“Pragg” with his mother calls his father at home in Chennai, India, to share the good news!
14-Year-Old Grandmaster “Pragg”
Under 18 Years Old
2019 World Youth Championship!
by John Bain
Born August 10, 2005 in Chennai, India
Only 14 Years Old
At only 14 years old, Pragg demonstrated he is the strongest chess player in the world under 18 years old, by winning the World Youth Under 18 Championship with a performance rating of 2712!
The Championship took place at The Renaissance Convention Centre Hotel in Mumbai, India, October 1-13, 2019.
“Pragg,” as he known by most people in the chess community, was born August 10, 2005 in Chennai, India. At 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, he became a Grandmaster!
To put Pragg’s achievement of becoming a Grandmaster in perspective, the current World Chess Champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, born November 30, 1990, became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days–6 months older than Praggu!
2019 World Youth Championship