Chess – A strategic game

Chess is a theoretical strategic game and includes no secret information. It is played on a square chessboard with 64 squares masterminded in an eight-by-eight framework. Toward the beginning, every player (one controlling the white pieces, the other controlling the dark pieces) controls sixteen pieces: one king one queen, two rooks, two knights, two priests, and eight pawns. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king, whereby the king is under prompt attack (in line”) and its absolutely impossible to eliminate it from attack on the next move. There are likewise a few different ways a game can end in a draw. With Chess being famous from 15th century it is now considered to be a fine game for geniuses. And today we share something about Mehak Gul, the young Chess player from Pakistan.

Mehak Gul

Mehak Gul

Born in 2000, Mehak Gul is a young Pakistani chess player. Despite being extremely young. She won Woman Candidate Master title at 42nd Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan. She is the youngest Pakistani to achieve this title She also holds the world record for arranging a chessboard in forty five seconds.

At six years old Gul figured out how to play chess. She got third and fifth place at the Punjab Chess Championship in June 2012 and National Chess Championship individually. Instructed by her dad she previously participated in International chess championship at twelve years old, when she addressed Pakistan at 40th Chess Olympiad held at Istanbul.

Mehak has also won six of the eleven matches she played and was named World Woman Candidate Master. She respresented her school at Little Master Chess Tournament in November 2016 and acquired the third spot.

Pride of Pakistan on Pakistan Day

Mehak is also honored to have a title of Pride of Pakistan from the ISPR on Pakistan Day Parade. She took to social media to share her achievement with her fans and followers. She wrote, “I was honoured to have been invited by ISPR to view the Pakistan Day Parade as the Pride of Pakistan! I met so many amazing and brilliant people, It was an extremely memorable occasion and I am forever grateful that I got to experience it.”

Mehak is an inspiration for all the women who want to pursue excellence in their lives. As a saying goes, “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.