Ashritha Eswaran

Title: 
Women's International Master
Rating: 
2272
Residence: 
San José, CA
Age: 
16
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Ashritha learned to play chess at the age of 7. At 13, she became a national master under the training of Bulgarian Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov at the NorCal House of Chess. In her first appearance in 2014, she won the prize for the Best Game of the Tournament despite being the youngest among the field. In 2015, she took first place in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship with a score of 6.5/9. The very next day, she flew to Colombia for the 2015 Pan-American Youth Chess Championship where she earned bronze through a tie-break.

Other accomplishments throughout her career include becoming All-Girls National Champion U-12 in 2012, and All-Girls National Champion U-15 in 2013. She has played in the World Youth Championships four times from 2012-2015, and has already competed twice in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship tournament.