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India wins 29 medals at Western Asia Youth Chess Championships 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 24/06/2022

India has won a total of 29 medals including 13 Gold, 10 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at Western Asia Youth Chess Championships 2022. Sahib Singh and Safin Sarafullakhan won three Golds in all three formats - Classical, Rapid and Blitz in Under-14 Open and Under-8 Open categories each respectively. FM Harshad S won two Golds in Rapid and Blitz, a Bronze in Under-18 Open Classical. Reigning National Under-12 Open and Under-18 Girls champions, Goutham Krishna H and WFM Bhagyashree Patil won two Gold medals each. Hanya Shah won Gold, Silver and Bronze. Current National Under-12 Girls and National Amateur U-2000 Women champion, Shubhi Gupta won three Silver medals.

Sahib Singh and Safin Safarullakhan score a Golden Hat-Trick

India has won a massive 29 out of 105 medals. It is certainly an excellent performance, considering there were no Indian participants in few age groups. Both Sahib Singh and Safin Safarullakhan won a Gold medal in each of three formats - Classical, Rapid and Blitz. They also remained undefeated in the entire tournament. While Safin scored 100% in Classical and Blitz, Sahib scored 100% in Classical which is certainly impressive. Six out of the 13 Gold medals for India were won by them.

Team India with the officials | Photo: AICF

Sahib Singh with all three of his Gold medals and trophies | Photo: Delhi Chess Association

Classical: Under-8 Open - Gold and Silver

In the Open section, Safin Safarullakhan (1313) scored 9/9 and finished a massive two points ahead to win the Gold. Reyaansh Venkat (1149) 7/9 edged past Ibrakhim Jumanazarov (UZB) on tie-breaks to secure the Silver.

Safin Sarafullakhan won a Gold medal each in Classical, Rapid and Blitz Under-8 Open | Photo: AICF

Reyaansh Venkat won two Silver medals in Under-8 Open Classical and Rapid

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Rp
15
Safin SafarullakhanIND13139,00,0942,543,045,002017
27
Reyaansh VenkatIND11497,00,5646,050,037,001414
31
Jumanazarov IbrokhimUZB13917,00,5645,549,034,751387

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Under-8 and 10 Girls - Gold and Silver

Current National Under-10 Girls second runner-up and National Amateur U-1700 Women runner-up, Hanya Shah (1307) scored 7.5/9 and finished a half point ahead of the competition to win the Gold. Modipalli Deekshitha (1187) scored 7/9 to secure the Silver.

Hanya Shah won Gold in Under-8 and 10 Girls Classical, Silver in Under-10 Girls Blitz and Bronze in Under-10 Girls Rapid

Under-8 and 10 Girls Silver - Modipalli Deekshitha 7/9 | Photo: FIDE

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwe
13
Hanya ShahU10IND130713077,50,0744,548,040,0064,53,77
26
Modipalli DeekshithaU10IND118711877,00,0646,549,036,00752,65
38
Diaskyzy DaliyaU10KAZ116311636,00,0645,048,529,50632,10

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Under-12 Girls: Silver

Reigning National Under-12 Girls and National Amateur Under-2000 Women champion, Shubhi Gupta (1690) scored 7.5/9 including a win over the eventual champion, WCM Elnaz Kaliakhmet (KAZ, 1910) to secure the Silver medal.

Shubhi Gupta won a Silver medal each in all three formats Classical, Rapid and Blitz in Under-12 Girls | Photo: AICF

Final Standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
WCMKaliakhmet ElnazKAZ191019108,00,0843,043,035,50
22
Shubhi GuptaIND169016907,50,0743,544,534,50
33
Assylkhan AsiyaKAZ139413947,00,0739,039,025,00

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Under-12 Open - Gold

Reigning National Under-12 Open champion, Goutham Krishna H (1769) scored an unbeaten 8.5/9. He finished a massive 1.5 points ahead of the field to win the Gold.

Goutham Krishna H won a Gold in both Classical and Rapid events in Under-12 Open | Photo: AICF

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwe
13
Goutham Krishna HIND176917698,50,0843,045,543,5076,54,52
21
Sakline Mostafa SajidBAN202520257,00,0644,548,536,75867,16
37
Janukshan BSRI141514156,50,0644,548,031,0074,52,07

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Under-14 Open - Gold

Sahib Singh (1862) scored a 100% 9/9. He finished a massive two points ahead of the field. The 13-year-old performed at 2263 and gained 74.8 Elo rating points.

Sahib Singh won a Gold medal each in Classical, Rapid and Blitz event in Under-14 Open | Photo: Maldives Chess Association

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwe
13
Sahib SinghIND186218629,00,0939,041,544,50775,13
22
Iunusov NuriddinKGZ189318937,00,0741,543,531,00644,40
35
Gunathilake M D Vinuda ShenalSRI156415646,50,5642,044,028,7574,52,81

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Under-16 Girls - Bronze

Reigning National Sub-Junior (Under-16) Girls champion, Tanisha S Boramanikar (1675) scored an unbeaten 7.5/9. She finished a half point behind the champion. Both Ayaulym Kaldarova (KAZ, 1672) and Tanisha scored 7.5/9 each. She was placed third according to tie-breaks. Thus, she secured the Bronze.

Bronze in Under-16 Girls Classical - Tanisha S Boramanikar 7.5/9

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwe
11
WFMOmonova UmidaUZB222822288,00,0743,044,037,75877,83
23
Kaldarova AyaulymKAZ167216727,50,5743,545,533,7597,56,10
32
Boramanikar Tanisha SIND167516757,50,5638,038,027,7586,55,57

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Under-18 Girls - Silver and Bronze

Keerti Shree Reddy (1708) and Rindhiya V (1870) scored 6.5/9 and 6/9 each respectively to secure Silver and Bronze medal.

Keerti Shree Reddy won Silver in Classical and Bronze in Rapid Under-18 Girls

Rindhiya V won Silver in Rapid and Bronze in Classical in Under-18 Girls

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwe
12
WCMSultanbek ZeinepKAZ188218827,00,0542,045,535,75976,71
25
Keerti Shree ReddyIND170817086,50,0541,542,528,0096,55,17
33
Rindhiya VIND187018706,00,0637,037,520,50966,80

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Under-18 Open - Bronze

Five players scored 6.5/9 each. FM Harshad S secured a Bronze medal according to tie-breaks.

FM Harshad S won Gold in Rapid and Blitz, Silver in Classical Under-18 Open | Photo: AICF

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 nwwe
15
FMDe Silva L M S TSRI215621566,52,5439,039,529,00753,60
26
Bizhigitov ZhangirKAZ212121216,52,0442,546,032,75753,26
32
FMHarshad SIND224322436,52,0341,542,029,5063,53,8

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Rapid: Under-8 Open  - Gold  and Silver

Safin Safarullakhan (1349) and Reyaansh Venkat (1291) once again won Gold and Silver in the Rapid event of Under-8 Open. They scored 6.5/7 and 5.5/7 each respectively.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Rp
12
Safin SafarullakhanIND134913496,50,0628,530,528,751590
24
Reyaansh VenkatIND129112915,50,0525,527,019,751364
36
Jumanazarov IbrokhimUZB119311935,00,0529,032,020,501409

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Under-10 Girls - Bronze

Hanya Shah (1307) scored 5/7 to secure Bronze in Under-10 Girls Rapid.

Bronze in Under-10 Girls Rapid - Hanya Shah 5/7

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
Warsia KhusbuBAN13905,51,0525,028,022,25
26
Xikmatkhonova MokhinurUZB11975,50,0525,026,019,00
32
Hanya ShahIND13075,01,0525,528,519,00

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Under-12 Open - Gold

Goutham Krishna H (1445) bagged another Gold by scoring 6/7. His only loss was against the eventual second runner-up, Emir Sharshenbekov (KGZ, 1729). However, in the second round he had defeated FM Khumoyun Begmuratov (UZB, 2038) which helped him clinch the Gold on tie-breaks.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
15
Goutham Krishna HIND14456,01,0627,029,524,50
22
FMBegmuratov KhumoyunUZB20386,00,0628,031,525,50
33
Sharshenbekov EmirKGZ17295,00,0527,029,018,50

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Under-12 Girls - Silver

Shubhi Gupta (1167) scored another Silver medal in the Rapid event. She scored 6/7 to secure sole second position.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
WCMKaliakhmet ElnazKAZ15967,00,0725,028,028,00
25
Shubhi GuptaIND11676,00,0626,029,022,00
33
Rathnayake R M Dulinma HemalniSRI13115,00,0527,027,014,00

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Under-14 Open - Gold

Sahib Singh (1693) started his Western Asian Youth Chess Championships 2022 campaign by winning the Gold in Under-14 Open Rapid. He scored an unbeaten 6/7 and was placed first due to better tie-breaks.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
12
Sahib SinghIND16936,00,5527,030,025,25
26
Gunathilake M D Vinuda ShenalSRI13646,00,5525,528,024,75
31
Md. Sajidul HaqueBAN17805,50,0525,528,020,50

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Under-14 Girls - Silver

Pragnya H G (1244) scored 5/7 to win the Silver in Under-14 Girls Rapid. Her only loss was against the eventual Gold medalist, WCM Afruza Khamdamova (UZB, 1556).

Pragnya H G won Silver in Rapid and Bronze in Blitz in Under-14 Girls

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13
WCMKhamdamova AfruzaUZB15566,50,0625,529,027,00
26
Pragnya H GIND12445,00,0425,026,015,25
34
Zhunusbekova AymonchokKGZ15004,51,0427,529,516,00

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Under-18 Open - Gold

FM Harshad S (1627) won another Gold, this time in Under-18 Open Rapid. He scored 6/7 and finished a half point ahead of the competition.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
15
FMHarshad SIND16276,00,0623,524,021,50
22
Bizhigitov ZhangirKAZ18405,50,0524,025,522,00
34
FMDe Silva L M S TSRI17445,00,0325,526,016,50

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Under-18 Girls - Gold, Silver and Bronze

India won all three medals in Under-18 Girls Rapid. Reigning National Under-18 Girls champion, WFM Bhagyashree Patil (1685), Rindhiya V (1446) and Keerti Shree Reddy (1708) scored 6/7, 5/7 and 4.5/7 to win Gold, Silver and Bronze medal each respectively.

WFM Bhagyashree Patil won a Gold each in Under-18 Girls Rapid and Blitz | Photo: AICF

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13
WFMBhagyashree PatilIND16856,00,0623,024,019,00
26
Rindhiya VIND14465,00,0526,026,017,00
32
Keerti Shree ReddyIND17084,50,0425,525,513,75

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Blitz: Under-8 Open - Gold

Safin Safarullakhan (1436) won his third Gold medal of the event. He scored 100% in Blitz 5/5 and finished a full point ahead of the field.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
Safin SafarullakhanIND143614365,00,0512,515,516,00
22
Jumanazarov IbrokhimUZB139113914,00,0411,513,510,50
39
Achilov AkbarshohUZB003,50,0312,014,07,75

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Under-10 Girls - Silver

Hanya Shah (1307) scored 4/5 and finished second on tie-breaks. Her only loss was against Alima Omirserik (KAZ, 1179). Hanya secured Silver in this event.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13
Omirserik AlimaKAZ117911794,01,0413,012,511,00
21
Hanya ShahIND130713074,00,0415,513,011,50
36
Tursunalieva NurelinaKGZ114311433,00,0315,013,58,00

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Under-12 Girls - Silver

Shubhi Gupta (1690) won her third Silver of the tournament. She scored an unbeaten 4/5 and finished a half point behind the winner to secure second place.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
17
Assylkhan AsiyaKAZ11534,50,0415,513,013,50
21
Shubhi GuptaIND16904,00,0315,513,511,50
32
WCMKaliakhmet ElnazKAZ14803,50,0317,014,510,50

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Under-14 Open - Gold

Sahib Singh (1679) won his third Gold of the event by scoring an unbeaten 4.5/5. He finished a half point ahead of the field.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 Rpnwwe
12
Sahib SinghIND167916794,50,0413,516,514,75175754,54,03
25
Gunathilake M D Vinuda ShenalSRI138513854,00,0412,013,08,501451210,66
36
Dumanuly SultanbeibarysKAZ137813783,50,0314,515,59,25157842,51,24

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Under-14 Girls - Bronze

Pragnya H G (1211) scored 4/5 and remained undefeated. She was placed third according to tie-breaks. Thus, she secured a Bronze medal.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
WCMKhamdamova AfruzaUZB16604,50,0416,014,014,00
22
Newansa M EsandiSRI14834,00,0412,510,58,00
36
Pragnya H GIND12114,00,0314,013,010,00

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Under-18 Open - Gold

FM Harshad S (2063) won his second Gold of the tournament. He scored an unbeaten 4/5 and finished a half point ahead of the field to clinch the Gold.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
11
FMHarshad SIND206320634,00,0310,511,58,50
22
Degenbaev AzizKGZ201020103,51,5314,017,011,25
35
FMDe Silva L M S TSRI163116313,51,0214,015,09,50

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Under-18 Girls - Gold

WFM Bhagyashree Patil (1648) won her second Gold of the tournament. Three players scored 4/5. Bhagyashree won the Gold due to better tie-breaks.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13
WFMBhagyashree PatilIND16484,01,0416,514,012,50
24
Slapoguzova OksanaUZB15814,01,0415,514,011,50
31
WCMSultanbek ZeinepKAZ18504,01,0415,513,511,50

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