Master. Akhil R M
has won the gold medal in the Under 14 Boys
category in the '3rd Swensen's Open Rapid Age Group Chess Championship
held on 26th August 2012 at Cititel Midvalley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. The Championship was held as part of '9th Dato' Arthur Tan
International Chess Festival 2012' held from 19th to 26th August 2012.
He scored unbeaten 5.5 points in 6 rounds to win the
championship. Players from across the world including Iran, Malaysia,
Singapore, India, Philippine, Indonesia, Australia had taken part in the
event. In pursuit of championship, Akhil defeated many FIDE rated
players although he was unrated.
Beside age group championship, Akhil's performance
in individual rapid championship and team rapid championship also has
been very impressive.
Akhil R M was accompanied
by Prasanna Rao, Administrator, Derik's Chess School. Akhil R M is
studying in Lourdes Central School and he is son of Ravindra Jogi and
Meera Ravindra from Bejai, Mangalore.