Aryan Joshi is a sixteen year-old visually challenged player from Mumbai. He is the youngest member of the squad for the World Blind Team Chess Championships in Bulgaria,2018. Besides this, he has some remarkable achievements to his name. This young man has been an all-rounder right from the beginning. Apart from his chess career, which includes numerous laurels at the national and international level, Aryan has won medals at the state and national level Para Swimming. He has also scored an 87% in his SSC(grade 10) exams from the Maharashtra Board and has secured admission into the Poddar College, Mumbai. He balances chess, studies, and swimming by sticking to his daily planned routines.
When asked about his dreams and desires, Aryan says that he wants to become a 2600 ELO Rated Grandmaster in chess. While most visually challenged players aspire to become an International Master first, Aryan has set his aims high as he believes in this route of success. To achieve his ambitions, he participates in a variety of events all over the country and outside as well. He was supported by his coach Dronacharya Raghunandan Gokhale and the IIFL Wealth Management company to play in a couple of international events in the recent past.
He has started the World Teams with remarkable form , defeating two extremely challenging opponents in close to twenty moves each. As he now battles it out in the remaining seven matches and prepares for his next championship- the World Junior for the Blind in August this year-, Project Checkmate wishes him the best and hopes that he comes back home with many victories to his name.
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