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3 Jan 2024

8-Year-Old Londoner Wins European Blitz Chess Championship

Bodhana Sivanandan, an eight-year-old from London, [scored 8.5 out of 13 games](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-67770604), including a victory over an international chess master and a draw with a grandmaster. Her success earned her the women's title at the fast-paced European Blitz Chess Championship. Sivanandan's mature and patient playing style was highlighted by both the president of the English Chess Federation and a chess commentator.