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P. Harikrishna Profile
- First Indian to win the under-10 world chess championship
- Second Indian to be crowned Junior World Chess Champion
- The youngest Indian Super Grandmaster
- Gold medal in Commonwealth championship in 2000
- The youngest International Master of India in 2000
- World junior champion in 2004
Grandmaster P. Harikrishna was born on May 10, 1986 in Andhra Pradesh. At an ELO rating of 2682, Harikrishna is second amongst the top Indian players, ranking next to Viswanathan Anand. Harikrishna shot into national prominence in 1996, when he became the first Indian to win the under-10 world chess championship in Menorca, Spain. Banking on his prodigious talent, Harikrishna has been doing well in various junior international events. After moving up higher in the ELO Rating, he was called upon to become the member of the Indian National Team to take part at the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
In 2004, P.Harikrishna became the second Indian, after Viswanathan Anand, to be crowned Junior World Chess Champion. Throughout his illustrious career, the unassuming Harikrishna has earned comparison with veteran chess player Anand and replaced him as the youngest Indian Grandmaster in 2001. However, in 2006, child prodigy Parimarjan Negi became the youngest Indian GM at the age of 13 years. Nonetheless, Harikrishna still holds the record of being the youngest Indian Super Grandmaster. After Anand, Harikrishna is only the second Indian to be placed in the highest echelons of world chess.