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Stanford-bound Negi turns ‘author’ to fund his education
29.07.2021 Rakesh Rao
Chess
Parimarjan Negi

Having spearheaded India to a historic first medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, Parimarjan Negi is now headed to Stanford University for a four-year under-graduate course.

When it comes to making the right moves over the board of 64 squares, none could match the consistency of the prodigious Parimarjan Negi in the past decade.

After nine years as a Grandmaster, the second youngest in the game’s all-time list, the 22-year-old has decided to move on. Having spearheaded India to a historic first medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, Negi is now headed to Stanford University for a four-year under-graduate course. And chess has nothing to do with the youngster getting the nod in one of the premier educational institutes in the world.

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