Chennai’s Srinath Narayanan become India’s 46th Grandmaster

Srinath became an International Master at the age of 14 and crossed the 2500 Elo rating a few months back. He had already secured five GM norms. He won his first GM norm in 2012 by winning the Asian Junior Chess Championship, which he won again the next year. Noted coach and Grandmaster RB Ramesh congratulated Srinath on his achievement and said the Chennai player had shown promise from a young age.

Srinath Narayanan, the 23-year-old from Chennai, came into limelight when he became India’s youngest FIDE rated chess player in 2002 when he was just eight years old. He became an International Master at the age of 14 and crossed the 2500 Elo rating a few months back at the Sharjah Masters and had already secured five GM norms.Srinath Narayanan won his first GM norm in 2012 by winning the Asian Junior Chess Championship in 2012 which he won again the next year in 2013.Three years later, Srinath Narayanan became joint-winner at the under-12 world chess championship held in Belfort, France. Srinath became an International Master at the age of 14 and crossed the 2500 Elo rating a few months back.

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