15-year-old Pranav Anand from Bengaluru, Karnataka became India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster (GM) after his victory against Armenia’s International Master (IM) Emin Ohanian.
He got the title after crossing 2,500 Elo points at the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania.
A month before Pranav Anand became India’s 76th GM, Venkatesh became India’s 75th Grandmaster.
Grandmaster is the highest title given to chess players other than world champion by the International Chess Federation FIDE. India’s 1st Chess Grandmaster was won by Viswanathan Anand in 1988 at the age of 14.