Krystal wins Silver at Asian School Chess
Krystal Stella Fernandes, a Std IV student of Rosary High School, Mira Mar clinched the silver medal in U-9 girls standard chess tournament in eighth Asian School Chess Championship at Indira Gandhi indoor stadium, New Delhi.
Krystal scored eight points in nine rounds without losing a game. In the final round, Krystal defeated top seeded Al Wafia Darwish (1511 rating) of UAE.
Krystal and Saina, the Commonwealth champion where tied on eight points each, however due to the tie-break placing, Krystal acquired the silver medal. With this performance Krystal has increased 33 ELO rating points.
Krystal also won the silver medal in the rapid and blitz championship.
She is being coached by Prasanna Swamy and Siva Swamy. [H]