ROOK­IES ON TRACK

Chess is mak­ing solid but silent head­way as a sport in In­dia

India Today - - SPORT -

32 is the to­tal num­ber of grand­mas­ters in In­dia. Rus­sia leads the pack with 219 GMs. Ukraine is sec­ond with 80. Rs 2.8 cr is the to­tal prize money spent by AICF in 2012 to­wards age- group and Open tour­na­ments.

2,872 is the high­est- ever rat­ing in chess, achieved by Mag­nus Carlsen. Anand’s high­est rat­ing was 2,817 in Septem­ber 2011. 27 is the num­ber of times Mag­nus Carlsen, Anand’s chal­lenger for the world crown, has been ranked No. 1, the most for any player.

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