World Youth Chess Championships 2019 - Mumbai

Gaining independence from Britain in the twentieth century, Bombay was renamed for an ancient goddess: Mumbai. As India’s largest city, Mumbai has 18.5 million inhabitants making it one of the world’s most populous cities.

Every day in Mumbai, more than 200 trains make over 2,000 trips along 300 kilometres of track, carrying more passengers per kilometre than any railway on earth - Mumbai’s trains alone carry six million people per day. Every year in Mumbai, 3500 people die on the train tracks—an average of ten per day. Although there are pedestrian overpasses at every station, many passengers chose to save a few minutes by crossing the tracks instead—a dangerous decision. In many parts of Mumbai, walking is faster than driving through congested traffic. To ease this problem without consuming more land, a new eight-lane bridge will extend traffic four kilometres over the sea.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Video - Mumbai travel guide (15:16 min)          Map

The World Youth Chess Championships (October 1 – 13) included six events in three age categories split between the open and the girls' section. This is the first time that India has hosted this prestigious event. A total of 464 players from some 64 countries flocked to the city of Mumbai. Several titled players and national champions from five continents arrived for the six world championship titles up for grabs.

๐Ÿ‘ Take 5- score yourself out of 10 for these positions

Positions (score 2)        Hints (score 1)        Play the games

* Tournament databases (900+ games):        U14        U16        U18



Christmas Chess Tournament - Arco, Italy

The town of Arco is located to the northern end of Lake Garda  in Lombardy (northern Italy), in an attractive setting with sheer cliffs to one side and overlooked by a castle. Protected by the mountains, the area maintains a mild climate so the city has been a holiday resort for several centuries. The Castle of Arco is one of the alpine area's most beautiful, built on the rocky peak above the Sarca River valley with breathtaking views. The town of Arco is surrounded by a number of rocky mountains and thus known as a popular climbing area. In the centre of the town you will find numerous climbing halls. For 20 years now every September the so-called “Rock Master” has been organised, an international free climbing cup attracting climbers from all over the world.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Video - Summer in Arco, Italy (1:54 min)              Map

๐Ÿ˜Ž Video - 2018 Climbing World Cup (3:57 min)

The time between Christmas and New Year is surprisingly one of the busiest weeks on the chess calendar in northern Italy where a small and friendly chess tournament takes place from December 26th to 30th.

๐Ÿ‘ Take 5- score yourself out of 10 for these positions

 Positions (score 2)        Hints (score 1)        Play the games

* Tournament database - Dec 2018