The Youngest Chess Grandmasters Of All Time

Who are the youngest chess grandmasters of all time? Check out chess prodigies like Magnus Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Judit Polgar, Garry Kasparov, and Anatoly Karpov! See when they became chess grandmasters, and how they stack up against their young counterparts!

* With limited exceptions (national heroes Tal and Keres), players flags represent the national team they most recently represented as an elite player.
* Players who were at any point the youngest chess grandmaster of all time, have their titled age given in month, year, and day. All other players show the age in years that they earned the title.
* For most players pre-1990, the titled age is given as the first day of the month in which the FIDE congress was held that year. For players who achieved records, more specific dates in which they completed title norms are available and used.

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  1. It doesn't matter. Magnus will crush them all.

  2. why isnt iAaronicBird here? he even taught how to play on his youtube channel uwu

  3. Paul Morphy was world's number 1 player at the age of 12

  4. I am trying to become a rated player and I am 11

  5. Fischer's achievement remains the most impressive. He got his GM title by qualifying for the Candidates' Tournament, at a time when there were far fewer opportunities, with chess in general and with title qualifiers in particular. After that, Judit Polgar's is the most impressive, as she entered the top 100 rated players in the world at the age of 12 years 7 months and never left their ranks for the rest of her career. Nowadays one can earn a grandmaster title without entering into the top 1,000 players in the world.

  6. xItsCuzILikeTurtles440815KillerPVPProLPHDXD lolGHG says:

    At 12 years old I didnt know how the pieces moved.

  7. Who else is wondering why they are here watching this?

  8. Or does that show that the standard required to reach GM has progressively been lowered?

  9. Four Indians in top ten. Future of Indian chess seems bright.

  10. Just goes to show ya…it's only a kids game!!!

  11. Me after realizing after Misha is not GM : 😥😓🤯

  12. wtf when i was 12 years old that’s my first time seeing hentai anime.

  13. Fischer: "Women are not good at chess"
    Polgar: "I'm about to end this man whole youngest GM record"

  14. Karyakin father paid for a last game to his opponent…

  15. Wait, is 12 years 7 months smaller than 12 years?

  16. Mishka should be a grandmaster, he was struggling with a chess world champion for 10 minutes and turned down a draw.

  17. 1:58
    Pragnananannananananannananannadhandnanananana: Allow me to introduce myself

  18. Damn. The earlier ones are almost all Soviets

  19. Where is Jonathan Christopher Benjamin 🥲😔

  20. Ever since computers came in, in mid eighties and chess programs it started to get much easier. The hardest part was up to early eighties.
    So Fischer holds that title.

  21. After mid to late 1980s with chess pc games it became much easier.

  22. I just started playing so I’ll become a grandmaster at like 26….dang it

  23. Mikhail Botvinnik became a chess grandmaster at 39? but still, manage to become World Champion. Nowadays if you are older than Carlsen people think you have no chance of becoming a World Champion.

  24. In spell bee , chess and many activities indians are always in dominant why is that so ?

  25. It seems that 14 years old is already too old to become GM.

  26. love how 4 out out of 10 are Indians 🧡🤍💚

  27. Add Abhimanyu MIshra to the list.. He is the youngest ever now

  28. and now it's GM Abhimanyu Mishra, congratulations to him!

  29. 2021 , abhimanyu mishra the youngest GM.
    the days are not very far when kids will cry d4, c4 from the womb 😂

  30. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    What is up with judit polgar's face in the thumbnail?

  31. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    Beautiful music and transitions and stuff!

  32. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    How about another for IM? FM? CM? WIM? WFM? WCM? Female IMs? Female FMs? Female CMs? Female GMs?

    Note: the female IM thing is easy to do. Judit polgar is apparently the 1st female IM and then no 1 has beaten record since

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