The 13- year old Grandmaster Gukesh D, Class 8 of Velammal Vidyalaya, Mel Ayanambakkam campus emerged champion in the 34th Cannes Open in Cannes, France on 22.2.2020 beating Harutyun Bargseghyan of the host nation in the final round to end with 7.5 points.
Gukesh beat the Frenchman in 50 moves to emerge clear winner of this tournament.
He won his first open tournament, bagging top honours in the Hillerod 110th Anniversary open event in Denmark last week. His brilliance and challenging checkmate made him climb up the higher ratings ladder of the tournament. The school management congratulates his immense potential for consistently creating historical achievements.