Port Blair, Nov. 20: Master Dinakar M A, a Class IX student of Kamaraj EM School and a Rated Player with a FIDE Rating of 1176 from the Islands, has been awarded the title of Arena Candidate Master (ACM) by the World Chess Federation for his outstanding performance in the FIDE Online Arena (FOA). The FIDE Online Arena is the official playing platform of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

Arena Candidate Master (ACM) is achieved through a series of 150 bullet games, 100 blitz games or 50 Online Rapid games with a performance rating of over 1100.