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Jallandhar girl Mallika Handa wins silver at 1st Asian Disabled Open Chess Championship

Mallika Handa, who is deaf, has won a silver at the 1st Asian Disabled Open Chess Championship held from 14 to 22 September in Kyrgyzstan.

This is Mallika's fifth title in a row at the international level.

She missed out on a gold medal with half points against a player from Turkestan. Mallika faced tough competition from all opponents in the seven games she played as they were all very experienced.

Mallika is the first Indian girl to win a gold medal in the International Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship that was held in Mongolia in 2015. She also won a gold at the 19th National Championship for the Deaf that was held at Tirur in Kerala in March in 2017.

She has played five chess international championships and has won three gold and two silver medals.

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