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Andrei Dobbin wins Kids Rapid U/18 July Event

On Saturday 29th July morning, the July Edition of the Swieqi Kids Rapids Under 18 was resumed after the tournament was postponed from the previous week due to power cuts.


Twenty eight players played the Under 18s in a very strong tournament, for this age group, with a good number of players fighting for top place.


Andrei Dobbin won the July Edition of the Swieqi Kids Rapids U18 with a perfect score. Andrei is a strong local young player, who already gained experience in the Malta Championship Candidates phase this year.


The tournament was decided at the very last game where a dramatic draw between Leonardo Zangrilli and Andrei Dobbin led to the win of the latter. Zangrilli held the advantage for most of the game, and a win would have led him to winning the event, but Dobbin kept fighting back to clinch the title. Chess can be tough but the experience will make these young players even stronger!


Second to fourth was a tie, with Vince Kosik taking second place, losing only to Dobbin, whilst Milena Stagno took the third place.



1st Place – Andrei Dobbin

2nd PlaceVince Kosik

3rd Place Milena Stagno


Well done to the winners and all those who participated.




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