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Who is Bharath Subramaniyam?

Bharath Subramaniyam (born 17 October 2007) is an Indian chess player holding the title of International master.

14-Yr-Old Bharath Subramaniyam Becomes India’s 73rd Chess Grand Master

14-Yr-Old Bharath Subramaniyam Becomes India's 73rd Chess Grand Master
14-Yr-Old Bharath Subramaniyam Becomes India’s 73rd Chess Grand Master

In a historic moment for India, the nation got its 73rd Grandmaster (GM). 14-year-old teenage sensation from Chennai, Bharath Subramaniyam, became the same on Sunday. He completed his third and final GM norm during Italy’s Vergani Cup Open. He scored 6.5 points in the nine rounds along with four others, while overall, he finished seventh at the event.

Subramaniyam touched the required 2,500 (Elo) mark. It is to be noted that the player needs to secure the three GM norms, besides going past the 2,500 Elo points, reports IANS. Following his feat, the entire Indian chess community celebrated it. The All India Chess Federation (AICF) also congratulated him and sent out its best wishes.

“Fourteen-year-old Bharath Subramaniyam becomes the 73rd Grandmaster of the country after completing his final GM Norm and crossing the 2500 rating at Vergani Cup Open in Italy.

All India Chess Federation congratulates Bharath for the achievement,” the AICF wrote on its website. On the other hand, Indian Grandmaster MR Lalith Babu, who participated in the Vergani Cup Open on Sunday, won the title.

Babu was the ninth seed in the competition, as she managed to score seven points out of nine. At the same time, he was tied with American GM Niemann Hans Moke for the top spot, along with Ukraine’s Vitaliy Bernadskiy and Bulgaria’s Nurgyul Salimova.

However, the Indian had a better score during the tie-break, thus helping him earn the title, while Moke finished as the runner-up. Ukraine’s Anton Korobov, who happened to be the top seed, finished fifth.

Bharath Subramaniam Biography, Wiki

Bharath Subramaniam
Bharath Subramaniam

Bharath Subramaniyam began playing chess by watching and learning from his elder brother Balasubramaniam. Very soon he picked up the game and was put into the T Nagar chess academy on 15th of August 2012. He was just 4 years and 10 months old at that point! AL Kasi, Srinivasa Rangan and Bala were his initial coaches.

Bharath played his first tournament in January 2013, a school tournament for kids. He achieved his initial rating of 1008 in 2014. From there on, it was steady progress. Says Hari Shankkar, Bharath’s father, “He was a normal kid but he caught everyone’s attention was when he won the Tamil Nadu state under 9 title at the age of 6 years and 6 months.

It was a well contested event with all the current stars like Gukesh, Pranav.V, Nikhil Magizhnan, Srihari LR, Manish Anto Cristiano and Pranesh taking part.”

During July 2014, Bharath moved to Chess Gurukul and was trained by GM RB Ramesh and WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy. Bharath got an opportunity to train with the then FM Praggnanandhaa, WFM Vaishali, IM Aravindh Chithambaram, Akash PC Iyer, Priyanka.K, Mahalakshmi and other stars.

In an interview with ChessBase India in 2015, after winning the World under-8 title Bharath had said, “I am being coached by GM R.B. Ramesh and WGM Aarthie Ramesh. We have regular classes, where I attend them with players who are much higher rated than me. For example, GM Aravindh Chitthambaram is also present at those lectures, and being in the same class as him gives me opportunities to understand how higher rated players think.

Other than that there are camps conducted by Ramesh Sir before major events. I owe a lot to him for the increase in my calculations and speed. I keep working on the middle game combinations regularly. Before the round I make it a point to solve tactics to get my mind sharp. Also I work for 3-4 hours during events to prepare openings against a particular opponent by looking at his style of play. On regular school days I work on chess for three hours.”

It is quite unique that Bharath who was just seven years old back then got to sit in the same class as GMs and IMs. Talking about it, his father said, “We owe a lot to Ramesh sir, as normally lower rated players like Bharath, who was just 1324 in rating, is not allowed to train with IMs and higher rated players.

Thanks to this opportunity, Bharath learnt to calculate well and improve his visualization skills. Sometimes, Ramesh made Bharath sit as mute spectator during GM training sessions that he was doing. This was a great opportunity.”

Bharath Subramaniam Awards and Achievements

In 2015, Bharath won the Asian Under -8 championship held in Korea and also the World under-8 at Greece. In May 2016, Bharath was a bronze medalist in Tamil Nadu state Under-17. Bharath was also a bronze medalist at Nationals Under 9 held in Jalandhar, Punjab.

In May 2017, Bharath won the bronze medal at the Tamil Nadu State Junior Championships (under-20). For a nine year old to win a bronze in an under-20 event was truly special. After dominating the age group events for several years, Bharath made his first IM norm in December 2018 at the Sunway Sitges.

He achieved his second IM norm at the Dubai Open 2019 and the final one at the Goa GM International 2019. Within seven months of scoring his first IM norm, Bharath had become an IM. As of today, Bharath (2405) is world no.3 in the under-12 section (rating wise) behind Marc Maurizzi (2412) from France and Siddharth Jagadeesh (2410) from Singapore.

Bharath Subramaniam FAQ’s

Who is Bharath Subramaniam?

Bharath Subramaniyam (born 17 October 2007) is an Indian chess player holding the title of International Master.

When did Bharath Subramaniam become International Master?

Subramaniyam had become an International master in 2019 at the age of 11.

How old is Bharath Subramaniam?

Bharath Subramaniam is currently 14 years old.

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