Geetha Narayanan Gopal

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Geetha Narayanan Gopal

Born: 29 March 1989

  • He is an Indian Chess Grand Master from Cochin, Kerala.
  • He became Kerala’s first Grand Master in 2007 at the age of 18 and the sixteenth Grand Master of the country.
  • Like World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s phenomena in the country, his effect has popularized chess in Kerala.
  • He won the bronze medal in the prestigious 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou,China in November 2010.
  • He also won the bronze medal in the World Team Championship held in Bursa,Turkey in January 2010.
  • According to the leading national daily, The Hindu- Gopal’s achievement is unique since he became a Grand Master within just eight years of taking up the game.
  • He started chess at the age of 10.
  • He won his first National Championship in Chandigarh in 2001.
  • He became the National Junior champion (U-20) at the age of 15 in 2004.
  • He won his first international championship in his first international exposure in 2003 in Dubai Juniors, Dubai.

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