Tania Sachdev

Chess Prodigy


Chess wizard Tania Sachdev started playing chess as a hobby when she was five and went to become one of the few female players in India to earn the prestigious title of  ‘Woman Grandmaster’ and ‘International Master’.She is also a Chess Presenter and Commentator and Content Creator.

Starting her career with the national team in 2008, the 31-year-old woman grandmaster believes that Indian chess has come a long way since she began.

She took up commentary because she likes challenges and thinks it's challenging because commentators have to simplify the game for the viewers. Many people follow the game, but sometimes it is hard for a person to understand the moves of a world champion.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Sachdev has had astronomic success as a young chess player, winning the U12 Indian championship in 1998, the Asian U14 Girls championship in 2000, and the Asian U20 Girls in 2002. 

In 2005, she became the eighth Indian player to be awarded the ‘Woman Grandmaster title’. She won India’s National Women’s Premier Chess Championship in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, she won the Women’s Asian Chess Championship.

In 2016, she won the ‘Best Women’s Prize’ at the Reykjavik Open and won the Commonwealth women’s champion title in Kalutara.

She was conferred with the prestigious ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2009. 

Why Tania Sachdev ?

Tania’s journey of passion and determination in building her career in the competitive world is very inspiring. She often talks about giving up on her short-term goals of improving her ranking and laying emphasis on developing herself as an overall chess player. She firmly believes it is a never-ending process as the sky is the limit when it comes to developing one’s brain.

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