Dev Shah is a bright and promising chess player and has achieved significant laurels at State, National and International levels at a tender age of 8 years. Dev started playing chess at the age of 4.5 years. His ambition and dream is to become the youngest Grand Master.
Currently, Dev has been coached by Mr. D V Ganesh and he practices 4 hours everyday. His passion, unparalleled enthusiasm and interest have helped him to become one of the youngest internationally rated chess players in the world with the current rating of 1723. With this rating, Dev is the top player in Asia. Dev can calculate 6-7 moves in advance and can play the entire game without seeing the board (blindfold).
Recently in 2015, Dev has bagged a Fide Title of Candidate Master. Leading newspapers like Times of India, DNA, Indian express, Afternoon, Mid Day, Mumbai Samachar, Mumbai mirror etc have been taking note of his achievements at regular intervals.
Achievements of Dev Shah:
- Ranked as No.1 player in Asia and with a rating of 1723 Internationally.
- Silver Medalist in World Youth Chess Champion 2015, the most coveted tournament in under-8 category.
- Gold Medalist in World School Chess Champion 2014 (under-7 category) held in Brazil.
- Gold medalist in Common Wealth Chess Championship 2014 (under-10 category) held in Glasgow-Scotland
- Gold medalist in Maharashtra State Championship 2014 (under-7 category) held in Mumbai
- Silver medalist in National Championship 2014 (under-7 category) held in Kolkata.
- Silver medalist in National School Chess Championship 2014 (under-7 category) held in New Delhi
- Youngest to get the rating of 1478 in blitz tournament in 2014.
- Gold Medalist in Asian School Chess tournament 2013 held in Sri Lanka in under-7 category in Rapid format
- Silver Medalist in Asian School Chess tournament 2013 held in Sri Lanka in under-7 category in Blitz format
- Silver Medalist in Maharashtra State Chess Championship 2013 (under-7 category)
- Bronze Medalist in Mumbai Sports Association (MSSA) (under-10 category)
- One of the youngest rated chess players in the world at 6 years with the rating of 1465 in 2013.