Final Results – Medalists & Titles

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2018 Individual Standard Medal Tally – G8 Standard Medal Title Name Rtg FED Title/Norm Gold Huynh Phuc Minh Phuong 0 VIE WCM Silver Ebrahimi Rashti Asal 1140 IRI WCM Bronze Dang Le Xuan Hien 1270 VIE WCM – G10 Standard Medal Title Name Rtg FED Title/Norm Gold Nguyen Ha Khanh Linh […]

Sunday’s Parallel Activities

We had Blindfold King Grandmaster Timur Gareyev today giving a simultaneous exhibition at 9 a.m. to 12 players paying USD 100 each for the privilege. Legendary author leading trainer Jacob Aagaard who is on holiday with his family, kindly dropped by to give a lecture at 10 a,m., and this was very well received with […]

IO Sahapol Nakvanich

The Chief Organiser of the Asian Youth Chess Championships is IO Sahapol Nakvanich who is also the Thailand Chess Association (TCA) Secretary. An avid chess player, Sahapol is a long time member of the TCA Board and in the two years since he has resumed the position of Secretary under the leadership TCA President Kittiratt […]

10 Facts about Chess in Korea

Korea Chess Association (KCA) Managing Officer Song Jinwoo is here at the Asian Youth Championships as Head of Delegation and shared 10 Facts about Chess in Korea with us: It was just 12 years ago, in 2006, that KCA became a member of FIDE! Today KCA has a total of 1,000 players with a FIDE […]

With two rounds to go

In Open U-18, FM Miciano John Marvin from the Philippines on 6/7 is a point clear and in Girls U-18, Yang Yijing from China on the same score is half a point ahead while in Open U-16, Vatsal Singhania from India is also on 6/7 and a point clear and in Girls U-16, WFM Bach Ngoc […]

Singapore Chess today

Singapore has always been seen as a model for chess development amongst smaller countries and John Wong, Vice President of the Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) and Head of Delegation for a representative team at the Asian Youth Championships was kind enough to explain how things work in his country! To start with, we were surprised […]

The Future of Thailand Chess

Thailand belongs to that large number of countries in the world without a classical chess tradition but in recent years, largely due to the long standing Bangkok Club Chess Open Championships as well as for a long time being the venue of choice for the Asean Age-Group Chess Championships, the country has started to become […]

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