Twins Deeptyajeet De and Yudhajeet De have a lot in common. However, their biggest successes have come from the 64-square board. These two remarkable boys have done their city and country proud through their various achievements in chess.
It was Yudhajeet who first picked up the game, and this inspired Deeptyajeet to follow suit. In Deeptyajeet's words, '' I played my first game against my brother, which I lost badly. This is my first memory of chess. The only person to have inspired me is my very own brother, who created a kind of ignition in me to play chess.''
Both of them have obtained their international FIDE Ratings and have participated in a variety of events all over the country. For Deeptyajeet, his most precious victory was that of him winning the National Open tournament for the visually challenged in Tamil Nadu. He says that his dream is to become an international master. He is trying to reach this ambition by practicing daily for over four hours, solving end games, playing online games, and studying the openings. He looks to participate in open tournaments in his state and outside, adding that he would like to participate in international events as well.
Since chess takes up most of this young man's time, Deeptyajeet says that he enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family. He adds that to improve at chess, the visually impaired must try to play as many matches with the normally sighted as possible. Besides, he concentrates on his philosophies of working hard and meditating in order to keep calm and succeed.
As their journey in this amazing game continues, Project Checkmate wishes them the best and hope that they achieve their dreams soon.
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