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WORLD RECORD Set at GM Maxim Dlugy’s Chess Max Academy; Abhimanyu Mishra Youngest Ever To Achieve IM Chess Norm

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Abhi Mishra set a new World Record on Saturday by becoming the youngest ever to earn an International Master Chess Norm

Abhimanyu Mishra (center) with his father Hemant (left) and Grandmaster Max Dlugy, the organizer of the tournament and the founder of Chess Max Academy in New York City. 

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.


About Chess Max Academy, New York City (Manhattan’s Upper East Side)

Chess Max Academy offers group and private chess lessons, USCF-rated weekly tournaments, art (to encourage creativity, which goes hand-in-hand with critical thinking and problem-solving) and language (Russian and Mandarin) instruction. Founded in 2014 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side by Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy, a former World Junior Champion and graduate of the prestigious Dalton School, Chess Max Academy students have won five National titles and one World Chess Championship. In addition to the seasonal Invitational Grandmaster (GM) and International Master (IM) Norm Tournaments, the school is also home to Grandmaster and World Champion’s Anatoly Karpov Summer Chess Camp. On weekends, there is a Drop-In Chess Program for ages six and above. Further information:




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