Pranav Anand: Youngster from Bangalore Pranav Anand Turns into India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster

Bangalore youngster Pranav Anand become India’s 76th grandmaster after breaking the 2500 Elo mark on the ongoing International Adolescence Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania. The 15-year-old, who has already finished the opposite necessities for the grandmaster name, completed the honour past due Thursday night time.

To grow to be a grandmaster, a participant should entire 3 grandmaster norms and go a reside ranking of 2500 Elo issues.

Anand scored his 3rd and ultimate grandmaster norm on the fifty fifth Biel Chess Pageant in Switzerland in July.

“He’s captivated with chess. Extraordinarily and captivated with the sport. He can paintings any collection of hours,” PTI instructor Ananda V. Saravanan instructed PTI.

“He’s particularly just right at calculations and endgames… those are two of his largest strengths at this time,” Saravanan mentioned of his fee’s victory within the 9th spherical of the 2022 U-16 International Adolescence Chess Championship.

“But even so, a very powerful explanation why for Pranav’s fulfillment is the willpower of his circle of relatives, his mom, father… They spent such a lot time on him and supported him,”

“If no longer for the pandemic, Pranav may have grow to be a grandmaster a minimum of a yr in the past. He is among the maximum proficient guys I’ve ever met,” added the world grasp.

Anand secured his 3rd and ultimate GM norm in Biel through drawing towards Spain’s 5th GM Eduardo Iturrisaga Bonelli (2619) within the penultimate spherical.

He additionally beat GM Maxime Lagarde of France (2631), GM Seturaman S.P. (2623), tied with grandmaster Arian Chopra (2610) and grandmaster Shant Sargsyan from Armenia (2661).

His first two GM norms got here from the Sitges Open (January 2022) and the Vezerkepso GM Spherical Robin (March 2022).

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