Khusbu wins gold in Western Asian Youth Chess


Warsia Khusbu of Bangladesh won the gold medal in the girls under-10 group at the Rapid event of the Western Asian Youth Chess Championship held on Thursday last at the Ukalhas Island of Maldives, said a Bangladesh Chess Federation’s press release today.

Khusbu won the title by getting five and a half points in the event out of seven games.

Sajidul Haque of Bangladesh won a bronze medal in the open U-14 group. He got five and a half points out of seven games and won the bronze medal.

Meanwhile the game of standard chess of the all group of championships has begun from Friday.

A total of 150 players from nine countries of Asia are participating in different groups of the championships.

The champion of the open under-18 group of the championship will get the title of International Master directly. The champion of the girls’ under-18 group of the championship will get the title of Woman International Master

The other age categories champion will get FIDE Master, Woman FIDE Master, Candidate Master and Woman Candidate Master title directly as per rules of their group.