Aram Hakobyan of Armenia has won the World Champion’s title in the 2013 World Youth Chess Championship held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Without any defeat in the 11 rounds, Hakobyan scored 9.5 in the competitions, Armsport.am reported.
This very important FIDE event staged between December 17th and 29th in the UAE “Garden city” of Al Ain. More than 1800 participants from 120 national chess federations have come to take part in six girls and six open sections, U8 to U18.
The World Youth Chess Championship’s history goes back to 1974. France was the first country to host the young participants of the World Cadets, U17 tournament. Later on the championship experienced many changes in the name and regulations. These days, the World Youth Championship is far and away one of the most important tournaments in the career of any chess player.
Many top players received their first medals at the start of their professional chess lives. Yu Yangyi (CHN), European Women’s Champion 2012 and 2012 Olympic Champion Valentina Gunina (RUS), World Women’s Champion Hou Yifan, World Rapid Champion 2013 Le Quang Liem and many other professionals have won different categories in the championships of different years.