Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018: Mumbai’s Jaivardhan, Aryaveer win gold and silver medals for India

A total of 450 players from 17 countries had participated in different events and age categories in the Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018.


Upcoming Mumbai boys Jaivardhan Raj and Aryaveer Agarwal clinched a gold and silver medal respectively in the 14th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018, which concluded at the Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Jaivardhan, a student of Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu won a gold medal in the boys’ under-7 rapid chess completion. He produced some steady consistent performances and finished with a commendable tally of 6.5 points out of 7 points to emerge champion. Jaivardhan a very talented young chess player had won the top honours in the boys’ under-7 category in the Maharashtra State Chess Championship last month.

Meanwhile, Aryaveer also enjoyed quite a successful outing and with a score of 5.5 points out 7, managed to snatch the silver medal in the boys’ under-7 blitz chess event. Aryaveer, a trainee from the South Mumbai Chess Academy and a second-grade student at the Ecole Mondiale School, did well to force a draw with higher ranked and top-seed Tulendinov Dinmukhammed (Kazakhstan) in the final round. The half point earned, ensured Aryaveer finished tied for the second spot with four other players. However, Aryaveer with a better Buchholz tie-breaker score claimed the silver medal for India.

The performances of Jaivardhan, Aryaveer and the other Indian participants helped Team India win the team gold medal.

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