Yohan Faridun Dotiwala Wins U-15 Rapid Chess Title (Hyd)

Mumbai’s 15-year-old budding chess prodigy, Yohan Faridun Dotiwala continued his winning streak by securing a win at Hyderabad’s ‘U-15 Rapid Chess Title’, which concluded on 9th January, 2023, at Alwal, in Secunderabad. Yohan has earlier won the prestigious Dubai Rapid Chess Title (2022) as well as another title victory in Vijayawada Rapid Chess, one of the strongest chess arenas in India.

Studying in the ninth grade of the American School of Bombay (ASB), Yohan has made quite an impression in the chess-world, having played on the national level for a number of championships. “This win was the highlight of my career. Not many get the opportunity to get hands on gold in chess meets like this. It has helped me improve my confidence to a great extent,” said Yohan, in a news daily.

Drawn to the game since the tender age of six, there’s been no looking back for Yohan since. He has been honing his skills from SMCA, under proud coach, Durga Nagesh Guttula, who believes Yohan is a passionate chess player and improves upon his game with every tournament he plays.

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