Akshat is a Chess Grandmaster from Saint Louis. Akshat started playing chess at the age of around 9 1/2 years. He was the 2015 US Junior Champion, a distinction achieved in his first appearance, and also the former National High School Champion and National Junior High K-9 Champion. Akshat is also the #1 ranked junior rapid chess player in the country since 2014 and is the former National High School Blitz Champion. More can be learned about him on his blog AkshatChandra.com, which chronicles his journey to a Grandmaster.