Marc’Andria Maurizzi has become a grandmaster at the age of 14 years , beating Etienne Bacrot’s record as the youngest ever French Grandmaster that was set 24 years ago in 1997. The Corsican’s 3rd and final GM norm at the 2nd Chartres GM tournament took him ahead of Teimour Radjabov to become the 13th youngest grandmaster in history. Sergey Karjakin holds the all-time record at 12 years and 7 months, though US prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra is pushing to break that record this year.
The pandemic has been tough on chess prodigies, starving them of many of the opportunities to face international opposition and chase records, but it hasn’t held back some players. In February we reported on Marc’Andria Maurizzi scoring his 2nd GM norm. He’s now scored a 3rd and final norm by winning another rare over-the-board tournament, the 2nd Grandmaster Tournament in Chartres, France.
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