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World Youth Chess C'ships: GM Pranav Anand wins U16 title, Ilamparthi secures U14 title

Grandmaster Pranav Anand won U16 open title while Ilamparthi AR secured U14 open title at World Youth Chess Championships 2022.

World Youth Chess Cships: GM Pranav Anand wins U16 title, Ilamparthi secures U14 title

U16 World Champion Pranav Anand (left) and U14 World Champion Ilamparthi. (Source- FIDE)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 16 Sep 2022 6:01 PM GMT

India's latest Grandmaster Pranav Anand won the U16 open title at the ongoing World Youth Chess Championships while 13-year-old International Master Ilamparthi AR secured the U14 open title.

After becoming the 76th Grandmaster from India a few hours back, Pranav won the U16 title after drawing his 11th round game against Droin Augustin of France at the ongoing World youth chess championships. He was in the lead with 8.5 points after the 10th round and then a draw against Droin meant that he won the title with 9/11 points.

In the U14 category, Ilamparthi ended the 10th round with an 8.5/10 lead by winning against CM Cnejev Vladimir-Alexandru of Romania. Ilamparthi needed a clear win in the 11th round against Magold Filip of Romania.

Ilamparthi defeated Magold in the 11th round and became the U14 World champion with a score of 9.5/11. Ilamparthi is coached by Grandmaster Shyam Sundar.

In the Open under-18 event, Sohan Kamotra took 14th place with 7 points while S Harshad (6.5 points) had to be content with 24th place.

Among the girl's category, S Kanishka with 7.5 points took sixth place while Rakshitta Ravi finished eighth, also with the same number of points in the U18 age group.

In the U14 girl's category, Mrittika Mallick finished 4th with a score of 8/11, Anupam Sreekumar finished 7th with a score of 8/11 and Pragnya finished 8th with a score of 7.5/11.

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