Indian siblings win gold and silver medals in Singapore Chess Championship

Close on the heels of an Indian-origin Singaporean boy winning two golds at World Memory Championships, two Indian siblings shone brilliantly at the 35th Singapore National Open Age Group Chess Championship bringing gold and silver for India.

Around 500 players from 14 countries competed in the 35th Singapore National Open Age Group Chess Championship. Photo courtesy: Singapore Chess Federation
Around 500 players from 14 countries competed in the 35th Singapore National Open Age Group Chess Championship. Photo courtesy: Singapore Chess Federation

These Mumbai-based siblings Rajveer and Anaishaa won the gold medal in the Under-9 and silver medal in the Under-7 age groups, respectively in the competition organised by the Singapore Chess Federation.

In the competition, around 500 players from 14 countries competed for the top honours.

 Proud siblings Rajveer and Anaishaa won gold medal in Under-9 and silver medal in Under-7 age groups, respectively in the 35th Singapore National Open Age Group Chess Championship. Photo courtesy: freepress
Proud siblings Rajveer and Anaishaa won gold medal in Under-9 and silver medal in Under-7 age groups, respectively in the 35th Singapore National Open Age Group Chess Championship. Photo courtesy: freepress

Rajveer dominated the chess right from the beginning and remained unbeaten to finish with a total of 7.5 points out of a possible 8. He is a student at Vibgyor High School in Mumbai.

Ranked third in his age group in India, Rajveer scored some credible wins against higher rated opponents and also forced a draw against Singapore’s Goh Zi Han, the highest ranked player in the competition.

Rajveer’s sister Anaishaa also showed her skills in the Chess competition. She won a silver medal in her age category winning seven out of eight points.

She is also the defending Maharashtra state Under-7 champion.

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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