Mangaluru, July 16, 2019: Derik’s Chess School chess prodigy Aaron Reeve Mendes has won the fourth place in the Under 8 open category in the Canadaian Youth Chess Championship held at Regina, Canada from 7th to 10th July 2019.
At the end of the championship, Aaron had scored 5 points in 7 rounds and was sharing 3rd spot with two other contestants. Due to tiebreak points he had to be content for 4th place.
Aaron was representing Ontario province in the championship by winning runner up in the Ontario championships.
By winning joint 3rd place honour in the national championship, Aaron is selected to represent Canada in the upcoming World Cadets chess championship to be held at China.
Aaron is a fearless aggressive player on the board. He draws inspiration from his idol World champion Magnus Carlesn in the game.
Aaron is studying in 2nd standard in Mount Carmel Central School, Mangalore and is son of Arun and Jenifer Mangalore.