Asian Youth Chess Championship begins; Five Medals in Rapid for India

savitha-shri-bdivya-deshmukhBy Gopakumar

Tashkent (01 Apr 17) :- Asian Youth Chess Championship got off to a colourful start at Uzbekistan capital Tashkent today. Total number 381 players from 17 Asian countries are taking part in this 10 days long championship consist of Standard, Rapid and Blitz formats.

a-r-ilamparathiIn the opening day the rapid event was held and 35 member Indian contingent secured 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. With an all win record, A R Ilamparathi won the Gold medal in Under-8 Open section while Erigaisi Arjun secured the yellow metal in Under-14 Open category. Savitha Shri B and Divya Deshmukh won silver medals in Under-10 and Under-12 girl’s categories respectively while Rakshitta Ravi added bronze medal to the Indian medal tally by finishing third in Under-12 girl’s category.

The standard event will start tomorrow while Blitz will be played on final day of the championship.

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