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Abhimanyu Mishra: 12-year-old becomes youngest grandmaster in chess history

Mishra, who’s from New Jersey, US, broke Sergey Karjakin’s record of 12 years and 7 months in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday on the age of 12 years, 4 months and 25 days outdated.
To turn out to be a grandmaster in chess, a participant should obtain three grandmaster norms — an award given for a excessive stage of efficiency in a chess match — in addition to reaching an 2500 Elo ranking given out by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE), the rankings that govern worldwide chess competitors.

At the Vezerkepzo GM Mix match, Mishra defeated grandmaster Leon Mendonca in the thrilling ninth spherical to earn his third and closing norm having earned his first two over the earlier two months.

He had already topped the required 2500 Elo ranking mark in June, paving the best way for him to raised the earlier file — which had stood for 19 years — by roughly 66 days.
He posted a message of celebration on Twitter, saying: “Finally checkmated the largest opponent (ongoing pandemic) which stopped me for 14 months. Thanks everyone for all of your love and assist. Looking ahead for World cup.”

Breaking information is one thing Mishra has turn out to be accustomed to.

When he was simply seven, he turned the United States Chess Federation’s youngest Expert.

He turned the youngest National Master when he was 9, after which at 10 years, 9 months and 20 days outdated, he turned the youngest ever International Master.

The earlier file was held by Russian grandmaster Karjakin in 2002. He went on to unsuccessfully problem Magnus Carlsen in a 2016 World Championship match.

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