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Divith Reddy Adulla and Sharvaanica A S are World Cadet Rapid 2024 U-8 Open and U-10 Girls Champions

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/04/2024

Divith Reddy Adulla scored 10/11 to clinch Gold at World Cadet Rapid Under-8 Open. He finished a half point ahead of the field. Lukyan Huzela (UKR) scored 9.5/11 to secure Silver. Nurislam Sultankhan (KAZ) won Bronze medal scoring 8/11 due to better tie-breaks. Sharvaanica won a Gold medal in the Under-10 Girls Rapid. Alisa Genrietta Yunker scored sole 8.5/11 to secure Silver. Malika Norkulova (UZB) won Bronze scoring 8/11 and had a better tie-break score. Divith also won a Bronze in Under-8 Open Blitz. Sharvaanica earned a Silver medal by scoring 9/11 in Under-10 Girls Blitz. The top three prizes in Rapid were Cup, medal, diploma and €600, €450 and €350 each, for Blitz they were, Cup, medal, diploma and €500, €400 and €300 each respectively. Photos: Denis Burko/FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz 2024

Blitz: Sharvaanica Silver and Divith Bronze

Divith Reddy Adulla is the Telangana State Under-7 Open and Under-9 Open 2023 champion. He is yet to win a National or Asian title, yet that did not stop him from winning a World title at a tender age of seven. The Commonwealth Under-10 Girls 2023-24 Gold medalist, Sharvaanica A S clinched another Gold at World Cadet Under-10 Girls Rapid. They both won a Bronze and Silver medal in their respective category's Blitz events.

Rapid Under-8 Open Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Lukyan Huzela (UKR) 9.5/11, 1st Divith Reddy Adulla 10/11 and 3rd Nurislam Sultankhan (KAZ) 8/11

Rapid Under-10 Girls Top 3 (L to R) - 2nd Alisa Genrietta Yunker 8.5/11, 1st Sharvaanica A S 9/11 and 3rd Malika Norkulova (UZB) 8/11

Divith Reddy Adulla scored 10/11, finished a half point ahead of the field, defeated both remaining medal winners and gained 176.4 Elo rating points

Sharvaanica A S scored 9/11, finished a half point ahead of the rest, defeated the remaining medal winners and gained 110 Elo rating points


Blitz Under-8 Open Top 3 (L to R): 2nd Nurali Nurshin (KAZ) 9/11, 1st Aiden Linyuan Li (USA) 9/11 and 3rd Divith Reddy Adulla 8.5/11

Blitz Under-10 Girls Top 3 (L to R): Silver - Sharvaanica A S 9/11, Gold - Alisa Genrietta Yunker 10/11 and Bronze - Aya Bayramova (TKM) 7.5/11

Photo Gallery

Rapid Under-8 Open Silver and Gold medalists

Trophies for the prize winners

Parents and accompanying persons at the closing ceremony

Rapid Under-8 Open top five

Blitz Under-8 Open Top five

Blitz Under-10 Girls top five

A total of 59 players from 22 countries across the world in the Rapid Under-8 Open, 43 players from 19 countries in the Under-10 Girls; 51 players from 22 countries in Under-8 Open Blitz and 41 players from 18 countries in Under-10 Girls Blitz category participated. The tournament was organized by FIDE and Albania Chess Federation at Grand Blue FAFA Resort in Durres, Albania from 26th to 28th April 2024. 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 
Divith, Reddy AdullaIND158510078,584,5510
Huzela, LukyanUKR16829,50717569
Sultankhan, NurislamKAZ155581747757


Final standings in Rapid Under-10 Girls

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Sharvaanica, A SIND16929071,57659
Yunker, Alisa GenriettaFID18468,507378,568
Norkulova, MalikaUZB149681707468


Final standings in Blitz Under-8 Open

Rk.SNo NameGrFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Li, Aiden LinyuanO08USA177191758159
Nurshin, NuraliO08KAZ161490727659
Divith, Reddy AdullaO08IND16558,50,573,57858


Final standings in Blitz Under-10 Girls

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Yunker, Alisa GenriettaFID188310068,572,5610
Sharvaanica, A SIND16739069,575,559
Bayramova, AyaTKM16577,5069,574,557



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