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

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



Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest grandmaster in the history of chess at just 12 years old.


Mishra, who is from New Jersey, US, broke Sergey Karjakin's record of 12 years and seven months in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday, June 30 at the age of 12 years, four months and 25 days old.






To become a grandmaster in chess, a player must achieve three grandmaster norms - an award given for a high level of performance in a chess tournament -- as well as achieving an 2500 Elo rating given out by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE), the rankings that govern international chess competition.






At the tournament, Mishra defeated grandmaster Leon Mendonca in the thrilling ninth round to earn his third and final norm having earned his first two over the previous two months.Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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