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Srinath Narayanan set to become India’s 46th chess Grandmaster

Srinath Narayanan was India’s youngest FIDE rated chess player in 2002 when he was just eight years old.

other sports Updated: Mar 29, 2017 15:22 IST
Srinath Narayanan in action at the Sharjah Masters chess championship
Srinath Narayanan in action at the Sharjah Masters chess championship(Twitter)

Srinath Narayanan is all set to become India’s 46th Grandmaster after he defeated Spanish Grandmaster David Anton Guijarro (Elo rating of 2676) at the Sharjah Masters.

Viswanathan Anand congratulated the 23-year-old on Twitter saying: “Congrats srinath narayan. Welcome to the GM fold. Still remember you visiting us many years ago & I tried suggesting books! Impressive play.”

Srinath Narayanan, the 23-year-old from Chennai, came into limelight when he became India’s youngest FIDE rated chess player in 2002 when he was just eight years old.

Three years later, Srinath Narayanan became joint-winner at the under-12 world chess championship held in Belfort, France.

He became an International Master at the age of 14 and crossed the 2500 Elo rating a few months back at the Sharjah Masters and had already secured five GM norms.

Srinath Narayanan won his first GM norm in 2012 by winning the Asian Junior Chess Championship in 2012 which he won again the next year in 2013.