Meet Abhimanyu Mishra, Our Youngest Ever US Chess Expert

abhi_2016Abhimanyu Mishra from New Jersey became the youngest ever expert at the age of seven years, six months and 22 days, beating Awonder Liang's record by almost six months, who became an expert and eight years and seven days. Abhimanyu broke the 2000 barrier at a quad in Hamilton, NJ and gained some more rating points at the New Jersey Open over Labor Day weekend. Recently, Mishra won the ChessKid National Invitational, despite playing up a section! (He was eligible for the 6 and Under at the time, and played the 8 and Under.) The young record breaker was also featured earlier this year in the New Yorker Magazine, where he was one of the last players to survive in a simultaneous exhibition conducted by Fabiano Caruana, earning the "Fighting Spirit Award." Abhimanyu's goal is to become the youngest Grandmaster in the World. His coaches are GMs Arun Prasad and Magesh Panchanathan at Chess Kings and Queens Academy in NJ. Here is a recent (five hour long!) victory from Mishra at the New Jersey Open, where he further solidified his expert title by picking up a few more points. This tournament was also featured by Al Lawrence in our Labor Day round-up. 
[pgn] [Event "NJ OPEN"][Site "?"]
[Date "2016.09.04"]
[White "Mishra, Abhimanyu"]
[Black "Ethan J, Klein."]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Nbc6 12. Qd3 d4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14.
Qxd4 Bd7 15. Qf2 Qc6 16. Rg1 Rh8 17. h3 Nf5 18. Bd3 Nh4 19. Be3 Qd5 20. Bc5 Bc6
21. Kf1 Rg8 22. Qxh4 Qxc5 23. Qf2 Qd5 24. g3 a6 25. h4 O-O-O 26. a4 Kb8 27. Qe3
Qd7 28. Rb1 Ka8 29. Be4 Bxe4 30. Qxe4 Qd5 31. Qxd5 Rxd5 32. h5 Rd2 33. Rg2 Rh8
34. g4 Rg8 35. g5 Kb8 36. Rb3 Rd4 37. Rf2 Rxa4 38. Rxc3 Re4 39. h6 b5 40. Rh3
Kc7 41. h7 Rh8 42. f5 Rg4 43. fxe6 fxe6 44. Rg2 Rf4+ 45. Kg1 Rf7 46. g6 Rg7 47.
Rf3 a5 48. Rf7+ Rxf7 49. gxf7 a4 50. Rg8 a3 51. f8=Q a2 52. Qd6+ Kb7 53. Rg7+
Ka8 1-0 [/pgn]

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In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Thanks Jennifer

In reply to by Hemant (not verified)

hello Abhi's dad

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Young talent tapped at the right age!!!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Judging from the game, his opening knowledge is pretty good, and he plays sharp openings. Good luck to him.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Bravo.. wish you good luck for youngest GM - Thoshan Omprakash

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

I hope Abhimanyu will grow up to be a well-rounded and self-actualized individual. And, of course, a terribly strong chess player.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Congrats !!! Fantastic achievement - Keep it going, Abhi.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

I lost to this little guy on his way to expert. He's a beast.

In reply to by Aaron Belkin-Rosen (not verified)

True, he's MLG at chess

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Quiet good opening knowledge, amazing far ahead of age ablity in calculation and position recognition, this kid certainly has mad talent. Let's wait and see if a 7 or 8 year old youngest ever US National Master will become next headline shortly.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Nice, man! I played him once and won when he was still 1800- (which was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away...)

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

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In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

I played him 2 years ago when he was either 5 or 6 at about 1600. I won, but just barely. I would not even be able to come close in a game now. However, I have become one of his biggest fans and am pulling for him constantly. He is a very calm player, which is unusual for someone of his age. I would like to see him become world champion someday. Good Luck Always!!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Wow Abhi! That is very great! Even though I drew you very recently,(we played 22 times) Good Luck to all your tournaments! I hope you can become Youngest Master!! - Tejas Rama

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

I always brag about you How did get past 2000

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