International Chess Federation
Sunday, 02 Jun 2024 16:33
FIDE World Junior Championship kicks off in Gujarat, India

The 2024 edition of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship has just commenced in Radisson GIFT City, Gujarat, India. 

Almost 230 players from 44 countries are participating in this competition, with 125 players (including 13 GMs) from 39 countries in the open section. The highest-rated player in the tournament is GM Abhimanyu Mishra (2627) from the USA. 

The girl's section attracted 101 players (including two WGMs) from 27 countries. IM Divya Deshmukh (2456) from India is the top seed in this tournament. 

The first day of the championship was marked by a technical meeting led by the chief arbiter, IA Ashot Vardapetyan. This was followed by a grand opening ceremony, graced by the presence of Ankit Dalal, Dev Patel – Secretary of the All India Chess Federation, Geet Sethi – professional billiard player, and Grandmasters Viswanathan Anand and Tejas Bakre. 

GM Viswanathan Anand and Geet Sethi made the first symbolic move of the event. 

The live broadcast can be accessed here:

Open section: 

Girl section:

Photos: Sarangam Production