The Asian Youth Chess Championships being held in Suwon, Korea has reached the midway point. And, India’s R Vaishali is leading the pack in the U-14 Girls with an overwhelming record of five wins from five games.
Vaishali is the only Indian dominating the Asian Youth Chess
The former U-12 world champion would hope to continue her perfect record at the Asian Youth Chess Championships. By doing that she will not only add another title for herself but also add to the prominence of the country in Chess. Currently, she is the only Indian who holds the lead at the Asian Youth Chess Championships and she certainly would not want to let go having crossed the halfway mark.
Vaishali is also maintaining the record for winning all her matches, thus far. Such a feat has not been achieved by any other player in the Asian Youth Chess Championships in Suwon, Korea 2015.
Iranians lead top categories at Asian Youth Chess Championships
Iranian players at the Asian Youth Chess Championships have taken the tournament by storm. Leading in most of the categories, Iran is set for grand celebration after the tournament comes to an end.
Iran’s Mersad Khodashenas leads in Open U-18, Orimi Anahita Gholami leads Girls U-18, Arash Tabash and Shahin leads the Open U-16, Hagawane Aakankshah leads Girls U-16 and Aryan Gholami leads the Open U-14. However, in the Open U-12 category Iran’s Alireza Firouza has been forced to share the lead with India’s Arjun Erigaisi with 4.5 points each out of 5.