Koustav Chatterjee becomes 78th Grandmaster of India.

  • Kolkata’s 19-year-old chess player Kaustav Chatterjee became India’s 78th Grandmaster on 31 December 2022.
  • He is also the tenth GM from West Bengal. Koustav earned his first GM norm in October 2021 at a Grandmasters’ chess tournament in Bangladesh.
  • He achieved his second GM norm at the Asian Championships in the first week of November 2022.
  • He crossed the FIDE rating of 2500 in August.

About GrandMaster (GM) :

Grandmaster (GM) is a title awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. Grandmaster is a top title in addition to world champion. To become a Grandmaster, players must achieve a FIDE rating of over 2500 and a specific number of Grandmaster Norms. Once achieved, the title binds the player forever.

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