Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: 13-Year-old chess prodigy from Assam Shahil Dey became International Master by achieving his third International Master norm at First Saturday GM June 2021 tournament. The meet is concluded at Budapest in Hungary today. With this performance Shahil became the first International chess Master from North East.
The chess wizard, who started to participate in competition at the age of five in Guwahati, scored 5 points from 8 rounds and got norm with a round spare. Today he played his last round game against Grandmaster Pacher Milan of Slovakia and also completed his rating requirement.
Sports Authority of Assam, All Assam chess Association and Guwahati Chess Association congratulated Shahil for his new achievement.