Youngest Grandmaster in Chess

Youngest Grandmaster in Chess : Abhimanyu Mishra broke all the records and creates history

Youngest Grandmaster in Chess
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Abhimanyu Mishra : A 12 year old child of Indian American became the youngest Grandmaster in Chess.
Abhimanyu is 12 years 4 months and 25 days old.
He has broken all the records , of 12 years and 7 months set by GM Sergey Karjakin in 2002.

Abhimaanyu’s performance :

  • His tournament performance rating (TPR) was 2735, the level of the world top 20 grandmasters.
  • It was almost certainly the youngest 2700+ TPR in chess history, and the first ever by a preteen.
  • His final-round win there, with first prize and GM norm already secure, is one of his best so far.

Key facts :

  • Mishra, born on February 5, 2009, took 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the highest title in chess.
  • While it took Karjakin 12 years and 7 months to secure the grandmaster title in 2002, Mishra took just took 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the gold standard in chess.
  • According to a report in Chess.com, Mishra spent several months in Budapest, Hungary, playing back-to-back tournaments, chasing the title and the record.
  • Mishra learned to play chess at two-and-a-half and became the youngest ever US expert at seven.
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