Praggnanandhaa [Youngest International Master]

Praggnanandhaa holds the youngest International Master title. He also achieved 2nd youngest grandmaster in chess history but now his record has been broken. But he still holds the youngest IM title in chess history.

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Praggnanandhaa’s Biography

His full name is Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. He is an Indian chess Grandmaster. Now he is the fourth youngest Grandmaster in chess history and also First Youngest IM.

(2016) He became youngest IM in chess history at the age of 10 years, 10 months, 19 days.

(2017) He achieved his first GM norm in World Junior Chess Championship. Finishing the tournament at 4th position.

(April, 2018)He achieved second GM norm at the Heraklion Fischer Memorial GM Norm tournament in Greece.

(June, 2018) Achieved third GM norm at  at the Gredine Open in Urtijei. at that time he was the 2nd youngest grandmaster in chess history at the age of 12 years, 10 months, and 13 days. (First youngest GM is Sergy Karjakin).

In 2018 Praggnanandhaa was  invited for four rapid games with Wesley So. Everyone knows that Wesley So is too much stongrer than Praggnanandhaa but he surprised him and shocked the world by crushing him in first game. He scored 1½. (Wesley So’s score 2½.)


Praggnanandhaa’s Chess Games

We will look at the Pragnandhaa’s chess games. He played against many grandmasters. Now we will look first game with Wesley So with black pieces.

Game Wesley So  vs Praggnandhaa

pragnandhaa vs wesley so

(Please Flip the board to black side for better view)

Game Praggnanandhaa vs Howell


Praggnanandhaa’s first win against 2700 elo.

Game Praggnanandhaa vs Van Foreest



Game Praggnanandhaa vs Gopal, Geetha Narayanan


In the Sicilian Nadjrof the interesting move 6.a3 played by many strong players like Carlsen, Karjakin, Anand and now Praggnanandhaa plays it, lets see how game finishes.

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