Ilamparthi wins WR Chess Juniors U-14 Boys and Blitz 2023

by Shahid Ahmed
2/28/2023 – The reigning World Under-14 Open champion, Ilamparthi A R won WR Chess Junior Under-14 Boys with a perfect 5/5. He also won the Blitz event. These triumphs came 11 days after he became India's latest International Master at the 21st Rochefort Chess Festival Masters 2023. Ilamparthi, along with other participants of the junior tournament, also got training by the former world championship challenger, the legendary GM Boris Gelfand, and Germany no.1 female, GM Elisabeth Paehtz. We all hope he soon becomes a GM and strong enough to participate in the Masters events. Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess 2023

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Ilamparthi keeps winning

After qualifying through the online stage, India's latest IM, 13-year-old Ilamparthi A R arrived at Dusseldorf. He made the most out of his opportunity by winning the WR Chess Juniors Under-14 Boys and Blitz tournament. He also learned from GM Boris Gelfand and GM Elisabeth Paehtz in a mini-camp.

WR Chess Junior U-14 Boys Round-Robin and Blitz Open winner - IM Ilamparthi A R | Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

WR Chess Junior U-14 Girls winner - Kler Caku (ALB) 4.5/5 | Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Runner-up in U-14 Boys - Mykhalo Nezhyvenko (UKR) | Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Second Runner-up in U-14 Boys - Magnus Ermitsch (GER) | Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Second Runner-up in U-14 Boys - Patryk Cieslak (POL) | Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Best Girl in Blitz - Sofia Vasiljeva (LAT) | Photo: Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Anish Giri and Ilamparthi met each other in person for the first time

The Masters participants - Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa with a future Masters participant Ilamparthi? | Photo:  Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Ilamparthi A R also won an autographed chess board | Photo:  Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

13-year-old Ilamparthi vs 8-year-old Rheyansh | Video: ChessBase India

Final moments: IM Ilamparathi A R - Patryk Cieslak (POL) | Video: ChessBase India

Ilamparthi A R in deep thought | Photo:  Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

WR Chess Junior 2023 prize winners | Photo:  Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

WR Chess Masters and Juniors 2023 | Photo:  Lennart Ootes/WR Chess

Replay WR Chess Junior U-14 Round-Robin Boys and Girls games



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Shahid Ahmed is the senior coordinator and editor of ChessBase India. He enjoys covering chess tournaments and also likes to play in chess events from time to time.