Peru’s Jorge Cori became the youngest Grand Master in the world

Isabel Guerra

The Peruvian chess player Jorge Cori became the youngest Grand Master (GM) in the world.

Aged 14 years and 2 months, the national chess player won this title after winning two Grandmaster norms in the Continental Chess Championships of the Americas 2009 in Brazil, and now in the International Marcel Duchamp Championship in Argentina.

Cori’s participation for the title of Grand Master took three months of preparation in Europe, where he had a private tutor with Spanish Javier Moreno.

Meanwhile, his sister Daysi, who already holds at age 16 the title of GM, has now entered the ranking of the 80 best chess players in the world and is acknowledged as one of the best players in the adult category.

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