Chess Wunderkind Knocks Off Karpov ({{commentsTotal}})


Estonia's national chess champion, 16-year-old Ottomar Ladva, added another notch to his promising career as he finished one better than former world champion Anatoli Karpov at a tournament over the weekend.

At the Pühajärve speed chess tournament, Ladva came in third with two points fewer than the winner, Bulgarian Kiril Georgiev.

Finn Tomy Nybäck was second with 30 points. Ladva had 29 points and Karpov finished with 28.5.

Karpov had the highest rating of the players in Otepää - 2,630. Ladva's rating is 2,349.

Ladva became Estonia's youngest national champion this May at the age of 15.

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