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Vidit Gujrathi Won Bronze in World Junior Chess Championship

Sep 27, 2013 12:04 IST

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi won the bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship (U 20) after settling for a quick draw with Yu Yangyi of China in the 13th and final round that concluded at Kocaeli, Turkey on 26 September 2013.

With Yu Yangyi winning the gold, the silver went to Alexander Ipatov of Turkey who defeated Aleksander Indjic of Serbia in the final round.

With this win Vidit Gujrathi joined the list of elite Indians winning medals in the world junior champions starting from a gold medal won by world champion V Anand in 1987, gold by Harikrishna in 2004, gold by Abhijeet Gupta in 2008 and Bronze by Sahaj Grover in 2011.

About Vidit Gujrathi

Vidit Gujrathi, born on 24 October 1994, belongs to Nashik of Maharashtra.  He was former Under-14 world champion (2008). He was also three consecutive times age group National Champion (Year 2005, 2006 and 2007). Vidit also won many national and international tournaments in the under 14 category.

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