Negi gears up for Parsvnath tournament

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Parimarjan Negi has become India's youngest International Master and the youngest ever in the world to attain a Grand Master norm.

Negi gears up for Parsvnath tournament

New Delhi:

Parimarjan Negi has become India's youngest International Master and the youngest ever in the world to attain a Grand Master norm. His fine performance in the recent Hastings International Chess Congress in England brought him a place in the history books. "I was looking to regain a lot of the rating points, and complete my International Master title by going past the 2400-ELO rating mark. I played some very good games there, and won three games against Grandmasters," he said. Aiming high Parimarjan now aims to win his second GM norm at the Parsvnath International tournament in Delhi, which gets underway on Saturday. However, his coach Vishal Sareen believes that Parimarjan still has a long way to go before he can match his wits against the best in the business. "Basically, he has to improve in just about every department of the game. But I don't think we should expect too much from him. He's just 12-years-old, after all," said Sareen. Parimarjan looks all set to break all of Viswanathan Anand's records and become the latest youth icon in the country.

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