Chess: R Praggnanandhaa becomes youngest Indian Grand Master
June 26, 2018, 1:00:02 CEST | Wikinews

Monday, June 25, 2018 

India
Related articles


25 June 2018: Chess: R Praggnanandhaa becomes youngest Indian Grand Master
25 June 2018: India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force
21 June 2018: India: Mehbooba Mufti resigns as Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister as Bharatiya Janata Party breaks alliance
17 June 2018: UN releases first-ever human rights report on Kashmir
11 June 2018: India: Jodhpur police arrests man for 'sacrifice' of four-year-old daughter for Allah

Location of India



Collaborate!

Pillars of Wikinews writing
Writing an article


On Sunday, R Praggnanandhaa became the youngest Indian chess player to earn the title of Grand Master. At the age of twelve years, ten months and thirteen days, Praggnanandhaa was the second youngest person to earn the title.

Praggnanandhaa earned his third norm on Sunday as he faced Dutch Grand Master Roeland Pruijssers with Elo rating of 2514 at the fourth Gredine Open in Italy. Having won the first norm in November and second in April, Praggnanandhaa had to face a player with at least 2482 Elo rating for the third norm. For the Grand Master title, a player requires three norms and Elo rating of at least 2500.

Praggnanandhaa with Elo rating of 2529 finished second at the competition, losing the tie-breaker for the winning spot. In 2016, at the age of ten years, ten months and nineteen days, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest player to receive the title of an International Master.

In 2002, at the age of twelve years and seven months, Ukraine's Sergey Karjakin became the youngest recipient of the Grand Master title. Previously, India's Parimarjan Negi was the youngest Indian to earn the Grand Master title.






Have an opinion on this story? Share it!



Sources[edit]
"Praggnanandhaa comes second in Gredine Open" — The Gulf Today, June 25, 2018
Tanya Rudra. "Chennai's R Praggnanandhaa, 12, Becomes Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster" — NDTV, June 24, 2018
"R Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest Grandmaster ever" — The Indian Express, June 24, 2018
"Chess gets its second-youngest Grandmaster in India's Praggnanandhaa" — Business Standard, June 24, 2018
Venkatachari Jagannathan for IANS. "Chess: Chennai's Praggnanandhaa comes second in Gredine Open" — Yahoo! News, June 24, 2018





Share this: 

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Articles that may interest you:


State of emergency in Sri Lanka remains despi...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018  Map highlighting the Central Province, Sri Lanka for which Kan...

India: Madhya Pradesh police arrests second a...

Sunday, July 1, 2018  Crime and law Related articles 1 July 2018: India: Madhya Pradesh ...

English Football: Arsenal appoints Unai Emery...

Thursday, May 24, 2018  Football Related football news 24 May 2018: English Football: A...
Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular


Recently Viewed:


Chess: R Praggnanandhaa becomes youngest Indian Gran...

Monday, June 25, 2018  India Related articles 25 June 2018: Chess: R Praggnanandhaa becom...


Gas explosion flattens Mexico City maternity hospital

An explosion on Thursday morning destroyed a state maternity hospital in Mexico City, Mexico...


Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed in plane ...

The plane, a Cessna Citation, departed Kelowna at 9:32 p.m. before quickly disappearing from...


FIFA World Cup 2018 day eight, nine, ten, eleven: Be...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018  2018 FIFA World Cup More from 2018 FIFA World Cup 27 June 20...


Debian to shutdown public File Transfer Protocol ser...

Friday, April 28, 2017  Computing Related articles 28 April 2017: Debian to shutdown ...

Automotive
Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Lifestyle
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Gaming
Reviews
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Travel
MM-iNEWS
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd
Ω