US citizen Abhimanyu Mishra is youngest GM in history

Abhimanyu Mishra is youngest GM in history

WASHINGTON: Indian-American prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra (from Englishtown, NJ) is the youngest Grandmaster in history, subject to confirmation from FIDE, breaking the record formerly held by GM Sergey Karjakin.

At age 12 years, 4 months, and 25 days, Mishra earned his third and final norm Wednesday at the Vezerkepzo GM Mix tournament in Budapest, Hungary, defeating GM Leon Luke Mendonca to take the final step on his long journey to Grandmaster. He had already fulfilled the rating requirement, breaking the 2500 Elo mark, in June. 

With Karjakin having earned his title at age 12 years and 7 months, Mishra bettered the previous mark by approximately 66 days.