How many grand masters are there?

trojan125

Im curious how many  there are world wide? How many are there per country?

KyleJRM

There are about 1300 grandmasters in the world. I think just a little over that number by now.

They are spread among 75 countries, with Russia having 156, Germany next with 61, and 15 countries having one each:

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/spo_che_gra-sports-chess-grandmasters

TadDude

Here is the current count by country.

http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtml

manoochehr68

i will be one of them;

Seendux

manoochehr I hope so, Iran!!

arul_kumar

Before Anand,there was just one international master in India. In India,sports is synonymous with cricket only!

Raspberry_Yoghurt

What's a grandmaster?

I_been_thinkin
Raspberry_Yoghurt wrote:

What's a grandmaster?

As I understand it, anyone 40 or older and just starting out can be one.

Raspberry_Yoghurt
I_been_thinkin wrote:
Raspberry_Yoghurt wrote:

What's a grandmaster?

As I understand it, anyone 40 or older and just starting out can be one.

I had imagined there were more than 36 people over the age of 40 in India. In truth a youthful nation!

samim5
I_been_thinkin wrote:
Raspberry_Yoghurt wrote:

What's a grandmaster?

As I understand it, anyone 40 or older and just starting out can be one.

You don't understand it right

it has nothing to do with age but with skill

there have been and there are many grandmaster under 18. The youngest one getting the title of grandmaster was 12 years old (Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin)

EDGARVARESE

How many types of MASTERS are there ?  I see GM , IM , NM, can you explain the difference ?    I am unfamiliar with upper level play . THANK YOU

Tom_Brady_SB49_Champ

GM, IM, FM, NM, CM, WGM, WIM,WFM, WNM, WCM

BobBishoen

I reckon the NM and WNM titles are USA-based only, and the other titles are part of the FIDE rules.

FlipThaRedstoner

how do you make a topic :|?

iMacChess

(((Very interesting information))) Thanks for posting it...🏁

KyleJRM wrote:

There are about 1300 grandmasters in the world. I think just a little over that number by now.

They are spread among 75 countries, with Russia having 156, Germany next with 61, and 15 countries having one each:

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/spo_che_gra-sports-chess-grandmasters

BeThankful

This page needs to be updated; there are many more than 1300 grandmasters now, in 2016.

ChrisWainscott
Not more than two.
Atthestore24
How many grandmasters are there in chess?
It is the highest title a chess player can attain and is generally held for life, however FIDE regulations allow for the revocation of titles in cases of cheating or corruption. The July 2015 FIDE rating list includes 1497 grandmasters, of which 1464 are male and 33 are female.
(Copy from google).
Snookslayer

"No matter how good you are at something, there's always a million people better than you."  - Homer Simpson

greypenguin
I_been_thinkin wrote:
Raspberry_Yoghurt wrote:

What's a grandmaster?

As I understand it, anyone 40 or older and just starting out can be one.

Someone you shouldn't mess with.