Samanth Naidu of grade 5B participated in the first Bangalore Grandmaster Chess Tournament. Around 1000 participants from across the world participated in both Category B and Category C of chess tourney. He played against players of higher age and of different countries like Egypt, France, Zimbabwe etc. His performance was very good and he increased his over all Fide rating by over 120 ELo Points.
He also participated in Akshaykalpa Karnataka State Level Amateur Chess Championship. His performance was remarkable and he secured 4th position in Under-11 category.