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

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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.

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"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

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