2015 FIDE World Youth & Cadets Championship, Greece

bs 2015 FIDE World Youth & Cadets Championship, Greece

BY K.Gopalakrishnan, FIDE Trainer and Head of Delegate

Indian players were off to a good start at the 2015 FIDE World Youth and Cadet Chess Championships that began at Porto Carras in Greece on 25 October.

Top-ranked players in all the sections won their respective games. A lone disappointment was the loss suffered by Women Fide Master Srija Seshadri, who lost to Women Fide Master Amrayeva Aytan of Azerbaijan in the under-18 girls category.

Earlier in the morning, R. K. Verma, first secretary at the Indian Embassy, Greece addressed the Indian players and wished them success. He expressed his confidence on the players and hoped that the country would finish first this year also. India has been winning the ‘best country’ award for the last four years.

rd1Bharat Singh Chauhan, chief executive officer of the All India Chess Federation in his speech, encouraged the players to give their best for the country.

All India Chess Federation chief executive officer Bharat Singh Chauhan addresses the players at the start of the world youth and cadets chess championships at Porto Carras in Greece on 25 October, 2015

R. K. Verma (second right), first secretary at the Indian Embassy, Greece with Mr.Bharat Singh, CEO AICF (extreme right ) and Indian team coaches Mr.Imocha ( Extreme left ) & Mr.Vijay Deshpande ( third from left ) at Porto Carras, Greece

Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg
1 GM Vaibhav Suri 2561 0 1 – 0 0 FM Johannesson Oliver 2202
6 Aradhya Garg 2180 0 1 – 0 0 IM Salomon Johan 2458
7 IM Bellahcene Bilel 2455 0 1 – 0 0 Pranavananda V 2174
17 Mosadeghpour Masoud 2420 0 1 – 0 0 Yogit S 2119
37 Skladtshikov Andrei 1932 0 0 – 1 0 Muthaiah Al 2316
51 Birkisson Bjorn Holm 1852 0 0 – 1 0 Ritviz Parab 2267
29 Betsakos Konstantinos 1830 0 0 – 1 0 FM Rajdeep Sarkar 2233
42 Nydick Brandon 2160 0 ½ – ½ 0 Manu David Suthandram R 1748
61 Mantzakouras Loukas 1660 0 0 – 1 0 Raja Harshit 2110
66 Hirthickkesh Pr 2090 0 1 – 0 0 Karalic Evel 1628
28 Petrosyan Sahak 1704 0 0 – 1 0 CM Nihal Sarin 2096
32 Shah Rishab 1659 0 ½ – ½ 0 FM Batsuren Dambasuren 2072
6 FM Praggnanandhaa R 2077 0 1 – 0 0 Luu Robert 1514
9 Sai Pranav Siddamshetty 1503 0 0 – 1 0 Wang Justin 2046
10 Wang Jason 2040 0 1 – 0 0 Manthan Kashyap Datta 1494
13 Cuttoli Alexandre 1486 0 0 – 1 0 CM Sadhwani Raunak 1981
62 CM Mendonca Leon Luke 1687 0 1 – 0 0 Berezovsky Jonathan 0
9 Birsanu Marius 0 0 0 – 1 0 Bharath Subramaniyam H 1602
18 CM Dev Shah 1521 0 1 – 0 0 Gao Marvin 0
21 Ilkhomi Jaloliddin 0 0 0 – 1 0 CM Shahil Dey 1511
22 Thrish Karthik 1477 0 1 – 0 0 Isaksson Philip 0
31 Medhansh Saxena 0 0 0 – 1 0 CM Mullick Raahil 1412
35 Murgescu Adi 0 0 1 – 0 0 CM Prraneeth Vuppala 1394
10 WFM Amrayeva Aytan 2193 0 1 – 0 0 WFM Srija Seshadri 1911
19 Sajjadi Kimiya 1840 0 0 – 1 0 WIM Parnali S Dharia 2130
23 Magnusdottir Veronika Steinun 1773 0 0 – 1 0 WFM Varshini V 2105
32 WFM Mahalakshmi M 2019 0 1 – 0 0 Goian Valeria 1560
11 Muratova Saltanat 1837 0 0 – 1 0 Harshita Guddanti 2181
25 Aouachria Marwa 1675 0 0 – 1 0 Aakanksha Hagawane 2061
44 WCM Chandreyee Hajra 1928 0 1 – 0 0 Vukanic Emilija 1373
45 Stuthi Hegde 1343 0 0 – 1 0 WCM Sapale Saloni 1927
1 Perminaite Guoda 1719 0 0 – 1 0 WFM Vaishali R 2314
17 Vitharana Annelies 1617 0 0 – 1 0 Priyanka Nutakki 2042
18 Vantika Agrawal 2039 0 1 – 0 0 Swiech Joanna 1613
37 Plaza Reino Mercedes 1463 0 0 – 1 0 Priyanka K 1891
49 Archi Agrawal 1298 0 1 – 0 0 Yang Vicki 1798
4 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 1890 0 1 – 0 0 Zhou Iris 1533
6 WCM Salonika Saina 1858 0 1 – 0 0 Pecorini Angie 1515
15 Ananya Rishi Gupta 1489 0 0 – 1 0 Ning Kaiyu 1768
20 WFM Lakshmi C 1733 0 1 – 0 0 Sleurs Juliette 1460
53 Ehsani Yassamin L 0 0 0 – 1 0 Manya Bagla 1594
3 WFM Divya Deshmukh 1772 0 1 – 0 0 Aramendia Ybarra Carlota 1290
24 Brinck-Jensen Rebecca 0 0 0 – 1 0 Rakshitta Ravi 1516
34 Ioannides Liu Alice 0 0 0 – 1 0 Bhagyashree Patil 1468
10 Guid Taja 0 0 0 – 1 0 WCM Prathivya Gupta 1312
12 Hadziabdic Nadja 0 0 0 – 1 0 Savitha Shri B 1294
23 Anishka Vikram 1132 0 1 – 0 0 Majanova Damira 0
26 Nguyen Thu An 0 0 0 – 1 0 Sri Vidya Sambhavi R 1083
27 Aarna Chugh 1047 0 1 – 0 0 Nohach Iryna 0