Chetanah ANDHIN 2°2, gagnante du MCB Junior Chess Open 2019

Extraits de l’article paru sur le site du Mauritius Chess Federation :

“CHETHANAH ANDHIN, STEPHANE LAM KIN CHEUNG, KENJI NG, LAKSHMI VINOD UNNITHAN, YUVINEESH MUNGROO AND PREKSHA JUGESSUR SHINE AT THE MCB JUNIOR CHESS OPEN 2019

On Saturday 30th November 2019 more than 100 kids from 50 schools and colleges converged towards the MCB St Jean to do battle over the 64 squares for the 3 category titles (U10, U14 and U18) on offer.

The U18 category is the hardest to win as the level is higher and there are many experienced players in the mixed field. Stephane Lam Kin Cheung (St Esprit) the defending champion was expected to cruise through the field but after the 6 rounds the surprise winner was female player Chethanah Andhin (Lycee Labourdonnais) who finished overall winner and ahead of Stephane on tie-break on 5.5 points but the latter retained his Boys category title. Chethanah and Stephane met in the 4th round and drew, this shows that she was really a match for the defending Champion and her victory was not due to luck. Chethanah Andhin was part of the female Olympiad team which represented Mauritius at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi (Georgia) and she is an experienced competitor. Second place went to newcomer Anthony Li Kum Fong (St Marys) on 5 points and his only loss was to the winner of the event while third place was awarded to his team mate of St Marys college, Victor Cheung Chun Wah.

Chethanah Andhin took first prize in the Girls category and she saw her team mate from the Olympiad squad, Anupriya Dindoyal, taking a well-deserved second place. Rushita Lingiah (LCQB) managed to take the third prize consisting of a Rs1500- MCB savings voucher whereas Chethanah and Stephane were awarded Rs5000- each for their title wins. The other two category winners won Rs 3000- first prize, Rs 2000- second prize and Rs 1,500- third prize from the generous sponsors the Mauritius Commercial Bank. Each participant was gifted a chess T-shirt with the sweet tag line « Sharpen your mind-Play Chess »”

Photos et texte : Mauritius Chess Federation

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