jun 6th, 2012 CE
i just found out about this GM, who's about 14, and is half-nepali, half-russian, playing for the netherlands. hurrah for this half-subcontinental player.
he has a number of feats to his name, including defeating magnus carlsen, another prodigy, and world no. 1 in ELO ratings.
i am a little disappointed that there are not too many indians in the very top echelons of the game -- what happened to the other GMs and womens' GMs -- none of them are able to crack the top 10 in the world. (actually if i remember right, only one female player, judit polgar, has ever reached the very top of the men's game; it is an intriguing question as to why this might be -- is it, gulp, to be quite non-politically-correct, that women are simply not wired for chess, but for other games?)