8-year-old Tihon Chernyaev is a Double World Chess Champion – Under 10

8-year-old Tihon Chernyaev from Ukraine achieved an incredible feat when he competed in the Open Under Age 10 Division at the 2018 FIDE Cadets World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships from June 21-25, held in Minsk, Belarus. Tihon Chernyaev entered the Rapid and Blitz events, winning clear 1st in both events with scores of 8/9 and 8.5/9 respectively, thus earning the amazing title “Double World Chess Champion”. Tihon’s rapid rating of 2143 exceeded his nearest competitor by nearly 300 points, and his blitz rating of 2084 exceeded his nearest competitor by nearly 250 points. Highlighted in this video is Tihon’s final round game of the blitz event against the 9.5 year old talent Gordey Kolesov from Russia. The sky is the limit for the little superman from Ukraine. Congratulations Tihon Chernyaev, and continued success!!

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Be2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. a4 a5 9. b3 Be7 10. Ba3 O-O 11. Qd2 c5 12. Rfd1 cxd4 13. exd4 Rc8 14. Ne5 Bxa3 15. Rxa3 dxc4 16. bxc4 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Qxd2 18. Rxd2 Ne4 19. Nxe4 Bxe4 20. Rd6 Bc6 21. Bf3 Bxf3 22. gxf3 Rxc4 23. Rxb6 Ra8 24. Rb7 Rc5 25. f4 Rc4 26. Rab3 g6 27. Rb8+ Rxb8 28. Rxb8+ Kg7 29. Ra8 Rxa4 30. Kg2 Rxf4 31. Rxa5 Rd4 32. Ra3 Rd5 33. Re3 g5 34. Kg3 Kg6 35. f4 h6 36. h4 gxf4+ 37. Kxf4 Rd4+ 38. Kg3 h5 39. Kh3 Rg4 40. Re1 Kf5 41. Rf1+ Rf4 42. Re1 Re4 43. Rf1+ Kg6 44. Rg1+ Kh6 45. Rf1 Re3+ 46. Kh2 Kg6 47. Rg1+ Kf5 48. Rg5+ Kf4 49. Rxh5 Rxe5 50. Rh7 Rf5 51. h5 Kg5 52. Kg3 e5 53. h6 Kg6 54. Rh8 Rh5 55. Kf3 Rxh6 56. Rg8+ Kf5 57. Rf8 f6 58. Ra8 Rh3+ 59. Ke2 Kf4 60. Ra4+ e4 61. Kf1 f5 62. Ra5 e3 63. Ke1 Ke4 64. Ra4+ Kf3 65. Kd1 Rh1+ 66. Kc2 e2 67. Ra3+ Kf2 68. Ra5 f4 69. Re5 e1=Q 70. Rxe1 Rxe1 71. Kd2 Re7 72. Kd3 f3 73. Kd2 Kg2 74. Kd3 f2 75. Kd2 f1=Q 76. Kc3 Rc7+ 77. Kd4 Qc4+ 78. Ke5 Re7+ 79. Kd6 Re6+ 80. Kd7 Qc6+ 81. Kd8 Re8

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