Aktau, 5 September 2023 (TDI): Aayat Asmi, a 10-year-old chess sensation from Pakistan, has clinched the coveted bronze medal at the World School Team Chess Championship in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

Her remarkable achievement is making waves in the global chess community, highlighting her extraordinary talent on the international stage.

In this context, the official account of the Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan took to X (formerly Twitter) to laud the young player’s achievement.

Aayat Asmi’s triumph came in the U-12 Board-2 Competition, where she displayed unwavering determination and impeccable skills, amassing an impressive 6.5 points out of 8.

Despite facing stiff competition, Aayat Asmi’s tenacity propelled her to the third spot, securing the bronze medal.

The gold and silver medals in this fiercely contested category were claimed by Pentsko Stanislav of Ukraine and Narimarov Yhlas of Turkmenistan, respectively.

Aayat Asmi’s remarkable feat saw her outshine talented players from chess powerhouses such as India, Belgium, Poland, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, and Bulgaria.

Expressing their delight at Aayat Asmi’s accomplishment, Hanif Qureshi, President of the Chess Federation of Pakistan (CFP), and Raja Gauhar Iqbal, Secretary of the Chess Association of Punjab, congratulated her.

They also voiced their optimism about the future, believing that Pakistan’s chess prodigies will continue to make their mark on the international stage.

Aayat Asmi, a native of Lahore, received accolades not only from within the chess community but also from the Director General of Sports Punjab, Dr. Asif Tufail.

He lauded the efforts of the Chess Association of Punjab, highlighting their significant role in nurturing young talents and elevating Pakistan’s presence in international chess competitions.

As Pakistan celebrates the remarkable achievement of Aayat Asmi, the hope is that her success will inspire and motivate more young chess enthusiasts to work diligently, bringing home further international accolades for the country.

Aayat Asmi’s dedication and talent exemplify the bright future of chess in Pakistan, inspiring the next generation of players. This historic moment reinforces the global appeal of chess as a sport that transcends age and borders.