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Delhi's Prithu Gupta becomes India’s 64th Grandmaster

Delhi's Prithu Gupta becomes India’s 64th Grandmaster

Delhi's Prithu Gupta has become India's 64th Grandmaster, crossing the Elo threshold of 2500 points after beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019.

Gupta, who picked up the sport as a nine-year-old, has achieved the sensational feat at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 10 days. His achievement came 31 years after Viswanathan Anand had become India's first Grandmaster.

D Gukesh is India's youngest GM at 12 years, 7 months and 17 days. He had achieved the feat in January this year.

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