One step closer to the IM title - 2nd IM norm for FM Siddharth Jagadeesh


The SCF warmly congratulates FM Siddharth Jagadeesh on attaining an IM norm at the First Saturday GM Tournament, October edition in Budapest, Hungary, which concluded on 12 Oct 2021.

This is Siddharth's second IM norm. He beat two Grandmasters (GMs Misa Pap and Lajos Seres) and held a 30-move draw with eventual winner GM David Berczes, to clinch the norm with 5.5/9 and a TPR of 2485. His 18.5 Elo point gain also brings him up to 2351, and 6th in the Singapore chess rating list. This is Siddharth's fourth consecutive tournament, and he will be playing his fifth and final tournament in Copenhagen to round out a 2 month long chess expedition.

Siddharth will be covering some of his best games, and his recent experience playing norm events, in the inaugural edition of the Singapore Chess Magazine, coming early next year.

Eastern Asia Youth Online Chess Championship 2021


East Asia Youth Online Chess Championship (EAYC) 2021 – 3 Team Bronzes

In the recently concluded East Asia Youth Online Championships (24th September to 3rd October 2021), 82 Singaporean youths participated in the Tornelo-based event which was organized by the Thailand Chess Federation under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation.

Team Singapore garnered 3 Team Bronze medals, thanks to the efforts of the U8 Boys (Evin Sung, Nicholas Kuo and Ryan Li), U10 Boys (Siddharth Sai, Poon Ee Rui and Jared Teah) and the U10 Girls (Alyssa Ng, Advika Vinai and Chong Yong Qian).

Singapore’s best performers were Siddharth Sai, Leah Rice (GU12) , Evin Sung and Alyssa Ng who finished 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th in their respective categories.

More info can be found in the link below:

Team Singapore score


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