Rishab, Ananya emerge winners

Mumbai : The pro-league junior chess champions of the city, Rishab Shah and Ananya Gupta of SMCA emerged victorious in the prestigious Maharashtra Government’s Directorate of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) Under-14 Mumbai division chess selections 2015 concluded recently at Thane.

Rishab and Ananya both scored an impressive 6.5 points out of possible 7 games to top the tables amongst boys and girls category respectively, both these champions along with 8 other players will now represent Mumbai division in the Maharashtra U-14 state chess championships which will be held later this month in Dhule.

The 12 year old Rishab Shah (EL0 1684) of Cathedral School is a reigning MSSA inter-schools chess champion and he also has a distinction of being the first Indian to win the Singapore open National champion while Ananya Gupta (ELO 1489) of DY Patil School is a former world schools bronze medallist and a consistent performer who delivers an year round performance.

List of qualifiers:

Under-14 (boys):

1.Rishab Shah 6.5/7

2.Aditya Guhagarkar 5.5/7

3.Khushagra Krishnater 5.5/7

4.Atharv Jaeel 5.5/7

5.Akash Dalvi 5.5/7

Under-14(girls):

1.Ananya Gupta 6.5/7

2.Khushi Khandelwal 5.5/7

3.Yesha Shah 5.5/7

4.Avril David 5.5/7

5.Sanskruti Mahajan 5/7.

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