Odia chess player Debashish bags 2nd GM norm

Dubai: Odia chess player Debashish Das bagged his second Grandmaster norm at Open Grand Master Chess Tournament held in Dubai.

Debashish achieved the success as he played to a draw against Surya Shekhar Ganguly from West Bengal in the ninth round.

As many as 50 chess players across the globe had participated in the tournament.

Earlier in 2012, the young Odia chess player had earned his first Grandmaster norm at World Junior Chess Championship held in Greece.