SMCA once again continued to make its mark on world chess this time with our youngster from Pune Nivaan Khandadia clinching a bronze medal at the World School Chess Championships, which recently concluded in Antalya, Turkey.
Khandadia, from the Global Indian International School scored 6.5 in nine rounds in U-7 category and settled for a bronze. He is currently holding the record of the youngest rated chess player in India.
Our boy has also set a record of competing in 500 chess games, given his knack of participating in tournaments frequently.
With a podium finish in the competition, Nivaan has now earned the prestigious Candidate Master (CM) elect title.