Chandreyee becomes Woman International Master

After Saheli Dhar Barua, Nisha Mohota and Mary Ann Gomes, Chandreyee, was the fourth player from West Bengal to achieve the feat.

Chandreyee also won the title in under-16 and under-18 girls’ category in the Western Asia event. (Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

Chandreyee Hajra scored 6.5 points out of a maximum of nine to finish seventh in the Western Asia Youth Chess Championship at Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka, and become a Woman International Master.

After Saheli Dhar Barua, Nisha Mohota and Mary Ann Gomes, Chandreyee, who lost only one game, was the fourth player from West Bengal to achieve the feat.

Chandreyee, who had secured an under-18 girls’ bronze medal in the Commonwealth championship in May, also won the title in under-16 and under-18 girls’ category in the Western Asia event.