Pranav Venkatesh earns his second GM-norm with a 3175 performance
The chess universe is well-acquainted with the strength of IM Pranav Venkatesh. He earned his second GM-norm by scoring seven consecutive victories at Vezerkepzo GM June 2022 with a rating performance of 3175. He also crossed 2500 in the live ratings in the process. The 15-year-old from Tamil Nadu did not slow down, instead he won his eighth round game too against strong Czech Republic no.8, GM Vojtech Plat. The teenager only drew his last round game to end the event with a score of 8.5/9. He finished a massive 1.5 points ahead of the field. This is his fourth tournament victory of the year. He had also secured a second place at MPL 46th National Sub-Junior Open 2022. Photo: GM Attila Czebe's fb
15-year-old Pranav crosses 2500
IM Pranav Venkatesh took only one tournament to get himself adjusted in Budapest, Hungary. In the second event, he wrecked through the competition by winning the first eight games and scoring his second GM-norm in just seven. Last year, Pranav became an IM and scored his maiden GM-norm at Serbia Open 2021 Masters in July. It seems like the teenager prefers to achieve two title requirements in one event. Now he is just the final GM-norm away from becoming India's next Grandmaster.
Aveskulov - Pranav, Round 7
To understand IM Pranav V's (2481) strength, you have to see his win against GM Valeriy Aveskulov (UKR, 2534). It is evident that Black has a positional edge. The game is a must-see for those who love positional chess and the art of maneuvering, because the 15-year-old masterfully converted his advantage into a win. His understanding of the piece placement eventually induced a mistake by the GM, and he went on to win the game. This win secured Pranav's second GM-norm.
Pranav - Plat, Round 8
It goes without saying that Czech Republic no.8, GM Vojtech Plat (2555) is a very strong player. Pranav launched a devastating attack on his opponent's kingside. 33...Bg7 seems to barely hold the fort together. Find out the winning continuation for White. Pranav registered his eighth victory in a beautiful fashion to take his score to 8/8.
Replay Pranav's games
|4||8||IM||Sammed Jaykumar Shete||IND||2400||4,5||16,50||2|
|7||2||FM||Aditya Vikram Paul||IND||2409||3,5||13,25||1|
|9||7||FM||Ongut Tamas Gunes||HUN||2315||3,0||14,50||0|