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The Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016

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The Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016 was held at the Citrus Hotel in Waskaduwa,Sri Lanka from the 30th of July to the 7th of August. The tournament attracted players from different Commonwealth Countries including Malaysia, South Africa, Maldives, Bangladesh, Australia, Sri Lanka, India and England.
I participated in the open category and won the bronze medal in the U-18 Girls category. It was a wonderful experience as I played with a grandmaster in the first round and made new friends from different countries. I got a sense of what it feels like to play for my country and how it felt to wear the team kit and interact with other members from the team. I also got crucial advice on my game from the winners of the event GM Abhijeet Gupta and IM Tania Sachdev.
Overall the tournament was a thrilling week of chess and gave me confidence to improve my game further. Looking forward to playing next time as well.

Here are a few pictures from the event-