DGT awards the winners of the 2023 FIDE World Youth Championships

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The 2023 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships, held from November 12th to 25th in Montesilvano, Italy, gathered an remarkable amount of young talent in the world of chess. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Montesilvano, the championship highlighted the intricate and intellectual beauty of chess and served as a platform for cultural exchange and sportsmanship among the youth. Each participant brought their unique style and skills to the chessboard, making this championship a memorable and inspiring event.

Italy, saw a huge turnout with 775 young chess enthusiasts from 91 countries, showing the high level of interest and engagement in chess among youth globally. The event showcased competitions in various age groups, specifically under-14, under-16, and under-18 categories, with both girls and open sections.

The Championship featured around 220 DGT boards, upholding the tradition of utilizing DGT's state-of-the-art technology on tournaments worldwide. These boards enabled the games to be broadcast live, allowing chess enthusiasts to follow the games closely from their homes. This integration of DGT's advanced board technology ensured a smooth and professional playing experience for the young chess players and connected the global chess community.

Hans Pees, DGT CEO

As a sponsor of the tournament, DGT generously provided a DGT Pegasus to the top three players in each category. Hans Pees, CEO of DGT, was at the event and closing ceremony, personally presenting medals and trophies to the U-18 open group winners. He gave an insightful speech on DGT's role in the chess world. Pees also took this moment to commend all participants, celebrating their talent, commitment, and innovation in chess, and emphasized that the essence of chess extends beyond championship titles to encompass enjoyment and passion for the game.

The FIDE World Youth Chess Championship was a great success, thanks to its excellent organization. DGT is proud to have supported this event, which brought together the new generation of chess players from around the world.

To learn more about the 2023 FIDE World Youth Championships, visit their website.

Hans Pees and Aleksey Grebnev, winner of the U-18 open section.