Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Biography


Rameshbabu Pragyananand Quick Information
height 5 feet 5 inches
weight 62 kg
Date of birth 10 August 2005
Zodiac sign Leo
eye color dark brown

rameshbabu pragnananda is an Indian chess player who came into limelight in February 2022 when he became the youngest player to defeat Magnus Carlsen since November 2013, when he became the world chess champion for the first time. He became the third Indian after Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna to beat Carlsen in any given format.

name at birth

rameshbabu pragnananda

nick name

Praggu

Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in March 2020
Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in March 2020 (Rameshbabu Pragnananda / Instagram)

Sun sign

Leo

birth place

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Habitat

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

nationality

Indian

Business

chess players

Rameshbabu Pragyananand as seen in an Instagram post in May 2019
Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in May 2019 (Rameshbabu Pragnananda / Instagram)

family

  • father Rameshbabu (Banking Officer)
  • Mother – Nagalakshmi
  • siblings Vaishali Rameshbabu (Older Sister) (Chess player, Female Grandmaster (WGM), Girls’ World Youth Chess Championship Winner in Under-14 and Under-12 levels)

Make

slim

height

5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm

weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in September 2021
Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in September 2021 (Rameshbabu Pragnananda / Instagram)

Caste / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

hair color

black

eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation

Straight

special features

  • slim frame
  • short cut, side parted hair
  • friendly smile
  • clean shaven look
Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in October 2019
Rameshbabu Pragnananda as seen in an Instagram post in October 2019 (Rameshbabu Pragnanand / Instagram)

rameshbabu pragyananand facts

  1. Pragyananand, a prodigy boy, had won World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 title in 2013. This achievement earned him the title of Fide (Fédération Internationale des checs) ‘Master’ at just 7 years old. In 2015, he won the title in the Under-10 tier.
  2. In 2016, at the age of 10 years, 10 months and 19 days, he became the youngest ‘International Master’ in history.
  3. 2017. In World Junior Chess Championship, earning his first ‘Grandmaster’ criteria, he finished fourth with 8 points. He had received his second ‘Grandmaster’ criterion. Heraklion Fisher Memorial GM Normo tournament in April 2018. He received his third and final ‘Grandmaster’ criterion in gradin open In Italy in June 2018.
  4. At the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, he was the second youngest person to achieve the rank of ‘grandmaster’ after Sergei Karjakin (12 years and 7 months).
  5. In July 2019, he had won Extracon Chess Open In Denmark with a score of 8.5 out of a possible 10. In October 2019, he had won world youth championship With 9 marks out of a possible 11 in Under-18 section. In December 2019, at the age of 14 years, 3 months and 24 days, he became the second youngest person to achieve the feat. Fide Elo rating of 2600.
  6. In April 2021, he had won Polgar Challengethe first of the 4 legs of Julius Baer Challengers Chess TourA rapid online chess event jointly organized to promote young talent Julius Baer Group And Chess24.com, He had scored 15.5 out of a possible 19.
  7. This had helped them qualify for Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, a 10-month-long series of 10 online chess tournaments featuring the world’s top players, who compete for a prize money pool of USD 1.5 million. They had participated in one of those 10 tournaments and finished in 12th place, finishing in joint 20th overall on the tour in a field of 44 participants.
  8. Feather chess world cup 2021, a 206-player single-elimination chess tournament held in Sochi, Russia, he reached the fourth round (final 32 players) of the tournament. He was the second best Indian player in the tournament after Vidit Gujrathi who reached the quarter-final stage.

Featured image by Rameshbabu Pragnananda / Instagram

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