Chess: American 12-Year-Old Closes In On World Record For Youngest Grandmaster

Chess: American 12-Year-Old Closes In On World Record For Youngest Grandmaster

Abhimanyu Mishra is poised to break Sergey Karjakin's mark of 12 years seven months despite going six months without playing in a tournament due to Covid-19.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Sergey Karjakin as the youngest grandmaster ever at 12 years and seven months, one of the most enduring chess records, looks set to fall in the next few weeks.
  • From New Jersey, Abhimanyu Mishra is already the youngest ever international master, at 10, and has just achieved two of the three required GM norms for the higher title.
  • His latest tournament, the just concluded Budapest First Saturday, was his most impressive to date, scoring an unbeaten 8/9 with a winning margin of three points.

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