Nihal wins world chess event
October 1, 2014
Nihal Sarin, class V student of Devamatha CMI Public School, Thrissur, has won the World Chess Championship held at Durban in South Africa from September 18 to 29. Nihal is the first player from the State to win a world chess title.
He won in the ‘under-10 class’ of the championship, playing against the world first seed from Uzbekistan. Nihal had won the ‘Under-10 blitz title’ at the World Youth Championship in Al Ain on December 29. He was the gold medal winner in the ‘rapid’ and ‘blitz’ categories in the Asian Chess Championship at Uzbekistan. — Staff Reporter