BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

Gukesh Dommaraju: Chess Prodigy and FIDE Winner



  Apr 26, 2024

Gukesh Dommaraju: Chess Prodigy and FIDE Winner



Gukesh Dommaraju is considered the next big star of chess for several reasons:

1. Youngest Winner of FIDE Candidates Tournament: At the age of 17, Gukesh became the youngest ever to win the prestigious FIDE Candidates Tournament in 2024. This tournament is one of the toughest in the chess world, and winning it is a significant achievement.

2. Second Indian Winner: Gukesh is only the second Indian, after Viswanathan Anand, to win the FIDE Candidates Tournament.

3. Strong Performance: In the tournament, Gukesh won five matches, drew eight, and lost just one. His performance demonstrated maturity, calculation skills, and nerves of steel, belying his age.

4. High Ranking: Following his victory, Gukesh became the Indian No. 1 with a world ranking of six.

5. Early Success: Gukesh’s prowess on the chess board was identified early on. At the age of 11, he stated his ambition to become the youngest world chess champion. In 2019, he broke Praggnanandhaa’s record to become the youngest Indian player to become a grandmaster.

6. Consistent Improvement: Gukesh’s breakthrough year was 2023 when he rose on the scene at the Chess Olympiad held in Chennai. In September, he overtook Anand as India No. 1, the first to do so in 37 years.

7. Golden Generation of Chess in India: Gukesh’s rise in the sport comes at one of the most prolific periods in Indian chess, which has seen a host of wunderkinds.

8. Self-Belief: Gukesh has the self-belief to make more history and become the youngest world champion.

These achievements and qualities make Gukesh Dommaraju a promising star in the world of chess.


SRIRAM's


Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea)
 
Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea)
 
DARK WEB AND NATIONAL SECURITY
 
DARK WEB AND TERRORISM
 
Finance Commission :Simplifier
 
Laws to combat superstition
 
Indian Foreign Policy and Strategic autonomy
 
Puja Khedkar and UPSC
 
ICAR : ‘ONE SCIENTIST ONE PRODUCT’
 
CROWDSTRIKE AND THE WINDOWS BSOD OUTAGE
 
ASHOKA CHAKRA IN THE INDIAN FLAG
 
Top ten most populous countries as of 2024:
 
Top ten largest countries by land area:
 
Lok Sabha Business Advisory Committee:
 
India's Electronic Sector and Global Value Chains