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GM Raunak Sadhwani

Raunak Sadhwani
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Full name
Raunak Sadhwani
Dec 22, 2005 (age 18)‎
Place of birth
Nagpur, India



The player's full name is Raunak Sadhwani and they confirmed to that they preferred to be called by their first name, Raunak.

Raunak Sadhwani is an Indian chess grandmaster. A prodigy, he earned the GM title at the age of just 13, making him the ninth-youngest in history as (of April 2021).

Raunak earned a spot in the 2021 Bullet Chess Championship after winning a qualifier event. He played alongside world-class bullet players like GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Alireza Firouzja, Levon Aronian, Daniel Naroditsky, and more.

He won a bronze medal with the Indian team at the 2022 FIDE Olympiad. On the live rating lists, he cracked 2650 and the world top 100 in October 2023.

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