Shahil Dey from Assam has brought laurels to the state and the country by becoming the first International Master from Northeast India.

The 13-year-old chess player achieved the feat on Monday by achieving his third International Master norm at the First Saturday GM held from June 5-14 at Budapest in Hungary.

Dey scored 5 points from 8 rounds of the event.

The Sports & Youth Welfare, Assam and Sports Authority of Assam have congratulated the young chess player from Assam for his achievement.

“Sports & Youth Welfare, Assam and Sports Authority of Assam conveys heartiest congratulations to Shahil Dey for becoming Northeast and Assam’s first and latest International Master of India. May he bring more laurels for Assam,” the Sports Authority of Assam tweeted.

According to reports, Shahil Dey was awarded his first International Master norm at the GM Round Robin Tournament held in Serbia.

The tournament in Serbia took place in February.

The former Under-7 and Under-9 National champion’s overall performance rating now stands at 2473.

He is currently coached by International Master Roktim Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata.

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