FIDE Awards GM Titles For Two Indians
By Arvind Aaron
FIDE at its Presidential Board Meetings in Moscow confirmed the Grand Master titles of Diptayan Ghosh (Elo 2562) of Kolkata and Shardul Gagare of Rahuri (Ahmednagar, Mah).
Diptayan, born in 1998 made his maiden GM norm in April 2013 at the Dubai Open, second norm in the Czech Open at Pardubice in July 2015 and the final GM norm at the HD Bank Open at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in March 2016. He had become an International Master in 2013 and FIDE Master in 2009.
FIDE has made Shardul Gagare as GM, R Vaishali as WIM after seeking and getting norm informations. India added two International Masters in Prantik Roy and Siva Mahadevan.
Titles confirmed by FIDE:
Grand Master: Diptayan Ghosh, Shardul Gagare. International Master: Prantik Roy, Siva Mahadevan. Woman International Master: R Vaishali. International Arbiter: Ramanathan Balakrishna, Raj S Biju, Venkatachalam Hariharan, Kapil Saxena.