Chinese Boy Becomes Youngest Grandmaster
Xiangzhi Bu of China became the youngest grand master when he completed his third GM norm by jointly winning the Qingdao Daily Cup at Qingdao in China on October 23. 
Bu, born on December 10, 1985 achieved it at the age of 13 years,10 months and 13 days bettering the record held by Ukrainian Ruslan Ponomariov who did it in 14 years, 17 days in October 1997. Bu achieved it exhibiting tremendous resilience by scoring 6/7 after making a disastrous 0/2 start. He shared the title with GM Dao Thien Hai (Vie), GM Peng Xiaomin (Chn) and IM Wu Wenjin (Chn) on 6/9 in a 10-player tournament
Xiangzhi Bu
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Bu's norms are subject to FIDE confirmation but have been certified by the arbiters. Bu, also the reigning world under 14 champion had scored two earlier norms in Hungary this September and October. This drop in age for the highest awarded title signifies that the future generations are understanding the game better and are smarter. 

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