Kazakhstan's Zhansaya Abdumalik becomes WGM at the age of 12
Here is some exciting chess news via Chessdom. Kazakhstan's Zhansaya Abdumalik has completed her final norm for the Woman Grandmaster's title at the age of 12 years 5 months and 15 days. This makes her the second youngest WGM in history. The youngest WGM record is still in possession of the World Champion Yifan Hou, who achieved her title requirements at age 12 years and 3 months. However, the mark might not hold on for long as a few months ago Alexandra Goryachkina came close to breaking it, while now Zhansaya Abdumalik remained at just 2 months “distance”.
At present day Zhansaya Abdumalik is the top women U12 in Asia, the top women U12 player in the World, and her rating as of May 2012 is 2141 ELO points.
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