The 12-year-old Chess Grandmaster!

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Abhimanyu Mishra, a 12-year-old player from New Jersey has secured the title of becoming the youngest chess grandmaster in history. Mishra scored his third GM norm in Budapest, having already crossed the required 2500 Elo rating barrier. The 12-year-old broke the record of GM Sergey Karjakin, a record that had been standing for 19 years. Karjakin secured the grandmaster title at the age of 12 years and 7 months, however, Abhimanyu won the same at 12 years and 4 months. “On Wednesday, Mishra won the biggest game of his short but sweet career so far. He defeated the 15-year-old Indian GM Leon Mendonca with the black pieces, securing a performance rating higher than 2600 over 9 rounds,” stated an official release on

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