Ridit Nimdia

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Ridit Nimdia
Country India
Born 23 September 2004 (2004-09-23) (age 10)
FIDE rating 1278
(July 2010 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating 1283 (May 2010)

Ridit Sunil Nimdia (born 2004) is a chess player from Mumbai, India. At 4 years, 270 days;[1] he became the world’s youngest rated player,[2] when he received his first official Elo rating of 1283.[3] He has participated in two national and school championships in India. His current head coach is Praveen Kothari of Udaipur.

In July-Aug 2010, at the age of 5 he participated in Under-7 section of 6th World School Chess Championship held in Kayseri, Turkey.[4] He claimed the third position[5] with score of 6.5/9.[5]

The fact of Ridit Nimdia being the Youngest Rated player was verified and recorded by the Limca book of Records in the 2012 edition with his Photograph.[citation needed]

He also defeated a FIDE rated player in a world championship at the youngest age.[6]


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