Guwahati boy secures 2nd position in National Chess Championship 2018
GUWAHATI: Manthan Kashyap Datta, a Class 8 student of Delhi Public School Guwahati secured the 2nd position in the under 19 (Mixed category) of the CBSE National Chess Championship 2018 at Gwalior on Saturday, November 3.
Manthan scored 4 points out of 5 points in 5 rounds and finished runner-up behind Fide master Mitrabha Guha who scored 4.5 points and became the champion in the category. Manthan is the first player from Assam to secure a medal in this prestigious event organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) annually.
Manthan, who was the 2nd runner-up in the 26th National Under-7 Chess championship 2012 at Pondicherry is currently having a Fide rating of 1824 and is among the leading Sub-junior player of the state of Assam.
Assam Chess Club congratulated Manthan on his achievement and wished him success for future events.