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Assam's Shahil Dey is Northeast's first Chess International Master

Assam's Shahil Dey, the 14-year-old boy has become Northeast's first chess International Master. He was granted his first International Master standard at the GM

Shahil Dey

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 July 2021 2:23 AM GMT

The 14-year-old was granted his maiden honour at the GM Round Robin Tournament held in Serbia

GUWAHATI: Assam's Shahil Dey, the 14-year-old boy has become Northeast's first chess International Master. He was granted his first International Master standard at the GM Round Robin Tournament held in Serbia. As per the reports, he has been making waves in the Chess group and is currently coached by International Master Roktim Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata.

The 14-year-old chess ace has addressed India at different competitions. In acknowledgment of his accomplishments in chess, he has likewise been awarded ' National Child Award.' He additionally scored 5 points from 8 rounds of the event.

Mentionably, that the former Under-7 and Under-9 National champion's overall performance rating currently remains at 2473. He began to participate in competitions at the age of five in Guwahati. The feature of the whole event was the accomplishments he achieved during his victories over considerable Chess players.

Throughout the competition, he defeated people with higher ratings, such as Grand Master Hans Niemann, whose ELO rating is 2525. He additionally completed in runner-up over any semblance of GM Kosic Dragan, GM Atalik Suat, and IM Ratkovic Milovan.

It is a pride for the North-East as there has never been a shortage of talent, however, hitting the higher level and achieving a significant title has always been the dream which Shahil has finally made dream come true for his state and the entire North-East India.

He said that he will now be able to concentrate freely towards the coveted GM-title. Grand Master is the most elevated title a chess player can achieve in their whole chess profession. This title is given by the most noteworthy governing body of chess, such as FIDE. If in the event, the title of Grandmaster once accomplished, it tends to be held forever. In any case, the "World Chess Federation" has made a few principles for it, if a player is seen found guilty of "cheating and debasement," the title can be grabbed from him. (Agencies)

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