Mumbai’s Aryaveer wins bronze; gold for Uzbek Vaz Ethan

Mumbai boy Aryaveer Agarwal, a product of South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA), added another feather to his cap by clinching bronze medal at the Western Asian Youth chess championships. The tournament is being held at Hotel Tivoli Grand Resort, New Delhi.

This student of ecole Mondiale school of Juhu representing in the Under-8 category of the rapid format, played some of the best games of his career on Monday. Aryaveer worked his way up to the podium finish despite starting the campaign as 17th seed.

Though he lost his first round against the ultimate champion Vaz Ethan, he held three higher rated players in the successive rounds and finished his campaign with an impressive 5.5 points out of the possible 7 games.

Aryaveer also created the biggest upset in the championhips by beating the top seed of the championship, Ubaydullaev Mukhammadiso of Uzbekistan.

Samriddhi, mother of Aryaveer, credits the success to Aryaveer’s mentor Balaji Guttula and his team of coaches at SMCA.” My special thanks to pawan and abhilash sir for believing in aryaveer’s potential and guiding him towards the success ladder,” she said.

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