Abhimanyu Mishra has set a new record of becoming the youngest “Chess Grandmaster” at the age of 12 years and 4 months. The record was previously held by Sergei Karjakin, who became chess grandmaster in 2002 at the age of 12 years and 7 months. Abhimanyu became the youngest “international master” in the United States when he was 10 years and 9 months old.
His goal now is to get the youngest “Strong Grandmaster and Elite Grandmaster” titles. The title of Grandmaster can only be obtained by winning at least three games and achieving at least 2,500 points in the ratings of the World Chess Federation. Abhimanyu started playing chess at the age of two and a half and became the youngest American player at the age of seven.
His goal was delayed due to Covid, but on reaching Budapest he played in Grandmaster and International Grandmaster competitions. That’s where he raised his score to 2,600. After becoming the Chase Grandmaster, Abhimanyu wrote on Twitter: Thank you all for your love and support. Now preparing for the World Cup. ”
Russia’s Karzakin said he was “saddened” that his record had been broken after 19 years. He said: “I don’t want to lie, I’m just sad to lose the record. But I can congratulate him. I hope he is one of the best players and this is a good start to his big journey. ”