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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