Countries With The Most Chess Grandmasters

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* Federation transfers are treated as happening on January 1st of a given year.
* Deaths are treated as happening on December 31st of a given year.

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197 Comments

  1. India is adding 5 or 6 GMs every year to its tally. As on February 2024, India has 84 GMs.

  2. 2021 India with 67 GMs2024 Jan India With 84 GMs 🔥

  3. Norway not in the list but one guy from norway ☠️

  4. India the inventor country of chess ❤

  5. Ukraine growth is impressive.

  6. Damn 89 GMs for Soviet Union in 1990 and like 250 today… crazy.

  7. Sad to se 1.4 billion people and only 67 GMs.Wish me luck to make that 67 into 68 someday, right now 2100 rated🙂👍

  8. I bet if this video was made by those indian pie chart channels that go into the false “future” years estimates stats and would have India at 1000 grandmasters by 2050.

  9. Armenia is a tiny nation of 3 million people.

    How is it in the top 10..?

  10. Russian vodka and chess deadly combination just try at -10°c ….🔥

  11. Wait a minute….Argentina has grandmasters….wow nice…it's good to see a Hispanic country being so good in an Indian origin sport

  12. India will soon catch up we have toooooo big a population and smart one too

  13. Also there are lots of Amenians that play under russia or America. Kasparov is Armenian

  14. India when it cant be no1 at a sport it invented

  15. India is like “Gas, gas, gas” right now. I think they will soon claim second place.

  16. Germany is third?? I didn't knew as an german lol

  17. India’s count is incorrect at the end, the exact count is 68

  18. India will be claiming for atleast top 3 in next 5 years time.

  19. Wow this was incredibly difficult to predict

  20. Germany being so close to USA is quite impressive

  21. It's not about the quantity, except the quality.

  22. should rather have made it "grandmasters per 1.000.000 people per country"
    the way its shown in the video gives large population countries sorta an unfair advantage

  23. Surpised to hear Germany has so many GMs. I only know Jan.

  24. The most impressive thing to me, is that iceland has 9 gramdmasters. A country with about 350.000 inhabitants ( with a lot of time on their hands)

  25. I didn't know that Germany and Ukraine had so many grandmasters. Nice.

  26. So the average Russian that could beat me is about 9 years old.

  27. it's crazy to see how many gms germany has but is lacking in top players

  28. India coming back to take their game.

  29. The fact that all the GMs of India are alive 🔥🔥

  30. Me and my teacher once went through the list of our local Ukrainian titled players. And he literally pointed to about every 3rd player and said that they bought their title. It was so shocking, but people actually buy titles in our country (GM/IM) for some 100 dollars and never play in tournaments again. Don’t ask me why.

  31. USA, our number are looking low, we need to buy more

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