Top Results at World Youth and Cadets

The final knockout stage of the FIDE World Cadets & Youth Rapid Championships came to the end on December 22. The event held on Tornelo online platform, comprised five different age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18) with participants competing in two sections: girls and open.

1,380 young chess players from 114 different countries are took part in this world event which started back in November with the regional qualifiers.

Members of the Young Stars Program, the cooperation by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and the Saint Louis Chess Club to promote and foment talent across the country, have had incredible results in this important event:

  • Carissa Yip (Girls U18): Gold Medal
  • Alice Lee (Girls U12): Gold Medal
  • Christopher Yoo (Open U14): Bronze Medal

In total Team USA accumulated 8 medals, twice more than the nearest country!

A heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, certainly an auspicious event for the future of American chess.


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