OREANDA-NEWS Russian chess player Ivan Zemlyansky received grandmaster status at the age of 13. According to the website of the Russian Chess Federation, Zemlyansky becomes the youngest grandmaster among his compatriots in history.

He managed to complete the grandmaster's final norm at the competitions taking place in the UAE these days.

"The Russian Chess Federation congratulates Ivan Zemlyansky, his coach Yaroslav Prizant, and the athlete's family and friends on a grand achievement!" - the message says.

Currently, Zemlyansky is 14 years and 8 months old. The world record belongs to the American Abhimanyu Mishra, who received the status of grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 4 months and 25 days. Before him, the record holder was Russian Sergey Karjakin, who became a grandmaster at the age of 12 years and 7 months. At that time, Karjakin represented Ukraine.

As for the Russian record, before Zemlyansky, it belonged to Anish Giri, now playing for the Netherlands (14 years, 7 months, 2 days).