It’s true: this intellectual challenge is no longer as popular as it used to be. But it is still rich with talented minds from all over the world. New technology (e.g., engine chess) allows them to train harder and show unprecedented results. Let’s list famous chess players and top-class grandmasters from different countries.
Famous Chess Players
Garry Kasparov (Russia, born 1963, peak rating 2812)
Kasparov became junior champion at 16 and grandmaster at 17. In 1991, the man played against the whole world in an online game. The opponents were 50000 people from over 75 counties, with the moves decided by voting. Kasparov finally won in this epic mind struggle that lasted 4 months!
Magnus Carlsen (Norway, born 1990, peak rating 2882)
This extraordinary chess genius became the youngest GM being 13 years old! Carlsen reached the highest ever ELO record of 2882 points in 2014. Right now, this man is the strongest player out there.
Ding Liren (China, born 1992, peak rating 2808)
A GM since 2009, this challenger is a primary contender for unbeatable Magnus Carlsen. Liren won the Chinese Chess Championship at the age of 16. Then the man started to quickly climb the professional ladder, winning over top opponents.
Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia, born 1990, peak rating 2792)
This GM (with this title since 2007) is now the 3d strongest active player. The man started training at the age of 4. This hard work resulted in victories at different tournaments in Russia and Europe. Nepomniachtchi is known for an aggressive middlegame style.
Follow GMs Online
Now, most top-class famous chess players are available through social platforms. For example, Magnus Carlsen regularly posts videos on Youtube. Subscribe to learn from this talented challenger!