Second-year student in the HSE/NES Programme in Economics, Maksim Vavulin, placed second in the FIDE World Youth Under 18 Chess Championship. The championship took place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from September 21st through October 5th.
Maksim Vavulin (left) at the awards ceremony. Photo: wy2016.fide.com
Maksim won the Russia’s under-18 championship in April 2016, the individual category at the Russian National Summer Championship in July, and placed second at the under-18 European championships in August.