Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minsiter Naveen Patnaik congratulated International Master Swayams Mishra of Bhubaneswar for becoming the second ever chess Grandmaster of the state.
The 26-year-old chess prodigy won the Polonia Wroclaw Master Cup held in Poland from April 28 to May 5 this year, and achieved the feat of also becoming the 62nd Grandmaster chess player of India.
Congratulate chess prodigy Swayam Mishra on becoming the second Grand Master from #Odisha and 62nd from India after receiving his third and final norm by finishing first at Polonia Wroclaw Master Cup in Poland. Wish him my best for the future.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 10, 2019
This was this third Grandmaster norm that Swayams needed to qualify for the coveted title. He scored seven points in the entire nine-round tournament to reach the top of the table.
Swayams has been playing chess for over 19 years and is also a reputed FIDE trainer. He has also been coaching upcoming chess players for the past 8 years, who have won many a major tournaments and awards.
In 2014, he had bagged his first Grandmaster norm in the KIIT Open held in Odisha capital.