“Chess makes man wiser and clear-sighted.” – Vladimir Putin
SAI International School has earned the first position in the All Odisha School Chess Championship, 2018, organised by S.R.Chess. Around 276 Players from across 16 districts, 60 schools and 42 international rated players participated in 1st Kulamani Tripathy Memorial All Odisha School Chess Championship held at East Coast Railway Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from 8 to 10 September 2018.
The cumulative 18 points earned by our top seeded players Suhana Jena (U-12), Ankita Sahoo (U-14) and Sohan P. Mohanty (U-9) won us the coveted place. Around 14 students from SAI had participated in the tournament, who also performed excellently and won various positions.
Ishani Das won the first place in U-6 category, Pritpal Sarangi (U-7) and Ayushman Parida (U-5) won the 3rd place in their respective category.
Chess is one such game that aids in developing the brain muscles and helps in sharpening the memory. In earlier times, it was considered as a game for the intellectuals and people with high critical thinking abilities. But in today’s time, people of all age-group and mind set have taken a liking to it. According to Garry Kasparov, the Russian Chess Grandmaster and the former World Chess Champion, Chess is a great game which brings in concentration and improves the logical thinking skill of people. It also teaches people to play by the rule and take responsibility for their own actions.