Leon wins chess silver in New Delhi

Leon Mendonca won a silver medal in U-7 open category at National Schools Chess Championship 2012 being held in New Delhi. The six-year-old secured seven points out of nine rounds with seven wins and two losses.

Leon, who is a student of Shiksha Niketan School, Alto Torda in Standard 1, lost in the final round to Mohitosh Dey (1180) and was tied for second place with three other players but won the silver in the tie-breaker. Three other Goans participated in the tournament—Mayuri Chari scored five points to finish seventh, Bewerly Mendonca scored five points while Anurag Chari scored 4.5 points. [NT]