2479 FM Nikhil Kumar, USA

USA continues to produce chess prodigies. The next in line is Nikhil Kumar. He became World champion for U12 in October and has an impressive rating of 2379.

Nikhil Kumar said this in an interview with The Universal News Network after his win in World championships:
“When I was at the podium and the national anthem was played, I felt that I represented the country and Team USA well.”

The young Nikhil even defeated the ranked number 1 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India to take the WC title. Praggnanandhaa was only 10 years old when he became the youngest person ever to claim the title of chess International Master.

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