The World Chess Championship, which will be contested in Egypt from tomorrow to the 27th of this month, has picked nine players, including Kuala Lumpur’s youthful competitors Aishwarya Sujasan and Keerthiswar Saravanan. The World Junior Chess Championship is an under-20 chess event conducted by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Players must be under 20 years old on January 1 of the year of participation.
Image Source: Vanakam MalaysiaMalaysian chess players aged 8, 10, and 12 compete in this competition for boys and girls. Aishwarya, who has been playing chess since she was six years old, admitted to being scared yet confident about the match. Aishwarya will compete in the event hosted by the World Chess Federation in the under-10 level. Aishwarya from Kuala Lumpur won gold in the under-10 division in the Federation Territorial Schools Games this year. Keerthiswar Saravanan will compete in the under-10 men’s division. He has also participated in a number of chess competitions.
Malaysian Chess Federation President Nick Ahmed Baruk stated that despite the fact that our chess contestants are just 12 years old, they are adequately prepared for the event. He stated that the competition will be extremely beneficial to the country’s young chess players.
Source: Vanakam Malaysia