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Georgian 6-year-old Davit Tatvidze wins European Chess Championship
12 June, 2019
Georgian pupil Davit Tatvidze became the winner of the European School Chess Championship 2019. He was playing against the players of the ‘under 7’ group – he managed to win the eight rounds in a row. The championship took place from 30th May - 9th June 2019 in the Mamaia resort, Constanta municipality, Romania. Overall, the Georgian team took third place in the championship.
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According to the pupil’s mother Eter Khobua, Davit got interested in chess at the age of 3. After
learning how to set up the chess board, the 3-year-old Davit started to play chess online against the computer. At the age of 4, he took second place in a chess tournament. It was his very first victory which was followed by various awards to win the European School Chess Championship 2019.
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After becoming a champion, Davit was invited to a number of interviews. His mother says that Davit doesn’t like to be in the center of public attention. The other day, vendors recognized him and the boy got embarrassed wondering how they knew about him. The little champion was also invited to Georgia’s Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze who congratulated him on his victory.

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