WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP WAS BAGGED BY AN INDIAN:

WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP WAS BAGGED BY AN INDIAN:

R Praggnanandhaa emerged as unconquered king in the World Youth Chess Championship here, claiming the gold in the Under-18 Open category on Saturday.

The 14-year-old Grand Master from Chennai settled for a cautious draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels (Germany) to top the charts with nine points.

Praggnandha scored an impressive and unbeaten 9/11 and he ended with a performance rating over 2700.

The Championship ended on a high note for India, with six other medals, including three silver, coming their way.