Raunak at 13, becomes India’s 65th Grand Master
Raunak Sadhwani will be the 65th Indian Grand Master (Chess) at the age of 13 years! On October 18, 2019, Sadhwani with a rating of 2479 has already gained 23 points to cross the stipulated mark of 2500 in live ratings. He just needs to turn up for the next two rounds to gain his final norms.
Even Viswanathan Anand and Adhiban were battling on the leading boards. However, the youngster drew with Gabriel Sagrissian to take four points from seven rounds.
Sadhwani is from Nagpur and is an international master. He got his first master title at Aeroflot Open 2019 and second title at Poticcio Open 2019. He was trained by the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik. He worked with the Russian player as a part of Kramnik-Microsense India Chess program. It was held in Switzerland in August, 2019.
About Grand Master
Grand Master is the title awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. FIDE is Federation Internationale des Ethecs or International Chess Federation. It connects various national chess federations all over the world. It is the governing body of the international chess competition. It was founded in Paris.