City girl makes it to world's top six

March 4, 2016

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. Meet Suhaani Lohia of mumbai , an Upper KG student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School,bandra who joins the list of the world's youngest rated chess players in the girls category.

This little girl is now official belongs to the top league, with reference to the most recent list that was released this Sunday by the World Chess Federation with an ELO points of 1156.Besides being top rated in India, Suhaani is at the 6th position in the world alongside some of the best chess talents from revolutionary chess hubs like Iran, Russia and Denmark.

Chief Coach at the Mumbai based chess academy,SMCA , FIDE Master Balaji Guttula exuded confidence by hailing this moment to be historically significant for Indian chess , "suhaani's foray into the list of world's youngest rated chess players amongst girls category comes at a favourable time, as the fraternity tries constantly and vigorously to emphasise on increasing the participation of girls in the game of chess.

Suhaani also won a Silver Medal last month at the prestigious National Schools Chess Championships at Nagpur in the U-7 category with a commendable score of seven points out of possible nine.

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