Sunday, October 20, 2013
Das becomes a Grandmaster
Odisha's ace chess star Debasis Das becomes a Grandmaster
Friday, October 18, 2013
Odisha's ace chess star Debasis Das becomes a Grandmaster. Twenty-one year old Debashis Das today became the first Grandmaster from the state with a win over Anirudha Deshpande in the National Challenger being held in Bhopal.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates Debasis for his unique feet. The All-Odisha Chess Association announced a Rs 50,000 cash award for Das.
International Master Debashish Das has a brilliant international and national track record for the past two years, Das bagged his maiden Grandmaster norm after World Junior chess championship in Athens. In the year 2012, Das also won the National challengers championship.