Congratulations to the entire squad at the EYCC2017 for their sterling perfomances. In particular, Shreyas Royal [below] and Shlok Verma [below] who came second and seventh respectively in the Under 8s!
Eight-year-old English chess prodigy Shreyas Royal finished second to Hungary’s Giang Tran Nam with both players finishing on 8 out of 9 points but the Hungarian achieved first place on tiebreak. In August he also gained an excellent fourth-place finish in the World Cadets Chess Championships Under 8 tournament in Pocos de Caldas Brazil. He is already the youngest ever English titled player having gained the Candidate Master (CM) title in 2016 when seven years old and his current FIDE (world chess governing body) rating is 1700.
Shlok continued his form from British Championship where he had won the U8 section and had come third in U10 section to give a splendid performance in EYCC.. Shlok ended up with an impressive score of 7/9 making him joint 3rd (7th on tie break) in the tough competition.