Asian Youth Rapid Championships-2018: India Registers Ten Medals

India started its medal hunt in Asian Youth Chess Championship-2018 at Chiang Mai, Thailand with 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze in the opening day Rapid Events. More than 90 youngsters are representing Indian in the six age-category Asian Meet being played in all the three – Rapid, Classical and Blitz formats. The Classical leg will commence today.

Opening Ceremony

Adireddy Arjun emerged as a  winner in U8 Boys with 6.0/7. IM Gukesh D dominated U12 Boys with unbeatable 7.0/7. India registered two medals in U12 Girls, WCM Sahithi Varshini occupied the pole position whereas, Savitha Shri B settled for second position. AGM Srihari tied for the first place in U14 Boys. Mrudul Dehankar emerged victorious in girls U14 category.  Seventh-seeded Koustav Chatterjee settled for second in U16 Boys. After a second round loss, Salonika Saina bounced back and grabbed the pole position in U16 Girls. FM Mitrabha Guha tied for second in U18 Boys. Arpita Mukherjee was unstoppable with 7.0/7 in U18 Girls.

Asian Rapid results


Adireddy Arjun – Gold

U12 Boys

Gukesh – Gold

U12 Girls

Sahithi Varsini – Gold
Savitha Shree – Silver

U14 boys

LR Srihari – Silver

U14 Girls

Mrudul Dehankar – Gold

U16 Boys

Koustav Chatterjee – Silver

U16 Girls

Salonika Saina – Gold

U18 Boys

Mitrabha Guha – Bronze

U18 Girls

Arpita Mukherjee – Gold

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