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65th Indian Grand Master (Chess)

65th Indian Grand Master (Chess)

On 18th October Raunak Sadhwani became country’s 65th Grand Master (GM) from India after continuing his fabulous unbeaten run. He completed the GM formalities at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament at the Isle of Man. 

Key points:

  • As Viswanathan Anand and B. Adhiban were battling on the leading boards, Sadhwani took his tally to four points from seven rounds drew with Armenian Grandmaster Gabriel Sagrissian.
  • With a rating of 2479, he has already gained 23 points to cross the stipulated mark of 2500 in live ratings, at 13 years, nine months and 26 days, he is the ninth youngest GM in the world among Indians.
  • He is the fourth youngest - after Gukesh D, Praggnanandhaa R and Parimarjan Negi - to achieve the feat.

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