Lawyer, World Junior Champion, WGM with 3 IM norms and a fearless attacker!
Soumya Swaminathan has one of the rare combinations: she is a both a WGM and an LLB. One of the best achievements of her career: she is a former World Junior Champion. She has won the National Junior Championship twice before that, awarded the best young achiever Female Award in Sahara India Sports Awards 2010, National Women's Premier champion in 2011, Commonwealth Women's Champion in 2012 and many more accolades. She loves to travel and play quality game of chess. She always has a positive vibe about everything and a conversation with her on any topic can be enlightening. Since today is her birthday, we bring you short video dedicated to her about her achievements and Soumya Swaminathan, the person.
"Doing something which you love, like getting more knowledge in something you love, will always help in your profession. It's never a distraction."
Achievements of Soumya Swaminathan:
Some attacking games by Soumya against top grandmasters:
Soumya Swaminathan loves to attack. Here are four of her wins against 2500+ opponents where she has attacked their king in brutal style and won the games!