Making India proud, R Praggnanandhaa from Chennai won the Under-18 Chess Championship which was held in Mumbai.

The 14-year-old Grand Master finished with draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels  from Germany, hence emerging on the top with 9 points.

Overall, the Championship ended on a high note for India, as we won 6 other medals. This includes 3 silver and 3 bronze.

Before heading out for the World junior championship next week, Praggnanandhaa took out time to interact with media houses and said:

I chose to play in the under-18 category because I was looked for stiffer competition. Being the second seed and winning the title feels good.

Praggnanandhaa has previously been the under-8 champion in 2013 and the under-10 winner in 2015.

Here’s hoping he achieves many such milestones.