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Chess Grandmaster – Indian Child prodigy becomes GM at 12 years

Monday - January 21, 2019 11:30 am , Category : Fun Facts

Grandmaster (GM) is a title awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. Once achieved, the title is generally held for life, though exceptionally it may be revoked for cheating. The abbreviation IGM for International Grandmaster is also sometimes used, particularly in older literature.

Gukesh D, from India, is a chess grandmaster at 12 years, 7 months and 17 days old. He is the world's second youngest grandmaster, missing the top spot by 17 days. Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin  having qualified for the title at the age of 12 years and 7 months.




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