Sahaj Grover wins Junior National Chess C’ship
India’s newest Grandmaster Sahaj Grover won the National Junior Chess Championship defeating overnight sole leader Debashish Das of Orissa in the 11th and final round on Wednesday.
Grover, who turned 17 during the course of the championship, delivered when it mattered the most as Das was no match for the wily ways of his younger opponent.
This victory for Grover comes soon after the completion of his Grandmaster title at the World Junior chess championship in Athens, Greece. Grover scored 8.5 points in all and ended up half a point ahead of nearest rivals N Srinath, Vidit Gujarathi, Debashish Das, Anurag Mahamal, Dipptayan Ghosh and G A Stany who all scored eight points in all.
‘This has been a decent result after I was going haywire midway through the tournament,’ said Grover.