Bengaluru teen Pranav Anand becomes India's 76th Chess Grandmaster

Bengaluru teen Pranav Anand becomes India's 76th Chess Grandmaster

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Category : Sports Published on: September 19 2022

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  • Bengaluru teenager Pranav Anand became India’s 76th Grandmaster after he crossed the 2,500 Elo mark in the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania.
  • To become a GM, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.
  • Anand had scored the third and final GM norm at the 55th Biel Chess Festival in Switzerland in July.
  • Anand had secured his third and final GM norm in Biel by drawing his game against Spain number five GM Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli (2619) in the penultimate round.
  • His first two GM norms came in the Sitges Open (in January 2022) and Vezerkepso GM Round Robin (March 2022) tournaments.
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