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South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) spreads its wings in south India

Mumbai (IBNS): The South Mumbai Chess Academy, popularly known as the SMCA now has taken a step forward in developing the sport in the southern part of country by starting full time chess centres in the cities of Eluru and Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh and would soon begin their work in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Kakinada.

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Youth chess : Mumbai lad Rishab wins bronze in Srilanka

Mumbai: Mumbai lad Rishab Shah clinched the bronze medal in the Western Asia Youth Chess Championships concluded yesterday in Sri Lanka.

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State title at 5, age is just a number for Mumbai girl Anaishaa

Mumbai: Age is never a bar when talent is present in abundance. That exactly seems to be the case with Mumbai girl Anaishaa Nahar of the Vibgyor High School of Goregaon. At a tender age of five, she made history by clinching the silver medal in her maiden states with a year in advance at the recently concluded illustrious Under-7 Maharashtra State Chess Championships held at the Dharavi Sports Complex, Sion.

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Aditya, Suhaani clinch bronze in Asian School chess at China

Mumbai: The children from Mumbai continue to bring laurels and make the nation proud as the prodigious chess talents -Aditya Patil and Suhaani Lohia clinched bronze medals at the Asian Schools Chess Competition in China.

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Suhaani does Mumbai proud, yet again wins bronze in C'Wealth chess

After making Mumbai and India proud on several occasions in the past, the eight-year-old Suhaani Lohia from the Dhirubhai Ambani School continues to take giant strides and add big achievements against her name in chess.

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Kush has the 'edge' over compatriots

Mumbai: Chess is, a sport where the intellect​, speed and patience are all that matters to establish oneself as a talented player. Perhaps these are quite big words to digest for an eight year-old, but Kush Bhagat, has already pulled off some stunning feats in the sport and has become a powerful force to be reckoned with.

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Mumbai girl Ahana wins bronze at junior chess meet in UK

MUMBAI: Mumbai girl Ahana Shah has won a bronze medal with a score of 4 points out of 5 in the Under-7 category of the 2017 Kenilworth Junior Open Rapid Chess Tournament in the United Kingdom.

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10th Mumbai Mayor Cup Opens Grandly in Mumbai

The 10th Mumbai Mayor Cup, International Open Chess Tournament 2017, coordinated by All India Chess Federation under the long term development program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, was regally inaugurated by the Mayor of Mumbai, Mr. Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, on 4th June 2017, Sunday afternoon

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World Schools Blitz Chess: Mumbai boys Bhaven, Hriday win bronze

The Mumbai : Two South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) wards Bhaven Shah and Hriday Sheth set a record for India by winning a bronze medal each in the blitz format of World Schools Chess Championships 2017 that concluded at Iasi, Romania on Sunday.

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Rishab Shah draws with GM Goloschapov

The South Mumbai chess Academy (SMCA) & IIFL Private wealth management are leaving no stone unturned to train the city kids in the best possible way which will in any way help in developing the game in India.

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Our darling Dev shah does India proud yet again ; wins bronze at the Asian youth chess Championships 2017

This SMCAite scored 7 out of 9 points in the blitz format where players from 17 Asian countries were in the fray at Tashkent,Uzbekistan.

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FIDE fetes city boy Kush Bhagat with CM title

Mumbai: Another city chess sensation Kush Bhagat added a new feather to his cap on Tuesday by becoming the Candidate Master, a rare and prestigious title awarded by the world chess federation body (FIDE).

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Mumbai boy Kush sets UAE chess circle on fire with 3 golds

Mumbai: Seven-year-old Kush Bhagat has emerged as another wonder kid from the western Metropolis of Mumbai after he bagged all the three gold medals on offer in the 1st Western under 8 Asia Youth Chess Championship that concluded in Al Ain chess club, UAE, on Thursday.

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SMCAites continue to roar

Trisha Jagtap claims Maharashtra State School's chess title, while Aditya and Ahana clinch silver! . Talent is simply the presence of an ability, however to turn that potential into success, one needs to work hard with determination and self conviction, for the journey to achievements can often be tiresome and thus requires an iron will and unflinching perseverance.

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City boys shine in Sochi!

In the just concluded World School's Chess Championships at Sochi, Russia, the ultimate chess tournament of the year, with over 500 participants from 28 countries, and 12 categories. Our city boys have given us much reason to be proud coming in the top three of the team championships, only after Uzbekistan we sealed the Silver Medal, playing 40 other teams to get to the spot in one of the most challenging competitions in the world.

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Yesha Shah stuns GM Alon Greenfeld

Mumbai: Twelve-year-old Yesha Shah stunned Israeli Grandmaster Alon Greenfeld in the Simultaneous Chess Exhibition Match organised by the South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) and India infoline wealth and asset management limited (IIFWL) at Kamala mills compound , lower parel on Saturday. A total of 40 budding players got their lifetime opportunities to play a round on the 64 squares with a stalwart like Greenfeld.

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Israeli GM Alon Greenfeld Simultaneous Exhibition Chess Match on 26th November 2016 in Mumbai

Grandmaster Alon Greenfeld Simultaneous Exhibition Chess Match to be held at the IIFL Centre, Kamala Mills Compound, on November 26 2016 (Saturday). Greenfeld is one of the top 10 coaches of the world who has also worked with Indian GMs Vidit Gujrathi and Adhiban Baskaran.

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City girls make India proud in Singapore

Two city girls, Anaisha Nahar from Lokhandwala-based Euro kids and Ahana Viral Shah of Dhirubhai Ambani International School won Gold and Bronze medals, respectively in the 33rd National Age Group Chess Championships 2016 that concluded on Wednesday at Bartley Secondary School in Singapore.

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Grandmaster coaching camp for budding talents underway in Mumbai

The inaugural edition of the IIFL Wealth Grandmaster coaching camp is currently on at the Chess Center India (CCI), Nariman Point, Mumbai. Organised by the I2V Chess Academy, the camp will continue till November 28. Budding chess wizards couldn't have asked for a better platform to showcase their skills on...

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City boy Dev Shah felicitated by President Pranab Mukherjee

Mumbai: Mumbai-born Dev Shah (8) is a wonder kid. The former World Schools Chess champion has added another feather to his illustrious cap. On November 13, Dev got the National Child Award for Excellence from none other than President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. Truly, this is a huge honour for this student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School. He is the youngest boy from Mumbai to get this award.

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City girl suhaani does it again, wins bronze in the national Age group chess Championship

Mumbai princess, suhaani lohia added another feather to her cap by winning the prestigious bronze medal in the girls category of the Ultimate U-7 National Age group chess championships that concluded yesterday in Pondicherry, tamilnadu.

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Mumbai prodigy dev shah wins silver in Under-9 Nationals chess

Reigning world youth silver medallist , dev shah of dhirubhai Ambani school added another feather to his illustrious cap by winning the silver medal in the U-9 National Age group chess championships concluded at CT public school Jalandhar yesterday.

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Mumbai boy wins state chess title

Mumbai boy, kush bhagat, a second standard student of hill spring school, tardeo lifted the most prestigious Under-7 Maharashtra state chess title with a commendable score of 7.5 out of possible 8 points in the boys category while kshatriya vekhande of thane and aarav iyer of raigad district secured second and third place respectively with a score of 7 points each.

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CM Dev Shah wins U-9 Maharashtra State Championship with a perfect score.

Dev Shah of Mumbai won the prestigious Maharashtra U-9 state championship with concluded yesterday at Aurangabad with a perfect score of 9/9. Dev, who has an international rating of whopping 1711 Elo points was the top seed at the Championship followed by Manish Kadam and Gaurang Bagwe of Mumbai.

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Mumbai gets its first women candidate master

Suhaani Lohia, 6 year old from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, has brought great pride to the country and more so to the city of Mumbai giving it, it's first Women Candidate Master(WCM). A sought after and cherished title at a very young age.

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City girl makes it to world's top six

Six-year old Suhaani Lohia of mumbai makes a record entry into the list of world's youngest rated chess players. At six, most children are expected to do the bare minimum, but then there are few who are meant for different heights.

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The SMCA New Year Palooza!

The Best school in Maharashtra award bestowed on us at the Prestigious 5th National schools chess championships , Nagpur for our efforts in churning out world class chess players from Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

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Honoured!

The Best school in Maharashtra award bestowed on us at the Prestigious 5th National schools chess championships , Nagpur for our efforts in churning out world class chess players from Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

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Sara Gupta wins the Gold as Adeesh and Advait move to the fore

7 year old Sara Gupta of Aditya Birla school set a new record by claiming the Gold medal in the U-8 girls category in the 32nd National Singapore Chess Championships 2015 that concluded today in Singapore.

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Mumbai chess prodigy Dev Shah wins silver in greece

Dev Shah, the city boy from Dhirubhai Ambani International School and a prodigy being nurtured by the South Mumbai Chess Academy added another feather to his illustrious cap by clinching the coveted Silver medal for the country with an incredible score of 9 out of possible 11 points..

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Mumbai lad Armaan Gala wins gold in Italy Junior Chess

India's armaan gala of Mumbai continuing with his recent success in Europe added another title to his name winning a prestigious gold medal in the Under-16 category at the XXVI Annual Lucca International Championships which concluded at Palazzo Gunigi in Lucca, Italy on Sunday.

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Armaan Gala shines in Austria

Mumbai boy Armaan Gala once again underlined his credentials as an upcoming chess player by emerging supreme in the open category of the prestigious annual Weiz International Chess Championships which concluded at Weiz in Austria on Sunday.

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Hriday tops Vallabh, Shah to emege U-9 State Champion!!

Hriday Sheth, a 3rd Standard Student of DY Patil International School added a feather to his cap as he emerged as the best in the State Under -9 Chess Championship 2015 Conducted by the Maharashtra Chess Association along with Thane District Chess Association and which concluded at the St. Lawrence School & Junior College at thane on Monday.

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The charge of the girl power brigade!!

The five year old from the city, Suhaani Lohia, has been on a constant upbeat performance mode with breathtaking adventures where she is taking on the other city girls who are twice as her in age and experience with her newly found love for the sport of chess.

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Team SMCA making India proud!

After Dev Shah's phenomenal achievement being barely days old we now have new news for another celebration coming straight from the Singapore Open National Chess Championships 2014. Where we have the amazing statistics of 1 Gold, 2 Bronzes and 8 players from the Top 10 are our very own!

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Mrudul Dehankar : In the shoes of Judit Polgar

She is an absolute creation of nature, fashioned with immense talent! For everybody else in the country Nagpur maybe synonymous to oranges, or perhaps one of the three cities from the Golden Triangle. However to any of us who have any inclination to the pro chess of the junior league in Maharashtra, nagpur has been synonymous to Divya Deshmukh.

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Mumbai Prodigy Dev shah ,now a World Champion! Next Vishy Anand?

A prodigy from Mumbai and India's youngest to become a rated chess player, seven year old dev shah came up with his flash of brilliance that saw him clinch the most prestigious , "world schools title " in the Under-7 category of the world schools chess championships that concluded at Juiz de fora , Brazil this Thursday.

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Home Run for Hriday!

MSSA U-10 boys, clinched bronze with the score of 8/9. The toughest competition for a champion comes from his next best, for while the champion has nothing more to look forward to the...

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Armaan excels at Cannes chess, wins silver

Mumbai: Mumbai's 14-year-old Armaan Gala came up with the best showing of his rising junior chess career as he claimed a second place finish for a silver medal in the Under-16...

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Mumbai Prodigy Dev shah ,now a World Champion! Next Vishy Anand?

A prodigy from Mumbai and India's youngest to become a rated chess player, seven year old dev shah came up with his flash of brilliance that saw him clinch the most prestigious...

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Shiv's awesomeness will prevails across the world now!

Shiv Kampani of Dhirubhai Ambani , our very own born to be champion! Has finally received his International Rating which has released world wide today and its an incredible ELO of 1453...

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