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Grandmaster Title in Chess

Why is it in the news?

  • Vaishali became the third woman from India to achieve the Grandmaster (GM) title in chess, the highest accolade for a chess player.


Previous Indian Female GMs

·       Koneru Humpy was the first Indian woman to achieve the GM title in 2002, becoming the youngest female player at the age of 15.

·       Dronavalli Harika is another Indian female GM.

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