Wed. Sep 28th, 2022
Rahul Srivatshav P

HYDERABAD, INDIA : Rahul Srivatshav P of Telangana has become India’s 74th Grandmaster, breaking the 2500 (Elo points) barrier in live FIDE ratings at the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy. After drawing his 8th round game against Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia at the Cattolica event, the 19-year-old player hit the 2500 Elo live rating milestone.

His Elo rating is at 2468. Srivatshav had already earned five GM norms and the title when he passed the 2500 rating level on Friday. A player must obtain three GM norms and have a live rating of 2500 Elo points to become a GM.

“India has moved one step closer to having 100 Grandmasters!” Meet Rahul Srivatshav, India’s 74th Grandmaster, 19-year-old Rahul Srivatshav from Telangana! “Congratulations to Rahul, his coach, and his family!” tweeted All India Chess Federation president Sanjay Kapoor on Saturday.
In January, Bharath Subramaniyam was appointed as the country’s 73rd General Manager. Viswanathan Anand, India’s first General Manager, was appointed in 1988.

By adele rose

Adele Rose is the senior editor and employee of WGBS Pvt Ltd Digital wing.

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