Vidit Gujrathi of Nashik-Maharashtra, India had the honour of earning the first norm for a chess international master. Vidit become the youngest player in Maharashtra to earn this honour. In the National 'A level' competition he won four matches and drew an equal number. Thus he secured six points in the tournament being held at Chennai. With this he drew up a total of 2457 points.Vidit has been a winner in many national and international tournaments in the under 14 category. He is known to have defeated many reputed players. Son of Mr Santosh Gujrathi, Vidit is now being trained by an International Coach. His victory is a big honour for the India and it will provide a boost to the sports nationwide.

Highlights on some of the major milestones achieved by Vidit:

  • First Indian to become world chess champion in sub junior U-14 category
  • Three consecutive times age group 'National Champion' (Year 2005, 2006 and 2007)
  • Three times 'Asian Youth Chess Championship' join winner (SILVER MEDAL) (Year 2005, 2006 and 2008)
  • GOLD MEDAL' in commonwealth in U-12 section in the year 2006
  • Youngest player to qualify for 'National A' at Chennai (Feb 2008)
  • Completed three 'International Norms' and present 'ELO' rating is 2447
  • 'Seventh' in open category in commonwealth chess 2008 at Nagpur