Tania Sachdev is an Indian chess player. She is the recipient of the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She became the Indian women’s chess champion in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, she earned the title ‘Asian women’s chess champion.’ Tania Sachdev became the Commonwealth Women’s Chess Champion in 2016, 2018, and 2019. She often works as a chess presenter and commentator.Tania Sachdev was introduced to chess by her mother when Tania was six years old. Her mother was a state-level badminton player during her college days. Soon, Tania started taking professional training in chess from her coach K.C. Joshi. At the age of eight, she won her first international title. In a media interview, Tania stated that she grasped the chess rules very quickly in childhood. She said, I picked up the rules, and two or three days later, I asked my dad for a game and beat him. Since then, my parents have always been supportive, and they made me take up professional training.” Tania Sachdev in her childhood.In 2005, Tania Sachdev clinched the Woman Grandmaster title and became the eighth Indian player to receive the same. In 2006 and 2007, she was the winner of India’s National Women’s Premier Chess Championship. Since 2009 and 2011, Tania Sachdev has been participating in the Women’s World Team Chess Championship. She is a part of the Women’s Asian Team Chess Championship since 2003. She has been competing in Asian Games since 2006 and in Asian Indoor Games since 2009.
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