Praggnanandhaa Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Games, Images


Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is an Indian chess prodigy. He is the second-youngest person ever to achieve the title grandmaster, after Sergey Karjakin. Recently, he won his ninth round game at the KiiT International Chess Festival in Bhubaneswar, India, and made his third IM norm (after norms in Cannes and Moscow).

Praggnanandhaa Details

Praggnanandhaa was born on 10 August 2005 in Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father Ramesh Babu works at a bank and his mother Nagalakshmi is a homemaker. His elder sister, Vaishali Rameshbabu, is also a two-time youth chess champion. They are devotees of Kalki Bhagavan. In 2013, Praggnanandhaa won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 boys title and after two years, he also won Under-10 boys’ title.

In 2016, the talented boy became the youngest International Master in history, at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days. In 2017, Praggnanandhaa achieved his first grandmaster norm at the World Junior Chess Championship by finishing 4th with 8 points. On 17 April 2018, he bagged his second norm at the Heraklion Fischer Memorial GM Norm tournament in Greece. He also achieved his third and final GM norm at the Gredine Open in Urtijëi on 23 June 2018. In that, he defeated Luca Moroni in the eighth round to become, at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, the second-youngest person ever to achieve the status of grandmaster.

In Online Chess Olympiad 2020, the young gunPraggnanandhaa leaves his mark in the match, helping Indian team placed top spot in Pool A with 17 points and 39.5 board points beating China in final preliminary round.

Praggnanandhaa Biography

Name Praggnanandhaa
Real Name Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu
Nickname Praggu
Profession Chess Prodigy
Date of Birth 10 August 2005
Age 12 (as of 2018)
Zodiac sign Yet to be Updated
Father Name Ramesh Babu
Mother Name Nagalakshmi
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Yet to be Updated
School Yet to be Updated
College Yet to be Updated
Hobbies Playing chess
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Married No
Wife Name NA
Current City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Twitter: Yet to be updated

nstagram: Yet to be updated

Praggnanandhaa Awards 

  • Youngest Ever Grandmaster – 2018
  • World Youth Chess Championship – 2013

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