14-Year-Old Leon Luke Mendonca Wins Title At Skalicky Chess Festival

Leon Luke Mendonca pipped Czech Republic’s Jan Vykouk by half a point for the title.© Twitter

Young Indian IM Leon Luke Mendonca emerged victorious in the Skalicky chess festival in Slovakia, with 7.5 points from nine rounds in the tournament. The Goa-based player (Elo rating 2472) remained unbeaten through the nine rounds and notched up six wins including one over higher-rated Pier Liugi Bosso (Italy, Elo 2600) in the sixth round. The other wins for Mendonca came against Marek Pniaczek (Poland), Alexndr Skalsky (Czech Republic), Marcin Molenda (Poland), Thomas…

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