Grade 3 student Vyom Vidyarthi has been a chess enthusiast for some time, and now his younger sister, Omya, who started kindergarten this year, has gotten in on the action! Both siblings have been showing exceptional chess prowess.
In May, Vyom was ranked No. 80 among players ages 9 and under by the United States Chess Federation, and won second place in the Best of the West Kids Chess Championship for his age group. He also won first place in the K-3 Blitz section of the CalChess Super State Scholastic Championship.
Meanwhile, Omya was ranked No. 26 among girls ages 7 and under by the United States Chess Federation, and won first place in the Best of the West Kids Chess Championship’s kindergarten section. Omya also won third place in CalChess Super State Scholastic Championship and second place in the Little Champs Championship in April. Both Vyom and Omya will be participating the National Open Chess Tournament in Las Vegas and the World Open Chess Tournament in Philadelphia this summer.
Also competing and playing well in the Best of the West Kids Chess Championship were fellow Harker students Rohan Rajaram, K (in the kindergarten section), and Mihir Kotbagi and Aidan Okyar, both grade 2 (in the grades 1-2 section).