World Youth 2019 Round 6: Just 14 and already a professional - Aydin Suleymanli
There are many strong players all across the world who are strong at the age of 14. But how many of them have the courage to say in a public interview that they are professionals? Meet Aydin Suleymanli, the 14-year-old from Azerbaijan, who is the leader in the under-14 open section. He played an excellent endgame to grind out a win from a drawish position against Aditya Samant (2334) of India. In this report we get to know more about this youngster. The other sole leaders after round six in the event are Leya Garifullina (5.5/6) in the under-16 girls and Rudik Makarian (5.5/6) in the under-16 open. We bring you a detailed report with pictures and analysis from Mumbai.
Meet Aydin Suleymanli - the future of Azerbaijan chess
After the game we caught up with Aydin and asked him - Do you go to school? "I do not go to school so much. Chess is my profession. And it's more important for me. When quizzed about his work routine, he replied, "I practice chess all day!" So you want to become a professional chess player, was my question. With a smile on his face he said. "I think I am already a professional chess player. I want to be an elite grandmaster." The confidence, simplicity and self belief with which he said these lines was quite motivating. I am sure that we are going to hear Aydin's name for many years to come!
What does Aydin have to think about his country mate's Radjabov's victory at the World Cup? "All of us are very happy that someone from our country won the World Cup. I congratulate him and hope he becomes the World Champion." But Radjabov isn't keen on playing Candidates. "I think he will play", said Aydin with a sly smile.
Standings after round 6 in under-14 open
|3||12||FM||Srihari L R||IND||2283||5,0||0,0||20,5||23,0||3||5|
|10||6||Samant Aditya S||IND||2334||4,5||0,0||18,5||20,0||3||4|
Girls are better fighters?!
After around three hours of play, this was the scene at the playing venue:
Girls truly play uncompromising chess and this is true right from youngsters to the World Championship level! At the orld Youth Championships currently in progress in Mumbai, the girls under-18 section has three leaders on 5.0/6 and the girls under-14 has five leaders with 5.0/6.
Standings after round 6 in girls under-18
|4||14||WIM||Cervantes Landeiro Thalia||w||USA||2176||4,5||0,0||21,0||24,5||3||3|
Standings after round 6 in open under-18
Standings after round 6 in girls under-16
Leya Garifullina is playing strong chess and is clearly the favourite to win the title!
|4||14||WFM||Bommini Mounika Akshaya||w||IND||2017||4,5||0,0||22,0||24,0||3||4|
Standings after round 6 in under-16 open
|2||1||IM||Niemann Hans Moke||USA||2439||5,0||0,0||20,5||23,5||3||4|
|5||17||FM||Moksh Amit Doshi||IND||2328||4,5||0,0||19,5||22,0||3||4|
Standings after round 6 in girls under-14
|6||21||WCM||Ince Safiye Oyku||w||TUR||1840||4,5||0,0||20,0||21,5||2||4|
"Chess is war on the board. The object is to crush your opponent's mind." These were the words of Bobby Fischer. However, for the players at the World Youth Championships, their opponents are a way to make new friends! Many of them come to the board with a gift that they have brought from their motherland, so that their opponent's can take back some memories of having played against them! Such a wonderful gesture - have a look:
Food and nutrition tips for chess players
As a chess player, what do you take with you to the board?
I guess this is a question that every chess player has. It doesn't matter if he is a World Champion or just another serious tournament player. What are the right food habits is a pertinent question. In order to answer this and more questions related to food and nutrition, the World Youth Championship 2019 organizing committee in association with ChessBase India invited the famous nutritionist and sports scientist from Mumbai Krushmi Chheda.
The entire talk by Krushmi as well as the Q&A session has been recorded by ChessBase India for you to learn from the expert on this important subject. These talks are a part of the World Youth Chess Championships to spread awareness about fitness, nutrition, psychology, mind training which has been hitherto ignored by chess community. For all those who would like to get in touch with Krushmi can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org/ +917045663991