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16-year-old teenager M.Pranesh Became India’s 79th Chess Grandmaster.

16-year-old teenager M.Pranesh Became India’s 79th Chess Grandmaster. Curious to know how the teenager achieved such an accomplishment? Let’s read about his accomplishment in detail.

M.Pranesh clinched the title in the Rilton Cup. The first tournament of FIDE Circuit, here to become India’s 79th chess grandmaster. Almost 140 players took part in the Rilton Cup in Stockholm. In round 2, the eventual winner M Pranesh suffered an early setback when he lost to IM David Eggleston from England, but then Pranesh won all his remaining seven games and finished one full point ahead of the field. The 16-year-old Pranesh crossed the 2500-rating threshold and became a Grandmaster having completed his three norms before the Rilton Cup. Seeded 22nd, the Indian made a clean sweep of the field in Stockholm, winning eight games and finishing a full point ahead of IM Kaan Kucuksari (Sweden) and GM Nikita Meshkovs (Latvia) as the tournament concluded late on Thursday. He topped the standings with eight points.

Pranesh is now the early leader of the FIDE Circuit with 6.8 circuit points that he got after his impressive victory. The one who accumulates the most points by the end of the year qualifies for the 2024 FIDE Candidates. Pranesh is trained by eminent coach RB Ramesh.

The All-Indian Chess Federation Congratulated the 16-year-old GM and said on its Twitter page: “Congratulations to Pranesh M for winning the Rilton Cup at Stockholm, the first tournament of the FIDE Circuit, and also becoming the 79th Grandmaster of the country!”.

Before Pranesh, Nineteen-year-old Koustav Chatterjee had recently become the country’s 78th Grandmaster during the National Senior Chess Championship.

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