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Indian-American Abhimanyu Mishra becomes youngest Grandmaster in chess history

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Abhimanyu Mishra is now the youngest Grandmaster in history. (Pic courtesy: Twitter)

Indian-American prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra on Wednesday became the youngest ever chess Grandmaster after he scored his third GM norm in Budapest, Hungary.

The 12-year-old from New Jersey in the United States became a GM from International Master, having crossed the required 2500 Elo rating barrier.

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Mishra broke GM Sergey Karjakin's record that has stood for 19 years.

On August 12, 2002, Karjakin, a world championship challenger in 2016, secured the Grandmaster title at the age of 12 years and seven months.

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Mishra, born on February 5, 2009, took 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the highest title in chess, the website said.

Mishra spent several months in Budapest, playing back-to-back tournaments, chasing the title and the record.

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