European players conquered the top  of the World Youth U18,U16 and U14 Chess Championship 2018, which took place from 19th-31st October in Porto Carras, Greece.

The young talented chess players from Europe took 5 out of 6 gold medals, 5 out of 6 silver medals and 3 bronze medals, which makes in total 13 out of 18 medals.

The Closing ceremony of the event took place on 30th of October, where FIDE represented by the Vice President Ms. Anastasia Sorokina and the European Chess Union was represented by the President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili and ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou.


After 11 played rounds, the winners of section Open U18 became:

  1. IM Gazik Viktor (SVK, 2486), 8.5 points
  2. IM Janik Igor (POL, 2453), 8 points
  3. IM Gumularz Szymon (POL, 2441), 8 points


The Winners of section Open U16 are:

  1. IM Sargsyan Shant (ARM, 2463), 9 points
  2. IM Matviishen Viktor (UKR, 2476), 8.5 points
  3. FM Petriashvili Nikoloz (GEO, 2343), 8 points


Top trio of section Open U14 is:

  1. FM Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio (ESP, 2288), 9 points
  2. FM Kacharava Nikolozi (GEO, 2373), 9 points
  3. FM Nogerbek Kazybek (KAZ, 2316), 8 points


The Champions of Girls U18 section are:

  1. WIM Shuvalova Polina (RUS, 2421), 10 points
  2. WGM Obolentseva Alexandra (RUS, 2298), 8 points
  3. WIM Injac Teodora (SRB, 2258), 8 points


Winners of Girls U16 section became:

  1. Muetsch Annmarie (GER, 2206), 8.5 points
  2. Kucharska Honorata (POL, 2073), 8.5 points
  3. Sanskriti Goyal (IND, 1971), 8 points


The only category without medalist from Europe was Girls U14 section, where the winners were.

  1. Ning Kaiyu (CHN, 2217), 9 points
  2. Song Yuxin (CHN, 2178), 8.5 points
  3. Divya Deshmukh (IND, 2180), 8.5 points



Official Website of the Championship

Photographs by: Niki Riga