Abhimanyu Mishra scores his 2nd GM norm, moves to 2471 on the Live rating list
12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra scored his 2nd GM norm at the First Saturday GM Round Robin May 2021 with a round to spare. This is the second consecutive event in which Abhimanyu has scored a GM norm. With a dominating 2700+ performance the little boy has managed to pump up his live rating to 2471. He is now just 29 Elo points and 1 GM norm away from becoming the world's youngest GM. Karjakin's record for the youngest GM stands since 2002 at the age of 12 years and 7 months. Abhimanyu has time until 5th of September! Will he manage to break it? We also have Abhimanyu's critical 8th round victory from the event, annotated by the lad himself.
Abhimanyu scores his 2nd GM norm with 2700+ performance
12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra is on fire at the First Saturday GM norm May event in Budapest, Hungary. He won his 8th round encounter and with 7.0/8, scored his 2nd GM norm with a round to spare. Not only that, the lad also performed at an Elo of 2703, gaining 24 rating points. Abhimanyu's LIVE rating is now 2471. The boy has time until 5th of September (roughly around 4 months) to break Sergey Karjakin's youngest GM record. Abhimanyu needs 1 more GM norm and 29 Elo points.
Abhimanyu has also won the tournament as he has a two point lead over the field.
Standings after round 8
Abhimanyu's 8th round victory analyzed by the boy
Immediately after finishing the game, Abhimanyu came back to his room, took his steam, freshened up and annotated this game for the readers of ChessBase India. Enjoy the youngster's analysis:
Seemann vs Abhimanyu, Round 8
Game annotations by Abhimanyu
Abhimanyu will next play at the GM Round Robin Invitational in Hungary from the 13th of May 2021. But before that he will appear on ChessBase India's livestream to play against the Premium members of ChessBase Account.
You can decide to become a ChessBase Account Premium member and get a chance against the super-talent Abhimanyu with commentary and analysis by IM Sagar Shah.
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