Rithvik strikes Asian triple
Hyderabad’s child prodigy, Raja Rithvik, has done it again. The fifth standard student of Orchids International School in Jubilee Hills...
Hyderabad: Hyderabad’s child prodigy, Raja Rithvik, has done it again. The fifth standard student of Orchids International School in Jubilee Hills maintained a clean slate to sweep all the Gold medals that were at stake in the in the prestigious Asian SchoolsUnder-9 Chess Championship-2013 in Colombo on Friday. He -won titles in the Classical, Rapid and Blitz categories for what will a turning point in his rising career.
Rithvik will now represent India in the World Schools Chess Championship, slated to be held in April at Peru. With an international rating of 1667, he aggregated eight points from nine rounds in the Classical format while accounting for local contender, Sezdbekorv Almaz. In the Rapid category, the youngster had a tally of 6.5 points from seven rounds. Along the way, he accounted for players from Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
He was at his best in the Blitz event by winning all seven rounds. Organized by Asian Chess Federation, the event attracted participation of over 400 drawn from across China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, South Korea and Iran. A protégé of well-known coach, K Narasimha Rao, Rithvik had earlier bagged silver in the Commonwealth Chess Championship-2012 and gold in Asian Schools Rapid Championship.
25 Jan 2020 11:32 AM GMT