Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Congratulations to Harikrishna

Congratulations to Pendyala Harikrishna on winning the World Junior Chess Championship ! He is the second Indian to do it after Anand. He has been a GM for a while and is now 2600+. Actually it came as a surprise to me that he was still elligible for the World Junior Championship this year. Then I found out that he is still just 18 years young! I am glad that he recovered from a somewhat subdued performance in the Chess Olympiad. I hope he follows the footsteps of Anand and dominates the chess world for years to come. Along with Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Sasikiran and Konery Humpy, he is the brightest hope for Indian chess.

Arvind Aaron from Cochin

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