A World Chess Record Set


WORLD RECORD Set at GM Maxim Dlugy’s Chess Max Academy;

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 10, 2019 - History was made on Saturday, August 9 at New York City-based Chess Max Academy’s First Invitational Grandmaster (GM) and International Master (IM) Norm Tournament.

Abhimanyu Mishra -- a 10 year, 7 months and 3 days old boy from Englishtown, New Jersey – beat the previous World Record by 15 days to become the youngest ever to earn an IM norm.

The countdown begins!

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, currently holds the World Record as the youngest International Master in history, achieving the feat at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days.

“Abhimanyu Mishra now has 3 months and 19 days to make two additional norms to complete his International Master title and set a second World Record,” said Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy, Founder and Lead Instructor at New York City’s Chess Max Academy. GM Dlugy is a former World Junior Chess Champion (1985) and World Top-Ranked Blitz Champion, who was elected Youngest President of the United States Chess Federation at age 23.  A “sparring partner” of Former World Champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, he is the author of Grandmaster Insides (2017).

GM Dlugy has confirmed that “Abhi” will participate in Chess Max Academy’s Fall 2019 Invitational GM and IM Norm Tournament on November 2 - 8. Online registration is now open for GM and IM norm seekers -

In April 2018 -- at 9 years, 2 months and 17 days old – Abhi was “knighted” youngest national chess master in the United States.

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