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Record #: R2018-1391   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 12/12/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Congratulations extended to Yuvraj Rudra Chennareddy on winning gold medal at U.S. World Cadet Chess Championships
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Osterman, Harry
Attachments: 1. R2018-1391.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
December 12, 2018










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Osterman, a congratulatory resolution concerning Yuvraj Rudra Chennareddy.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, The Members of this Chamber are honored and pleased to congratulate Yuvraj ("Raj") Rudra Chennareddy, age 8, for winning a gold medal in the 2018 U8 World Cadet Chess Championships held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, in November of 2018; and
WHEREAS, A record number of 851 participants took part in the age 12 and under competitions, with 542 players competing for gold in the Open Section. Despite intense competition, Raj was undefeated throughout the tournament, scoring 10 wins and a draw; and
WHEREAS, Defying the odds to secure first place in the Under 8 Section, Raj was the only top-5 finisher ranked outside the top-10 by pre-tournament ratings. He began the tournament with a modest 1497 World Chess Federation ("FIDE") performance rating, ranking him 25th among the 135 entrants in his category. By the end of the competition, Raj had compiled a remarkable 2032 FIDE rating, finishing significantly ahead of the Silver medalist from Azerbaijan to create the widest gap between any Gold-Silver duo in the Championships' history; and
WHEREAS, One of six Illinoisans chosen to represent the United States at this year's World Cadet Chess Championships, Raj's impressive performance was a boon to the Illinois team. All six Illinois entrants returned home with plus-scores, including three top-ten finishes; and

WHEREAS, Raj captured the heart of Chicago's Edgewater community, where he resides with his family in the 48th Ward, when a recent Facebook post about his victory went viral; and
WHEREAS, Described by his coach as a boy who loves chess "to the moon," Raj is well kno...

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