Gukesh D won today and has overcome Viswanathan Anand in live rating! know who D Gukesh is

Gukesh D

New Delhi: Teen Grandmaster Gukesh D has created history in the Indian chess circuit. Gukesh made a new record by defeating Misratdin Iskandarov in the second-round match of the Chess World Cup. He overtook his idol Viswanathan Anand in the live world ratings of the sport’s global governing body FIDE. Gukesh will be the highest-ranked Indian chess player when the world chess body FIDE releases its monthly rankings. The 17-year-old Gukesh defeated Iskandrov of Azerbaijan in 44 moves in the second round of the match.

FIDE, the global body of chess, tweeted, D Gukesh wins again today and surpasses Viswanathan Anand in the live ratings, the following official ranking of FIDE, which will be released on September 1, is still almost a month away, but the complete The 17-year-old is likely to break into the top 10 of the world rankings as the highest-rated Indian player.

Made it to the top 10 in the world rankings
India’s first Grandmaster Anand wished Gukesh good luck after breaking into the top 10 in the world rankings. Anand wrote in tweeting, ”Very proud! We started with a grandmaster and a world champion, and now we have two guys in the top 10.

Best wishes to the next generation of Indian talent, especially congrats to our new No.1 Gukesh.

Who is D Gukesh
Domaraju Gukesh is a resident of Chennai. He started playing chess at just 7 years old. Gukesh was born on 7 May 2006 in Chennai. His father is an ENT specialist and his mother is a microbiologist by profession. First of all, he played chess in the school itself. Gukesh’s first coach in school was Mr. Bhaskar. Bhaskar worked with Gukesh and after just 6 months he became a FIDE-rated player. After this Gukesh learned the qualities of chess from Vijayanand. This player didn’t stop talking about him. In 2015, Gukesh became the champion in the under-9 category in the Asian School Chess Championship. Also got the title of Candidate Master (CM). The 17-year-old’s first major win came in 2018 when he won five medals at the Asian Youth Chess Championship. Then in 2018, Gukesh won the Under-12 International Master title. Then his age was 11 years, 9 months and 9 days.

Gukesh D

More about D Gukesh

  • Gukesh D is a young chess prodigy who became the second-youngest grandmaster in history at the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days in January 2019. He narrowly missed the record of Sergey Karjakin, who achieved the title at 12 years and 7 months.
  • Gukesh learned to play chess at the age of seven, which is relatively late compared to other prodigies. His school in Chennai, which is also the hometown of former world champion Viswanathan Anand, introduced him to chess.
  • Gukesh has won several national and international titles in his chess career, including the Asian School Chess Championships in 2015, the World Youth Chess Championships in 2018, and the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, Gelfand Challenge in 2021.
  • Gukesh made history by becoming the youngest player to defeat then-world champion Magnus Carlsen in a game at the Aimchess Rapid Tournament in October 2022. He also helped India-2 win the bronze medal at the Chess Olympiad in August 2022, where he scored 9 out of 11 points and earned the gold medal on the first board.
  • Gukesh achieved another milestone by becoming the youngest-ever chess player to cross the 2750 ELO mark in August 2023, surpassing Carlsen’s record by a few months. He also became India’s number one chess player, overtaking Anand in the live world rankings.