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Abhijeet Gupta (born 16 October 1989) is an Indian chess player with the title of Grandmaster (GM).
Ahmed Adly (أحمد عدلي, born 19 February 1987) is an Egyptian chess Grandmaster.
Albéric Joseph Rodolphe Marie Robert Ghislain O'Kelly de Galway (17 May 1911, Anderlecht – 3 October 1980, Brussels) was a Belgian chess Grandmaster (1956), an International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1962), and the third ICCF World Champion in correspondence chess (1959–1962).
Alberto David (born 26 March 1970) is a Luxembourgian-Italian chess grandmaster.
Alejandro Tadeo Ramírez Álvarez (born 21 June 1988 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican-born American chess grandmaster.
Aleksandar Matanović (born May 23, 1930) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Aleksandra Yuryevna Goryachkina (Александра Юрьевна Горячкина; born 28 September 1998) is a Russian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Alex Yermolinsky (Алексей Ермолинский, Aleksey Yermolinskiy; born April 11, 1958 in Leningrad) is an American chess grandmaster.
Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (also Romanized Belyavsky; born December 17, 1953) is a Soviet, Ukrainian and Slovenian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin (Александр Михайлович Чернин; born 6 March 1960) is a Soviet-born Hungarian chess grandmaster and trainer.
Alexander Igorevich Grischuk (Алекса́ндр И́горевич Грищу́к; born October 31, 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Ipatov (Oleksandr Ipatov; born 16 July 1993) is a Ukrainian-born Turkish chess grandmaster.
Alexander Valeryevich Khalifman (Алекса́ндр Вале́рьевич Халифма́н; born 18 January 1966) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Anatolyevich Kovchan (Олександр Анатолійович Ковчан, Oleksandr Anatoliyovych Kovchan; born 21 October 1983 in Chernihiv) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster (2002).
Alexander Sergeyevich Morozevich (Александр Серге́евич Морозе́вич; born July 18, 1977) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Alexander Anatolyevich Motylev (Александр Анатольевич Мотылёв; born 17 June 1979) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Onischuk (born September 3, 1975) is a Ukrainian-American chess grandmaster.
Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk (Алекса́ндра Константи́новна Костеню́к; born 23 April 1984) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from 2008 to 2010.
Alexei Fedorov (Алексей Фёдоров, Aleksey Fyodorov, Аляксей Фёдараў, Aliaksey Fyodarau; born 27 September 1972) is a chess grandmaster.
Alexei Shirov (Aleksejs Širovs;; born 4 July 1972) is a Latvian and Spanish chess grandmaster.
Alexey Dreev (Алексей Дреев; born 30 January 1969) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexey Korotylev (Алексей Коротылёв; born 1 March 1977) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Almira Skripchenko (born 17 February 1976) is a Moldovan-French chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
Alonso Zapata Ramirez (born August 28, 1958) is a Colombian chess grandmaster.
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.
András Adorján (born András Jocha, 31 March 1950, Budapest) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster (1973) and author.
Andrei Istrățescu (born 3 December 1975) is a Romanian chess grandmaster.
Andrei Volokitin (Андрій Волокітін, Andriy Volokitin; born 18 June 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Anish Kumar Giri (अनिश कुमार गिरी; born June 28, 1994) is a Russian-born Dutch Grandmaster and former chess prodigy.
Anna Olehivna Muzychuk (Анна Олегівна Музичук; Ana Muzičuk; born February 28, 1990) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Anna Yuriyivna Ushenina (Анна Юріївна Ушеніна; born 30 August 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster who was Women's World Chess Champion from November 2012 to September 2013.
Anne Haast (born 1 July 1993) is a Dutch chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster.
Antoaneta Stefanova (Антоанета Стефанова; born 19 April 1979) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and Women's World Champion from 2004 to 2006.
Anton Korobov (Антон Коробов; born 25 June 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2003), two-time Ukrainian champion and the 2013 European Blitz Chess Champion.
Arik Braun (born 8 February 1988) is a German chess grandmaster and the world's first chessboxer of Grandmaster strength.
Arkadij Naiditsch (Arkadiy Naydiç; born 25 October 1985) is an Azerbaijani (since 2015) chess grandmaster that previously represented Latvia (until 2005) and Germany (2005–2015).
Arnold (Arnoldus) Johannes van den Hoek (1 December 1921, Amsterdam – 14 January 1945, Watenstedt, suburb of Braunschweig) was a Dutch chess master.
Arthur Joseph Wijnans (21 July 1920 in Padang, Indonesia – 3 May 1945, in Neustadt in Holstein) was a Dutch chess player, study composer and member of the Dutch resistance against the Germans in World War II.
Aryan Tari (آریـن طاری; born 4 June 1999) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster.
Étienne Bacrot (born 22 January 1983 in Lille) is a French chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy.
Đào Thiên Hải (born 10 May 1978 in Sa Đéc) is a Vietnamese chess player and trainer.
Ľubomír Ftáčnik (born October 30, 1957 in Bratislava) is a Slovak chess player and a former European Junior Champion.
Baadur Jobava (ბაადურ ჯობავა; born 26 November 1983) is a Georgian chess grandmaster and three-time Georgian champion (2003, 2007, 2012).
Baskaran Adhiban (born 15 August 1992 in Mayiladuthurai) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
Bassem Amin (born 9 September 1988) is an Egyptian chess grandmaster.
Benjamin Bok is a Dutch chess grandmaster. Born in Lelystad on 25 January 1995, he achieved his grandmaster title in 2014.
Jørgen Bent Larsen (4 March 19359 September 2010) was a Danish chess grandmaster and author.
Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
Boris Alterman (בוריס אלתרמן, Борис Альтерман; born May 4, 1970) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer (2010), advisor of the Junior chess program.
Boris Leonidovich Avrukh (בוריס ליאונידוביץ' אברוך; Борис Леонидович Аврух; born 10 February 1978 in Karaganda, Soviet Union) is an Israeli chess grandmaster.
Boris Abramovich Gelfand (Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд, Barys Abramavich Hel'fand; Борис Абрамович Гельфанд, Boris Abramovich Gel'fand; בוריס אברמוביץ' גלפנד; born 24 June 1968) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
Boris Franzevich Gulko (p; born February 9, 1947) is a Soviet-American International Grandmaster in chess.
Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Borislav Ivkov (born November 12, 1933 in Belgrade) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Borislav Milić (Cyrillic Борислав Милић) (20 October 1925 – 28 May 1986) was a Yugoslav Grandmaster of chess, and a chess writer, organizer, promoter, and administrator.
British Steel plc was a major British steel producer.
Bu Xiangzhi (born December 10, 1985) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and Chinese champion in 2004.
Christian Bauer (born 11 January 1977) is a French chess grandmaster and author.
Christopher Lutz (born February 24, 1971) is a German chess grandmaster and a two-time German Chess Champion.
Curt Hansen (born September 18, 1964 in Bov, Sønderjylland) is a Danish chess grandmaster and a former World Junior Champion.
Daan Brandenburg (born November 14, 1987) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Daniël Stellwagen (born 1 March 1987) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Daniele Vocaturo (born 16 December 1989) is an Italian chess grandmaster.
Daniil Dmitrievich Dubov (Даниил Дмитриевич Дубов; born 18 April 1996 in Moscow) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Dariusz Świercz (born 31 May 1994) is a Polish chess grandmaster.
David Wei Liang Howell (born 14 November 1990) is an English chess grandmaster and British champion in 2009, 2013 and 2014.
David Klein (born 20 December 1993) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
David Navara (born 27 March 1985) is a Czech chess grandmaster, the highest-ranked player of his country.
Dimitri Reinderman (born 12 August 1972) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Ding Liren (born 24 October 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Dmitry Vladimirovich Andreikin (Дмитрий Владимирович Андрейкин, born 5 February 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster, world junior champion in 2010 and Russian champion in 2012.
Dmitry Sergeevich Gordievsky (Дмитрий Сергеевич Гордиевский; born 24 April 1996) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Duško Pavasovič (also spelt Pavasović and Pavasovic; born October 15, 1976) is a Slovenian chess grandmaster.
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli (born 1 November 1989) is a Venezuelan chess player who achieved the title of Grandmaster in 2008, making him the first and, to date, only Venezuelan chess grandmaster.
Efim Petrovich Geller (Ефим Петрович Геллер, Юхим Петрович Геллер; 8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak.
Efstratios Grivas (born March 30, 1966) is a Greek chess Grandmaster.
Ekaterina Atalik (née Polovnikova; born 14 November 1982 in Kirov) is a Russian-Turkish chess player, who holds the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Elina Danielian (Էլինա Դանիելյան; born 16 August 1978 in Baku) is an Armenian chess grandmaster and six-time Armenian women's champion (1993, 1994. 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004).
Elisabeth Pähtz (born January 8, 1985) is a German chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.
Eltaj Safarli (Eltac Səfərli; born 18 May 1992 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.
Emanuel Berg (born 28 December 1981) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Emil Sutovsky (born 19 September 1977) is an Israeli chess grandmaster and the president of the Association of Chess Professionals since 2012.
Eric Hansen (born May 24, 1992) is a Canadian chess grandmaster.
Eric Lobron (born 7 May 1960) is a German chess grandmaster.
Erwin l'Ami (born 5 April 1985 in Woerden) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Eugenio Torre (born November 4, 1951) is a chess grandmaster (GM).
Evgeny Vladimirovich Alekseev (Евгений Владимирович Алексеев; born 28 November 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Russian champion in 2006.
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev (Евгений Ильгизович Бареев; born 21 November 1966 in Yemanzhelinsk) is a Russian (until 2015) and Canadian (since 2015) chess grandmaster and coach.
Evgeny Yuryevich Tomashevsky (Евгений Юрьевич Томашевский; born 1 July 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is an Italian-American chess grandmaster.
The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition.
Francisco Vallejo Pons (born 21 August 1982 in Es Castell, Menorca) is a Spanish chess grandmaster.
Friðrik Ólafsson (born 26 January 1935) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Friso Nijboer (born May 26, 1965) is a Dutch chess player.
Gabriel Eduardi Sargissian (Գաբրիել Էդուարդի Սարգսյան, Gabriel Eduardi Sargsyan; born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian chess grandmaster.
Gabriel Schwartzman is a Romanian-born American chess Grandmaster.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.
Gata Kamsky (Ğata Kamski; Гата Камский; Гата Камский; born June 2, 1974) is an American chess grandmaster, and a five-time U.S. champion.
Gawain Christopher B. Jones (born 11 December 1987) is an English chess grandmaster and chess author.
Gösta Stoltz (May 9, 1904 – July 25, 1963) was a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Gennadi (Gennady, Genna) Borisovich Sosonko (Геннадий Борисович Сосонко; born 18 May 1943, Troitsk, Russia) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster (GM).
Gert Ligterink (born 17 November 1949 in Oldekerk) is a Dutch chess player.
Anders Gideon Tom Ståhlberg (or Stahlberg) (26 January 1908, Surte near Gothenburg – 26 May 1967, Leningrad) was a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Giovanni Portilho Vescovi (born 14 June 1978) is a Brazilian chess grandmaster and seven-time national champion (1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010).
Glenn Curtis Flear (born 12 February 1959 in Leicester, England) is a British chess grandmaster now living in Montpellier, France.
The title Grandmaster (GM) is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.
Gyula Sax (18 June 1951 – 25 January 2014) was a Hungarian chess grandmaster and International Arbiter (1995).
Hans Ree (born 15 September 1944 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch chess grandmaster and writer.
Hans Christian Tikkanen (born 6 February 1985 in Karlstad) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Harika Dronavalli (born 12 January 1991) is an Indian chess grandmaster She has won three bronze medals in the Women's World Chess Championship, in 2012, 2015 and 2017.
Helgi Ólafsson (born 15 August 1956) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Helgi Dagbjartur Áss Grétarsson (born 18 February 1977) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Henrique Costa Mecking (born 23 January 1952), also known as Mequinho, is a Brazilian chess grandmaster who reached his zenith in the 1970s and is still one of the strongest players in Brazil.
Hermann Pilnik (8 January 1914, Stuttgart, Germany – 12 November 1981, Caracas, Venezuela) was a German Argentine chess Grandmaster.
Hichem Hamdouchi (Arabic هشام الحمدوشی; born 8 October 1972 in Tangier) is a Moroccan-French chess grandmaster.
is a Japanese-American chess grandmaster.
Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson (born 29 May 1993) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Hou Yifan (born 27 February 1994), China Chess League is a Chinese chess grandmaster and three-time Women's World Chess Champion.
Humpy Koneru (born 31 March 1987, Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi (Yan Aleksandrovich Nepomnyashchiy; born 14 July 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Ian Rogers (born 24 June 1960) is an Australian chess grandmaster (1985) and FIDE Senior Trainer (2005).
Igor Vladimirovich Glek (Игорь Владимирович Глек; born 7 November 1961) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, coach, theorist, writer and organiser.
Iivo Nei (born 31 October 1931 in Tartu) is an Estonian chess master.
Illya Igorevich Nyzhnyk (Ілля Ігорович Нижник; born September 27, 1996) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Ilya (or Ilia) Yulievich Smirin (איליה יוליביץ' סמירין; Илья Юльевич Смирин; born January 21, 1968, in Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
Irina Krush (Ірина Круш; born December 24, 1983) is an American chess International Grandmaster (GM) who has won the U.S. Women's Chess Championship seven times.
Ivan Šarić (born 17 August 1990) is a Croatian chess grandmaster.
Ivan Cheparinov (Bulgarian: Иван Чепаринов) (born November 26, 1986 in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster.
Ivan Ivanišević (Иван Иванишевић; born 23 November 1977) is a Serbian chess player and chess grandmaster.
Ivan Sokolov (Bosnian and Bulgarian: Иван Соколов) (born 13 June 1968) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Iván Faragó (born 1 April 1946) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Iván Eduardo Morovic Fernández (born 24 March 1963) is a Chilean chess player with the title of International Grandmaster.
Johannes Hendrikus (Hein) Donner (July 6, 1927 – November 27, 1988) was a Dutch chess grandmaster (GM) and writer.
Jan Smeets (born 5 April 1985) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Jan Timman (born 14 December 1951) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
Jan Werle (born 15 January 1984) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda (born 26 April 1998) is a Polish chess grandmaster.
Jeffery Xiong (born October 30, 2000) is an American chess grandmaster.
Jeroen Piket (born 27 January 1969) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Jesus Nogueiras (born in Santa Clara, Cuba, July 17, 1959) is a Cuban chess grandmaster.
Joël Lautier (born 12 April 1973) is a French chess grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer (2006).
Joel Benjamin (born March 11, 1964) is an American chess grandmaster.
John Peter Fedorowicz (born September 27, 1958) from the Bronx area of New York is an American International Grandmaster of chess, and a chess writer.
John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.
John van der Wiel (born 9 August 1959) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Jon Ludvig Nilssen Hammer (born 2 June 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster.
Jonny Hector (born 13 February 1964) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Jhr. Jorden van Foreest (born 30 April 1999) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Ju Wenjun (born 31 January 1991) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Julian Michael "Jules" Hodgson (born 25 July 1963) is a British International Grandmaster and former British Chess Champion.
Julio Ernesto Granda Zúñiga (born February 25, 1967) is a Peruvian chess grandmaster and four-time champion of the Americas.
Kateryna Aleksandrovna Lagno (Катерина Олександрівна Лагно; Екатерина Александровна Лагно; born 27 December 1989) is a Russian (formerly Ukrainian), Ukrayinska Pravda Sport (12 July 2014) chess grandmaster.
Kayden William Troff (born May 6, 1998) is an American chess grandmaster.
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (née Arakhamia) is a Georgian (former Soviet Union)-born Scottish Grandmaster of chess.
Kevin Spraggett (born 10 November 1954) is a Canadian chess grandmaster.
Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev (Кирил Димитров Георгиев; born 28 November 1965 in Petrich) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and seven-time Bulgarian Chess Champion.
Kjetil Aleksander Lie (born November 18, 1980 in Porsgrunn) is a Norwegian chess player, and Norway's eighth International Grandmaster (GM).
Klaus Bischoff (born 9 June 1961 in Ulm) is a German chess player who was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1990.
Koninklijke Hoogovens known as Koninklijke Nederlandsche Hoogovens en Staalfabrieken (KNHS) until 1996 or informally Hoogovens.
Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Գրիգոր Սևակ Մխիթարյան; born 15 November 1986) is a Brazilian chess grandmaster.
Krishnan Sasikiran (born 7 January 1981) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Krunoslav Hulak (25 May 1951 – 23 October 2015) was a Croatian chess master.
Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik".
Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is a chess Grandmaster who grew up in Riverside, California, United States, and was the U.S. champion in 1980, 1983, and 2002.
Laurent Fressinet (born 30 November 1981 in Dax) is a French chess grandmaster.
Lázaro Bruzón Batista (born 2 May 1982 in Holguín) is a Cuban chess grandmaster.
Lê Quang Liêm (born 13 March 1991 in Ho Chi Minh City) is a Vietnamese chess grandmaster and the 2013 World Blitz Chess Champion.
Lei Tingjie (born 13 March 1997) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Leinier Domínguez Pérez (born September 23, 1983) is a Cuban chess grandmaster.
Lembit Oll (23 April 1966 – 17 May 1999) was an Estonian chess grandmaster.
Lev Gutman (born 26 September 1945 in Riga) is a Latvian, Israeli, and German chess grandmaster.
Lev Abramovich Polugaevsky (Лев Абрамович Полугаевский; 20 November 1934 – 30 August 1995) was an International Grandmaster of chess and frequent contender for the World Championship, although he never achieved that title.
Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան Levon Grigori Aronyan; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Li Chao (born 21 April 1989 in Taiyuan, Shanxi) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and Asian champion in 2013.
Li Shilong (born August 10, 1977) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
This article depicts many of the strongest international chess tournaments in history.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (born 1 August 1976) is a Romanian (until 2014) and German (since 2014) chess grandmaster.
Ljubomir Ljubojević is a Serbian chess grandmaster.
Lodewijk Prins (27 January 1913, Amsterdam – 11 November 1999) was a Dutch chess player and referee of chess competitions.
Loek van Wely (born 7 October 1972) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Lu Shanglei (born 10 July 1995) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and 2014 World Junior Chess Champion.
Luke James McShane (born 7 January 1984) is an English chess player.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion.
Manuel León Hoyos (born February 10, 1989) is a Mexican chess Grandmaster.
Margeir Pétursson (born 15 February 1960) is an Icelandic banker and chess grandmaster.
Mariya Olehivna Muzychuk (Марія Олегівна Музичук; born 21 September 1992) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from April 2015 to March 2016.
Mark Bluvshtein (born 20 April 1988) is a Soviet-born Canadian chess player and a Grandmaster.
Mark Evgenievich Taimanov (Марк Евгеньевич Тайманов; 7 February 1926 – 28 November 2016) was one of the leading Soviet and Russian chess players, among the world's top 20 players from 1946 to 1971.
Markus Ragger (born 5 February 1988) is an Austrian chess grandmaster.
Matthew Sadler (born 15 May 1974) is an English chess grandmaster, chess writer and two-time British Chess Champion.
Matthias Blübaum (born 18 April 1997) is a German chess grandmaster.
Maurice Ashley (born March 6, 1966) is a Jamaican-American chess grandmaster, author, commentator, app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker.
Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, author, and chess administrator.
Maxim Dlugy (born January 29, 1966) is a chess Grandmaster.
Maxim Sergeevich Matlakov (Максим Сергеевич Матлаков; born 5 March 1991) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Maxim Turov (Максим Туров; born 7 December 1979) is a Russian chess grandmaster (1999).
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (born 21 October 1990) is a French chess grandmaster.
Merab Gagunashvili (მერაბ გაგუნაშვილი; born 3 January 1985, Tbilisi) is a Georgian chess grandmaster and Georgian champion in 2004 and 2010.
Mišo Cebalo (born 6 February 1945, in Zagreb) is a Croatian chess Grandmaster.
Michał Krasenkow (born 14 November 1963) is a Polish chess grandmaster, a chess trainer and writer.
Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess grandmaster.
Miguel Illescas Córdoba (born December 3, 1965 in Barcelona) is a Spanish chess grandmaster.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Antipov (Михаил Александрович Антипов; born 10 June 1997) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник,; – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and World Chess Champion for most of 1948 to 1963.
Mikhail Naumovich Gurevich (born 1959) is a Soviet chess player.
Mikhail Kobalia (Михаил Кобалия; born May 3, 1978) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1997).
Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).
Murtas Kazhgaleyev (Мұртас Мұратұлы Қажығалиев; born 17 November 1973) is a Kazakhstani chess Grandmaster.
Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born 14 January 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Natalia Oleksandrivna Zhukova (Наталія Олександрівна Жукова; born 5 June 1979) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and two-time European women's champion.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
Ni Hua (born May 31, 1983 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the national team captain.
Nicholas Ernest de Firmian (born July 26, 1957 in Fresno, California), is a chess grandmaster and three-time U.S. chess champion, winning in 1987 (with Joel Benjamin), 1995, and 1998.
Nicolaas (Nico) Cortlever (14 June 1915, Amsterdam – 5 April 1995) was a Dutch chess master.
Nicolas Rossolimo (Николай Спиридонович Россоли́мо; February 28, 1910, Kiev – July 24, 1975, New York) was an American-French-Greek-Russian chess Grandmaster.
Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.
Nijat Azad oglu Abasov, FIDE (born May 14, 1995) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Nils Grandelius (born 3 June 1993) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Nino Batsiashvili (ნინო ბაციაშვილი; born 1 January 1987) is a Georgian chess grandmaster.
Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin (Олег Михайлович Романишин; born 10 January 1952) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and former European junior champion.
Olga Alexandrovna Girya (Ольга Александровна Гиря; born 4 June 1991 in Langepas) is a Russian chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Parimarjan Negi (born 9 February 1993) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Patrick Gideon Wolff (born February 15, 1968) is an American chess Grandmaster.
Paul Keres (January 7, 1916June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer.
Paul van der Sterren (born 17 March 1956 in Venlo, Netherlands) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Pavel Eljanov (translit; born 10 May 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Pavel Vladimirovich Tregubov (Павел Владимирович Трегубов; born 21 December 1971) is a Russian chess Grandmaster and Deputy Treasurer of the Association of Chess Professionals.
Péter Ács (born 10 May 1981 in Eger, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster (GM).
Pea soup or split pea soup is soup made typically from dried peas, such as the split pea.
Peng Zhaoqin (Simplified Chinese: 彭肇勤; born 8 May 1968 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese-born Dutch chess player, who has the FIDE title of Grandmaster, which was awarded in October 2004.
Pentala Harikrishna (born 10 May 1986) is a chess Grandmaster from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Peter Heine Nielsen (born 24 May 1973) is a Danish chess grandmaster.
Peter Leko ('Lékó Péter'; Петер Леко; born September 8, 1979 in Subotica, Yugoslavia) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born 17 June 1976) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Pontus Carlsson (born December 18, 1982) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Predrag Nikolić (born 11 September 1960 in Bosanski Šamac) is a Bosnian chess grandmaster.
Radosław Wojtaszek (born 13 January 1987, in Elbląg, Poland) is a Polish chess grandmaster.
Rafael Duailibe Leitão (born 1979, in São Luís, Maranhão) is a Brazilian chess grandmaster.
Rafael Vaganian (Ռաֆայել Արտյոմի Վահանյան, Rrafayel Artyomi Vahanyan, Рафаэль Артёмович Ваганян, Rafael Artemovich Vaganyan) is an Armenian chess grandmaster known for his sharp tactical style of play.
Ray Robson (born October 25, 1994) is an American chess Grandmaster.
Richárd Rapport (born 25 March 1996) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Robert Hübner (born November 6, 1948) is a German chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and papyrologist.
Roberto Cifuentes Parada (born 21 December 1957, Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean chess master.
Robin van Kampen (born 14 November 1994) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Roeland Pruijssers (born 16 August 1989) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Romain Édouard (born 28 November 1990) is a French chess grandmaster.
A round-robin tournament (or all-play-all tournament) is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn.
Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov (Русла́н Оле́гович Пономарьо́в, Ruslan Olehovych Ponomar'ov; born 11 October 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Rustam Qosimjonov; Рустам Касымджанов; born 5 December 1979, Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic) is an Uzbek chess Grandmaster and former FIDE World Champion (2004-05).
Sabino Brunello (born 27 June 1989) is an Italian chess grandmaster.
Sahaj Grover (born 7 September 1995) is a chess Grandmaster from Delhi, India.
Salem Abdulrahman Mohamed Saleh (born 4 January 1993) is a chess grandmaster from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Samuel L. Shankland (born October 1, 1991) is an American chess grandmaster and the current U.S. Chess Champion.
Samuel Sevian (born December 26, 2000) is an American chess grandmaster.
Ksawery Tartakower (also known as Saviely or Savielly Tartakower in English, less often Xavier Tartacover or Xavier Tartakover; 1887–1956) was a leading Polish and French chess grandmaster.
Sebastian Siebrecht (born 16 April 1973) is a German chess grandmaster.
Sergei Movsesian (Սերգեյ Մովսիսյան; born 3 November 1978 in Tbilisi) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career.
Sergei Tiviakov (Серге́й Тивяков; born 14 February 1973) is a Russian–Dutch chess grandmaster.
Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin (Серге́й Алекса́ндрович Каря́кин,; born 12 January 1990) is a Russian (formerly representing Ukraine) chess grandmaster.
Sergey Kudrin (born September 7, 1959) is an American chess Grandmaster who was born in the Soviet Union.
Shakhriyar Hamid oglu Mamedyarov (Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Silvio Danailov (Силвио Данаилов; born 21 April 1961) is a former Bulgarian chess player and International Master.
Simen Agdestein (born 15 May 1967) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, chess coach, author, and former professional footballer as a striker with the Norway national football team.
Smbat Gariginovich Lputian (sometimes transliterated as Lputyan; Սմբատ Լպուտյան; born 14 February 1958 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
The Sonneborn–Berger score (or the Neustadtl score) is a scoring system often used to break ties in chess tournaments.
Sopiko Guramishvili (სოფიკო გურამიშვილი; born 1 January 1991) is a Georgian chess player.
Soumya Swaminathan (born 21 March 1989) is a chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) from India.
Stellan Brynell (born September 28, 1962) is a chess grandmaster from Sweden.
Suat Atalık (born October 10, 1964) is a Grandmaster of chess.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly (সূর্য শেখর গাঙ্গুলী; born 24 February 1983 in Kolkata) is an Indian chess grandmaster, 2009 Asian champion and six-time Indian champion.
A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format which features a set number of rounds of competition, but considerably fewer than in a round-robin tournament.
Tal Shaked (born February 5, 1978 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) is an American chess grandmaster, who is best known for winning the World Junior Championship in 1997.
Tania Sachdev (born 20 August 1986) is an Indian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
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Tatiana Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Татьяна Анатольевна Косинцева; born 11 April 1986 in Arkhangelsk) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (GM).
Tea Lanchava (born September 11, 1974 in Kutaisi, Georgia) is a chess player who holds the titles of International Master (2004) and Woman Grandmaster (2001).
Teimour Radjabov (also spelled Teymur Rajabov; Teymur Rəcəbov; born 12 March 1987) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
Tjeerd (Theo) Daniel van Scheltinga (6 March 1914, Amsterdam – 30 July 1994) was a Dutch chess player.
Thomas Luther (born November 4th 1969 in Erfurt) is a German chess player and International Grandmaster of chess.
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Tigger Christopher Robin Hillarp-Persson (born 28 October 1970) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Тигра́н Варта́нович Петрося́н; Տիգրան Պետրոսյան; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969.
Tomi Nybäck (born 3 April 1985 in Järvenpää) is a Finnish chess Grandmaster and poker player.
Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the-board play.
Ulf Andersson (born 27 June 1951) is a leading Swedish chess player.
Vadim Zvjaginsev (Vadim Zvyagintsev; born 18 August 1976 in Moscow) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Valentina Evgenyevna Gunina (Валентина Евгеньевна Гунина; born February 4, 1989 in Murmansk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Valery Salov (born May 26, 1964 in Wrocław, Poland) is a Russian chess grandmaster who was once ranked the third best player in the world.
Varuzhan Akobian (Վարուժան Հակոբյան, born November 19, 1983 in Yerevan, Armenia) is an Armenian-born American chess grandmaster.
Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.
Vasja Pirc (December 19, 1907 – June 2, 1980) was a leading Yugoslav (Slovenian) chess player.
Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl (Василь Михайлович Іванчук; born March 18, 1969), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and a former World Rapid Chess Champion.
Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov (pronounced; Весели́н Александров Топа́лов; born 15 March 1975) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion.
Viktor (Viorel) Bologan (born 14 December 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster and chess author.
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (born 24 October 1994) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (until 1976) and Swiss (since 1994) chess grandmaster and writer.
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen (born 6 August 1983) is a Lithuanian chess grandmaster and politician.
Viorel Iordăchescu (born 20 April 1977) is a Moldovan chess Grandmaster (1999) and FIDE Senior Trainer (2015).
Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion.
Vitaly Valeryevich Tseshkovsky (Виталий Валерьевич Цешковский; 25 September 1944, Omsk – 24 December 2011, Krasnodar) was a Russian chess Grandmaster and a former champion of the USSR.
Vladimir Akopian (Владимир Акопян, Վլադիմիր Հակոբյան; born December 7, 1971 in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Vladimir Epishin (born 11 July 1965 in Leningrad) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Georgiev (Владимир Георгиев; born 27 August 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian-Macedonian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik (Влади́мир Бори́сович Кра́мник; born 25 June 1975) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Potkin (Владимир Поткин; born 28 June 1982) is a Russian chess grandmaster (2001) and a former European champion.
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (born March 5, 1946 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Vladislav Tkachiev (Владислав Ткачёв, born Moscow November 9, 1973) is a French-Russian-Kazakhstani chess player.
Vlastimil Hort (born 12 January 1944) is a Czechoslovak-born German chess Grandmaster.
Vugar Gashimov (Vüqar Həşimov; 24 July 1986 – 11 January 2014) was an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Walter Shawn Browne (10 January 1949 – 24 June 2015) was an Australian-born American chess Grandmaster and poker player.
Wang Hao (born August 4, 1989) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Wang Yue (born 31 March 1987) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Wei Yi (born 2 June 1999) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and chess prodigy.
Wesley Barbasa So (born October 9, 1993) is a Filipino-American chess grandmaster.
Wijk aan Zee is a small town on the coast of the North Sea in the municipality of Beverwijk in the province of North Holland of the Netherlands.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
Wouter Spoelman (born 5 June 1990) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Xie Jun (born October 30, 1970) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Yasser Seirawan (ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion.
Yge Visser (born 29 July 1963, Sneek, Netherlands) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster (2006).
Yochanan Afek (יוחנן אפק; born Yohanan Kopelovich, 16 April 1952 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli chess player, composer, trainer and arbiter.
Yu Shaoteng (Pinyin: Yú Shǎoténg; born March 26, 1979 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster, and is the personal trainer of chess prodigy Hou Yifan.
Yu Yangyi (born 8 June 1994) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Yuri Sergeyevich Balashov (Юрий Серге́евич Балашов; born 12 March 1949 in Shadrinsk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Yury Dokhoian (Юрий Дохоян; born 26 October 1964 in Zyryanovka, Altai Krai) is a Russian Grandmaster of chess (1988) of Armenian origin.
Zahar Efimenko (born 3 July 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Zdenko Kožul (born 21 May 1966) is a Croatian chess grandmaster and was the 2006 European champion.
Zeinab Hamid qizi Mamedyarova (also spelled Mamedjarova; Zeynəb Həmid qızı Məmmədyarova; born 3 October 1983 in Sumgayit) is an Azerbaijani chess player holding the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Zhang Zhong (born 5 September 1978) is a Chinese chess grandmaster, a twice Chinese champion and the 2005 Asian champion.
Zhao Xue (born 6 April 1985) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Zhu Chen (born March 16, 1976) is a Qatari chess Grandmaster.
Zoltán Almási (born August 29, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Zoltán Ribli (born September 6, 1951 in Mohács) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster and International Arbiter (1995).
Zurab Azmaiparashvili (ზურაბ აზმაიფარაშვილი; born 16 March 1960) is a chess Grandmaster from Georgia.
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