At just 8-years-old, Singaporean chess prodigy Ashwath Kaushik became the youngest player ever to defeat a grandmaster in a classic tournament game.

Ashwath defeated 37-year-old Jacek Stopa from Poland in the fourth round of the Burgdorfer Stadthaus Open in Switzerland.

The previous record was set just last month when 8-year-old Leonid Ivanovic of Serbia defeated grandmaster Awonder Liang, but Ashwath is almost five months younger than Leonid.

Ashwath finished the Burgdorfer Stadthaus Open in 12th place, and his chess rating is expected to increase after his historic performance.

He had already made a name for himself prior to entering the tournament, most notably becoming the World Under-8 Rapid Champion in 2022.

Ashwath learned the rules of chess at the age of four from the online platform ChessKid, according to his dad, and he spends up to seven hours every day on game.

According to the nbcnews