Most eleven year olds would have been taking their elementary steps into the world of algebra to build their calculative powers needed to solve combinatorial situations. But then again, Sergey Karjakin was not just another eleven year old. The Ukrainian-born prodigy was busy getting the title of International Master aged just eleven as he dished out moves with calculations that amazed even the best grandmasters. One such grandmaster, Russian Ruslan Ponamariov chose a twelve year old Karjakin in his team of seconds for the world championship. The shy kid strutting about the hotel in the world championship attracted quite a lot of attention…the chess world was being warned of a super grandmaster in the making. His list of achievements turned even more incredible as the prodigy completed his GM norms aged twelve years and seven months to become the youngest ever Grandmaster in history. He does indeed match the prodigious levels of Lionel Messi (who he resembles in looks) and his is a tale that needs quite some telling.
Originally posted 2015-04-23 06:16:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter