International Chess Federation
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2023 22:47
FIDE World U8-10 Rapid & Blitz and Champions Match: Day 3 recap

On June 7, Rounds 4-7 of the World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2023 in Batumi were played in all age categories, with five participants having a perfect score of 7 out of 7.

The event is broadcast live with professional commentary by IM Valeri Gaprindashvili.

The children are preparing for the final rounds, starting on June 8 at 3 PM local time.

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Live games 

Pairings and Results 

Champions Match

On the same day, the third round of the Champions Match was played in the conference hall of the Legend Hotel in Batumi.

The game Mariya Muzychuk - Nino Batsiashvili produced the first decisive outcome in the event after 61 moves of play. 

Black got a decent position in the Rossolimo Sicilian, but first, misplayed it with 10…Be5 and then opted for 17…Bg4? which turned out to be a serious mistake. Just a few moves down the road, Mariya won a pawn and slowly but surely converted her extra material in a knight endgame. 

The second duel between Anna Muzychuk and Meri Arabidze was a quick 14-move draw. 

June 8 is a rest day, and the participants have an interesting program prepared for them.

The Round 4 of the Champions Match will start on June 9 at 3 PM local time, with the Ukrainian players having the black pieces. 

Photos: Mindia Malakmadze

Live games 

Pairings and Results