10-Year-old Arranges Chessboard Blindfolded In 45 Seconds, Sets New Record

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10-Year-old Arranges Chessboard Blindfolded In 45 Seconds, Sets New Record

A 10-year-old Malaysian chess aficionado has taken her love of the game to the next level by blindfolding herself and successfully arranging a chessboard in 45.72 seconds. 

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Who is the girl who broke the record for arranging a chessboard blindfolded in 45 seconds?

Punithamalar Rajashekar’s excellent accomplishment earned her the prestigious Guinness World Record for the ‘quickest blindfolded chess set configuration’. 

This incredible performance occurred on the grounds of Punithamalar’s school, in the presence of members of the parents and teachers organization, as well as school management. She told Guinness World Records, “My dad is my coach, and we play together almost every day.”

She stated that breaking the world record had a huge impact on her life, infusing her with pride and a sense of individuality. She also expressed her hope that her accomplishment will motivate others to pursue their own great goals. 

What inspires her interest in chess?

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The 10-year-old said she was inspired to attempt a world record while viewing a program about extraordinary achievements. “Seeing people push their limits and achieve incredible feats really inspired me,” she stated.

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“I had already taken part in various events, such as Kids Got Talent, and I felt that I deserved more attention.” “After my father suggested that I focus on my passion, my family and I decided that I should try to break this record,” she added. Her favourite topic is mathematics, and she hopes to one day become a space scientist. 

What are her plans for the future?

Punithamalar enjoys learning facts and images in addition to chess. She has actively participated in several school competitions, exhibiting her storytelling and public speaking abilities. 

The youthful chess champion announced her intention to attempt yet another blinded play record. 

Who supported her on this journey?

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Rajashekar began her path towards this extraordinary achievement four months before the actual attempt, with her father’s continuous support.

Her family and teachers provided constant encouragement and motivation during her training and subsequent record-breaking effort, she told Guinness World Records.

Rajashekar has received various awards, including the renowned Asia’s Outstanding Child Award for the 2022-2023 school year, in addition to her Guinness World Record. Her extraordinary abilities have been displayed in a number of competitions, including Malaysia’s Kids Got Talent. 

Back home, R Praggnanandhaa, an Indian chess prodigy, may not have won the World Cup, but his extraordinary accomplishments are sure to leave an everlasting impression on the country’s chess scene. 

Following two earlier draws, the young Indian grandmaster eventually achieved the runner-up place when, in a tie-breaker round, he was defeated by the world’s top-ranked player, Magnus Carlsen. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended him on his “remarkable” performance and for putting up a “tough fight” on X.    

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