World U-20 title for Andreikin & Muzychuk

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World title for Andreikin & MuzychukTop seed Dmitry Andreikin won the World Junior Championship (under 20) in Chotowa, Poland. The Russian finished shared first with compatriot Sanan Sjugirov but had a better tiebreak. Local hero Dariusz Swiercz won bronze. In the girls section favourite Anna Muzychuk won gold with 11/13.

Dmitry Andreikin (RUS) and Anna Muzychuk (SLO) take gold at the World U-20 in Chotowa, Poland | Photo © official website

The 49th World Junior Championships took place August 3-16 in Chotowa, Poland. Among the previous winners are Borislav Ivkov (who won the first edition in 1951), Boris Spassky, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won it in both 2003 and 2005; last year Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took gold in Argentina.

Since 1982 there is a separate tournament for girls U-20. The first winner was Agnieszka Brustman of Poland. Former World Champion Zhu Chen from China (now Qatar, after being married with Mohammed Al-Modiahki) also won the Girls U-20 Championship.

This year top seed Dmitry Andreikin (2650) from Russia took the gold medal in the main section, with a score of 10/13. He edged out Sanan Sjugirov (2610) on tiebreak having been at the top of the leaderboard for most of the tournament. With a bronze medal local hero Dariusz Swiercz (2492) didn't disappoint the organizers - after five rounds was he even on sole first place for one day.

With an advantage of more than a hundred points over the rest of the field, IM Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) was the clear favourite. In the end she scored 11/13 and won by a half-point margin. WGM Olga Girya from Russia won silver and WGM Rout Padmini from India bronze.

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