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 in the prestigious Under-8 world youth chess championships concluded yesterday in Portocaras, Greece. While his compatriot Bharat Subramanyam of Chennai secured Gold with 9.5 out of 11 and Fiszer Bartoz of Poland secured Bronze with 8.5 points.

World Youth Chess Championship is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world junior league chess. Both with the scale of competition and the number of participants.A Total 133 players from over 90 countries were in the fray.

Speaking about his ward's colossal success his coach DV Ganesh said, "It is not surprising that Dev was the one to fulfill this long standing aspiration, he is the best we have seen in years and this is simply a peek at all the potential he has. We are grateful for the acknowledgement and hope that he inspires many more young minds to follow suit and take up the elite sport of chess".

Dev shah is a candidate master in chess and he also won the world schools chess championships in brazil earlier this year.

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