Sunday, 9 September 2007
International Master Gopal Geetha Narayan became India's latest and Kerala's first
Grand Master. He made his third and final norm in the Asian Zonal 3.2 Championship held at Dhaka,Bangladesh.
Gopal completed the three GM norm requirements. He made a 10-game Norm from the International Open at Kolkata in March, a nine-game all-play-all norm from the Lake Sevan Category 12 Tournament at Armenia in July. His latest is the eleven game GM norm from the Zone 3.2 Championship last night at the NSC Conference Room in Dhaka on August 29.
Now Gopal is looking forward to play in the Asian Continental Chess Championship at Philippines which is considered to be " Asia's strongest Chess Championship".The top ten qualifiers of this event will be eligible to take part in World Cup ,2007 (Siberia).