Meet India's New Wonder Girl-Vantika Agrawal
India's latest sensation in the field of Women's Chess is the fourteen year old Vantika Agrawal from Delhi. The young girl from Amity International School has done the entire nation proud with her recent set of victories. In a span of just three and a half years she has increased over 700 elo rating points. She already has medals from the World Youth, Asian Youth, Asian Schools, Commonwealth Championships, and the National Championships in her kitty. Being the state champion for more than six consecutive years, she has also captained her school team to glory.
Recently Vantika achieved her third and final norm to become a Woman International Master(WIM). She played in strong tournaments such as the Dubai Open, Abu Dhabi Masters, Stiges Open, and many more to achieve this remarkable feat. She competed for a month on the Catalan circuits this year and is now the second highest rated player in her age category in India and the third highest in Asia. She has a world rank of eight in the U-16 category and has a current fide rating of 2315. She has also been a part of Delhi Dynamite's team for the PRO Chess League since the start.
Vantika's performances in recent tournaments and her past record shows that she is capable of achieving a lot more in the future. India hopes to get its next Woman Grandmaster soon!