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Avyaay Garg bags silver in Singapore Chess Meet

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Mumbai: India’s Avyaay Garg bagged the silver medal in the prestigious Singapore Open Chess Championships after getting the better of upcoming talents from Brazil, China, Germany, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the United States.

The 8-year-old Avyaay Garg (ELO rating 1242), a third standard student of Aditya Birla World Academy, claimed the silver in his age-group’s open U-8 category.

Around 500 participants were in the fray from across 10 countries in the four-day tourney. Avyaay grabbed the second position with an incredible score of 7 points out of possible 8 while Singapore’s Lim Shi Hun Magnus secured the numero uno position with 7.5 points.

“Avyaay is a hardworking child and has a deep understanding of openings with subtle variations, his tactical skills are akin to former chess legend Mikhail Tal,” his coaches Balaji and Durga Nagesh Guttula of SMCA were effusive in praise for the kid.

Avaay’s mother Fazaa was also ecstatic over his win and credited her son’s big international achievement to hard work and coaches who have been working relentlessly towards Avyaay’s promising journey on the 64 squares.

Avyaay will be featuring next in the Indian National Schools Chess Championships scheduled early next year in Chennai.

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