Praggnanandhaa becomes the 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster in History

On June 23rd, 2018 India’s Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa became the 2nd youngest chess grandmaster in history. Praggnanandhaa did this at the age of 12 years, 10 months, and 13 days. He acquired his final prerequisite (3rd Grandmaster norm) at the 4th ad Gredine Open by defeating his 8th round opponent, 18-year-old Grandmaster Luca Moroni Jr. of Italy. What added an exclamation point to this already wonderful achievement by Praggnanandhaa was that he earned his final Grandmaster norm with a round to spare!

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. c3 g6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bg7 7. d5 a6 8. Be2 Ne5 9. Nxe5 Bxe5 10. Nc3 d6 11. O-O c5 12. dxc6 bxc6 13. Bh6 d5 14. Qd3 Be6 15. f4 Qb6+ 16. Kh1 dxe4 17. Nxe4 Rd8 18. Qa3 Bd4 19. Bg5 c5 20. Nf6+ Bxf6 21. Bxf6 Rg8 22. Rad1 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Nd5 24. Bh4 Kf8 25. Bf3 Qb5 26. Bxd5 Bxd5 27. Qe3 g5 28. Bxg5 Qc6 29. Qe7+ Kg7 30. Qe5+ f6 31. Qxd5 Qxd5 32. Rxd5 fxg5 33. Rxg5+

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