The capital of Belarus simultaneously hosted FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championship 2019 and Viktor Kupreichik Memorial with the participation of 720 cadets coming from 35 countries and 92 players who participated the Viktor Kupreichik Memorial.
FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2019 took place from 15th-17 of August, while blitz championship starts today. After 9 played rounds in each of the categories (U8, U10 and U12) the Winners of Rapid World Cadets Chess Championship became:
Open-U8: 1. Bouska Jiri (CZE), 2. Bayramli Rafael (AZE), 3. Yeganegi Barad (IRI)
Girls U8: 1. Matskevich Varvara (BLR), 2. Olimova Rukiya (UZB), 3. Beslaneeva Damira (RUS)
Open U10: 1. Koshulyan Egor (RUS), 2. Samunenkov Ihor (UKR), 3. Zverev Le (RUS)
Girls U10: 1. Nurgaliyeva Zarina (KAZ), 2. Shukhman Anna (RUS), 3. Fedorova Olesya (RUS)
Open U12: 1.Strybuk Artsiom (BLR), 2. Cherniaiev Tykhon (UKR), 3. Savaljev Ivan (RUS)
Girls U12: 1. Shubenkova Veronika (RUS), 2. Kaldarova Ayaulym (KAZ), 3. Mikheeva Galina (RUS)
At the same time, 12 Grandmasters and 9 International masters competed for the title of Viktor Kupreichik Memorial. After 10 played rounds in Rapid time control, GM Zhigalko Sergei (BLR, 2702) took the victory scoring 8 points. Three players tied for the second place, each with 7.5 points: GM Tiviakov Sergei (NED, 2666), 14 years old Tsaruk Maksim (BLR, 2148) and GM Balashov Yuri (RUS, 2420). According to the tiebreaks, Tiviakov took silver and Tsaruk Maksim finished on the third place.