Abhimanyu on getting his GM title

7/1/2021 – You read it yesterday: the 12-year-ole New Jersey lad Abhimanyu Mishra gained his final GM norm, to become the youngest grandmaster in history. Sagar Shah of ChessBase India spoke to Abhi about the key game, and how he turned tables against his GM opponent; but also about his motivation and his future plans in chess. It is quite revealing to hear this boy speak about his remarkable accomplishments.

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Abhimanyu Mishra in interview

The man of the moment, or, shall we say, the boy of the moment, Abhimanyu Mishra became a GM by beating Leon Mendonca in the second-last round of Vezerkepzo GM mix 2021. He scored his final GM norm and achieved the GM title at the age of 12 years 4 months and 25 days.

IM Sagar Shah spoke to Abhimanyu, just hours after he became a GM. In this ChessBase India video he asks the boy about his feelings, and they also analyze the key game together. Finally: what are the youngster's plans for the future?

Sagar has also conducted an indepth interview with Hemant Mishra, Abhi's father, on their endeavour break the title record. Hemant tells us how his approach is different from his son's, and the ups and downs of a journey towards making his child into a GM. It is a very frank and open interview, which we will be posting shortly.


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