Pranav Anand, known as India’s 76th Grandmaster, has won the title in the U-16 category of the World Youth Chess Championship. He has won the title in this series which is being held in Romania. He tied the final round and won the title.
The championship series is held in three divisions namely U-18, U-16 and U-14. Started on last 5th. Pranav was playing in the Open 16 category. He has topped the category with a rating of 2494 and has become the champion. Within a few hours of reaching Grandmaster status, he has won the Champion title as well. He is 15 years old and hails from Bangalore.
In the same category, another Indian player, Pranesh, came second. Chess Olympiad was recently held in India. It is also noteworthy that the Indian team had won a medal.
Big news coming in from @FIDE_chess World Youth in Romania – subsequent to his Grandmaster title, Pranav Anand has added another feather to his cap. After drawing his final round game against FM Augustin Droin, Pranav is now the World U-16 Champion!! pic.twitter.com/h2htyNnJJU
— ChessBase India (@ChessbaseIndia) September 16, 2022