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Who is Abhimanyu Mishra: The Youngest Chess Grandmasters in History

Abhimanyu Mishra is the youngest chess grandmaster who made a history by breaking one of the oldest records in the game to become the youngest grandmaster in history.

Abhimanyu Mishra started playing chess when he was just 2 and now, at the age of 12, he has become a champion by smashing a record held by the Russian former chess prodigy Sergey Karjakin, who earned the title in 2002 at the age of 12 years and seven months. 

Abhimanyu earned the title at 12 years, four months and 25 days at an event in Budapest.

The youngster is from New Jersey, who began playing chess at two-and-a-half and became the youngest US expert when he was seven.

The youngsters father is Hemant Mishra

Abhimanyu idolises current world champion Magnus Carlsen and Indian chess great Vishwanathan Anand.

Abhimanyu shall now travel to the 206-player World Cup in Sochi starting on July 10, where he is given a wildcard entry by Fide.

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