After youth bronze, Rakshitta wants to work on patience

CHENNAI: for WIM Rakshitta Ravi , the last fortnight has been a roller coaster. After finishing with a bronze in the World Youth Championships in Mumbai, his performance sank in the subsequent World Juniors.

At World Youth Meeting Rakshitta was part of the pack of leaders until the eighth round, but a defeat in the ninth, against Allahverdiyeva Ayan, impaired his chances of winning gold. However, he kept the courage to finish on the podium. This was Rakshitta's second medal in the World Cup. She had won gold at the U-10 World Cup in Greece in 2015.

Being part of world events is always a great experience. Playing against high quality opponents puts you to the test and that is what you train as a player, Rakshitta told TOI. She was congratulated by Velammal Vidyalaya, Mel Ayanambakkam on Friday.

Last year he saw Rakshitta climbing the stairs with his constant performances. I have managed to increase about 250 points and have been working on all aspects of my game, he said.

Rakshitta recognizes that developing more patience is an area that must be improved. Playing with more patience is the key to moving forward, he said.

Rakshitta, who became WIM last October, obtained his first WGM standard in July this year at the Pardubice Open in the Czech Republic. Coming from a family of Chess Players - Father TS Ravi is an international teacher while mother Sai Meera It's a WIM, it has helped Rakshitta stay grounded.

It is a blessing to have parents who understand the sport you practice, since they have played it at the highest level. His support and guidance has been crucial, said Rakshitta, who currently has 2310 as his ELO rating. The next one will be seen in action at a couple of tournaments in Spain.