Teenage sensation WFM Naledi Marape was crowned as India at the 75 Chess Tournament on Saturday 04 February 2023.
Girls and boys faced each other in the competitive tournament and the 2022 Botswana junior sportswomen of the year accumulated 4 ½ points out of 5 to be crowned the inaugural winners of India at the 75 Chess Tournament.
She defeated Otimile Maya, WCM Arona Moshoboro, Thuto Mpene and Jun Xiu before she forced a draw against Natalie Banda who settled for the silver medal. Thuto Mpene completed the podium with 4 points.
In the U-14 section, WCM Laone Phoebe Moshoboro claimed the title whilst Rethabile Seleke and Maya Otimile settled for silver and bronze medals respectively.
Nalamalpu Eesha Reddy was the winner in the Under 12 category and he was joined by Ananda Hariharan and Mohanakrishnan Madhav on the podium.
The tournament was sponsored by the High Commission of India in Gaborone.