World Youth Chess: Riya, Ivana, Nitish win
Geno Pharmaceuticals Brand Ambassador and WCM Riya Savant (1896) playing in U-12 girls category continued her good form by defeating Graf Clara Victoria (1759) of Germany in the 3rd round of World Youth Chess Championships at Slovenia.
She is now on 3 points and will play Feng Maggie (1746) of USA in the 4th round. WIM Ivana Furtado (2103) playing in U-14 girls category defeated Jiang Zhaoyi of China. With this win she reached 2.5 points and will play Gueci Tea (1939) of Italy in the 4th round. CM Nitish Belurkar (1846) playing in the U-12 Open category beat Talmaci Alexandru (1602) of Moldova. He is now on 2 points and will play in the 4th round with Ioannidis Evgenios (2002) of Germany. [NT]