Riya Savant wins bronze at World Youth Chess

PANAJI: Geno Pharmaceuticals Brand Ambassador and WCM Riya Savant (1896) won bronze medal in U-12 girls category at the World Youth Chess Championship which concluded at Slovenia, Sunday.

Riya drew her last two games with countrymate Vaishali R (1970) and WIM Abdumalik Zhansaya (2173) of Kazakhstan, scoring 8.5 points after the end of 11 rounds. She had 7 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss from 11 rounds.

WIM Ivana Furtado (2013), playing in U-14 girls category, won her last two games against Dominguez Laura Lucia (1966) of Colombia and WFM Monisha GK (2027) of India, but just missed her bronze as she finished 4th. Ivana scored 8 points from 11 rounds with 6 wins , 4 draws and 1 loss.

Another Geno Pharmaceuticals Brand Ambassador and CM Nitish Belurkar (1846) won his 10th round with FM Gazik Victor ( 2059) of Slovekia in U-12 open category but lost to countrymate Harsha Bharathakoti (2017). Nitish scored 7 points with 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.