Negi becomes youngest International Master

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Parimarjan Negi has become the country's youngest International Master after beating Grandmaster Sergei Erenburg of Israel.

New Delhi:

Parimarjan Negi has become the country's youngest International Master after beating Grandmaster Sergei Erenburg of Israel in the fourth round of the Masters section of the Hastings International Chess Congress in England. Negi's superb performance in the first four rounds of the tournament in Hastings means he now stands to gain a staggering 30 ELO points. He is the joint leader of a star-studded field, with 3.5 points out of a possible four. The Delhi-based youngster, who currently has 2,396 points on the ELO rating list issued on the new year, needed around 24 points to become the next IM of the country, something he's managed after his fourth round victory.

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