Who is Indian chess player Ashwath Kaushik, biography, age, parents, school, nationality and FIDE ranking

Who is Indian chess player Ashwath Kaushik, biography, age, parents, school, nationality and FIDE ranking

Here is all you need to know about chess player Ashwath Kaushik, have a look at his parents and nationality

Ashwath Kaushik made history on Sunday by being the youngest player to ever defeat a chess grandmaster in a classical tournament match at the age of eight years, six months, and eleven days.

Who is Indian chess player Ashwath Kaushik, biography, age, parents, school, nationality and live FIDE ranking

After defeating 37-year-old Jacek Stopa of Poland in the fourth round of the Burgdorfer Stadthaus Open in Switzerland, the young player accomplished the feat.

After falling to International Master Harry Grieve, the Indian national, seeded 59th among the 127 participants, finally placed 12th in the competition. He now becomes a member of an elite group of gifted youngsters who have defeated a grandmaster before turning ten.

Who is Ashwath Kaushik?

Ashwath Kaushik in the first grade is an Indian-origin eight-year-old young chess player who currently resides in Singapore with his family for six years. He is currently a member of the Under-14 squad.

He is a World Under-Eight Rapid Champion, triple champion in chess variations in 2022, and ranked world No. 37,338 on FIDE.

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Ashwath Kaushik’s career so far

The young rising chess player began playing the game at the age of four, and in 2022 he won the title of World Under-Eight Rapid Champion. The youngster gained notoriety that same year when he won the Under-8 Eastern Asia Youth Championship in three different chess variations: classic, fast, and blitz.

Kaushik, the eight-year-old from Singapore recently broke the record on Sunday to become the youngest player in history to defeat a grandmaster in classical chess. The momentous victory came in the fourth round against Polish GM Stopa.

After winning his opening three games, Ashwath produced a strong performance to secure his fourth consecutive victory. With this victory, Ashwath; who was only eight years, six months, and eleven days old; became the youngest player in history to beat a grandmaster in a classical tournament match.

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Leonid Ivanovic, a Serbian chess player, had recently achieved a record, but Ashwath upset him. Grandmaster Milko Popchev was defeated in January by the latter, who was also eight years old. But compared to Ashwath, he is five months older.

He now holds the 37,338th position in the world rankings on FIDE, and his chessarena.com profile shows that during the last year, he has had 31 wins, 12 losses, and 5 draws.

Ashwath Kaushik’s coach

Ashwath now collaborates with a select group of capable coaches, a report in chess.com tells. GM Kevin Goh Wei Ming, the CEO of the Singapore Chess Federation, is among those who can attest to the young player’s exceptional tactical abilities.

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For his Under-14 squad, he is currently coached by GMs Thomas Luther and Andrey Kvon.

Ashwath Kaushik’s parents

Ashwath Kaushik’s father’s name is Kaushik Sriram and his mother’s name is Rohini Ramachandran. He also has a brother named Atharv.

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