BIG NEWS! The Youngest International Master in the History of Chess! – USA’s Abhimanyu “Abhi” Mishra
by John Bain | Nov 19, 2019 | Prodigies in Chess |
The Youngest International Master
History of Chess!
Abhimanyu “Abhi” Mishra learned chess at 2.5 years old, and became the youngest USA Expert in history with a USA rating of 2000+ at 7.5 years old.
A younger Abhi with his mother.
Abhi became a USA Master with US rating 2200+ at 9.2 years old.
The New Record!
An International Master
10 years, 9 months and 3 days!
In November 2019, Abhi became the youngest International Master (IM) in the history of chess at the age of 10 years, 9 months and 3 days–breaking Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa’s world youngest IM record of 10 years and 10 months by 17 days!
Abhimanyu Mishra is now the youngest IM in the history of the world.
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
Abhimanyu Mishra openly declared his short-term goal is to break Sergey Karjakin’s world youngest Grandmaster record! Sergey Karjakin became the youngest Grandmaster in the world at 12 years 7 months old in 2002–a record that still stands today.
Abhi keeps in mind that he became an International Master at 10 years, 9 months and 3 days, whereas Sergey Karjakin did not become an International Master until he was age 11 years and 11 months.
Abhi’s long-term goal is to become the World Chess Champion one day.
Abhi is on his way!
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