Nottingham boy fifth best U13 chess player in the world

Nottingham High School Pupil, Aditya Munshi has secured 5th place in the World Schools individual Chess Championship in the Open under 13 category. The event was held at the impressive Palace of Culture in Iasi, Romania.

Adi played some outstanding chess and had 4 wins, 4 draws and one loss against Asian Champion, Mongolian No 1 Fide Master who finished joint first. He drew with the Romanian No 1 (who had beaten the World champion last year).


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Adi has been representing his country for several years now and has played in World and European championships previously and is the current British Under 12 champion.

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The event was organised by Iasi County Chess Association. Iasi is known as the cultural capital of Romania and is situated in the northeast of Romania (400 km from Bucharest). It is a famous academic, cultural, multi-religious and industrial centre.

The event was estimated to be attended by over 500 pupils (aged between 7 years and 17 years) and 200 attendants from 60 countries on all continents.

The event was also attended by the Senior Vice President of the World Chess Federation, the European Chess Federation President and ISCU President.

The president of the Romanian Chess Federation, Mr. Sorin Avram Iacoban has said that the 2017 WSCC is the longest chess competition ever, it began in the Winter and will end in the Summer.

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