Second youngest Grandmaster

June 25, 2018, Chennai

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Chennai kid , R Pragnnandha, created history on Saturday as he became the second youngest Grandmaster in the world at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days. Serjey Karjakin of Ukraine had become the youngest Grandmaster at 12 years, back in 1990. Praggnanandhaa achieved his first GM norm in the World Juniors 2017, and he achieved his second GM norm at a closed round-robin tournament in Greece. He had also crossed 2500 Elo rating points. 

Rahul Gandhi has congratulated the young lad for becoming the youngest grandmaster.