At 5, Dhairya Shroff from Gujarat is India’s youngest chess player | Ahmedabad News
World chess body FIDE, headquartered in Lausanne, has also confirmed Dhairya as the youngest Indian chess player and the second youngest in the world.
A spokesman for the International Chess Federation (FIDE) has denied detailed information about the age of the world’s youngest ranked player, citing European data privacy rules. The spokesperson said: “The highest rated players in the world are Amira Ismayilova from Azerbaijan with a Fide rating of 1136, Indian Dhairya Amit Shroff with a rating of 1074, Sam Ramezani from Iran with a rating of 1013 , Andrej Brajic from Serbia with a rating of 1310. and Frenchman Luca Protopopescu with a rating of 1369.”
It was during the lockdown induced by the second wave of the pandemic last year that Dhairya got hooked on the game. interest in the game. I explained the rules and moves to him and he understood them easily,” Dhairya’s father, Amit Shroff, told TOI.