Mumbai: Eight-year-old Mumbai boy Advay Dhoot entered the top four in India as World Chess Federation (FIDE) released the new players rating list recently.
The third standard student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School is one of the youngest rated chess players across the world and currently atop the rankings in Maharashtra with an elo rating 1337.
A trainee of the SMCA, Advay has been passionate about the game since very young age. His coach FIDE Master Balaji Guttula says, “Advay’s love for the game would take him far in this chess world. He would make us proud by turning himself into one of the strongest players.”
Advay’s parents, Radhika and Saurabh Dhoot were ecstatic over their son’s achievement. “Advay is very passionate about the game, he admires Magnus Carlsen and wants to become like him,” Radhika said while thanking the coaches at SMCA for their efforts.
The kid is currently preparing for the MPL National Under-8 chess championship scheduled in Gurugram next year.