India’s First In Chess

  • Chess Grandmaster: Male – Viswanathan Anand, 1988
  • Chess Women Grandmaster: Female – Bhagyashree Thipsay, 1986
  • Female – Koneru Humpy – 2002; also the youngest woman to become a grandmaster, at 15 years old. (Hou Yifan of China is the youngest woman to become a grandmaster, at 14 years and 6 months.)