Vantika Agrawal: 21st Women Grandmaster of India!
Our Academy Pride Vantika Agrawal scored her final WGM-norm and WGM title at Vezerkepzo GM August 2021. She scored 4.5/9, performed at 2408 to become India's latest Woman Grandmaster. She scored two of her WGM-norms and crossed 2300 by July 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic delayed her an opportunity to play over-the-board tournaments. However, that did not stop her from preparing and increasing her strength. She started turning things in her favor after winning Gold for the Indian team at FIDE Online Olympiad 2020. Her hard work is paying off as she won one accolade after the other, the latest being her winning the coveted WGM title.
Anishka Vikram won GP2 Budapest
Academy Pride Anishka Vikram become champion in BUDA GP-2 Chess Tournament held in Budapest, Hungary in October 2021. She has secured 7/7 points routing all her opponents.
She has also gained 199 elo points in this tournament. Incidentally, Anishka was last seeded in the tournament! But with her grit and determination, has secured 1st position.
Shahan Abu Won Delhi Open Rapid Seniors
Academy Student Shahan Abu Sayeed (10 yrs) won Delhi Open Rapid Tournament with a score of 5/5 defeating senior rated players!
We congratulate Shahan and his parents for this nice achievement!