AGARATALA | June 28, 2019:
A Chess prodigy from Tripura scripted history on Wednesday by registering an emphatic win in the Asian School Chess Championship held in Uzbekistan and winning a gold and a bronze medal for India.
Arshiya Das represented India in the tournament, which started on June 19 and will go on till June 29.
A overjoyed and proud father, Purnendu Das said “Arshiya received a gold in the ‘blitz’ category by scoring five points in seven rounds and bronze with 6.5 out of 9 in the standard category.”
Arshiya missed a medal in the ‘rapid’ category by ranking fourth.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb took Twitter to congratulate Arshiya for her success in Uzbekistan.
Congratulations Arshiya for winning Bronze Medal ( under 9 girls category ) in Asian School Chess Championship, 2019 organised at Uzbekistan . You are a pride of our state and I wish you all the best for your brilliant future. pic.twitter.com/QXP4pplhum
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) June 27, 2019