182 rating gain by Nivaan in University of Houston Scholastic & Collegiate Chess Tournament!

Chess Tournament Prize Winning

Nivaan Debnath finished 4th in the University of Houston Scholastic & Collegiate Tournament held in Houston, Texas, on April 9, 2022.

Nivaan had a very strong performance as he scored 4/5 in the “B” section of the tournament. The only defeat in the tournament for Nivaan was against the eventual winner of the section Nethul Manmitha Perera(USCF – 1737).

Such a strong performance was not just rewarded with a trophy but also with 182 rating points, making Nivaan currently rated at 1255 USCF!

In the “C” category, we had Rishaan Debnath scoring 2.5/5 and finishing 13th in the ranking list.

Nivaan and Rishaan are coached by coach Nitesh Sawant at Chess Gaja academy.

Chess Gaja wishes the best for Rishaan and Nivaan in future events.

Chess Gaja is happy to see strong performances from our students from different countries. If you are a Chess Gaja student and would like your performance to be published in our blogs, please email us the tournament details and your performance to [email protected]

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