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Tejas Tiwari is 5 Years Old!


John Bain

Tejas was born in India on December 25, 2017 in Haldwani, India.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) noted that Tejas is the youngest person EVER to earn a FIDE rating.

Tejas’ rating is 1149, which puts him at the 65%-ile of all registered FIDE rated players!

For a new, unrated player to earn a FIDE rating, the player must play at least 5 games against rated opponents; and the rating based on the tournament results must be at least 1000 in order to be put on the FIDE list of rated players.

Now at 5 years old, Tejas has played in numerous FIDE-rated events in 13 different states in India, earning a rating of 1149.

Tejas Tiwari 5 years old and his father

Tejas and his father

Tejas started playing chess at three-and-a-half-years-old when he was mesmerized by watching his father, Sharad Tiwari, and family members play.

Tejas & his mother

Tejas Tiwari 5 years old and his mother

At 4 years old, Tejas competed in local district and state-level chess competitions. His enjoyment and passion for chess led him to national-level events outside his home state.

Tejas played his first FIDE-rated tournament at just 4-years and 2-months old, setting the stage for his remarkable journey in the world of chess.

Passion & Commitment!

Tejas Tiwari sitting behind black pieces looking at board hand on a black pawn

In the photo above, Tejas sits behind the black pieces, contemplating his opening move.

Tejas Tiwari Studies Chess!

Tejas Tiwari sitting at table doing chess worksheets.

Tejas spends 2 to 3 hours a day studying and playing his favorite game–chess!

Tejas is ambitious! Tejas dreams of one day becoming a Grandmaster and the World Chess Champion.

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Tejas Tiwari Plays Chess!

Tejas Tiwari sitting with Under 8 Winner trophy.

Tejas Tiwari, 5 years old, with trophy after winning First Place at the Under 6 Division at the Master’s Chess Championship!

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