Jalandhar, July 20, 2017: Recently, Patiala District Chess Association (PDCA) organized the Sub-Junior Punjab State Chess Championship for girls (U-7), where Amaira Mittal from Jalandhar has been declared one of the two winners. A resident of Jalandhar Cantonment and a meritorious student of Standard 1 of St Joseph Convent Girls School, Amaira has now been selected to represent Punjab in the Sub-Junior National Chess Championship (U-7), slated to be held at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. As per the international FIDE ranking, Amaira is at Rank 2 with Performance Rating 1149, and points 3.5. Presently, Amaira is practicing hard to bring glory to her state Punjab by winning national championship.
Jalandhar District Chess Association Secretary Munish Thapar congratulated Amaira and her family-members for Amaira’s scintillating win at such a young age. This toughest competition was held in Patiala where chess players from across Punjab had participated. Winning at this competition was important as first two players from it are to compete at national and then at international championship.
Feeling elated, proud parents of Amaira, Mr Aman Mittal and Mrs Vani Mittal informed:“Amaira is very quick to grab the basics and varied aspects of versatile doings. She has also picked up chess skills very recently”. Mr Aman Mittal shares: “I used to play now and then and she used to see me playing. When she got so deft at the game, we are still wondering about her picking up the things.” Her School Principal also has encouraging words for her brilliant career ahead.
Amaira’s coach Mr Dinesh Gera is considering himself lucky as she has brought him glory too by winning at such a small-age. He shares: “Amaira is among those kids whom teachers prefer to select for training on seeing their unique capabilities. Amaira has done wonders with mere three months’ training. The other kids of her age take one or more years for the prowess Amaira has revealed in her very first competition with some days’ training. I wish her all success for the national championship.”
Illustrative, the two-day competitive meet at state level was held under the Swiss League System, as per the latest FIDE (World Chess Federation) rules, with 5 rounds.