Iniyan P from Erode becomes India’s 61st Grandmaster

Tamil Nadu State Chess Association congratulates Master Iniyan P from Erode DCC on becoming the 61st Grandmaster of India. Iniyan Paneerselvam became India’s 61st Chess Grandmaster when he crossed the 2500-rating mark at the Noisiel Open in France. Iniyan defeated GM Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine in the sixth round to become the 61st Grandmaster for India.

Iniyan finished second in the Noisiel Open.

The Sixteen-year-old hailing from Erode, Tamil Nadu had earlier received his three GM norms, the first norm came at the Montcada Open, Spain in 2017. The second norm was scored in the same year at the Bobligen Open, Germany and the final norm was made Barbera Del Valles, Spain in 2018.