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.
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.
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.