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Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in AICF News, Slider News, Tournament News |

Mitrabha Wins Gold

Mitrabha Wins Gold

Mitrabha Wins Gold
By Arvind Aaron

India finished fourth in the World Youth Chess Olympiad that concluded at Slovakia on July 29.  Iran won the title winning eight matches and a draw. Russia got the silver and Armenia the bronze. India finished fourth winning five matches, losing and drawing two matches apiece.

Stars of the Indian showing were K S Raghunandan (5½/9) in board one and Mitrabha Guha (7½/9) on the reserve board. Both are gaining rating and P Iniyan (3½/8), R Vaishali (3/6), Nitish Belurkar (2½/4) played below rating expectations.

Mitrabha remained undefeated and won a gold medal for the best showing on board five. For missing a team medal, this Kolkata boy brought some cheer to many time champions India.