Joklin, Al Zaabi and Al Balushi win the titles of "Abu Dhabi Chess"

Alfred Joklin crowned the junior title in the 16-year category, Humaidan Al Zaabi with the title of 12-year-old class and Thiab Al Balushi with the 8-year-class title, in the Abu Dhabi Rapid Chess Championship for juniors under 16 years and under, organized by the Abu Dhabi Chess and Mind Games Club at its headquarters, on the Swiss system of 7 rounds. Last Friday and Saturday, 58 players from 15 countries participated, all of them residing within the country.

Ahmed Al-Khoury, a member of the Technical Committee, crowned the first places in the championship, which witnessed a rivalry among the competitors for its titles, and the Indian international Alfred Joklin succeeded in the last round of snatching the championship point from the international player Tavisha Shah, and rose in the final ranking to first place after losing his opponent to The title in the last round was Hamdan Idris, who finished third, while the second place went to Harsha Vardini.

In order to provide the opportunity for competing players from the junior category, the tournament system stipulated the selection of the best results for the junior participants in the age groups 12 years and 8 years, and Emirati junior Humaidan Al Zaabi came first in the category 12 years and under, and India’s Rakchan Majurta and his compatriot Anantaryan came third, and at the level of the category 8 years, the promising Emirati, Theyab Al Balushi, came first, the Emirati Alia Al Harazi, the second, and the Indian, Alia Taj, the third.

It is noteworthy that the tournament was held in the framework of preparing the players for participation in the events, and was organized on the rapid chess system of seven rounds, with a time of 10 minutes for each player, with an addition of 5 seconds for each played move.