In 2016, who became the youngest chess International Master in history?
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (born 10 August 2005) is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian chess grandmaster (GM). A chess prodigy, he won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 title in 2013 earning him the title of FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) Master at the age of 7. He also won the Under-10 title in 2015.
In 2016, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest International Master (IM) in history, at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days. He achieved his first grandmaster at the World Junior Chess Championship in November 2017, finishing 4th with 8 points. He bagged his second norm at the Heraklion Fischer Memorial GM Norm tournament in Greece on 17 April 2018. On 23 June 2018 he achieved his third and final GM norm at the Gredine Open in Urtijëi by defeating Luca Moroni in the eighth round to become, at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, the then second-youngest person ever to achieve GM status.