Siddhanth Lohia

Siddhanth Lohia (born October 19, 2005) is an Indian chess player who represents his country India in age group and rating chess tournaments all over the world. He is an Arena International Master (AIM), a title awarded to players who maintain a rating of over 1700 points in the FIDE Online Arena.
Siddhanth was born in Mumbai on October 19, 2005 to parents Sushir and Sheetal. Interested in playing competitive chess at the age of six, his parents enrolled him into a local chess academy in Mumbai. Realizing his potential after his first rating tournament where Siddhanth exceeded his parents expectations his parents decided to make him play the game seriously and Nagesh Guttula, CEO of South Mumbai Chess Academy started coaching him. They started to practice regularly although his parents did not restrict him from distractions such as television,computer games, holidays, meeting his friends ,etc. In January 2013 after Siddhanth came 2nd in the Asian Schools Chess Championship after defeating chess players like , Sindarov Javokhir, Mahitosh Dey, Balaji Guttula, Head of coaching at South Mumbai Chess Academy, a Fide Master started coaching Siddhanth. Balaji improved Siddhanth's game and further developed his potential which helped do well in many tournaments.
3rd In World Schools Rapid Chess Championship 2014 Open U-9 ,Kavala, Greece
2nd In Asian Schools Chess Championship 2012 Open U-7, New Delhi, India
3rd In Asian Schools Blitz Chess Championship 2016 Open U-11, Tehran, Iran
2nd In ASEAN + Age Group Chess Championahip 2017 Open U-10, Singapore, Singapore
8th In World Youth Chess Championship 2013 Open U-8, Al Ain, UAE
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