World Junior Championships

World Junior Championships

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 17, 2010, 11:22 AM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

The 49th World Junior Chess Championships took place in Chotowa, Poland from 2-17 August.

The relevance of junior titles in the modern era of prodigies competing in mainstream events is arguable, but that in no way diminishes the achievement of Dmitry Andreikin of Russia and Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia on taking the prestigious Junior and U-20 Women's titles respectively.

Dmitry Andreikin.jpg
Anna Muzychuk 2.jpg

Pictures from the official website

The format was a 13-round Swiss event and both winners were the ratings favourites.  The top finishers were:

1 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2650 10.0
2 Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2610 10.0
3 Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2492 9.0
4 Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2603 9.0
5 Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2469 9.0
6 Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR 2636 9.0
7 Cordova Daza, Emilio Arturo PER 2560 8.5
8 Tomczak, Jacek POL 2509 8.5
9 Stupak, Kirill BLR 2504 8.5
10 Bindrich, Falko GER 2522 8.5
11 Negi, Parimarjan IND 2615 8.5
12 Nabaty, Tamir ISR 2523 8.5
13 Martinovic, Sasa CRO 2505 8.5
14 Can, Emre TUR 2477 8.5
15 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2603 8.5
16 Nyzhnyk, Illya UKR 2543 8.5


Girls U-20:

1 Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2527 11.0
2 Girya, Olga RUS 2376 10.5
3 Padmini, Rout IND 2275 10.0
4 Muminova, Nafisa UZB 2290 9.0
5 Bhakti, Kulkarni Pradip IND 2249 9.0
6 Mammadova, Gulnar Marfat AZE 2260 8.5
7 Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan KAZ 2216 8.5
8 Guramishvili, Sopiko GEO 2298 8.5
9 Melekhina, Alisa USA 2265 8.5
10 Severiukhina, Zoja RUS 2341 8.5
11 Andrenko, Irina UKR 2133 8.5
12 Cori Tello, Deysi Estela PER 2403 8.5
13 Corke, Anya ENG 2257 8.5

 

A sample of games from the winners:

 

 

 

 

 

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