A resident of Virginia, she has been playing chess since she was six years old. Akshita quickly became interested in chess and started to play scholastic tournaments. She played her first international chess tournament in 2010, which was held in Canada.
As she remembers, "I played in the under 8 age category and in the Girls’ section. The tournament is memorable for me because it was my first international tournament, but also because I won gold in that tournament. This motivated my parents and I to keep working hard on chess and try to accomplish more. I started to play lots of national tournaments and a few of them were international tournaments. I had really good results in most of the tournaments, but I also failed to do well in some of the tournaments. Failure helped me to keep learning from my mistakes and become stronger. In 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to play in the U.S. Women’s Championship for the first time. The tournament was held in St. Louis, and It was an invaluable experience and I have learned a lot from playing very tough female players. In 2017, I won first in the U.S. Junior Girls Championship which was also held in St. Louis. I also find it very important to manage both my chess and my academics. My interests in academics are mostly sciences, especially computer science. I hope to do well in my academics and get into a very good college, where I can try to major in computer science and engineering. I also love teaching chess to kids! I think its very important to give back to the community, and help other kids excel in chess too. "
Played in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Championship.
Played in the Under 16 Chess Olympiad which took place during mid-November 2018.
Was the official girls representative for the World Junior Chess Championships which took place during September 2018.
Participated in the 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship.
Won the 2017 U.S. Girls Junior Chess Championship.
In 2017, I was a member of the All-American team (Trophies Plus).
In 2017, Had the wonderful opportunity to teach chess to kids in Jamaica.
In 2016, I was a member of the All-American team (Trophies Plus).
Achieved the Women’s International Master title in 2016.
Participated in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Championship.
Tied for first in the 2014 Girls Junior Chess Championship.
Participated in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships.
2013 Under 18 Girls North American Youth Chess Championships, 3rd place.
2010 Under 8 Girls North American Youth Chess Championships, 1st place.
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Your registration /donation of $40.00 will include a buffet dinner. The last player on the board will receive a premium membership to Chess.com or ICC chess. All participants receive a special gift.
First place winner receives a premium membership to ICC Internet chess club or Chess.com.
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Donations start at $40.00 per board. Guest may join us for dinner.
Chess Challenge Simul will start at 11 to approximately 3pm
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Thank you for supporting our Scholarship fundraiser. Picture to the left is an example of a Simul event. Participants are welcome to join us for a buffet dinner and awards reception.