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Tripura girl wins gold in Asian School Chess Championship

By IANS Updated: Jun 28, 2019 10:58 pm

Agartala, June 28 (IANS): Tripura’s chess genius Arshiya Das won a gold and a bronze medal at the Asian School Chess Championship in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent, her coach and FIDE master Prasenjit Dutta said here on Friday.

Dutta said that in the Under-9 chess category in the Asian School Chess Championship, eight-year-old chess prodigy Arshiya won a bronze medal in the ‘standard’ category and then clinched the gold medal in the ‘blitz’ category on Thursday by scoring five points in seven rounds.

Arshiya, a student of Class 3 in the Holy Cross School in Agartala, is currently the national champion in the Under-9 chess category.

Dutta, who runs a chess academy in Delhi, said that Arshiya earlier took part in the Asian Youth Chess Championship in 2018 in Thailand and qualified for the World Chess Championship, 2018 in Spain but failed to get any medal.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has congratulated Arshiya for her success in Uzbekistan.


By IANS Updated: Jun 28, 2019 10:58:46 pm