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Shayan Noushad Ibrahim clinches Gold at World Cadet Rapid U-8 Open, Bronze for Sharvaanica among Girls

by Shahid Ahmed - 13/06/2023

Muhammad Shayan Noushad Ibrahim scored 10/11 to clinch Gold at World Cadet Rapid Under-8 Open. He finished a staggering 1.5 points ahead of the field. Louis Cheng (SCO) scored 8.5/11 to secure Silver. Nhat Khuong Nguyen (VIE) and Timofey Dm Babkin scored 8/11 each. Nhat won Bronze medal due to better tie-breaks. Sharvaanica A S scored 8/11 to secure a Bronze medal in Under-8 Girls Rapid. Top seed Bodhana Sivanandan (ENG) scored a perfect 11/11 to win Gold. Mumtozbegim Sobirova (UZB) edged past Sharvaanica on tie-breaks to claim Silver medal. Sharvaanica finished fourth in the Under-8 Girls Blitz event scoring 7/11. The Gold medalists in each category won a cup, medal, certificate and an iPhone, the Silver medalists received an iPad instead of iPhone along with the rest. Photos: Georgian Chess Federation

Gold and Bronze for India in Under-8 Rapid

Muhammad Shayan Noushad Ibrahim made his tournament debut in September 2022. He has already played 47 tournaments so far and won one before becoming World Rapid Under-8 Open champion. Shaarvanica is the triple Gold medalist at Asian Schools Under-7 Girls Classical, Rapid and Blitz Championships 2022, National Under-7 Girls and National Schools Under-7 Girls 2022 champion.

Rapid Under-8 Open Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Louis Cheng (SCO) 8.5/11, 1st Muhammad Shayan Noushad Ibrahim 10/11 and 3rd Nhat Khuong Nguyen (VIE) 8/11
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Rapid Under-8 Girls Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Mumtozbegim Sobiroza (UZB) 8/11, 1st Bodhana Sivanandan (ENG) 11/11 and 3rd Sharvaanica A S 8/11

Blitz Under-8 Girls Top 5 (L to R) - 2nd Husnorakhon Khusnitdinova (UZB) 8/11, 1st Bodhana Sivanandan (ENG) 11/11, 3rd Mumtozbegim Sobirova (UZB) 7/11, 4th Sharvaanica A S 7/11 and 5th Dunya Ruslanova (TKM) 6.5/11

Muhammad Shayan Noushad Ibrahim scored 10/11 to win the Gold medal

Muhammad Shayan Noushad Ibrahim in action

Sharvaanica A S

The tournament hall at Hotel Complex Euphoria in Batumi, Georgia

Prizes had the prize winners name engraved on the trophy along with iPhone or iPad

The legendary GM Susan Polgar (right)...

Champions Match participants (right) - GM Mariya Muzychuk (UKR), GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR), ...

... (left) IM Meri Arabidze (GEO) and GM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO) attended the prize distribution ceremony

A total of 62 players from 20 countries across the world in the Rapid Under-8 Open, 20 players from 8 countries in the Under-8 Girls and for Blitz 17 players from 8 countries in the Under-8 Girls category participated. The tournament was organized by FIDE and Georgian Chess Federation at Hotel Complex Euphoria in Batumi, Georgia from 6th to 8th June 2023. The time control for the event was 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment for Rapid and 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment in Blitz.

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Final standings in Rapid Under-8 Open

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
AFMMuhammad, Shayan Noushad IbrahimIND13961007479510
Cheng, LouisSCO17908,50747868
Nguyen, Nhat KhuongVIE143981717658


Final standings in Rapid Under-8 Girls

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Sivanandan, BodhanaENG17111106468511
Sobirova, MumtozbegimUZB101381707468
Sharvaanica, A SIND113081696968


Final standings in Blitz Under-8 Girls

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Sivanandan, BodhanaENG188411063,568611
Khusnitdinova, HusnorakhonUZB11098066,57267
Sobirova, MumtozbegimUZB101371666957
Sharvaanica, A SIND11257067,56846



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