Top Caribbean Chess Player T&T
Trinidad and Tobago chess player Alan-Safar Ramoutar has been awarded a score of 2,400 by the International Chess Federation, the highest in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The 18-year-old, who is now Trinidad and Tobago’s highest ranked player, became a FIDE Masters in 2018 and an International Masters in 2020.
Ramoutar has played in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the past four months and has won some impressive scalps during that time.
He beat Croatian Grandmaster Nenad Fercec and Serbian Grandmaster Miodrag Savic in the 19th edition of the Bosnian Premier League.
Ramoutar was invited to play in the round robin tournament by Grandmaster Ibro Saric in the KK Bjelsnica Pazaric team.
He has six points in nine games, the highest total for his team.
Reacting to the announcement of his classification in 2400, Ramoutar congratulated himself on his achievement.
“It is a great feeling for me to know that I am the strongest chess player in the English-speaking Caribbean and it is also a great feeling to know that I am pushing my country higher in the FIDE world rankings”, said declared Ramoutar.
The 18-year-old plans to play more tournaments before he returns home in November.
Ramoutar was the year of the player at the senior and junior levels locally at the 2020 Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association awards in January.
The highest ranked player in the Caribbean is Yasser Quesada Perez from Cuba with a ranking of 2568.
The highest ranked player in the world is the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen (2855)