Quest to GM Complete: Akshat Earns Final Norm in Saint Louis

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Akshat Chandra, Photo STL Chess Club

Congrats to 17-year-old Akshat Chandra of Quest to GM, who recently earned his final GM norm at the Autumn Invitational at the Saint Louis Chess Club (Nov 17-22). He finished the event with 6.5/9, joint first with GM Priyadharshan Kannappan.

Chandra wrote an in-depth piece on his blog, now re-named “akshatchandra.com” with annotated games on his victory. His victims in the 10-player round robin included GM Ben Finegold, IM Aman Hambleton and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan.

Chandra is also active on twitter and wrote after his victory.

He also contributed a piece for the Saint Louis Public Radio on his feat.

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Akshat Chandra, now a Saint Louis resident, here facing US Champ Fabiano Caruana. Photo Saint Louis Chess Club at the 2016 US Championships.

Find more games and details on the event at uschesschamps.com. 

Comments

  1. A very instructive game on how to play against this type of structure. 31.Rf5! was a nice finishing touch. Congratulations GM-elect Chandra!

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