Naveen Patnaik all praises for Odisha’s 2nd chess Grandmaster Swayams Mishra

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.

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.

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