14-year-old Mendonca wins chess event in Hungary


Chennai

Young Indian International Master Leon Luke Mendonca earned his maiden Grandmaster norm after winning the title in Rigochess International Festival tournament in Hungary. The 14-year-old Mendonca won six games, drew two and lost one to emerge winner in the 10-player field which included three GMs. “I am very happy to win the event and gain my first GM norm after missing out on earlier occasions narrowly,” the Goa-based player said.

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