Aravindh Chithambaram: A Former Chess Prodigy Who Created History

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Several chess prodigies are well known for their unique chess playing abilities and persistent hard work and talent, including Magnus Carlsen from Norway and Raunak Sadhwani from India. Chess Prodigy is a term used to define young chess players who possess the skill and particular preference for chess, which might not expect of their young age. Such prodigies often can defeat experienced adult players and even masters. One such prodigy is Aravindh Chithambaram.

The early life of Chithambaram:

Chess World Cup: Aravindh stuns Adams, joins four Indians in second round -  Sportstar
Aravindh Chithambaram

Aravindh was born in 1999 in Thirunagar. His mother worked at insurance cooperation as an agent, and his father died when he was just three. To quell Aravindh’s thirst for playing cricket with boys outside, his grandfather introduced him to chess. The prodigy that he was, he won the under-nineteen chess championship at the young age of 12 yrs. His talent shows his exceptional ability to play chess, and his passion and love for chess also shine through it.

Prodigious Chess Career of Aravindh Chithambaram

Chithambaram has had a remarkable career so far. He won a silver in the under- fourteen world chess championship, coming after Kayden Troff. He outsmarted everyone in his first-ever tournament, in which he won with a score of 9/11 and a performance rating of 2728. Aravindh defeated four grandmasters and two international masters, achieving a grandmaster norm. Jacek Stopa, the Polish International Master, said that he believes Aravindh has some serious talent. He was impressed by a few of his games. In February, Aravindh took part in the Aeroflot Open and scored 5/9 by finishing at twenty-sixth out of ninety-two.

Chess Nationals: GM Aravindh Chithambaram on top, after the penultimate  round | YoGems
Former Chess Prodigy

Aravindh Chithambaram has won some wildly unique chess games, and this is all because of his sheer talent. Coming from a poor background, he achieved four GM through his hard work and pure talent. His determination and prodigious talent show how important it is to provide a platform for such individuals to elevate competition and let their uniqueness amuse the entire world. Global media or stages are vital for prodigies to showcase their raw talent, be it Aravindh or any other chess prodigy. They have platforms available, and now prodigies can find that in every sport and every field. Prodigies need support; they can come from any economic or social background.

A Well Deserving Chess Player

Aravindh moved to Madurai from Chennai for chess. Aravindh once said in an interview that he never expected to have won the Chennai Open. This statement shows that Aravindh is capable of so much more than he possibly thinks he can achieve. Such prodigies need upliftment. It is prodigies like Aravindh who elevate the game, who can do so. All they need is the right direction, determination, and a stage. Aravindh is a prodigy who stood out in front of international masters who had far more experience than he had. Being able to win his first-ever tournament against such legends is not just incredible but astonishing too. That’s why prodigies require much attention and support so that they can do what no one else can.

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