A chess master in the making

2016-06-15 06:00
Young chess achiever Dhaman Bodasing. Photo: supplied

Young chess achiever Dhaman Bodasing. Photo: supplied

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AT just seven-years-old, Dhaman Bodasing is taking his chess game to the next level.

Dhaman, who has already achieved his KZN colours, started playing chess in Grade 1 at Umhlali Preparatory School with his first tournament appearance at the Umhlali Chess Festival in 2015.
He was selected to be part of the U10 iLembe chess team for the South African Junior Chess Championships held in Cape Town in January 2016.
The young chess maestro also gained his Durban and District Chess colours in May 2016.
His most recent achievement was being placed first in the Ashton College tournament held in May where he won the title of Best Junior Primary Player.
Dhaman is part of the Umhlali Prep Chess team representing his school in various tournaments.
He is also a member of the Dolphin Coast Chess Club.
Dhaman’s inspiration to play chess is his brother Nehal and leading him in his growth is his coach Siphamandla Nkosi at school.

Dhaman has now been selected to play with the U10 team for this year national tournament to be held in Boksburg.

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