Praggnanandhaa grabs 1st GM norm, Tari leads
Reports Nov 22, 2017 | 9:57 AM 2

Praggnanandhaa grabs 1st GM norm, Tari leads

12-year-old Praggnanandhaa’s win over Awonder Liang in Round 8 of the World Junior Championship in Tarvisio took his performance rating to 2749 and guaranteed him his first grandmaster norm. He might not stop there, though, since with only three rounds to go he’s just half a point behind the leader, Aryan Tari. If he did win the tournament he’d gain the grandmaster title immediately without the need to score two more norms and in the process smash Sergey Karjakin’s record to become the youngest grandmaster in history.

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