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Five Indians in World Top 20 - FIDE Rating list February 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/02/2024

FIDE publishes its rating list at the beginning of each month. February 2024 FIDE Rating list witnesses the highest number of Indians in the World Top 20. D Gukesh's fantastic performance at 86th Tata Steel Masters earned him 17.7 Elo rating points. He moved nine places from World no.25 to 16th. There are now five Indians in World Top 20. R Praggnanandhaa moved up one place to World no.13. Vidit Gujrathi maintained his place at no.14. Among the Women, GM Harika Dronavalli moved to World no.11. IM Divya Deshmukh moved to World no.38. There are now four Indians in the World top 40 among women. Photo: Lennart Ootes/Tata Steel Chess Tournment 2024

Gukesh makes the biggest climb of the month

GM R Praggnanandhaa gained 4.4 Elo rating points at 86th Tata Steel Masters 2024. He moved up by one place to World no.13. He also became India no.1 in live ratings for a few days. GM Vidit Gujrathi gained 4.5 Elo rating points and maintained his rank as World no.4. He also became India no.1 in live ratings for a short time. GM D Gukesh's fantastic performance at the Wimbledon of Chess, earned him 17.7 Elo rating points. He made a massive jump from World no.25 to World no.16.

Vishy Anand is still the India no.1 in FIDE Rating list | Photo: Lennart Ootes

GM D Gukesh's splendid performance at 86th Tata Steel Masters 2024 moved him to World no.16 from World no.25 | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024

Currently five Indians are in World Top 20 | Source: FIDE

There are ten Indians in World Top 100 | Source: 2700chess.com

Women: Three in Top 15, Five in Top 40

Three Indian women are in top 15, five in top 40. GM Harika Dronavalli performed well at Tata Steel Challengers 2024. It was her first Open tournament after four years. She gained 3.2 Elo rating points to move up by one place to World no.11 among Women. IM Divya Deshmukh's debut at the same event earned her 6.7 Elo rating points. She is now World no.38 among Women.

GM Harika Dronavalli is at World no.11 among Women | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024

IM Divya Deshmukh moved up to three places to World no.38 among women | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024

Three Indian women among top 15 | Source: FIDE

Five Indian women among in top 40 | Photo: 2700chess.com

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India is currently at no.2 in terms of average rating of top ten players, 11 Elo rating points behind the USA. The gap got reduced from 15 to 11 from January to February 2024 FIDE Rating list.

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@ 02/01/2024 by Shahid Ahmed (en)