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Dubai Juniors Express: 28 Indians among 110 players

by ChessBase India - 21/07/2016

A total of 110 players from 12 countries are taking part in the region’s premier annual competition for junior players aged 14-years-old and below. 28 Indians are in the fray, led by Rahu Shrivatshav, in this US$ 10,000 festival. An express report.

Dubai Juniors Express: 28 Indians among 110 players

A total of 110 players from 12 countries are taking part in the region’s premier annual competition for junior players aged 14-years-old and below. The tournament’s opening also coincided with the celebration of the International Chess Day and the 92nd founding anniversary of the FIDE.

Inauguration

"Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament has been recognised as an important training ground for some of the best young players in the world,” said Ibrahim Al Bannai, President of the Arab Chess Federation and Chairman of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. He continued: “Many of the participants in the past 14 years have become among the leading grandmasters of this generation, and we are therefore proud to have contributed to their success in the sport. With 110 top junior players from a dozen countries competing this year, Dubai Juniors continues to reaffirm its status as a premier event for junior players from around the world.”

 

The total prize fund of the tournament is a handsome US$ 10,000.

A young participant
The Indian challenge is led by Rahul Srivatshav (2273), seeded second. He has successfully scored 2.0/2.
Ukraine's  Viktor Matviishen (2390) is the top seed. Full report to follow...

Pairings for Round 03:

Bo. No.     Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts.   Name Rtg   No.
1 1   FM Matviishen Viktor 2390 2   2   Mohammed Fawwaaz 1479   14
2 17     Singh Gurmeher 1401 2   2   Rahul Srivatshav P 2273   2
3 3   FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman 2157 2   2   Sidharth Balaji Sridharan 1420   16
4 19     Devnani Kush 1375 2   2 CM Ahmadzada Ahmad 2099   4
5 5     Umbetov Kazybek 2002 2   2   Kapoor Gurveen 1358   20
6 21     Aaditya Hari Krishnan 1355 2   2   Aryan Ranjan 1836   6
7 7   CM Al Hosani Omran 1821 2   2   Al Darmaky Saif 1333   22
8 23     Naik Atharv 1320 2   2   Hakobyan Eduard 1753   8
9 9   CM Al-Zaabi Sultan 1674 2   2   Fatima Al Wahabi 1285   27
10 11     Kocharyan Hayk 1573 2   2   Shamma Al Serkal 1157   44
11 12     Al Hosani Saeed 1550 2   2   Sivadurga Adduri 0   106
12 37     Gupta Aakarsh 1186 2   2   Al Darmaky Sultan 1500   13
13 45     Viswanath Raghu Rohan 1155 2     Ahlam Rashed 1303   26
14 103     Sidharth Hariharan 0     Yatrik Pratihar 1282   28
15 55     Faraj Mariam 1037     Zamanbek Mereilim 0   109
Full pairings here.
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