Asian Junior Chess Championships 2021

Oshini leads in Girls with Top Seed WIM Savitha

International Master Harshawardana & Rahul from India leads in Open

Rahul Savitha Oshini
Sri Lanka’s Young Talent, World Youth Online Under 10 Champion. Oshini Devinya Gunawardena of Ferguson High School came to share the lead with top seed, Women International Master Shri Savitha of India after the 3rd round of the Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship 2021 at Citrus Hotel, Wadduwa. Oshini beat Anujana Sendanayake, strong WFM, Mahdian Anousha from Iran and Almaamari Zainab of UAE in her 3 rounds to score full three points while Savitha beat Gimashi Weerathunga, Niklesha Tharushi and WFM Al Maamari Wafia of UAE to reach 3 points. The crucial battle of leaders are expected tomorrow.
VS Rahul of India leads the open event with International Master Harshawardena of India scoring full 3 points after three games. Rahul beat Kosala Amarathunga, Isara Dahanayake and International Master Vardaan Nagpal to reach 3 points while Harshavardhana beat Thisarindu Induwara, Hamad Al Shamsi of UAE and Seyad Poormosavi of Iran in his 3 points.
The top seed Indian International Master Mitrabha Gua and Iran’s top Orimi Gholami are closely behind the leaders with a half a point behind with 2 ½ points each in open section. Women International Master K. Priyanka of India and Melika Mohammadi of Iran are closely behind the leaders in Girls section also with 2 ½ points each.
The Asian Junior Chess Championships 2021 which is conducted by the Asian Chess Federation is organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. A total of 54 players, 32 in Open and 22 in Women are participating in this event which is in progress from 17th to 23rd December 2021 at Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds.
The winners in two categories are offered a Grandmaster norm and International Master title by the World Chess Federation. Even two tied players to top points will also be awarded International Master titles. Otherwise the Silver and Bronze Medalists are offered International Master norms.
The Tournament details are at the – Links
The live games off the event can be seen at the following link:

Asian Girls Chess Championship 2021

Asian Juniors Chess Championship - 2021
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