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Who is the world’s youngest chess International Master?


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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa(born10 August 2005), is a wonder child and chess genius from India.

Praggnanandhaa is a chess player from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and he won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 boys title in 2013, and the Under-10 boys title in 2015. He is the world's youngest International Master ever.

In 2016, Praggnanandhaa made the history by becoming the youngest International Masterat the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days. He achieved his first grandmaster norm at the FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation) World Junior Chess Championship (under 20) in November 2017 where he finished 4th with 8.0 points.

He is currently chasing the two more points that he needs to become a grand-master. His elder sister, R. Vaishali s also a two-time youth chess champion.