: Гата Камский; Russian: Гата Камский; born June 2, 1974) is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster, and a five-time U.S. champion.
Kamsky reached the final of the FIDE World Chess Championship 1996 at the age of 22, and reached a ranking of fourth in...Read More
Dariusz Świercz (born 31 May 1994) is a Polish-American chess player playing for the United States. He is the 30th-youngest player in history and the youngest Polish player of all time to qualify for the title Grandmaster; he was 14 years and seven months when he achieved this title in 2009. In 2018...Read More
Markus Ragger (born 5 February 1988) is an Austrian chess grandmaster. He won the Austrian Chess Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and has played the first board for Austria in the Chess Olympiads since 2008. In October 2016, he became the first Austrian to reach a FIDE rating of 2700. His peak rating is 2703, which he reached in February 2017.
Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijani: Rauf Məmmədov; born 26 April 1988) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster and a three-time national champion. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015.
Anton Demchenko (born 20 August 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2017.
Demchenko won the PSC/Puregold International Chess Challenge in Quezon City in 2014, the ZMDI Open in Dresden in 2016, the 47th International Tournament Bosna (pl) in Sarajevo in 2017 and the European Individual Championship in Reykjavik in 2021.
Vladimir Malakhov (Russian: Владимир Малахов; born 27 November 1980) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was a member of the Russian team that won gold at the 2009 World Team Chess Championship.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (born 1 August 1976) is a Romanian (until 2014) and German (since 2014) chess grandmaster. His peak FIDE rating was 2707 in October 2005, when he was ranked fifteenth in the world, and the highest rated Romanian player ever. His highly aggressive style of play has earned him a reputation of a modern-day Mikhail Tal.
Kirill Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Кирило Шевченко; born 22 September 2002) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Jorge Moisés Cori Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxoɾxe mojˈses ˈkoɾi ˈteʝo], born 30 July 1995) is a Peruvian chess grandmaster. A former chess prodigy, he was twice world champion and four-time Pan American champion in his age category. Cori competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2021. He has played for the Peruvian team in the Chess Olympiad since 2010.
Krishnan Sasikiran (Tamil: கிருஷ்ணன் சசிகிரண்; born 7 January 1981) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
He was one of Viswanathan Anand’s seconds in the World Chess Championship 2013.
Hrant Melkumyan (Armenian: Հրանտ Մելքումյան; born April 30, 1989 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster and European Blitz Champion in 2011.
Adhiban Baskaran (born 15 August 1992) is an Indian chess Grandmaster (GM). He was the 2008 World Under-16 Champion and the 2009 Indian champion. He is currently the fourth highest rated player in India (behind Viswanathan Anand, Pentala Harikrishna, and Vidit Gujrathi). He is widely known as the Beast due to his hyper-aggressive style of play.
Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijani: Arkadi Naydiç; born 25 October 1985) is an Azerbaijani (since 2015) chess grandmaster who previously represented Latvia (until 2005) and Germany (2005–2015).
Luke James McShane (born 7 January 1984) is an English chess player. A chess prodigy, he was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2000, at the age of 16. McShane has become one of England’s leading players and a member of the national team. He also worked as a trader in London’s financial sector, and has previously been described as the world’s strongest amateur chess player.
David Wei Liang Howell (born 14 November 1990) is an English chess player and commentator. A three-time British champion (2009, 2013 and 2014), he holds the record for being the youngest Briton ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster, earned at the age of 16.
Hans Moke Niemann
Hans Moke Niemann (born 20 June 2003) is an American chess Grandmaster and Twitch livestreamer. He was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE on January 22, 2021. On March 1 2019, Niemann first entered the Top 100 Junior players list on position 88. As of February 2021 he is ranked 31st.
Valery Salov (born 26 May 1964) is a Russian chess grandmaster who was once ranked the third best player in the world.
Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei
Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei (born 5 February 2001) is an Iranian chess grandmaster (2018).
Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenian: Ռոբերտ Հովհաննիսյան; born 23 March 1991) is an Armenian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010.In January 2011, Hovhannisyan won the 71st Armenian Chess Championship. In July he was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian...Read More
Sandro Fabio Mareco (born 13 May 1987) is an Argentine chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010. Mareco competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011 (losing to Ferenc Berkes in the first round), 2013 (losing to David Navara in the first round), 2015 (beating Ni Hua in the first...Read More
Étienne Bacrot (French pronunciation: [etjɛn bakʁo]; born 22 January 1983 in Lille) is a French chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy.
He competed at the Candidates Matches in 2007 and won the Aeroflot Open in 2009. He passed 2700 FIDE rating in 2004 and in January 2005 he became...Read More
Matthias Blübaum (born 18 April 1997) is a German chess grandmaster. He is the No. 4 ranked German player as of October 2021.Blübaum began playing chess at the age of six and emerged as part of the Prinzengruppe at age twelve. He earned his international master title in 2012 and was awarded the...Read More
Nodirbek Abdusattorov (born 18 September 2004) is an Uzbek chess grandmaster and the reigning World Rapid Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, he qualified for the grandmaster title at the age of 13 years, 1 month, and 11 days. FIDE awarded him the title in April 2018.Abdusattorov won the 2021 World Rapid Chess Championship, becoming the youngest ever Rapid World Champion.
Kacper Piorun (born 24 November 1991) is a Polish chess player who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM) in September 2012. He is a five-time world champion in chess problem solving, and two-time winner of the Polish chess championship.
Pavel Ponkratov (born 15 July 1988) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2010.
Alexander Onischuk (Ukrainian: Олександр Васильович Оніщук, romanized: Oleksandr Vasylʹovych Onishchuk; born September 3, 1975) is a Ukrainian-American chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1994, and won the 2006 U.S. championship.
Aleksandr Rakhmanov (Russian: Александр Рахманов; born 28 August 1989) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Yuriy Kuzubov (Ukrainian: Юрій Кузубов; his first name is sometimes spelled “Yuri” or “Yury”; born 26 January 1990 in Sychyovka, Smolensk Oblast) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Ukrainian champion of 2014. He completed his final grandmaster norm at the age of 14 years, 7 months, 12 days in 2004.
Sergei Rublevsky (born 15 October 1974) is a Russian chess grandmaster (1994). He has won four team gold medals and one individual bronze medal at Chess Olympiads. He won the prestigious Aeroflot Open in 2004, and became the 58th Russian chess champion after winning the Russian Superfinal in Moscow...Read More
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (Armenian: Սամվել Տեր-Սահակյան; born 19 September 1993) is an Armenian chess grandmaster.
He won the 2003 Under 10 and 2009 Under 18 European Youth Chess Championship. He completed the Grandmaster requirements on 18 September 2008 during the European U16...Read More
Rasmus Svane (born 21 May 1997) is a German chess grandmaster. He has represented Germany at the European Team Chess Championship and Chess Olympiad. He is the No. 8 ranked German player as of July 2020.
Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgian: ზურაბ აზმაიფარაშვილი; born 16 March 1960) is a chess grandmaster from Georgia. His peak Elo rating was 2702, achieved in July 2003.
Jaime Santos Latasa
Ruslan Olehovych Ponomariov (Ukrainian: Русла́н Оле́гович Пономарьо́в; born 11 October 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He was FIDE World Chess Champion from 2002 to 2004. He won the Ukrainian Chess Championship in 2011.
He was runner-up in the Chess World Cup 2005 and Chess World Cup 2009, while reaching the semi-finals in 2011 and the quarterfinals in 2007.
Alexander Anatolyevich Donchenko (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Донченко; born 22 March 1998) is a German chess grandmaster. He is the No. 1 ranked German player as of October 2021.
Lazaro Bruzon Batista
Lázaro Bruzón Batista (born 2 May 1982 in Holguín) is a Cuban chess grandmaster. He is a former World Junior Champion, two-times American Continental champion, two-time Iberoamerican champion and five-time Cuban champion.
Bruzón played for Cuba at the Chess Olympiads between 2000 and 2014.
Alexander Anatolyevich Motylev (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Мотылёв; born 17 June 1979) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was Russian champion in 2001 and European champion in 2014. Motylev is also Sergey Karjakin’s trainer and one of the coaches of the Russian national team.
Maxime Lagarde (born 16 March 1994) is a French chess grandmaster. He won the French Chess Championship in 2019.
Arjun Erigaisi (born 3 September 2003) is an Indian chess grandmaster from the state of Telangana. He earned the title of grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 13 days making him the 32nd youngest person ever to achieve the title of grandmaster. He is the fifth grand master from Telugu states and 54th from India.
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev (Russian: Евгений Ильгизович Бареев; born 21 November 1966) is a Russian-Canadian chess player and trainer. Awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1989, he was ranked fourth in the FIDE world rankings in October 2003, with an Elo rating of 2739.
Maksim Chigaev (born 7 November 1996) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2016.Chigaev was born in Kemerovo. He played on the Russian team that won the World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad in 2012. Chigaev also won an individual gold medal as the best player on...Read More
Mustafa Yılmaz (born 5 November 1992) is a Turkish chess player who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM) in September 2012. He is a two-time Turkish Chess Champion.
In the July 2013 FIDE rating list, he was ranked number 407 among active players in the world and number 6 in Turkey. He...Read More
Rinat Jumabayev (Kazakh: Ринат Жұмабаев, also spelled Rinat Dzhumabaev; born 23 July 1989) is a Kazakhstani chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2009.
Nijat Azad oglu Abasov (born 14 May 1995) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster. In February 2020, he reached his all-time-highest rating of 2670 and was ranked as No. 3 in Azerbaijan and No. 67 in the world.
Nodirbek Yakubboev (born 23 January 2002) is an Uzbek chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2019.
Jules Moussard (born 16 January 1995) is a French chess player. He holds the title of Grandmaster, which FIDE awarded him in 2016.
Shant Sargsyan (born 27 January 2002) is an Armenian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2019.
Emil Sutovsky (born 19 September 1977) is an Israeli chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1996. Sutovsky is the FIDE Director General since 2018. He was the president of the Association of Chess Professionals from 2012 to 2019.
Surya Sekhar Ganguly
Surya Sekhar Ganguly (born 24 February 1983; Kolkata, India) is an Indian chess grandmaster. His peak ELO rating was 2676 (July, 2016). Ganguly became an International Master at the age of 16 and a grandmaster at the age of 19.
He has won 40 individual gold, 21 individual silver and 6 individual...Read More
Alan Pichot (born 13 August 1998) is an Argentine chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2016.
Vladislav Vladimirovich Kovalev (Russian: Владислав Владимирович Ковалёв; born 6 January 1994) is a Belarusian chess player who holds the FIDE title of Grandmaster. He was Belarusian Chess Champion in 2016.
Alexey Sergeyevich Dreev (Russian: Алексей Сергеевич Дреев, also transliterated as Aleksey or Alexei; born 30 January 1969) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1989.
Yaroslav Volodymyrovych Zherebukh (Ukrainian: Яросла́в Володи́мирович Жеребу́х; born July 14, 1993 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian-American chess Grandmaster (2009).
Dmitrij Kollars (born 13 August 1999) is a German chess grandmaster.
Aleksandr “Alex” Lenderman (born September 23, 1989) is an American chess grandmaster. He won the 2005 World Under-16 Championship in Belfort with a score of 9/10 (+8 −0 =2), becoming the first American to win a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship since Tal Shaked won the World Junior Championship in 1997.
Haik Mikaeli Martirosyan
Haik Mikaeli Martirosyan (Armenian: Հայկ Միքայելի Մարտիրոսյան; born 14 July 2000) is an Armenian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2017. He is the 8th best Armenian player.
Pouya Idani (Persian: پویا ایدنی; born 22 September 1995) is an Iranian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster (GM) by FIDE in 2014. He won the World U18 chess Championship in 2013. He is the 2nd best chess player in Iran (as of June 2021).
Daniele Vocaturo (born 16 December 1989) is an Italian chess grandmaster. He is the No. 1 ranked Italian player as of October 2017.
Yasser Seirawan (Arabic: ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion. He won the World Junior Chess Championship in 1979. Seirawan is also a published chess author and commentator.
Cristobal Henriquez Villagra
Cristóbal Guillermo Henríquez Villagra (born 7 August 1996) is a Chilean chess player. He earned the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 2017, at the age of 20.
Manuel Petrosyan (Armenian: Մանուէլ Պետրոսյան; born May 6, 1998) is an Armenian chess player who holds the title of Grandmaster.
He won the Under-18 World Youth Chess Championship in 2016 and finished second in the World Junior Chess Championship of 2017.In August 2018, he finished second in the Riga Technical University Open “A” tournament.In 2020, he won the Stepan Avagyan Memorial.
Benjamin Bok (born 25 January 1995) is a Dutch chess grandmaster. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2014.
Bok was born in Lelystad. He is currently attending Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he studies Finance and plays on the intercollegiate chess team.
Peter Heine Nielsen
Peter Heine Nielsen (born 24 May 1973) is a Danish chess player and trainer. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1994. He coached world champions Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen winning World Championships in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2021.
David Arturovich Paravyan (Russian: Давид Артурович Паравян; born 8 March 1998) is a Russian chess player of Armenian descent, who was awarded the title of grandmaster by FIDE in 2017.
Daniel Naroditsky (born November 9, 1995 in San Mateo, California), also known as Danya, is an American chess grandmaster. He published his first chess book at age 14.