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WCM Bodhana Sivanandan

Bodhana Sivanandan
Bodhana Sivanandan, right, with ChessKid Chief Chess Officer FM Mike Klein in 2023.
Full name
Bodhana Sivanandan
Born
Mar 7, 2015 (age 9)‎
Place of birth
Federation
England
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WCM Bodhana Sivanandan is an English chess player and World Under-8 Champion. She is a ChessKid ambassador and appeared in a viral 2023 video with 79-year-old former British champion Peter Lee.

In December 2023, Bodhana finished 73rd out of 555 players at the European Blitz Championship, winning the tournament's top women's prize. In February 2024 she crossed a 2000 live rating, one of the three highest ratings ever for an eight-year-old.

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