Pranav Prem (Student of VK Rao) impresses at Atlantic open.
One of the top stories of the event was six-year-old Pranav Prem of Virginia, who played one section up in the Under 1500 section. He scored 4½ out of 5 to win the $1,300 First Prize and catapulting his rating nearly 250 points along the way.
USCF article on Atlantic open featured Pranav Prem.
Aasa Dommalapati (Student of VK Rao) got 3rd place & WCM title in U10 Girls section of 24th Pan American Youth Chess Championship 2013 held in Brazil from 26th to 31 July, 2013.
Here are the standings for PanAmerican Championship.
USCF article on PanAmerican Championship.
Aasa made the cover of Fairfax connection.
Ramitha Ravishankar (Student of VK Rao) won the 10 & Younger Section of the KCF All Girls National Championship.
Here are the standings for 2012 KCF All-Girls National Championships 10 & Younger..
Ramitha's rating jumped from 1430 to 1562. She won against 936, 904, 1732, 1681, 1205 and drew with first seed (1783).
Ramitha has the opportunity to represent the United States in the FIDE World Youth Championships in Slovenia this fall.
Shrinidhi Jayakumar (Student of Ganesh) won 2nd prize in Booster 600 Category of California Regional Championship.
Here are the standings for California Regional Championship..
Shrinidhi's rating jumped from 422 to 572.
Prokkawn Majumdar (Student of Ganesh) is the Louisiana State Champion in K-4 section.
Prokkawn is in third grade. Prokkawn's rating increased from 1330 to 1419 in this tournament.
Kaavya Balamurugan (Student of Srikanth) is the winner of Reserve section in Princeton Day School scholastic tournament.
Kaavya's rating increased from 711 to 886 in this tournament.
Viswath Ramachandran (Student of Ganesh) won K-8 section of SPCC March scholastic tournament.
Viswath scored 5/5.
Viswath's rating increased from 840 to 960 in this tournament.
Vaed Khurjekar (Student of VK Rao) has scored 5.5/6 in the US Amateur Team East tournament.
Vaed was unbeaten in the tournament. He tied for 13th place out of 1178 players.
Vaed's rating increased from 1244 to 1399 in this tournament and from 1098 to 1399 in last two months.
Bansi Prathima (Student of Ganesh) is the winner of under 10 years section in the Chennai Open GM Chess Tournament 2011.
Here are the standings for Chennai Open GM Chess Tournament 2011..
Bansi Prathima's world ranking under 10 years girls is 2.
More news about Bansi Prathima:
Placed 3rd in All India Open A2H U-1600 Tournament
Bansi Prathima has been selected for the ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement’.
Six-year-old Bansi Prathima wins a gold medal at Singapore World Schools under-7 chess championship
Bansi Prathima wins a gold medal at 3rd Asian School Chess Festival.
Yuvik Umapathy (Student of VK Rao) has placed 3rd in the Under 1700 section of the Liberty Bell Open.
Here are the standings for Liberty Bell Open.
Yuvik's rating jumped from 1587 to 1663.
Abhinay Dommalapati (Student of VK Rao) is the winner of 2010 Junior Grand prix.
The Junior Grand Prix is designed to encourage young players to seek opportunities to play against stronger competition;
thereby to stimulate improvement and life-long excitement about the game. The 2010 Junior Grand Prix will award a $1,000
stipend to attend the 2011 U.S. Open in Orlando, Florida (including free entry).
Abhinay has placed 2nd in 2009 Junior Grand Prix.
Here are the standings for 2010 Junior Grand prix.