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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

Here is a list of what I have so far. Miscellaneous Hou Yifan (UNSURE): same with the Robert Byrne thing as to what 'professor' means (I mean come on, PhD, really? I don't think so). Victor (Viorel) ...
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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

GM Pepe Cuenca likes to act a little bit like a fool, but he has got a PhD in applied maths. https://youtu.be/jfNR16G34l0
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Who is the oldest player ever to beat a reigning world champion?

The best I could find: Former World Champion Emanuel Lasker at 67 years, 8 months, 1 day defeating Max Euwe in Nottingham (1936).
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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

One more: Jonathan Mestel has a PhD in applied mathematics (full details in first paragraph of the article) and works as a university professor.
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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

GM Ken Rogoff has a PhD in economics.
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Where can I find a list of commonwealth women's chess champions?

From what I've been able to find I don't think you are going to find anything like a list of all Commonwealth women's chess champions. First thing to check is what kind of organization is the ...
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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

Wong Meng Kong, originally from my country (Singapore) is a GM who's also a medical doctor. I don't know him personally but I know another guy who's a good friend and medical colleague but "only&...
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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

Both Mauricio Rios Flores and Parimarjan Negi are PhD students+ GM, they will get their PhD soon.
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Both (at least) WGM and PhD/doctorate

What I got so far: Miscellaneous Hou Yifan (SRZLY?) (UNSURE): same with the Robert Byrne thing as to what 'professor' means (i mean come on phd, really? i don't think so) Kateřina Němcová - PhD in ...
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Both grandmaster and PhD/doctorate

Carl Jaenisch, He dedicated his life to mathematics and chess, two subjects which he considered closely related. He tried to show their connections in his work Découvertes sur le cavalier (aux échecs)...
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