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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.

A total 117 players were in the fray at this prestigious chess championships being held for three days and finally concluded yesterday at shreerang vidyalay ,thane.Akshay goroankar of Pune was the top seed of this championship with an Elo rating of 1299.

Despite starting the campaign as a third seed , kush finished ahead of all who remained unbeaten throughout this championship with an incredible winning streak of 7 games since round one and a draw in the final round with his city mate Jaiveer Mahendru.

7 year old Kush bhagat is a student of South Mumbai Chesss Academy(SMCA) and has an international FIDE rating of 1227 Elo points, with this maiden state championship ,kush will now be officially representing Maharashtra in the Under-7 National chess championships to be held in Pondicherry next month.

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