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Singapore’s Chess Prodigy: Little Tanvi Trivedi, Primary 2 student wins big at the 7th Eastern Asian Youth Chess Championship 2023

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Tanvi's remarkable success and inspiring story of winning at the level of an international chess championship is an outstanding achievement that highlights her dedication and skills that would also surely inspire other young talents in Singapore and the rest of the world

SINGAPORE: A young girl has just set herself to a bright future ahead after winning big at the 7th Eastern Asian Youth Chess Championship, held at Changjiang Chess Bay in Hainan, China, from Aug 3 to 11, 2023.

The Singapore Chess Federation gave a shoutout to the talented girl in a Facebook post, writing, “Special and honorable mention to Tanvi Trivedi who was the only one in the SGP contingent to secure 3 medals across all formats in U8 Girls – Tanvi obtained Gold in Rapid and Silvers in both Standard and Blitz. The ever-cheerful young lady had an outstanding event, and we look forward to her many successes ahead.”

Little Tanvi Trivedi, a Primary 2 student at Unity Primary School, cinched a number of honours in the Under-8 Girls category. The young girl competed against representatives from South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, China, Myanmar and Hong Kong.

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Her outstanding accomplishments at the championship include clinching a gold medal in the Rapid format and silver medals in the Standard and Blitz formats for Singapore.

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The avid chess player is the daughter of Dr Anupam Trivedi and Mrs Deepti Shrimali. They are permanent residents of Singapore. Dr Anupam Trivedi is a Senior Research Scientist at NUS.

“Her unwavering passion and dedication have been evident through her numerous triumphs in both local and national chess tournaments,” her father proudly told us, and with good reason.

Even at her young age, she is no stranger to the pressures of competing on a national level, having already represented Singapore at the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.

Photo: Anupam Trivedi

And on a national level, she won the National Rapid Chess Championship Challengers (NRCCC) Singapore in December last year for her age group. She came in second in the Open Women category.

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Photo: Anupam Trivedi

Before that, she emerged as the Under‐7 Girls Champion in the SG Scholastic chess championship organized by Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific in April 2022.

Photo: Anupam Trivedi

Tanvi’s remarkable success and inspiring story of winning at the level of an international chess championship is an outstanding achievement that highlights her dedication and skills that would also surely inspire other young talents in Singapore and the rest of the world.

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We wish her all the best! /TISG

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