Pranav Anand becomes India’s 76th Grandmaster

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  • Bengaluru’s Pranav Anand became India’s 76th Grandmaster as he passed the 2,500 Elo mark in the World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania. The 15-year-old earned 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, a day after fulfilling the requirement to become India’s 76th Grandmaster.
  • To become a GM, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.
  • Anand had scored the third and final GM norm at the 55th Biel Chess Festival in Switzerland in July.

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