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World Seniors And World Youth Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/28/11, 11:48 AM.

One of the delightful features of chess is that it can be enjoyed at any age; a fact amply illustrated by two recently completed tournaments.

The World Youth Championships took place in Caldas Novas, Brazil, from 17-27 November, and the World Senior Championships ran from 14-27 November in Rijeka, Croatia.

For the purposes of the World Senior Chess Championships, 'senior' means born in 1951 or earlier for men, and 1961 or earlier for the separate women's event.  Both competitions were 11-rounds Swiss.

World Senior Champs IM Vladimir Okhotnik and WIM Galina Strutinskaya

world seniors champs 2011winners.jpg

 

 


The top men's standings:



Name Elo Nat Pts TB
1 IM Okhotnik Vladimir  2427 FRA 9.0 52.5
2 GM Komljenovic Davorin  2451 CRO 8.5 54.5
3 GM Timoscenko Gennadij  2483 SVK 8.5 52.0
4 GM Vaisser Anatoly  2555 FRA 8.0 54.0
5 GM Kurajica Bojan  2532 BIH 8.0 51.5
6 GM Cebalo Miso  2446 CRO 8.0 49.5
7 GM Rajkovic Dusan  2416 SRB 8.0 47.5
8 GM Balashov Yuri S  2443 RUS 8.0 47.0
9 GM Hulak Krunoslav  2480 CRO 7.5 51.0
10 GM Kovacevic Vlatko  2482 CRO 7.5 50.5
11 IM Zhelnin Vladimir V  2430 RUS 7.5 50.0
12 GM Chernikov Oleg L  2402 RUS 7.5 50.0
13 GM Jansa Vlastimil  2478 CZE 7.5 49.0
14 GM Suba Mihai  2458 ROU 7.5 47.5
15 IM Leskovar Mario  2316 ARG 7.5 47.0
16 FM Mishuchkov Nikolai M  2418 RUS 7.5 47.0
17 IM Lederman Leon  2267 ISR 7.5 46.5
18 IM Pritchett Craig W  2343 SCO 7.5 45.0
19 IM Wittmann Walter  2269 AUT 7.5 43.0
20 GM Rashkovsky Nukhim N  2517 RUS 7.0 51.5


The top women's standings:



Name Elo Nat Pts
TB
1 WIM Strutinskaya Galina N  2277 RUS 8.5 49.0
2 WFM Melashvili Nino  2106 GEO 8.0 48.0
3 WGM Saunina Ludmila  2274 RUS 8.0 51.5
4 GM Gaprindashvili Nona  2360 GEO 7.5 48.5
5 WIM Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe  2152 IND 7.5 45.5
6 WGM Fatalibekova Elena  2285 RUS 6.5 43.5
7 WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar  2166 GEO 6.5 43.5
8 WIM Miednikova Swietlana  2165 RUS 6.5 43.5
9 WIM Bilunova Rimma I  2151 RUS 6.5 42.0
10 WFM Lopatin Olga  2091 GER 6.5 38.5

 

At the other end of the age spectrum, the World Youth Championships were split into age ranges of Under 18,16,14,12,10 and 8.  There were separate Open and Girls competitions, all of them 9-round Swiss events.

The packed playing hall at the World Youth Championships

World Youth 2011 playing hall.JPG

 

The top standings in the Under-18 Open event were:



Name Nat Pts TB1
1 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel  ARM 8.0 43.0
2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir  RUS 7.0 37.5
3 IM Debashis Das  IND 7.0 36.0
4
Stany G A  IND 7.0 33.5
5
Kozganbay Erken  KAZ 6.5 33.0
6 IM Zhou Yang-Fan  ENG 6.5 32.5
7
Graf Felix  GER 6.5 32.5
8 IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir Oglu  AZE 6.0 35.0
9 FM Rosen Eric S  USA 6.0 33.5
10 WGM Cori T. Deysi  PER 6.0 32.5

 

 

The full list of winners:

Event Winner
Under 18 Open Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel (ARM)
Under 18 Girls Meri, Arabidze (GEO)
Under 16 Open Jorge, Cori (PER)
Under 16 Girls Ziaziulkina, Nastassia (BLR)
Under 14 Open Kirill, Alekseenko (RUS)
Under 14 Girls Goryachkina, Aleksandra (RUS)
Under 12 Open Murali, Karthikeyan (IND)
Under 12 Girls Abdumalik, Zhansaya (KAZ)
Under 10 Open Zhu, Yi (CHN)
Under 10 Girls Alexandra, Obolentseva (RUS)
Under 8 Open Liang, Awonder (USA)
Under 8 Girls Bibissara Assaubayeva (KAZ)

 

Awonder Liang, winner of the 2011 Susan Polgar World Foundation
Open for Boys (pictured) is now the World Under 8 Champion

Liang Awonder.JPG

 

Pictures from the World Senior Championship website, the World Youth Championship website and Susan Polgar's chess blog.

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Comments


  • 2 years ago

    dzindzifan

    "It's great to see GM Nona Gaprindashvili still going strong "after all these years", sometimes against players 25 years younger than herself."  -- yes indeed! I can remember reading about her in Chess Life in the early 1980's and she's still going strong!!  Nice job, Nona!!

  • 2 years ago

    Aaronsky72

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  • 2 years ago

    _valentin_

    I believe that Korchnoi won this same World Senior tournament a few years ago (if not even last year)...

  • 2 years ago

    Pavrey

    What if Averbakh and Korchnoi play this tournament?

  • 2 years ago

    _valentin_

    It's great to see GM Nona Gaprindashvili still going strong "after all these years", sometimes against players 25 years younger than herself.

  • 2 years ago

    Kenji_Yamazaki

    where is Jue Wang ??

  • 2 years ago

    ChrisWainscott

    Congratulations to Awonder!  Your home state is very proud!

  • 2 years ago

    jonager

    korchnoi should be playing this

  • 2 years ago

    novzki41

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  • 2 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Maybe there are fewer women chess players, especially older women. 

  • 2 years ago

    NimzoRoy

    Why are there different age limits for the men and women's World Sr CH? In the US at least women outlive men in general so they should have the higher age limit if it's not going to be the same for both sexes...

  • 2 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Living up to his name:  Awonder is a wonder. 

  • 2 years ago

    flashboy2222

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