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Arjun Erigaisi Overtakes Viswanathan Anand as India's Top Chess Player

By News   Desk

On Monday, GM Arjun Erigaisi made headlines by surpassing five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand as the highest-ranked Indian in the official FIDE rating list.

Arjun currently holds the seventh position in the world rankings, boasting a live rating of 2758.3. The 20-year-old achieved this feat in March, leaping ahead of Anand in the live rating list.

Joining the ranks of D Gukesh, Arjun became only the second Indian to surpass Anand as the India No. 1 on a published FIDE Rating list. Additionally, he joins the elite club of Indian players, including Anand, Pentala Harikrishna, and Gukesh, who have entered the top 10 in world rankings.

Meanwhile, Uzbekistan's Nodirbek Abdusattorov made significant strides, climbing to the fourth position with a 2765 Elo rating.

At the top of the rankings, Magnus Carlsen continues to reign supreme with a rating of 2830. Following closely are USA veterans Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, occupying the second and third positions, respectively.