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Sharvaanica wins gold, silver at World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Girls U-10 C’ship

Eight-year-old Sharvaanica AS has won a gold and a silver medal at the World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Girls U-10 Championship organized by FIDE in Durres, Albania.

Sharvaanica clinched the gold medal in the U-10 girls category at the Rapid event, besides winning silver in the U-10 category at the Blitz event.

The tournament ran from April 25 to 29 and had 375 participants from 43 countries in the Rapid segment, while 336 players from 43 countries participated in the Blitz category.

Sharvaanica, who hails from the Hatsun Chess Academy in Chennai, is considered one of the youngest prodigies in the sport.

Grandmaster V Vishnu Prasanna, head coach of Hatsun Chess Academy, congratulated Sharvaanica.

“We are elated to see Sharvaanica bring back the gold and silver medals in the U-10 category. She has consistently increased her medal count year after year,” he said.

“This is a momentous occasion for our Academy. It reflects not only the courage, hard work and dedication of our students, but also of our trainers. Hatsun Chess Academy expresses its gratitude to the organisers, sponsors and supporters who made this achievement possible have made .”