Akshita Gorti

Woman International Master
Chantilly, VA
Chess Highlights: 
WIM Gorti started playing chess in March of 2009 and in only 6 years broke a rating of 2300. Gorti is currently ranked 17th in the United States in the U-16 category. In 2017, WIM Gorti won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Chess Championship and earned both the title of Woman International Master and FIDE Master; thus qualifying her for acceptance to the 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship pool.

When Akshita first entered the chess scene in March 2009 at the age of seven, she was rated 400. However, that rating quickly shot up: 1000 by the end of 2009, and 1467 by the end of 2010. Some notable achievements began to stack up for Gorti after a few years of playing in an impressive number of tournaments (averaging 30 per year). She took second in the 2013 All-Girl National Championship U-18 and the 2013 All-Girl National Blitz Championship U-18, tied for first in the 2014 U.S. Junior Girls Invitational, and took clear first in the Releya Chess WGM Norm Tournament in 2015.