October 23, 2011
AICF joint FIDE in 1956 and the only known player at the time was Manual Aaron, several times national champions and the only titled player. Since the last ten years with the professionalism of the AICF connected with the new status of Viswanatha Anand as a world class player, India became one of the leaders in Asia men competitions with great performance like sixth at the 2004 Olympiad, winner of the 2005 and 2009 Asian Team Championships and winner of the 2006 Asian Games Team Competition.
India has organized mostly all World Chess Championships, World Cup and Continental Championships. The prominent players are: Manuel Aaron, Viswanatha Anand, Krishna Sasikian, and Humpy Koneru a member of the prestigious lady’s club who holding an IGM title and 2600 elo.
Krishnan Sasikiran, Koneru Humpy and Pentala Harikrishna winnig the gold at the 2006 Asian Games
Indian has participated in 18 Olympiads since 1956 (no participation in 1958 and from 1966 until 1978). Its best achievement was 6th in 2004.
The national champions were: : 1955 Eluru R.B. Sapre and D. Venkayya, 1957 Ramdas Gupta, 1959 Manuel Aaron, 1961 Manuel Aaron, 1963 Farooq Ali, 1966 Rusi Madon, 1967 Nasir Ali, 1969 Manuel Aaron, 1971 Manuel Aaron, 1972 Manuel Aaron, 1973 Manuel Aaron, 1975 Manuel Aaron, 1976 Ravi Sekhar, 1976 Manuel Aaron, 1978 Rafiq Khan, 1979 N. Parameswaram, 1979 Ravi Sekhar, 1981 Manuel Aaron, 1982 Praveen Thipsay, 1983 Dibyendu Barua, 1984 Praveen Thipsay, 1985 Praveen Thipsay, 1986 Viswanathan Anand, 1987 Viswanathan Anand, 1988 Viswanathan Anand, 1989 Praveen Thipsay, 1990 Devaki V. Prasad, 1991 Devaki V. Prasad, 1992 Praveen Thipsay, 1993 Praveen Thipsay, 1994 Praveen Thipsay, 1995 Ponnuswamy Konguvel, 1996 Tiruchi Parameswaran, 1997 Abhijit Kunte, 1998 Dibyendu Barua, 1999 Krishnan Sasikiran, 2000 Abhijit Kunte, 2001 Dibyendu Barua, 2002 Krishnan Sasikiran, 2003 Krishnan Sasikiran, 2003 Surya Shekhar Ganguly, 2004 Surya Shekhar Ganguly, 2006 Surya Shekhar Ganguly, 2007 Surya Shekhar Ganguly, 2008 Surya Shekhar Ganguly, 2009 Baskaran Adhiban, 2010 Parimarjan Negi, 2011 Abhijeet Gupta.