Goan chess wizard Anurag Arvind Mhamal stays on as Dempo Goodwill Ambassador for yet another year in which he attempts the unprecedented feat of amassing points in his bid for the Grand Master title, after having earned the three requisite norms..

Currently Grand Master-elect, 21-year old Anurag, residing in Santa Cruz, and pursuing his B. Com. studies at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, leaves for Bhubaneshwar this week to participate in the 5th Keshabananda Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament-2016.

Anurag is not just Goa’s highest ranked chess player, but also figures among India’s top 55 active players and among the top 197 active players of Asia, with a creditable rating of 2427 in standard chess.

The House of Dempo is proud to have assisted in the endeavour to take Anurag to the doorstep of the Grand Master title this far and to be promoting Anurag as part of its initiative to fast-track youthful Goan sporting excellence on to the highest levels of international chess!