Shawnak Sivakumar, student of Grand Master Priyadharshan Kannappan in the academy, won the Silver medal in the U-14 category of North American Youth Chess Championships 2021, held in Chicago, USA, from August 16-21, 2021.
Starting as the 13th seed, Shawnak scored 6.5 points out of 9 rounds and finished 2nd in the final standings.
Shawnak gained 42 FIDE rating points, and also he will be awarded the Candidate Master(CM) title for finishing 2nd in the U-14 age category.
There was also a separate blitz tournament for the U-14 category, where Shawnak won the bronze medal with a score of 7.5/10. The blitz tournament was held before the start of the regular event, and you can find the final standings here.
We congratulate Shawnak for his stupendous performance and wish him more success in future events.