Congratulations to the youngest IM in history

Success is pouring for the members of the Young Stars program, and a new World Record has been broken! The title of youngest International Master, which belonged to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, clocked in at 10 years, 9 months and 20 days. Abhimanyu Mishra, has just broken that record by a mere 17 days, to clock in at the age of 10 years, 9 months and 3 days.

The youngest IM ever!

Abhimanyu achieved his final IM norm in the Chess Max Academy Fall Invitational. A tournament with opportunities to score norms, Abhimanyu needed 50% to score his final IM norm – a result that he achieved through the surprising method of 9 draws in a row!

Abhi, on the left, at a recent training camp for Young Stars in New York City with Garry Kasparov and FST Michael Khodarkovsky

Chess does not stop for this ambitious youngster – he immediately starts on his quest for the GM title by playing in the 2019 Norm Invitational in Saint Louis, Missouri. Congratulations to Abhi and his family!

You can read a more detailed recount of who is Abhimanyu, his way to IM and many of his games in the following ChessBase India Article.

This entry was posted in news. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.