Wednesday, October 20, 2010

World Youth Chess Championship begins today

The 2010 World Youth Chess Championship is set to begin today October 20 in Halkidiki, Greece, and will run till 31. The Philippines will be represented by FM Haridas Pascua in the Boys Under 18 category. Wesley So has other commitment and he will be participating in the six man, 2010 SPICE Cup and So maybe on another level to mixed it up with WYCC aspirants. will be the official page of the championship and will have all the coverage that feature live games, PGN and round by round report.

Ironically, but in many cases, the top seed of this championship won't be a grandmaster (there are only five grandmasters here) but an international master from India, S P Senthuraman (2535). We know very little about this kid but that doesn't made sense since he's from India and India is in the fore front of countries that is producing future chess superstars. By the way, does my eyes deceived me that there are no Chinese players competing in both the Under 18 Boys and Girls category? Interesting.

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