New Delhi. In yet another historic development in chess, Vaishali Rameshbabu achieved the grandmaster title after surpassing 2,500 International Chess Federation (FIDE) ranking points during the IV El Llobregat Open in Spain.
The 20-year-old chess player is now the third Bharatiya female player to earn this prestigious title. The others are Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli.
Besides, Vaishali Rameshbabu also creates history she shares the record of first-ever grandmaster siblings’ pair with her brother Pragnananda in chess. Her 18-year-old brother, Pragnananda, is a chess sensation in his own regard.
Apart from this, Vaishali joins the elite club of over 80 Bharatiya chess players who have earned the grandmaster title, a list that includes legends like Vishwanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, and Rameshbabu Pragnananda.
🚨 BIG BREAKING: 🇮🇳 Vaishali Rameshbabu is India's 84th grandmaster!
👑 She is the third female grandmaster from our country and she achieved this feat by surpassing the magical figure of 2500 during the 2023 IV Elllobregat Open.
👑 Congratulations to Vaishali and her team! 👏 pic.twitter.com/se7lB8glD2
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