Setting records nothing new for chess whizkid Abhimanyu Mishra

Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest Garndmaster: Photo credit: Facebook
Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest Garndmaster: Photo credit: Facebook

Abhimanyu – son of Arjun and Subadhra of Mahabharata was an extraordinary person in the times of the Mahabharata and so is the uniqueness of Abhimanyu Mishra in today’s time. Abhimanyu is a 12-year-old chess prodigy, an Indian American boy from New Jersey who broke GM Sergey Karjakin’s record of becoming the youngest-ever Grandmaster in 2002.

He was born on February 5, 2009, and took 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the highest title in chess.

The 12-year-old who defeated Indian Grandmaster Leon Mendonca in the penultimate round of the Vezerkepo Grand Master tournament had already earned a 2000 USCF rating by breaking the record of the United States Chess Federation at the tender age of 7.

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Breaking records is nothing new for this young champ. When he was 10, he broke the record of Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa and received the youngest International Master title. In March 2021, Abhimanyu crossed 2400 FIDE for the first time on the official rating list and was tied first with GM Vladimir Belous in the Charlotte Chess Centre’s.

In April 2021, Abhimanyu scored 7.0/9 in the Vezerkepo GM tournament in Budapest and was tied first with Souhardo Basak with a performing rate of 2603 and earned his first GM norm.

With a score of 8.0/9, Abhimanyu earned his solo first place at the First Saturday GM tournament at Budapest with a performing rate of 2739 in May this year. In June, Abhimanyu defeated Indian GM Mendonca in the ninth round with a scoring rate of 7.0/9 and performing rate of 2619 and became the youngest Grandmaster in chess history.

Abhimanyu who was just two-and-a-half-years old when his father, who works in data management, introduced him to chess.

Top 10 youngest Grandmasters of the world

     Player Name Country Age
 1. Sergey Karjakin Ukraine 12 Year,7 months
 2. D. Gukesh India 12 Year,7 months, 17 days
 3. R. Praggnanandhaa India 12 Year,10 months, 13 days
 4. Nodirbek Abdusattorov Uzbekistan 13 Year,1 months, 11 days
 5. Parimanjan Negi India 13 Year,4 months, 22 days
 6. Magnus Carlsen Norway 13 Year, 4 months, 27 days
 7. Wei Yi China 13 Year, 8 months, 23 days
 8. Bu Xiangzhi China 13 Year, 10 months, 13 days
 9. Samuel Sevian USA 13 Year, 10 months, 27 days
 10. Richard Rapport Hungary 13 Year, 11 months,6 days