Gujarat’s GIFT City to host FIDE World Junior Chess Championship

FIDE World Junior Chess Championship

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship is a prestigious event that brings together the brightest young minds in chess from around the globe. This year, the championship is set to commence on Saturday, with 230 chess prodigies from 46 countries, including several Grandmasters (GMs), competing in the two-week tournament.

All you need to know about the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship

The championship, organized by the Gujarat State Chess Association, from June 1 to 14, aims to promote the sport and provide a platform for young talent to shine on the international stage. The event not only highlights the incredible talent of young chess players from around the globe but also underscores the growing importance of chess in fostering intellectual growth and strategic thinking.

Among the top contenders are the youngest Grandmaster ever, Abhimanyu Mishra from the USA, Indian GM Pranav Anand, and International Master Divya Deshmukh. These players have shown exceptional talent and skill in their previous games, making them strong contenders for the championship title.

Abhimanyu Mishra, who became the youngest ever Grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 4 months, and 25 days, has been making waves in the chess world with his strategic gameplay and ability to outwit opponents. His participation in the championship is highly anticipated, and many are eager to see how he will perform against other top junior players.

Pranav Anand, another promising player from India, has also been highlighted as a top contender for the championship. Anand has shown consistent performance in various tournaments and his ability to stay calm under pressure makes him a formidable opponent.

Divya Deshmukh, an International Master from India, is one of the leading contenders in the girls’ category. Deshmukh has been praised for her aggressive style of play and her ability to create complex positions that can confuse her opponents.

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