2012 World Junior Chess Championships

2012 World Junior Chess Championships

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The 2012 FIDE World Junior Chess Championship took place from 2-16 August in Athens, Greece.

The competition was a 13-round Swiss at a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to a finish plus a 30 second increment from the start.  Players had to be born no earlier than 1992 to take part.

19 year-old Alexander Ipatov emerged the winner with a score of 10/13 on superior tie-breaks from Richard Rapport. Ding Liren took third place with 9½/13 on tie-break from Nils Grandelius. 

Ukrainian-born Alexander Ipatov (centre) with Richard Rapport (right) and Ding Liren (left)

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The top scorers:

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Ipatov Alexander TUR 2577 10.0
2 Rapport Richard HUN 2605 10.0
3 Ding Liren CHN 2695 9.5
4 Grandelius Nils SWE 2562 9.5
5 Yu Yangyi CHN 2635 9.0
6 Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2567 9.0
7 Zherebukh Yaroslav UKR 2629 9.0
8 Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2481 9.0
9 Huschenbeth Niclas GER 2532 9.0
10 Hansen Eric CAN 2472 9.0
11 Wei Yi CHN 2418 8.5
12 Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2596 8.5
13 Van Kampen Robin NED 2565 8.5
14 Antipov Mikhail Al RUS 2462 8.5
15 Andersen Mads DEN 2464 8.5
16 Grover Sahaj IND 2516 8.0
17 Cori Jorge PER 2487 8.0
18 Salem A R Saleh UAE 2546 8.0
19 Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2543 8.0
20 Holt Conrad USA 2498 8.0


A separate girls competition was won by Guo Qui of China on tie-breaks with a score of 9½/13.

Guo Qui receives the girls winner trophy

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The top scorers in the girls competition:

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Guo Qi CHN 2358 9.5
2 Ziaziulkina Nastassia BLR 2342 9.5
3 Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2414 9.5
4 Medina Warda Aulia INA 2218 9.5
5 Arabidze Meri GEO 2379 9.0
6 Cori T Deysi PER 2413 8.5
7 Bulmaga Irina ROU 2380 8.5
8 Sihite Chelsie Monica INA 2162 8.5
9 Wang Jue CHN 2355 8.5
10 Abdulla Khayala AZE 2217 8.5

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Games via TWIC. More information is available at the official website.  Pictures via Facebook.  A list of previous winners can be found here.

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