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Siddhant Lohia Shines in Italy

Siddhanth Lohia of Class 7 A did exceptionally well in 2 back-to-back International FIDE Chess tournaments in Italy. He not only increased his FIDE rating by 185 points, but he also stood 5th and got a prize money of 200 Euros out of 85 participants from all over the world, across all age groups. With this performance he has increased his FIDE rating to 1864.


Please find attached pictures and the link to the results below :



Chess Champ Siddhanth Lohia

At the 11th Asian Schools Chess Championship held in Singapore, Siddhanth Lohia of Std 4 A, was the best performer amongst boys from India in the Standard format across all age groups


A synopsis of his achievements:

  • Stood 5th in Asia in Blitz and 6th in Asia in Standard, in the Under-11 Age category
  • Won Silver for Team India in the Under-10 Standard format
  • Stood 6th at the ASEAN, in Standard format
  • Increased his international FIDE Rating by 91 points
  • Beat top chess players from Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam

Siddhanth Lohia (Class 3A) has done DAIS and India proud by winning his first medal in Chess at the World Level during his summer holidays. Siddhanth won the Bronze Medal at the World School Rapids Chess Championship 2014 held in Kavala, Greece from 14-17 June 2014 in the Under-9 Open category. 28 countries participated in the event that straddled all age categories from Under-7 right up till Under-17. In the Under-9 age category, Siddhanth was seeded 12th at the start of the tournament.

Siddhanth delivered a very strong performance over the 9 rounds against players from Azerbaijan, Italy, Greece, Moldova, Russia and Uzebekistan. On Day 2 when the crucial final five rounds were played, Siddhanth upped the ante and delivered an unbeaten performance scoring 4.5 out of a possible 5 points and thereby delivered the best performance amongst all participants on Day 2.

In the final round, Round 9, Siddhanth was playing on the top table for the title against Sindarov Javokhir from Uzbekistan who is also the reigning Asian champion. With Siddhanth successfully holding Sindarov to a draw, Siddhanth scored 7 points out of 9 and was able to win Bronze for India. Siddhanth was tied at 7 points with the silver medalist and was separated only by Tie-Breaks.


Siddhanth’s performance is the best by an Indian in the Under-9 age category since 2010, and the best performance by a boy from Maharashtra in the Under-9 age category in any world chess event.

Siddhanth and his family thank the school and all the DAIS teachers for their continuous support to Siddhanth which has allowed him to achieve this excellent feat on the World stage!