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Gukesh D, Youngest Chess GrandMaster, awarded with GKAA 2021

D. Gukesh is 15 years old, an Indian Chess Player. He is the Youngest Chess Grandmaster of India and Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster of World. He is the third youngest person in the history to qualify for the title of Grandmaster which FIDE awarded him in March 2019.

He won the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, Gelfand Challenge in June 2021. He recently won Norway Open Chess Tournament and Gold at European Club Cup.

Gukesh was born on 29 May 2006 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He learnt chess at the age of seven.[4] He studies in Velammal Vidyalaya, Mel Ayanambakkam, Chennai.

He recently is awarded with Global Kids Achievers Award on 19th November 2021

Gukesh won the Under-9 section of the Asian School Chess Championships in 2015 and the World Youth Chess Championships in 2018 in the Under 12 category. He also won five gold medals at the 2018 Asian Youth Chess Championships, in the U-12 individual rapid and blitz, U-12 team rapid and blitz, and the U-12 individual classical formats.

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