Pranav Anand of Bangalore becomes 76th Grandmaster of India

The young boy from Bangalore – Pranav Anand scored an important win in the penultimate round of the World Youth Championships 2022 to cross the Elo Rating of 2500 to become India’s 76th Grandmaster. The youngster is born in 2006 and is just 15 years old.

The 15-year-old boy from Karnataka scored his first GM-norm in 8th Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival in December 2021. Then he earned his second GM-norm at Vezerkepzo GM March 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. The final GM-norm was scored at Biel International Chess Festival: 2022. He scored the last two GM-norms in just eight games.

He started his World Youth 2022 Under-16 Open campaign with a rating of 2494. In the penultimate round, he defeated IM Emin Ohanyan (Armenia) to cross 2500 in the live ratings and become India’s latest GM.

Team Karnataka State Chess Association congratulates Pranav, his family and his coaches for this fantastic feat. He is on the verge of winning Gold at World Youth Under-16 Open 2022.
KSCA wishes he wins the Gold for India and continues scaling new heights!

Pranav Anand - Karnataka State Chess Association
Pranav Anand 1 - Karnataka State Chess Association