Jishitha Dhanumuri, a ninth-grade student from Oakridge, one of the best Day and Residential Schools in Visakhapatnam won the World Youth Chess Championship 2017 in the under-14 category held recently at Montevideo, Uruguay. She received a golden plaque for achieving this feat. This was her first tournament at World Level and she defied all the odds to win the championship. For this international tournament, she was getting trained under N.V.S. Ramaraju of Ramaraju Academy of Chess Education at Hyderabad.
Earlier, Jishitha won a Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 and two gold medals in Asian Youth 2017. She was also the champion in 30th National under-13 girls in 2016 which propelled her into the International fray. Recently, she continued her fine form as she clinched the 1st position in State-level Chess Competition 2018 in SGFI District Selection.
Her ability to quickly learn from her mistakes combined with a smart cautious approach makes her a truly world-class player. We wish her all the best for her future endeavors.