Prithu Gupta of Delhi selected as Indias 64th Grandmaster

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Delhi’s Prithu Gupta become India’s 64th Grandmaster. He got Elo around 2500 points. He defeated IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019.

He received his first GM norm at the Gibraltar Masters.He achieved his second norm at the Biel Masters on the same year.He got the final norm at the Porticcio Open and finally achieved the required ELO points.

Grandmaster (GM) is a title awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. Once achieved, the title is generally held for life, though exceptionally it may be revoked for cheating. The abbreviation IGM for International Grandmaster is also sometimes used, particularly in older literature.

The title of Grandmaster, along with the lesser FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and FIDE Master (FM), is open to both men and women. The vast majority of grandmasters are men, but a number of women have also earned the GM title, with the first three having been Nona Gaprindashvili in 1978, Maia Chiburdanidze in 1984 and Susan Polgar in 1991.