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Abhimanyu Mishra: 12-year-old boy becomes world’s youngest chess grandmaster

A 12-year-old boy identified as Abhimanyu Mishra from New Jersey has become the new world’s youngest chess grandmaster.

Mishra broke the record that was previously held by Rusia’s 19-year-old Sergey Karjakin with a third norm.

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Sergey won the World Championships in 2016 from Magnus Carlsen .

Mishra has become an internet sensation with many praising and congratulating him.

Popular media CNN congratulated Mishra revealing that he became the United States Chess Federation’s youngest Expert at the age of seven.

“At just 12 years old, Abhimanyu Mishra from New Jersey is the youngest chess grandmaster in history, beating the previous record-holder, Hungary’s (not correct) Sergey Karjakin, by a couple of months. CNN wrote.

Magesh Panchanathan, one of the youngsters coach described him as hardworking and passionate about the game.

He also added that his father has been on the first line supporting him.

“Abhi is one of the most hardworking kids I have ever seen. His work ethic comes directly from his dad Hemant who is one of the pillars behind his success.

“I have known Abhi since he was five years old, we have worked very hard in his game through the years. His main coach Arun has spent countless hours in his openings and his middle game to get him to the position that he is in now.”

Here are more comments.

@pablo.escontol: “When other kids play fornite this kid become a grandmaster…. Respect.”

@bengals.headline: “At 12 years old i was trying to get used to being the smallest kid in my class and getting my first crush.”

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@deniska.pala: “Im 17, but I’ll break this record.”

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