A New Jersey lad has achieved the stuff of dreams in reportedly becoming the youngest person in history to reach chess grandmaster status.
International master Abhimanyu Mishra, who is only 12, scored his third GM norm last June 2021 while playing in a candidates’ tournament in Budapest, Hungary.
Reports said Mishra had passed the 2500 barrier required by FIDE for attaining grandmaster status after spending several months in Hungary chasing the paramount title in the world of chess.
He had already scored his first and second GM norms after competing in two previous events there in April and May 2021.
In achieving the feat, Mishra – who was born on Feb. 5, 2009 – eclipsed the record set by GM Sergey Karjakin in August 2002 at 12 years and seven months.