IM Elect Gukesh D

The leader by a full point in Open U-12 on 5/5 is Candidate Master Gukesh D from India. Rated 2401, the 11 year old has already completed his International Master title requirements, with the three needed norms achieved in quick succession, beginning with his breakthrough victory at First Friday November 2017 in Malaysia. Gukesh first […]

Past the halfway mark

Just past the half way mark, after round five of nine rounds, we now mostly have clear leaders in standard chess at the Asian Youth Chess Championships. FM Miciano John Marvin from the Philippines with 5/5 leads Open U-18, WIM Aakanksha Hagawane from India with 4.5/5 leads Girls U-18, Nguyen Thien Ngan from Vietnam with 4.5/5 in […]

Chess parenting done right

We had the privilege to sit down with two Indian chess mums – both professionals – of young talented children in chess and in a fascinating conversation, to learn about how they see chess in the context of their child’s development. First up is Mrs Anubha Pathania Raj who comes from a family of lawyers […]

After three rounds of Standard Chess

After three rounds of play, one third of the way, the early leaders with a perfect 3/3 in the higher age-group categories are FM Miciano John Marvin from the Philippines in Open U-18, WIM Askansha Hagawane and WFM Arpita Mukherjee from India in Girls U-18, WFM Mahdian Anousha from Iran in Girls U-16, CM Kushagra Mohan from […]

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