FIDE World Schools starts in Albania
The FIDE World School Championships is taking place in Durres, Albania from the 21st-29th of April 2018. Siblings Tarun and Trisha Kanyamarala, who originally hail from India, but now represent the Irish flag are present at the tournament. The Kanyamaralas have been on the road travelling from one tournament to the next in the last four months. Tarun sends us a report from Albania about their travelling experience and also video analysis of his and Trisha's (his sister) first round encounter.
Round 1 report from Durres, Albania
by Tarun Kanyamarala
We traveled from Tatry to Budapest by road for five hours, then Budapest to Sarajevo by flight and in between dangerous mountains and valleys crossed Montenegro and arrived midnight at Durres. It is a horrific road between Sarajevo and Durres. We had to close our eyes and sit tight on the bends.
The arrangements were good except huge road works going on in front of the venue, and one of the participant, broke his leg, while walking. We are three Irish players playing at the World School Chess Championships. I am playing in the under 15 open, Nemeth in under-17 open and Trisha under-13 girls.
Trisha (my sister) is the top seed in the under-13 section and I hope she continues until the last round.
It's going to be tough day tomorrow, as I am playing with the top seed in my category. See you to tomorrow with some more updates.
|19||Ishaan Singh Khanuja||0||IND||0||0,0||27||0||0,00||U7|
|21||Khandhadia Nivaan Rathin||0||IND||0||0,0||29||0||0,00||U7|
|26||Rajveer Pinkesh Nahar||1097||IND||0||0,0||31||40||-3,20||U9|
|6||Anaishaa Pinkesh Nahar||0||IND||1||1,0||3||0||0,00||G7|
|18||Kolagatla Alana Meenakshi||0||IND||0||0,0||24||0||0,00||G7|
|21||Luxshana B K||0||IND||1||1,0||6||40||0,00||G7|
|11||Indira Priyadharshini Subbu||1161||IND||1||1,0||4||40||0,00||G9|
|14||Kiyarra Sunil Khaturia||1390||IND||1||1,0||6||40||0,00||G13|
About the author:
Tarun (right) and Trisha (left) Kanyamarala are the strongest juniors of Ireland. They recently changed their nationality from being Indians to Irish citizens. They do not go to school and have dedicated their life in improving at chess. They have been travelling since last four months playing one tournament after another. They are also entrepreneurs and founders of ATC - Anytime Chess.