Schools from Turkey and India are in the lead after the second day of play

August, 05 2023

Two more rounds were played today at the FIDE World Schools Team Championship in Aktau.

Two teams are in the lead in the U18 section. Four match victories of Istanbul ENKA High School come as no surprise as Turkish players are the rating favourites of the event. So far, IM Isik Can and his peers have conceded only half a point to their opponents.

The same result from Velammal Vidyalaya Alapakkam, a school in Chennai, India, is even more impressive as they started 11th. The team made a tricky choice of putting their lowest-rated player, Santhosh V L, on the top board, and he has a tough time, but his teammates greatly compensate for that.

In the U12 category, the Indian squad of Velammal MHS Mogappair is in sole lead with four match wins. Tomorrow they will be put to serious test facing the National Physics & Mathematics School of Kazakhstan, trailing just one point behind.

Apart from creating chess masterpieces, the participants of the Championship continue exploring what Aktau has to offer. Today the players visited a local water park to refill their batteries and lift team spirits! The organizers prepared a diverse program of fun side activities so everyone would return home with lifetime memories.

Here are the top standings after Round 4.

Under 18:

1 TUR Istanbul ENKA High School 8
2 IND Velammal Vidyalaya Alapakkam, Chennai 8
3 PER Saco Oliveros 7
4 KAZ Republican School of Physics and Mathema 6
5 PAR ABSE Escuela 6
6 GER Gymnasium Theodorianum Paderborn 6
7 UZB No 5 Xatirchi 6
8 MGL Mongeni Complex School 6
9 ARM Photon Gymnasium 6
10 AZE Sumgayit city No-1 Secondary School name 6

Under 12:

1 IND Velammal MHS Mogappair 8
2 KAZ National Physics & Mathematics School 7
3 POL Szkoła Podstawowa nr 48 im. Szarych Szer 6
4 KAZ School of Astana, number 72 6
5 PER Saco Oliveros 6
6 CAN Silver Stream Public School 6
7 UKR Lviv Academic Gymnasium 6

Photos – Day 2 – Lounge Zone

Photos –Round 2

Photos – Laguna Water Park

FIDE World Schools Team Championship commences in Kazakhstan

Photos – Day 1 – Lounge Zone

Schools from Turkey and India are in the lead after the second day of play