8-year-old Bodhana Sivanandan stuns the world with her impressive performance at European Rapid&Blitz Championship

8-year-old Bodhana Sivanandan (ENG) stunned the world with her phenomenal performance at the European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia.

In the last couple of days, her name appeared in Daily Mail, CNN News, BBC News, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Sky News, Der Spiegel, NDTW world and other media who reported about Bodhana’s success in Zagreb.

Scoring 8.5/13 points, Bodhana Sivanandan emerged as the best-ranked female player in the European Blitz Chess Championship 2023, ahead of the Romanian representative IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU, 2439), Slovenian representative IM Laura Unuk (SLO, 2345), Croatian former representative FM Ena Cvitan (CRO, 2239) and other well-known women chess players. Earning 211.2 blitz ELO points, Bodhana Sivanandan came 74th on the final overall rankings in the field of 550 players.

Bodhana Sivanandan also showed a very good performance in the European Rapid Chess Championship 2023. Scoring 5/11 points, she earned 122.4 rapid ELO points and came 244th in the final rankings, way ahead of her starting 344th number.

Final rankings of both events can be found here.

Some of the media reports about 8-year-old super talented English player – Bodhana Sivanandan: