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Asian blitz bronze for Supreetha

Potluri Supreetha  

The city’s chess fraternity went gaga over the medal winning performance of Women Fide Master (WFM) Potluri Supreetha, who won a bronze medal in the Asian youth blitz (u-18 girls) championship that concluded in Mongolia on Saturday. The Nuzvid–born youngster hauled five points out of seven rounds to win her eighth international medal.

“Playing blitz, along with classic and rapid, increases the speed in a player and helps take quick decisions. Supreetha is playing all three formats – classic, rapid and blitz – to emerge as a overall player,” Mr. Bobba said.

The Class IX student of Viswa Bharathi Vidya Niketan, defeated players like Erdenehulug Batsaikha, Batsaikhna Ganchimeg, U. Uurtsaikh (all Mongolia), V. Toshali, V. Varshini (both India), Yakubbaeva Nilufar (Uzbekistan) and Nguyen Than Thuy Tien (Vietnam) to make it to the podium.

She will play 2 tournaments in May

Supreetha, the 14-year-old trainee of Mustabada Sports and Educational Society, will play two tournaments next month – Asian junior chess championship in New Delhi from May 2 to 12 and a Grandmaster Open tournament at Chicago (U.S.A.) from May 25 to enhance her international rating. Chess is not in the family background of Supreetha and her father takes care of agriculture in Nuzvid. What started off as a hobby went on to become an obsession for the young girl.

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