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Sharvaanica takes gold and silver at world FIDE event

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Chennai, April 30: Eight-year-old Sharvaanica AS has won a gold and a silver medal at the World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Girls U-10 Championship organized by FIDE in Durres, Albania.
Sharvaanica clinched the gold medal in the U-10 girls category at the Rapid event, besides winning a silver in the U-10 category at the Blitz event.
The tournament ran from April 25 to 29 and had 375 participants from 43 nations in the Rapid segment, while 336 players from 43 countries participated in the Blitz category.
Sharvaanica, who comes from the Hatsun Chess Academy in Chennai, is considered one of the youngest prodigies in the sport.
Grandmaster V Vishnu Prasanna, head coach of the Hatsun Chess Academy, congratulated Sharvaanica. (PTI)

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