V. Prraneeth turned Telangana’s sixth and India’s 82nd Grandmaster when he outwitted GM Hans Niemann of the US within the penultimate spherical of the Baku Open 2023. The win in opposition to the highest seed helped Prraneeth cross Elo 2500 in dwell rankings, 2500.5 to be precise.
The 15-year-old Prraneeth earned his first GM-norm on the First Saturday match in March 2022 the place he additionally turned an IM. He earned his second GM-norm at Biel MTO in July 2022. 9 months later, he earned his ultimate GM-norm on the second Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2023.
“One dream is fulfilled. It is an unforgettable moment in my career,” a visibly delighted Prraneeth mentioned. “Definitely, winning the World championship is the ultimate goal and I am aware that it will not be easy, but I will continue to work hard to achieve that goal,” he mentioned.
He thanked his coach N.V.S. Ramaraju, who additionally educated the likes of GM Dronavalli Harika, and the State Authorities for its assist.