Youngster aims high to create World record in Chess

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Puducherry, Nov 23 (UNI) At 12, Mohammed Javeed's ambition is high and wants to create a world record in chess.

As a first platform to achieve his goal, Javeed, a seventh standard student of a private school here played chess simultaneously with 200 opponents, all peers of his school here.

At the end of the fight, which began at 1000 hrs yesterday and came to a close at around 2100 hrs, Javeed successfully achieved victory against his 189 opponents, drew with five and lost to six.

Javeed, a student of the Primrose school was introduced to the world of chess at a tender age of five. Later, he started winning tournaments after Shivakumar took over the responsibility as his coach eversince he joined the school.

According to Shivakumar, Javeed always won games by sacrificing a piece, a move, aimed at luring the opponent.

He has been polishing his skills through observation and practice which stretches upto even seven hours a day and this has paved the way for his ''space advantage,'' Shivakumar said, adding that Javeed can even play blindfold.

The boy had already won several competitions at the state-level Under-14 category and his biggest dream was to win the Grandmaster (GM) title in Kolkota in March next year, Shivakumar added.

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