India’s Shubi Gupta and A Charvi took first place in the girls’ under-12 and under-8 divisions of the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championship, respectively.
The Ghaziabad native Shubhi Gupta won the under-12 competition with 8.5 points after 11 rounds. With 9.5 points from 11 rounds, Charvi won the girls under-8 division. Bodhana Sivanandan (England), who placed second for the previous three rounds, was in front of Charvi at the time, but Charvi was able to overtake her thanks to a better tie-break score after they both finished with 9.5 points.
Samhita Pungavanam earned 7.5 points to place tenth overall.
Hanya Shah of India finished eighth in the under-10 division with 7.5 points, while her countrymen Aadya Ranganath and V Tirupurambika placed 14th and 19th, respectively.
In the open competition, Ethan Vaz of India finished sixth in the under-12 division with a score of eight points, followed by Arjun Adireddy in 20th place with seven points. Vivaan Vishal Shah finished ninth in the under-10 division with 8 points, while Lacan Rus David of France won the competition with 9 points.
Safin Safarullakhan of India earned nine points to take home the bronze in the under-8 division. The Frenchman Marc Llari and the Russian Sav Shogdzhiev Roman, who took first and second place after the tie-breaks, and the Keralan boy, respectively, were separated by only half a point.