R Praggnanandhaa Current Affairs - 2019
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The World Youth Chess Championship concluded in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 12 October 2019. India ended the World Youth Chess Championship by bagging 7 medals including 1 gold and 3 silver and 3 bronze medals. Only the Under-16 Girls category proved to be elusive for India in the chess championship.
The 14 year old R Praggnanandhaa of India emerged as unconquered king in World Youth Chess Championship by claiming the coveted gold in Under-18 Open category.
NOTE: The World Youth Chess Championship is a chess competition for boys and girls under the age of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Every year 12 world champions are crowned.
Winners of World Youth Chess Championship 2019:
U18 Open: Praggnanandhaa R. (INDIA) 9.0; Shant Sargsyan (ARMENIA) 8.5; Artur Davtyan (ARM) 8.0
U18 Girls: Polina Shuvalova (RUSSIA) 8.5; Vantika Agrawal (INDIA) 8.0; Alexandra Obolentseva (RUSSIA) 7.5
U16 Open: Rudik Makarian (RUSSIA) 8.5; Stefan Pogosyan (RUSSIA) 8.0; Aronyak Ghosh (INDIA) 8.0
U16 Girls: Leya Garifullina (RUSSIA) 8.5; Nurgali Nazerke (Kazakhstan) 8.5; Anousha Mahdian (IRI) 8.0
U14 Open: Aydin Suleymanli (Azerbaijan) 9.0; Srihari L R (INDIA) 8.0; Sreeshwan Maralakshikari (INDIA) 8.0
U14 Girls: Meruert Kamalidenova (Kazakhstan) 8.5; Divya Deshmukh (INDIA) 8.0; Rakshitta Ravi (INDIA) 8.0