Gukesh and Savitha win gold in World Cadets Chess Championship in Spain.

International Master Gukesh D. and Savitha Shri B. won gold medals in the Under 12 Open and girls category respectively at the World Cadets Chess Championship in Spain.

The Championship, was held for the age groups Under 8, Under 10 and Open.

Gukesh with 10 wins and a loss comfortably won the title by a huge margin of 1.5 points. Playing white against Razafindratsima Timothe of France, Gukesh opted for the Double fianchetto variation and attacked on the Kside and mated his opponent in 54 moves.

Savitha of Tamil Nadu easily won the gold in Under 12 girls category with 8 wins and 2 draws. she  drew her final round in 38 moves against the Russian Zavivaeve Emilia who was  3rd.

Tanisha B. S. and Mahi Amit Doshi finished with 7.5 and 7 points respectively.

India ranked second with two gold medals for best performance.

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