Conferred by the FIDE (Federation International ‘d Eches) or International Chess Federation, Grand-master is the highest title (beside World Champion) that one can achieve. This title is awarded to players who meet established performance standards. The Title International Grandmaster is conferred on world-class chess masters by the FIDE.
The FIDE founded in Paris on July 24, 1924, connects the various national chess federation around the world. In 1997 Viswanathan Anand became India’s first Grandmaster.