Freeyah Golia 4B
Freeyah Golia of Class 4B participated in the Mumbai City District Amateur selection Chess tournament 2018 and she came 1st in the Under 1700 rating Girls category. She has been selected for the Maharashtra State Amateur FIDE rating tournament.
Dev Wins the National Gold!
Dev Shah of Class 6 B won GOLD Medal in the most coveted Under 11 National Chess Championship, which concluded in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu .
Out of 246 participants from all over India, Dev remained unbeaten with 7 wins and 4 draws, scoring 9/11 points to win the GOLD in this Championship.
It was a herculean task and nerve wrecking championship where every participant was the state Champion representing his own state, aiming to clinch the title. Dev now officially represents INDIA as a part of Team INDIA to The World Youth and Asian Youth Chess Championships, in the Under 12 category.
Proud of you Dev! May your dream to become an International Master and Grand Master in 2 years be fulfilled.
Rounaiv gets into the Top League
Rounaiv Rana of Class 2 B played some FIDE tournaments across the country and he is now amongst the top 10 strongest players in the country, in the U-8 category, with a live ELO rating of 1329, as published by FIDE for August 2018. After an exceptional performance at the LBHM Pune tournament in May 2018, where he won 1st Place, with a Cash Prize of 3000/-, he went on to play some brilliant chess at the Mayors Cup (B & C Category) where he gained 220+ points and won 1st Place, with a Cash Prize of 15000/-. Later at the SBI Open Tournament held in June 2018, he continued bagged the 1st Prize trophy, in U-8 and gained 60 more points. At the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Delhi, he further gained 70 points, displaying a good performance.
Dev Shah of Class 6 B participated in Chess tournaments in Italy, at Forni Di Sopra and Ortisei.
Dev was seeded 36 th and he scored 4.5 points out of 9 points, with a single loss against an International Master, to make a huge leap of 99 points. Dev was awarded GOLD in the Under 16 category.
In the Ortisei Open tournament he was judged the best player in the Under 18 category.
Well done and good luck Dev!
Dev Shah - A Glorious Performance
Dev Shah of Class 5 B participated in the prestigious Sitges Open Masters tournament with top seed Grand Master from Russia with ELO rating of 2674.
He performed very well with a decent score of 3.5/9 and increased a fantastic 81 points with his current rating now being 1977.
Dev also participated in the Hastings Masters Open tournament with top seed Indian Grandmaster with ELO rating of 2586.
Dev performed very well with 4.5/9 and again increased his ELO rating by 74 points, which now makes him top in India and amongst top 3 in Asia, with a rating of 2051.
Dev played a Fide rated Blitz tournament where he got 3 prizes for his performance .
Rounaiv Rana - Chess Achievement
Rounaiv Rana of Class 1B represented DAIS at the InterSchool and Intercollegiate Chess Tournament organised by Romell and Troika Sports Group in Mumbai. He was the top seed with an FIDE rating of 1215. He maintained his position throughout the tournament, winning a perfect score of 7 /7 amongst 60 participants from various schools in Mumbai. He won the 1st place trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2000/-
Chess Championship Achievements
Aditya Patil of Class 2A won a Gold medal at the Sane Guruji Interschool Chess Tournament, in the U-7 boys category.
He won all games with a perfect score of 6/6 points amongst 60 participants.
Chess Championship Achievements
Rounaiv Rana of Class 1 B won 1st place and prize money of Rs.5000/- in the U-7 category at the Maharashtra Open International FIDE Tournament (Chess)
Exceptional Achievement in Chess Honoured - Dev Shah
Dev Shah of Class IV B was felicitated with the THE NATIONAL CHILD AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT on 14th November, 2016, by our PRESIDENT Shri PRANAB MUKHERJEE at the RASHTRIYAPATI BHAVAN in NEW DELHI.
It is a great honour for DEV to be recognised by the nation and the Child and Welfare Ministry. He was the youngest amongst all the 31 awardees.
The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted in 1996 and is awarded by Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India, to children between the age of 4 to 15 years, with exceptional abilities.
It is one of the three National Presidential Awards for the children of the state. The selection for this award is made by the National Selection Committee.
Dev has won State, National and International medals, but this award recognises his talent and his hard work and is the ultimate and most coveted one and is his biggest feat yet.
We at DAIS are extremely proud of Dev and wish him many more successes in the future.
Hard work pays off for chess wiz Dev Shah
Dev Shah of Class 4B participated in the esteemed Nationals Under -9 Chess Tournament in Jalandhar, Punjab, where 157 players from 20 states participated. This tournament qualifies the 1st and 2nd medalist to officially represent INDIA to the ASIAN YOUTH and WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.
Dev was an official entry from Maharashtra State, as he won a Gold Medal at the State Championship with a perfect score of 9/9. It was a great responsibility, which he fulfilled by scoring 9.5 points and beat the top seed in the 6th round and was leading till the last round. Dev got a Silver Medal, missing the Gold by a whisker, as the opponent who came first was also at the same score of 9.5. “Cant challenge and change destiny”.
Hard work pays off for chess wiz Dev Shah
The class three student at Dhirubhai Ambani International finished runner-up in the open under-eight category, no mean feat when you consider the quality of opposition he was up against and the fact that he entered the championship seeded 18th. Dev ended his campaign with a score of nine points from 11 games which included seven duels with opponents who feature in the world’s under-eight top 20 rankings. To the ardent V Anand fan, it was mission accomplished. “My goal was to try and finish in the top three,” a shy Dev told TOI on Monday.
It could have been a sweeter outcome had he got the better of compatriot and eventual winner Bharath Subramaniyam while playing with white pieces. “I had won six out six when I played him in round seven and he was half a point behind. But I blundered,” Dev candidly admitted.
Still, you couldn’t detect any sense of regret in his tone, a quality that really endears the young Candidate Master to his coach DV Ganesh. “One of the things I like most about him is that he doesn’t get depressed when he loses,” said Ganesh who has been working with Dev from the time the latter was just four and a half. “From the outset, all of us at the South Mumbai Chess Academy felt he would go far in the future.”
With his exploits in Greece set to take his ELO rating to 1683 when the latest points are released at the start of December, Ganesh has already outlined Dev’s next goal. “The focus now will be on improving his rating further. By the end of December, the idea is he should be number one in the world in his age category,” said the coach.
DAIS won the Trophy for The BEST SCHOOL in National Schools Chess Championship
- DEV SHAH - GOLD MEDAL
- BHAVEN SHAH - SILVER MEDAL SUHANI LOHIA won the SILVER MEDAL in the U 7 Girls Category
- RAAHIL MULLICK - BRONZE MEDAL
- AHANA SHAH stood 10th
- SIDDHANTH LOHIA stood 11th
Dev Shah of Class III B stood 4th in the Under-9 State Chess Championship winning 7 out of 9 games.
Dev Shah of Class III B stood 4th in the Under 9 State Chess Championship winning 7 out of 9 games. Dev will officially represent Maharashtra State in the upcoming National Championships to be held in Ahmedabad from 11 th June to 19 th June 2015. Dev is the only player of 8 years in the top 20 standings of the Under-9 category.
Dev Shah (Class II B) represented DAIS at the National Schools Chess Championship held in Delhi from 11th to 13th June 2014. He won the SILVER MEDAL in this national level tournament with the score of 8/9
With Mr. Bharat Chauhan – Head, All India Chess Federation
Dev with officials of Commonwealth Chess Championship 2014 and Indian Team manager
Dev remained unbeaten with the score of 8/9 with 7 wins and 2 draws. 61 students representing 16 states participated in this most coveted chess tournament.
Dev came out with flying colours in this tournament and won a trophy, medal and cash prize money.