World’s Youngest To Attain Chess Grandmaster Status

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World’s Youngest To Attain Chess Grandmaster Status.

by:  joeyj   :   04 March 2013
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On May 1, 2012  chessaccount.wordpress.com  published World’s Youngest To Attain GM, 2600, 2700, 2800 and WC  and one of the topic was the World’s  “Youngest Grandmasters (GMs) in History”

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Wei Yi The World’s Youngest Grandmaster at 13yrs-8mos-24days

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Wei Yi The World’s Youngest Grandmaster at 13yrs-8mos-24days.

by:  joeyj   :   03 March 2013
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The latest 13 years of age, to qualify the GM status was China’s Wei Yi, born 2 June 1999, when in the 9th round of a 10 rounder Reykjavik Open on 26 February 2013 he scored 7.0/9 and registered a Rating performance of 2661 that was more than enough to achieve his 3rd and final GM norm.

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Wesley So Officially Breach the 2700 mark

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Wesley So Officially Breach the 2700 mark.

by:  joeyj   :   01 March 2013
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On March 2013 FIDE rating list publication, officially, GM Wesley So (born 9 Oct 1993) from the Philippines breached the 2700 mark.  His March 2013 FIDE rating of 2701 was derived from his live rating of 2701.3 that he achieved 2 days earlier at the conclusion of Reykjavik Open 2013 on 27 February 2013 where he tied for first place, a 3-way tie, with GMs Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) and Bassem Amin (Egypt).

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Magnus Carlsen breaks his own rating records

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Magnus Carlsen breaks his own rating records.

by:  joeyj   :   01  February 2013
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The official FIDE ratings for February 2013 has been published with GM Magnus Carlsenbreaking his previous ‘All-Time-High’ rating of 2861 (January 2013) to the ‘New-All-Time-High’ rating of 2872 and that is a +11 higher.

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Magnus Carlsen breaks Kasparov’s rating records

Magnus Carlsen breaks Kasparov’s rating records.

It’s now official, as of January 2013 FIDE rating list, world’s nr-1 rated and elite-GM  Magnus Carlsen of Norway with a rating of 2861 (Jan 2013) at age 22yrs&31days broke the legendary and former World Champion (13th) elite-GM Garry Kasparov’s 13-years & 6 months old all-time .high FIDE rating record of 2851 (established in July 1999) by 10-points margin.

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