The youngest FIDE-rated player!

by ChessBase
8/2/2023 – FIDE has informed us that they have put the youngest chess player ever on their rating list. The lad has participate in five national tournaments and won a number of titles in his age category. Last March, for example, he won his stat's Under 8 Championship. Like to guess how old Tejas Tiwari is? Wrong, younger!

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Tejas Tiwari is a 5-year-old boy living in Haldwani, India. FIDE tells us that he has just become the youngest FIDE rated player in the world!

Tejas currently has a FIDE Rating of 1149. The lad was born on 25th December 2017, and received his FIDE Rating on the 1st of June 2023, at the age of 5 years 5 months and 7 days!

This little boy was one of the players who participated in ChessBase India's first chess camp at Bhopal. Even in this tender age, he practices chess for 3-4 hours every day! Get to know more about Tejas in this article by Niklesh Jain.

Tejas Tiwari, World's youngest FIDE-Rated player

It is said that talent has nothing to do with age. A big proof of this is Tejas Tiwari, a five-year-old chess player who held chess pieces in his hands for the first time at the age of just 3½ years. Learning the nuances of this game from his father, this boy rose rapidly – by the time he was four years old he started playing in district and state level chess tournaments!

Completely focused on the board, Tejas is also dressed well for the game!

Tejas has won many titles like "Golden Boy" and "Youngest star" in chess competitions organized outside his state Uttarakhand. In March 2022 he became the Uttarakhand State Champion in the Under Eight category! At the age of 5 he has participated in five National Chess Tournaments so far.

Practising diligently at home for his next tournament (he has qualified for the Asian School Chess Championships!)

Check out two of the games played by India's latest prodigy:

We are proud that Tejas took part in the first ever ChessBase India Chess Camp, held in Bhopal at March 2023! FI Niklesh Jain and WIM Angela Franco were the coaches who conducted this camp for five days, concluding with a test and a rapid tournament to judge how much the players learned during the camp.

The boy has got his game face on during training!

Tejas solving the chess problems posed during the final test of the Chess Camp!

Tejas learned the game from his father Sharad Tiwari, who himself is fond of chess and used to play for his university in his younger days. He travels with Teja to all tournaments, and Tejas does his preparation every day with his father. Besides this, he is taking training from Neeraj Shah at school. I also guides him from time to time!

ChessBase India wishes Tejas a bright future in his chess career and life!

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