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 U18 and the 2013 All-Girl National Blitz Championship U18, tied for first in the 2014 U.S. Junior Girls Invitational, and took clear first in the 2017 U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship and the Releya Chess WGM Norm Tournament in 2015.