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Bengaluru’s Pranav Anand becomes India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster

Bengaluru’s Pranav Anand becomes India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster – Bengaluru’s Pranav Anand has become India’s 76th Grandmaster as passed the 2,500 Elo mark in the World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania. The 15-year-old Pranav achieved the title after having already fulfilled the other qualifications for a GM title.

  • He defeated France’s Augustin Droin to claim the U-14 Open gold with 9 points from 11 rounds.
  • He played his draw against Spain’s top-ranked GM Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli (2619) in the penultimate round.
  • Anand received his 3rd and final GM norm in Biel at the 55th Biel Chess Festival in July 2022.
  • He also won the match against GMs Maxime Lagarde of France (2631), Sethuraman S. P. (2623) and drawn with Aryan Chopra (2610), and GM Shant Sargsyan of Armenia (2661).

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