It's Checkmate

Arsh Mathur

Arsh is a Class 4 Tamarix  student at Ghana International School Accra Ghana . Arsh loves playing  chess and is already a veteran of 4000 games. During covid times Arsh pakys chess against his friends via Zoom. 

 Besides his interets in chess, Arsh likes coding , drawing and learning shlokas. 



Its  Checkmate!

In 2017 Mr.Phillip Ameku was coming to my house to teach my brother chess. After a few months he competed in a competition and he finished second place and it inspired me to start learning chess.

Arsh with his teacher Mr Philip Ameku 

  A year passed and in 2018 I turned six. My mother started calling Mr Philip  to teach me and also my brother chess.

 Along with learning and playing with Mr. Philip, I started playing chess in an app called

I kept losing games and won a few but I was learning more and more. I was focusing more on how my opponents play. When he was coming, after the classes he taught me how to play the keyboard. He was like a friend to me .

Since last year due to corona I have been playing chess on zoom with my friends. It is very fun. We are laughing, making jokes and learning more. I am in intermediate.

 I have competed in over ten competitions online I played with people whom I  don't know. In the latest competition I got  second place. I am going to play all over the world. If I win one of them I will represent my beloved  country.  I was born in Ghana. I have started playing on

 I have played over four thousand games on lichess and looking forward to all the competitions and excelling in them.

Arsh with his parents and elder brother Shabd





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