Top 10 Youngest Chess Grandmasters 2022

The title of Grandmaster is the highest achievement in the CHESS. Every chess player wishes for this position. Nowadays, chess becoming younger and younger. We can see in some previous years most of the grandmaster’s titles were achieved at twelve, thirteen, and fourteen years of age. Here, we are going to learn about some of the youngest Chess Grandmasters in the whole world.

1.     Abhimanyu Mishra

The youngest Grandmaster in history, born in America on 5th February 2009. He became chess grandmaster on 30 June 2021 at the age of 12 years. At that time, he broke the record of Ukrainian chess player Sergey Karjakin. Mishra got popular on the internet in 2016 when he won the Chesskid Online National Invitational Championship(CONIC) in the under-eight section of the tournament. He won CONIC at the age of 10 years, this was the beginning of a record-breaking journey and finally, in 2021, it reached the title of GrandMaster.

2.     Sergey Karjakin

Sergey had the title of Youngest Grandmaster before Abhimanyu. Sergey was born in Ukraine on 12 January 1990. He achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 12 in 2003. Before the achievement of Grandmaster, he won International Master in 2001 and European Chess Championship in 1999. He also scored 18th position in the world ranking in the field of chess.

3.     Gukesh D (Karlsruhe)

Gukesh Karlsruhe, won the crown of Chess Grandmaster at the age of 12 years 7 months but was only 17 days older than Sergey. His birth place is Chennai and was born on 29 May 2006. He scored his title of Chess Grandmaster in 2018 at the Capable la Grande open. In the world ranking list of FIDE, he is in the 64th position.

4.     Javokhir Sindarov

He was born in Uzbekistan on 8th December 2005. In October 2018, when he was 12 years 10 months old scored the title of Chess Grandmaster. In 2017, he was also awarded the title of International Master. In 2021, he qualified for Chess World Cup. He scored 2500 ELO rate in 2018 when he participated in World Junior Chess Championship. Sindarov’s position on the FIDE ranking list is 166 with a standard rating of 2616.

5.     Rameshbabu Praggnanandha

The guy who become Chess Grandmaster in 2018 when he was 12 years. This Indian chess player was born on 10 August 2005. It is very exciting to know that he earned the title of  FIDE Master at just the age of 7. Also, on Feb 22, 2022, he defeated the current chess world champion and become the youngest player to build a record. Moreover, on May 20, 2022, he again defeated the Chess World Champion, Magnus Carlsen for the second time at Chessable Online Tournament.

6.      Nodirbek Abdusattorov

Nodirbek Abdusattorov is in the sixth position on the list of youngest Chess Grandmasters. He won the Grandmaster’s title at the age of 13 years in April 2018. He was born in Uzbekistan on 18 September 2004. He also won the World  Youth Chess Championship in Slovenia in 2011. His current Fide ranking is 85 with a 2661 standard rating.

7.     Parimarjan Negi

An Indian chess player, who wore the crown of Grandmaster at the age of 13 years in 2006. He was born in India on 9th February 1993. The government of India awarded him with Arjun Award. Moreover, he also became the winner of the Philadelphia International Open Tournament in 2008. His FIDE ranking is 135 with a 2639 std rating. In 2017, he declare retirement from chess.

8.     Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen is the most famous and rated chess player in the world. He is the current Chess Champion. He earned the title of Grandmaster when he was 13 years old in 2004. He is famous for the nickname “ Mozart of Chess”. Magnus was born in Norway in 1990. In the FIDE ranking list, he is in the top position with the highest std rating 2864. He is the World Chess Champion since 2013.

9.     Wei Yi

Wei is the 9th youngest chess grandmaster. He was born in china on 2nd June 1999. He scored the position of grandmaster in 2013. He is the only youngest chess player with a rating of more than 2700 at the age of 15. He qualified for the FIDE world cup in 2018. He is at 22nd position on the FIDE ranking list with a 2727 std rating.

10. Raunak Sadhwani

He was born in India on 22 December 2005 and become a grandmaster at the age of 13 in 2018.  In 2015, he become the Champion of the U-10 Commonwealth held in New Delhi.  He was the 9th youngest Grandmaster. His FIDE rating is 2619 and is at 158th position on the list of top chess players.