Kolkata-based participant Mitrabha Guha has change into India’s 72nd Chess Grand Grasp by bagging his third and closing GM norm throughout a match in Serbia. The 20-year outdated achieved the GM title after securing the ultimate norm on the ongoing GM Third Saturday Combine 220 tourney in Novi Unhappy, Serbia.
Guha, who beat GM Nikola Sedlak of Serbia within the ninth spherical on Monday, has up to now scored seven factors with six wins, two attracts and a loss to Russian GM Vladimir Zakhartsov within the seventh spherical.
The Kolkata participant had scored his second GM norm on the Sheikh Russel GM match in Bangladesh a fortnight in the past and had additionally crossed the 2500 Elo barrier within the second spherical of the match. To change into a GM, a participant has to safe three GM norms and cross the stay ranking of two,500 Elo factors.
The All India Chess Federation congratulated Guha on turning into a GM.
“Kolkata-based Worldwide Grasp Mitrabha Guha turns into the 72nd Grandmaster of the nation after finishing the requirement by securing his third and closing GM norm at GM Third Saturday Combine 220 – Novi Unhappy, Serbia,” the AICF mentioned on its web site.
Former world champion and chess legend Viswanathan Anand additionally congratulated Guha.
“Congrats to Mitrabha! Two GMs in two days… 100 th Gm quickly!,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
Congrats to Mitrabha! Two Gms in two days… 100 th Gm quickly ! https://t.co/GxoMBZZ8PG
– Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) November 9, 2021
Guha achieved the GM title simply two days after Sankalp Gupta did so throughout an occasion in Arandjelovac, Serbia to change into the nation’s 71st GM.