Tihon today achieved the SILVER MEDAL in the Rapid World Championship 2019 (Under 12). He did this without any losses, having 6 wins and 3 draws. Thus he scored 7,5 out of 9 points and there were 3 other players with the same score. In the Buchholz score the final winner from Belarus was just half a point in front of Tihon, so it was really close.
We say: CONGRATULATIONS to the silver medal. It is amazing to see a 9 year old dominating in the "Under 12" category, where nearly all players are 2 or 3 years older :)
Tomorrow starting at 9:00 am (CEST) we will be back online, covering the Blitz World Championship 2019.
There's still a title to grab, so let's go Tihon :)
today in the World Cadets Blitz Championship, Tihon got a good 9th place. Unfortunately he lost 2 games while having quite promising positions in both. But in Blitz the things can turn around very fast.
Anyhow I think, with 9 years of age he was a good competitor for all the older boys and it will give him a lot of experience having played in this stronger category :)
Here the final results of both competitions:
Thanks to all, who were rooting with Tihon. And thanks to all, who attended our long streams, even when it was in the middle of the night for some. It was amazing to see people from all over the world joining to see what Tihon is doing in the championships :)
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