Abhimanyu Mishra, who became the youngest grandmaster in history, at the age of 12, four months and 25 days, is destined for greater heights, according to his coaches, who are the least surprised by the incredible feat.
At an event in Budapest on Wednesday, Mishra, the American boy with Indian roots, broke the record of Sergei Karyakin, who finished his GM title in 2002 at 12 years and seven months.
Mishra is also the youngest international teacher to pass the badge held by the Indian R Praggnanandhaa two years ago. Since then, he has focused on becoming the youngest GM.
Mishra’s coach, GM Arun Prasad, said he deserved it for all the hard work he put in. “Congratulations to Abhi on this achievement. He fully deserves this success, as I saw all his hard work first hand. His father also deserves praise for the sacrifices he has made for Abhi to reach this important moment,” Prasad said.
Needless to say, it was a great time to see his student become a grandmaster. Mishra also thanked his coaches after becoming the youngest GM.
Grandmaster Magesh Panchanathan, one of the young man’s coaches, said Mishra was a hard-working boy, adding that his father (Hemant) was behind his success.
“Abhi is one of the most hard-working children I’ve ever seen. His work ethic comes directly from his father, Hemant, who is one of the pillars behind his success.
“I have known Abhi since he was five years old, we have worked very hard in his game over the years. His head coach Arun has spent countless hours in his holes and his average game to get him to where he is now,” said US-based Magesh. in Thursday.
Renowned Chennai-based coach RB Ramesh, who is helping the 12-year-old as part of Prochess Training, said Mishra is very fast in his calculations and full of ideas.
“First of all, we are very happy that our student from Prochess has become the youngest GM in the world. He is very fast in his calculations and finds ideas soon in class. Very talented and hardworking. He will go places.” Ramesh GM himself, added.
By the way, Mishra defeated Indian CEO Leon Luke Mendonka in the ninth round of the Vezerkepzo GM Mix tournament in Budapest late Wednesday to end Karyakin’s reign as the youngest CEO. Coaches Mishra Prasad and Magesh are CEOs from Chennai and have moved to the United States.
“I finally put chess on the biggest opponent (continuing pandemic) who stopped me for 14 months. Thank you all for all your love and support. We look forward to the World Cup” probably shows how fast the boy was in, “tweets Mishra. after his achievement.
The boy from New Jersey already has the youngest International Master award, won in November 2019 at 10 years, 9 months and 20 days. He stayed in Europe with his father as events on board resumed in April in a bid to break the Russian’s long-standing record.
Karyakin, who held the record for 19 years, was quoted by chess.com: “Yes, I’m a little sad that I lost the record, I don’t want to lie, but at the same time I can only congratulate him and there is no problem.
“I hope he will continue to become one of the best chess players and it will be just a good start to his great career. I wish him all the best.”