A 5-years old girl, Anaisha Nahar from Mumbai stood 2nd in Maharashtra State Selection Chess Championship, where she defied all odds by finishing on the podium in the Girls’ Under 7 category at the chess tournament. The event took place at the Dharavi Sports Complex, Sion.

It was a super display of young masterminds in action, in her maiden state selection event. Anaisha, a student of Vibgyor High School, Goregaon, exuded loads of confidence, played some ingenious tactical moves. She had a good run at the game, and finally won her well-deserved silver medal.

Rekha Nahar, the girl’s mother said, “Anaisha’s journey began with a mere exposure exactly one year back in Thane with the same tournament and she was presented with the flowers for being the youngest player. Thereafter, she always dreamt of winning a trophy and she has done exactly that.”

CM Devendra Fadnavis took to twitter to congratulate the young genius and expressed that it was an amazing game.

He wrote, “Great to meet Anaisha Nahar,a 5yr old chess champ from Mumbai!With an amazing game,she ranked 2nd MaharashtaStateSelectionChessChampionship!”.