Early Life of Akshayraj Kore
Akshayraj Kore was born on 1st September in the year 1988 in Ahmednagar. He is an Indian chess player and a Grandmaster. In 2006, Akshayraj Kore became youngest International Master of international chess. At the time after he won the Invitational IM Norm Round Robin Chess Tournament in Luhansk, Ukraine. In February 2013, he became India's 32nd Grandmaster. His family moved to Sangli, Maharashtra. There he resided and stayed for his education. In 1996, his family moved to Pune. There he went to MAEER's MIT High School and the MAEER's MIT Junior College. He graduated in Bachelor of Engineering, Computer from Marathwada Mitramandal's College of Engineering University of Pune.
Career of Akshayraj Kore
Akshayraj Kore was initially coached by Narhar Venkatesh, a well known chess coach, also known as Bhausaheb Padasalgikar. He had also previously coached Swati Ghate and Bhagyashree Sathe-Thipsay, the famous Indian female chess players. He won a state silver medal in the under 12 age category in 1999. In 2000, Akshayraj Kore won the State Championship. Akshayraj Kore also represented India in the under 12 World Youth Chess Championship (boys), 2000. Although seeded 49th at the start of the championship he finished in the top 10. In early 2001, Sekhar Chandra Sahu, accepted the offer to coach him. That year Akshayraj Kore won the bronze medal in the U-16 Sub-Junior National Chess Championship. The next year Akshayraj Kore won the National U-14 Rapid Chess Championship. The same year, he also won the silver medal in U-16 Sub-Junior National Chess Championship. Later that year, Akshayraj Kore increased his ELO rating to 2300+ by his performance in the National B Chess Championship, 2002.
Career of Akshayraj Kore in 2003
Akshayraj Kore played fewer games due to examinations, but in 2003, he won the U-16 Commonwealth Chess Championship and was a member of the team which won the bronze medal at The Youth Chess Olympiad held at Denizli, Turkey. Akshayraj Kore played on the first board. The medal was the first one for the country in an Olympiad.
Career of Akshayraj Kore in 2004
In 2004, Career of Akshayraj Kore won his first International Master norm in Alushta 3 2004 Intl., Ukraine and also increased his rating to 2400. In Piloo Mody International Open Chess Tournament, Lucknow, 2004 he beat GM Pavel Kotsur. In the 7th United Insurance & United Leasing Grand Masters's Chess Tournament, Dhaka, 2005, he beat Ukrainian GM Ruslan Pogorelov.
Career of Akshayraj Kore in 2006
In 2006, Akshayraj Kore gained his second IM norm in Alushta Summer 2 Invitational IM Norm Round Robin Tournament at Alushta, Ukraine. He gained his third and final norm in a tournament in Luhansk, Ukraine by winning the Invitational IM Norm Round Robin Chess Tournament, scoring 12 points in 16 games. He received a special appreciation for his combination in the 5th round against Soshnikov Mikhail.
Akshayraj Kore played a blitz qualifier for National Rapid Knockout Chess Championship in July 2006 held at the Poona Club of Pune, Maharashtra. He won the tournament with a round to spare scoring 8 points in the first eight rounds.
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