Check out the youngest Chess grandmasters to date
India has seen quite a few chess Grandmasters to date, while some also hold the record for being the youngest. Abhimanyu Mishra has recently broken the record of being the youngest, while we look at the five youngest in the world to date.
India continues its dominance in chess, as it keeps producing Grandmasters with each passing year. Furthermore, some of them script the record for being one of the youngest.
Recently, Indian prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra broke the record for being the youngest of all time. On the same note, we look at the five of the world's youngest GMs to date.
Starting with the youngest, Indian-American prodigy, Abhimanyu Mishra, attained the record on Wednesday. He scored his third GM standard in Budapest, surpassing his 2,500 Elo rating and defeating Leon Luke Mendonca, a 15-year-old Indian GM. Mishra's performance rating was more than 2,600 in over nine rounds, as he became the GM at 12 years, four months and 25 days.
Speaking of the record that Mishra broke, Ukraine's Sergey Karjakin became the GM at 12 years and seven months. The 31-year-old attained the feat when he scored the GM norms during Moscow and Sudak's Aeroflot Open, defeating China's Bu Xiangzhi, as his record stayed for 19 years.
In third is another Indian, as Gukesh D scripted the feat when he was 12 years, seven months and 17 days old. It was in 2018 when he completed the essentials for the International Master title during the Cappelle-la-Grande Open. In 2019, he nearly surpassed Karjakin, only to fall short by 17 days. While he currently is third on the list, he happens to be the youngest Indian.
The fourth member in the list is Uzbekistan's Javokhir Sindarov, who became the GM at 12 years, ten months and five days. In 2018, he attained his first GM average during the Alekhine Memorial, followed by the second in the World Junior Chess Championship, where he had a rating of 2,500. During the First Saturday competition, he scored his third GM standard to attain the feat.
The fifth on the list happens to be another Indian, as Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu achieved the effort when he was 12 years, ten months and 13 days old. It all began in 2017, when he attained his first GM norm during the World Junior Chess Championship, followed by the second at Grece's Heraklion Fischer Memorial GM norm, while the third came the following years at Urtijëi's Gredine Open. He happens to be the second youngest in terms of Indians.
Other young GMs
(6) Nodirbek Abdusattorov from Uzbekistan - 13 years, one month and 11 days
(7) Parimarjan Negi from India - 13 years, four months and 22 days
(8) Magnus Carlsen from Norway - 13 years, four months and 27 days
(9) Wei Yi from China - 13 years, eight months and 23 days
(10) Raunak Sadhwani from India - 13 years, nine months and 28 days
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