30 Apr '18, 7pm

##SMCA's Advait Bagri takes #Singapore to podium; bags historic world schools medal

##SMCA's Advait Bagri takes #Singapore to podium; bags historic world schools medal

This victory comes after a 12 year hiatus when Derek Lim of the Anglo-Chinese School won the competition in Greece, in the U-7 category to become the youngest world chess champion at the age of six in 2006. Bagri, who is a trainee at the South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) in Singapore, secured a podium finish in the tournament which saw a total of 400 candidates participate from around 40 countries. A seventh grade student of the UWCSEA school, Bagri dished out the best performance of his career so far as he scored 6.5 points out of nine and made his way to the podium in the U-13 category. En route to his bronze, he also got the better of the third seeded Fide Master Zhukov Maksim of Russia who has 2030 Elo points to his name. Bagri, who has an international rating of 1939 Elo points lauded the Singapore Chess Federation for their proactive and progressive approach. He dedi...

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