Abhimanyu Mishra is on the way to become the youngest GM in history. The twelve year old boy from New Jersey is about to break the record if he grabs the GM title before September 5th. Mishra’s race is against Sergey Karjakin, who currently holds the title of the youngest GM taking it with 12 years and 7 months, back in 2002.
List of the top 10 youngest Grandmasters in the World
- Sergey Karjakin (12 years, 7 months)
- Dommaraju Gukesh (12 years, 7 months, 17 days)
- Javokhir Sindarov (12 years, 10 months, 10 days)
- Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu (12 years, 10 months, 13 days)
- Nodirbek Abdusattorov (13 years, 1 month, 11 days)
- Parimarjan Negi (13 years, 4 month, 22 days)
- Magnus Carlsen (13 years, 4 month, 27 days)
- Wei Yi (13 years, 8 month, 23 days)
- Raunak Sadhwani (13 years, 9 month, 28 days)
- Bu Xiangzhi (13 years, 10 month, 13 days)
Abhimanyu Mishra is already a record holder – the youngest IM in the world. In 2016, on May 30th, Mishra Abhimanyu became the youngest International master at the age of 10 years, 9 months and 3 days, 17 days faster than Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa. Mishra is also the youngest National Master, having earned the title at 7 years, 6 months, and 22 days, breaking the record of Awonder Liang (more National Masters coming – Tami Adewumi is a National Master at 10) His quest for the youngest GM holder position has extra merit, having in mind the ongoing Covid19 pandemic and postponement of many over-the-board events.
Abhimanyu Mishra GM title rating condition
FIDE requirements for becoming a GM is, besides earning the needed GM norms, to cross the 2500 ELO barrier.
Update: At the current First Saturday GM May 2021 event, being played in Hungary, Abhimanyu claimed the title of the Winner of the event with a round to spare, but more importantly, he got the GM norm. One more to go!
Rankings after 8 played rounds- First Saturday GM May 2021: