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8-year-old writes history, defeats chess grandmaster

An eight-year-old chess prodigy from Singapore has become the youngest chess player to beat a grandmaster.

After a three-hour chess game in Switzerland, Ashwath Kaushik defeated the 37-year-old Polish Jacek Stopa.

"It's very exciting and amazing that I was able to beat the grandmaster and I feel proud of myself," Kaushik said, the Guardian reported.

According to "Chess.com", the world chess competition has recently seen an increase in the number of children achieving exceptional results.

Ashwath won the first three games with Stopa, but lost in the game against British player Harry Grieve, who had won the British Chess Championship in 2022.