Mohammad Fahad Rahman clinched gold in the U-9 age group of the 8th Asian Schools Chess Championship as he beat Lu Kaiyan of China in the ninth and final round in New Delhi yesterday. Fahad secured 7.5 points from nine games to emerge champion. A total of 57 players from nine countries took part in the U-9 group.
Fahad's compatriot Zoar Haque Pradhan finished eleventh in the U-17 group with 4.5 points. Zoar drew against Indian Mehrjot Kals in his last round. Nineteen players from five countries played the U-17 group.