Nikhil Kumar Wins U12 World Cadets Championship in Batumi!

Nikhil Kumar won first place in the U12 World Cadets Championship, held in Batumi, Georgia! Photo credit: US Chess (https://new.uschess.org/news/nikhil-kumar-defeats-indian-prodigy-to-take-clear-lead/)

Nikhil Kumar won first place in the U12 World Cadets Championship, held in Batumi, Georgia! Photo credit: US Chess (https://new.uschess.org/news/nikhil-kumar-defeats-indian-prodigy-to-take-clear-lead/)

Many congratulations to Nikhil Kumar, who won first place and the gold medal in the 2016 FIDE U12 World Cadets Championship in Batumi, Georgia with a score of 9½/11, a full point ahead of the second place finisher! What an impressive performance on the world stage! A highlight of the tournament was Kumar's victory against the world's youngest IM, Praggnanandhaa R, in round 9. See the game below: