Mumbai lad Dev Shah wins Under-7 World Schools Chess Championships in Brazil

Published on March 17, 2015 19:28:38 PM
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Dev, a trainee of South Mumbai Chess Academy and student of Dhrubhai Ambani School, was among three boys who scored the highest score, 7.5 points out of 9, to tie with Ochirbat Lkhahvajamts of Mongolia and Sindarov Islombek of Uzbekistan.

The youngest Indian to become a rated chess player, seven-year-old Dev Shah, has become the world champion in the Under-7 category in the World Schools Chess Championships that concluded at Juiz de Fora in Brazil on December 4.
 
Dev, a trainee of South Mumbai Chess Academy and student of Dhrubhai Ambani School, was among three boys who scored the highest score, 7.5 points out of 9, to tie with Ochirbat Lkhahvajamts of Mongolia and Sindarov Islombek of Uzbekistan.

The Mumbai boy was ruled the victor on account of a better aggregate score, said a media release on Saturday.

With this championship win, he also qualified to hold the title of 'Candidate Master' awarded by world chess body FIDE, with a current international Rating of 1448, the release added.