On 7th august 2022 Chennai based 16 year old Chess prodigy V Pranav became India’s 75th Grandmaster (GM) and Tamil Nadu’s (TN’s) 27th by winning the Limpedea Open in Baia Mare, Romania

Pranav finished the Romanian tournament with 7 points out of 9 to meet the GM norm requirements.

Achievement of Pranav

  • Prior to Romania, Pranav had obtained his maiden (first) GM norm at the age of 15 by winning the Serbia Open in 2021.

  • In June 2022 He obtained the 2nd GM norm from Vezerkepzo GM round-robin tourney in Budapest, Hungary in June 2022.

About V Pranav

  • Pranav is a student of Velammal school, Chennai and has been a three-time State Champion in chess and has also won a Bronze Medal at the World Rapid Event 2021.
  • with his latest achievement, he joins the league of legendary Chess players from TN including Viswanathan Anand, D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa.
  • Out of other states, Tamil Nadu has a large number of GMs which is followed by Maharashtra with 10 Grandmasters and West Bengal with 9.

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