Guyana well represented at FIDE cadets and youth championships

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) hosted its online World Cadet and Youth Chess Championships (Under 10-18) online and Guyana was represented in each of the categories.

The boys and girls who represented Guyana were selected on the basis of their performances in the separate age groups, and were, in some cases, available at the time of selection.

The event featured five categories: Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, and Under-18 competing in two divisions: open and women’s. The time control for the selection phase, in which Guyana participated, was 10 minute + 3 second increments starting from the first stage. Participants of each championship should not have reached their 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th birthday respectively before January 1, 2020.

At the time of writing, no games had become available for publication. However, Arysh Raghunauth who represented Guyana in the Under-10 category played with credit in destroying William Antony Salvane in 16 moves. I got a glimpse of the live game and there was no doubt that a checkmate was activated on the f7 square. It was a great game for the young man.


White: Garry Kasparov

Black: Anatoly Karpov

Event: 1985 World Championship Game,


Game: Nizmo-Indian Defense

1. d4Nf6 2. c4e6 3. Nc3Bb4 4. Nf3O-O 5. Bg5c5 6. e3cxd4 7. exd4h6 8. Bh4d5 9. Rc1dxc4 10. Bxc4Nc6 11. O-OBe7 12. Re1b6 13. a3Bb7 14. Bg3Rc8 15. Ba2Bd6 16 . d5Nxd5 17. Nxd5Bxg3 18. hxg3exd5 19. Bxd5Qf6 20. Qa4Rfd8 21. Rcd1Rd7 22. Qg4Rcd8 23. Qxd7Rxd7 24. Re8 + Kh7 25. Be4 +… g6 26. Rxd7 Ba6 27. Bxc6Qxc6 28. Rxd6Qxc6 28. 1-0.