On the occasion of International Chess Day, let’s talk about the future of chess. What better way to talk about the future, other than mentioning the people who will make the future of the game bright. The people who have proved that chess isn’t only for old uncles sitting in parks, but for individuals of all ages. The people who have excelled in chess at an age when all their peers were still trying to comprehend Cinderella. Yes, we are talking about the little people or the brilliant kids who are not even 20 but can defeat anyone in a game of chess. Let’s talk about 5 such kids in our article about ‘Junior Chess Champions from India ruling the World’
Nihal Sarin is a 16-year-old Indian chess player. He achieved the title of Grandmaster at age 14 and is also the third-youngest player in history to cross the Elo rating mark of 2600 at the age of 14.
Srishti Pandey has been wonWFM title and cleared a WIM norm one after the other. The 18-year-old won a gold medal at the 34th National Junior Girls’ U-19 Chess Championship.
3. Arjun Ergaisi
Arjun Erigaisi is a 17-year-old Indian chess grandmaster. He earned the title of grandmaster at the age of 14 years, making him the 32nd youngest person ever to achieve the title of grandmaster. He is the 54th grandmaster from India.
4. Raunak Sadhwani
The 12-year-old kid who defeated Viswanathan Anand at Isle of Man International at Douglas. He is an International Master rated 2438.
5. Divya Deshmukh
Divya Deshmukh is an Elo of 2169 and the WIM title and is a child prodigy making the country proud in various events like Velammal – AICF Women International Round Robin tournament.
We hope that these kids were able to help you escape your previous notions about chess. Let us know if we missed your favourite child prodigy.