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  • www.hotelsalobrena.es

    Hotel Salobreña Suites

Welcome to the

World youth rapid and blitz
chess championships

official website, which will provide you updated information about this event.


Welcome to the World Championships!


From the 10th until the 14th of September in Salobrena, Hotel  Salobreña Suites (Granada, Andalucia, Spain) the World Junior Blitz and Rapid championships will be held in the following categories: U-14, U-16 and U18 for both boys and girls.

About 200 players from the following countries: USA, Netherlands, India, Israel, Portugal, Austria, Vietnam, Slovenia, Italy, Algeria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Ucraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Germany, Tajikistan and Spain will participate in world championships in Salobrena.

The strongest players are in the U-18 category: Lucas Van Foreest from the Netherlands, Absolute Dutch champion of this year, Juan Plazuelo Pascual from Spain who is the Spanish champion in different categories, Nguyen Anh Khoi from Vietnam and Francesco Sonis from Italy.

The strongest girl comes from Russia – WFM Anna Afonasieva who will play in the catgory U-18. Maria Eizagerri Floris, champion of Spain and the absolute Blitz champion of Spain will take part in the section U-16 boys.

Among the participants there will be a former World Junior champion U-14 Spanish Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo.