boy from Bhopal wins U-8 silver in West Asian chess chess | Bhopal News
Proud moment: Madhvendra
Bhopal: After winning the national championship, 8-year-old Madhvendra Sharma from Bhopal won a silver medal at the West Asian Chess Championship in the recently organized under-8 open category. He will now represent India at the Asian Championship. He is a class 3 student at St Xavier’s school.
Due to Covid this year, the West Asian Youth Chess Championship was held online. There were 136 players from 11 countries in the championship. With 7.3 points, Madhvendra won the silver medal and helped the Indian team to the gold in the championship. His father Mahendra Sharma is a railway employee in Bhopal. âEven I am surprised at the way he played in the tournament. He made us all proud, âsaid champion’s father Mahendra Sharma. He said Madhvendra started playing chess when he was only 4 years old.
âHis interest in chess dates back to an early age. Despite his young age, he has proven that he can be a great chess player in the future, âsaid Sharma. In particular, he had participated in the same championship in 2019 where he had won the gold medal.
Speaking to YOU, Madhvendra said, âI love playing chess. It was a tough competition this time around. I can’t wait to win a gold medal in the Asian championship.
This is his second national title since he had already won the Under-5 category. It should be noted that this competition in the under 8 category took place online recently. Under the supervision of the city’s Chess Education Academy, Madhavendra quickly learns the nuances of chess. He said he aspires to make his son a great teacher. Madhavendra practices chess for five to six hours each day. Along with this, he also pays his full attention to studies.
MP Chess Association secretary Kapil Saxena said Madhvendra has proven that good coaching can help budding players prove their talent at the national level. âHe’s a good talent. The way he wins medals has made him a future prospect for the country. I wish him all the best for the next championship, âsaid Saxena.