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Monday, November 19, 2012

India and Russia top medal count at World Youth

World Youth Chess Championships 2012 – India and Russia with greatest number of medals

The World Youth Chess Championships 2012 were held in Maribor, Slovenia, on 7-19th November. This year around 158 young players participated in twelve age categories.

In the oldest group the top rated player of the whole event and last year World Junior U20 Champion, GM Dariusz Swiercz from Poland, took the gold medal in the U18 Open section. He left the talented Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan half a point behind, while GM Jorge Cori of Peru grabbed the bronze medal after edging the opposition on tie-break.

In the U18 Girls section the 2nd-seeded WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina convincingly won the gold with 9,5 points, a full point ahead of Lisa Schut of Netherlands. 12th seed Maria Severina of Russia won the bronze.

There is an interesting pattern in that the Russian girls dominated the older groups while the girls from India massively won the medals in younger categories. In the U16 Girls section none of the nine top rated players took the medal.

FM Nguyen Anh Khoi from Vietnam has been impressive in the U10 Open group where he took the first place with Fischer-like perfect score 11 out of 11.

Asadi Motahare from Iran has also been convincing in the U8 Girls section where she collected 10,5 points. 

Nodirbek Abdusattorov from Uzbekistan justified the position of the top seed in the U8 Open group where he finished with 10 points.

Full list of medalists is bellow. Replay the top games with computer analysis.

U18 Open:
1 GM Swiercz Dariusz 2611 Poland – 9.0
2 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes 2500 Armenia – 8.5

3 GM Cori Jorge 2531 Peru – 8.0 (best tie-break among six players)


U18 Girls:
1 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2378 Russia – 9.5
2 WIM Schut Lisa 2281 Netherland – 8.5
3 Severina Maria 2196 Russia – 8.0 (best tie-break)


U16 Open:
1 IM Eliseev Urii 2495 Russia – 9.0
2 FM Girish A. Koushik 2367 India – 8.5
3 IM Chigaev Maksim 2457 Russia – 8.0


U16 Girls:
1 WFM Styazhkina Anna 2113 Russia – 9.0
2 Rodionova Polina 2040 Russia – 9.0
3 WFM Xiao Yiyi 2136 China – 8.5


U14 Open:
1 FM Troff Kayden 2350 Usa – 9.0
2 FM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2311 India – 9.0
3 IM Wang Richard 2356 Canada (student of IM Miodrag Perunovic) – 8.5


U14 Girls:
1 WFM Mahalakshmi M 2001 India – 9.0
2 Khomeriki Nino 2049 Georgia – 9.0
3 WFM Monnisha Gk 2027 India – 8.0


U12 Open:
1 Sevian Samuel 2347 Usa – 9.0
2 Wheeler Cameron 2149 Usa – 9.0
3 FM Zhu Yi 1963 China – 9.0 (according to tie-break, the 4th placed Golubov Saveliy also finished with 9 points)


U12 Girls:
1 Vaishali R 1970 India – 9.0
2 WIM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2173 Kazakhstan – 8.5
3 WCM Savant Riya 1896 India – 8.5


U10 Open:
1 FM Nguyen Anh Khoi 1923 Vietnam – 11.0
2 CM Sargsyan Shant 1847 Armenia – 9.0
3 FM Ram Aravind L N 1983 India – 8.5


U10 Girls:
1 Priyanka N 1576 India – 9.5
2 Badelka Olga 1653 Belarus – 9.0
3 Maltsevskaya Aleksandra 1954 Russia – 8.5


U8 Open:
1 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 1949 Uzbekistan – 10.0
2 Uzumcu Ahmet Utku 1593 Turkey – 9.5
3 Shen Christopher 0 Usa – 8.5


U8 Girls:
1 Asadi Motahare 0 Iran – 10.5
2 Tereshechkina Taisiya 1642 Russia – 9.0
3 Juhasz Judit 1710 Hungary – 8.5

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Russia is best.

maalu naik said...

india is great .congratulations to all winners

maalu naik said...

INDIA is great .congratulations to all winners

Anonymous said...

Duda of Poland 4th in Open-18, but he is just 14 years old! He is current European Champion under 14!