Sunday, February 14, 2010

(GotD) Sharma, Pranav vs. Shirov, Alexei, Ottawa Simul., 2010.02.11

OTTAWA — In a shocking upset, a 12-year-old beat Russian-born chess superstar Alexei Shirov, who was in town to trade moves with 36 of the region’s top players — simultaneously.

Pranav Sharma — the youngest player in the room — beat Shirov in just 16 moves.

“I was playing my openings and I guess he blundered and I found the moves and won,” said Pranav, a Grade 7 student at Glashan Public School.

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