New Delhi: Five-year-old Ridit Nimdia of
Rajasthan has made India proud by winning the bronze medal in
the sixth World`s School Chess Championship in the under-7
category in Turkey.
Nimdia emerged victories with 6.5 points from nine
matches, amid a strong field of 30 players who contested in
the under-7 category.
The championship was organised in Kayseri from July 20-30
and saw the participation of 400 players from 35 countries.
Nimdia is the youngest player to be awarded FIDE rating
in chess which he received at the age of four and 270 days. He
is also the youngest to defeat a FIDE rated player in world
The child prodigy, who wants to be the next Vishwanathan
Anand of India, is also the youngest performer in Commonwealth
Chess Championship held here last May.