Chess Gaja Students Make Their Mark at Texas State Chess Tournament

The Dallas Chess Club organized the 78th Annual Texas State and Amateur Tournament from May 26-29, 2023, in Irving, Texas. 

Several students from Chess Gaja participated in the tournament.

In the Championship section, Vijay scored 2.5 out of 7 points. Although he lost and drew against higher-rated players in two rounds, his solid performance allowed him to gain 3 rating points, increasing his rating from 1918 to 1921.

Aryan competed in three sections. In the K12 Champ section, he scored 3.5 out of 5 points. In one round, he lost to a higher-rated player with a rating of 1550. Aryan’s outstanding performance resulted in a significant improvement of 95 rating points, boosting his rating from 1191 to 1286. In the Amateur section, he scored 3.5 out of 7 points, gaining 34 rating points and raising his rating from 1286 to 1320. In the Xtrarated section, he scored 1 out of 2 points, earning 20 rating points, and increasing his rating from 1320 to 1340.

Shriyan participated in two sections. In the Amateur section, he scored 4 out of 7 points, losing to a higher-rated player with a rating of 1952 in one round. In the K12 Champ section, Shriyan scored 3 out of 5 points.

Neil achieved a score of 4.5 out of 7 points in the Amateur section. In one round, he lost to a higher-rated player with a rating of 1959, who secured 3rd place in the tournament.

Mihika scored 4 out of 7 points, losing to a higher-rated player with a rating of 1914 in one round.

Anish scored 3.5 out of 7 points, with a loss against a higher-rated player with a rating of 1966 in one round.

Sanmita achieved a score of 3 out of 7 points, losing to a higher-rated player with a rating of 1905 in one round.

Gurugrahan scored 2 out of 7 points, losing to a higher-rated player with a rating of 1646 in one round.

In the K12 Champ section, Suraj scored 3.5 out of 5 points. His solid performance resulted in a gain of 12 rating points, increasing his rating from 1315 to 1327.

Congratulations to Chess Gaja students on their achievements, and we wish them the best of luck in their future chess tournaments.

If you’re interested in helping your child become a Texas Chess Champion, please reach out to us for class details.