Abhimanyu Mishra: Indian-American prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra has recently become the youngest-ever chess Grandmaster after scoring his third GM norm in Budapest, Hungary.
The 12-year-old hails from New Jersey, USA became a GM from International Master, by crossing the required 2500 Elo rating barrier, as per chess.com.
At 12 years, four months and 25 days, He broke GM Sergey Karjakin’s record which was there for 19 years.
On August 12, 2002, Karjakin, became Grandmaster at 12 years and seven months.
Born on February 5, 2009, in New Jersey, Mishra was taught the moves of chess when he was still a toddler.
By the time he was 10 years and nine months, he was the youngest International Master (IM) in chess history.
Until then Indian GM R. Praggnanandhaa held the distinction of being the youngest IM ever at 10 years and 10 months.
Praggnanandhaa had also narrowly missed becoming the youngest GM in history, when he won his third norm in June 2018, at the age of 12 years 10 months.
The following year another Indian GM, Gukesh D. missed becoming the youngest ever GM by 17 days.