India’s Shuva Gupta and A Charvi won the girls’ under-12 and under-8 categories respectively at the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championship.
Ghaziabad resident Shubo Gupta scored 8.5 points from 11 rounds to claim the top prize in the U-12 event. In the girls under-8 category, Charvi finished first with 9.5 points from 11 rounds. Charvi trailed Bodhan Sivanandan (England), who was in second place for the last three rounds, but managed to catch up and overtake him, thanks to better tie-break scores after both finished with 9.5 points.
Samhita Pungavanam is ranked 10th with 7.5 points.
In the Under-10 category, India’s Haniya Shah finished eighth with 7.5 points while compatriots Adya Ranganath (7 points) and V Tiruppurambika (7 points) finished 14th and 19th respectively.
In the open event, India’s Ethan Vaj scored eight points to finish sixth in the U-12 category, followed by Arjun Adireddy (7 points) at 20th. In the U-10 category, Vivan Vishal Shah (8 points) settled for 9th place and France’s Lacan Rous David won the first prize by scoring nine points.
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India’s Safin Safrullah Khan bagged the bronze medal in the Under-8 category with nine points. The Kerala boy was half a point behind France’s Marc Llary and Russia’s Sav Shogdzhiev Roman, who finished first and second respectively after the tie-break.