New Delhi: Indian-origin USA player Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest Grand Master in the history of chess.
He has achieved this feat at the age of 12 and has broken the record held by Russian Grand Master Sergiy Karyakin for 19 years.
The parents of Abhimanyu, who hails from New Jersey, America, had migrated from India to America and he is employed.
He achieved the third and final Grand Master norm required to become a Grand Master by defeating young Grand Master Leon Mendonsa of India in the ninth round of the Vejerkebjo International Chess yesterday.
Earlier he had already achieved the required 2500 Elo rating points. Abhimanyu is being trained by Indian Grand Master P Maghesh Chandran and Arun Prasad.
Congratulating Abhimanyu, the World Chess Federation has wished him a better future.