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Gold for Yu and Goryachkina at World Juniors

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  • on 02/10/13 08:44.

Yu Yangyi of China and Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia won the gold medals at the World Junior Championship which concluded Thursday, September 26th. Title holder Alexander Ipatov (Turkey) won silver and Santosh Gujrathi Vidit of India took bronze. In the Girls category, the second place went to Zhansaya Abdulmalik (Kazakhstan) and Alina Kashlinskaya (Russia) took the third place.

The World Junior Chess Championships for Boys (Open) and Girls under 20 took place 12th–27th September, 2013 in Kocaeli, Turkey. Each national federation could enter one player born on or after 1st January 1993 in each category. About a week before the tournament started, it was moved from Hatay to Kocaeli due to Hatay's proximity to the Syrian border. For many players it was too late to play anyway, and so the tournament was weaker than in other years.

At the midway point, Chinese GM Yangyi Yu (2662) was on 6.5/7 and clear of the field by a half-point. He began the tournament with the highest rating in the field, and was widening the margin. By then he had picked up 15 Elo points thanks to a silly 2913 performance rating.

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Yu Yangyi

In round six, Yu passed on a perpetual in favor of the better side of a double rook endgame. He eventually converted against Indian GM S.P. Sethuraman on the White side of a Sicilian:

Yu, a 19-year-old grandmaster from Huangshi, China continued almost as strongly as he had started. Two draws with Jorge Cori and Sahaj Grover were followed by a win against Aleksandar Indjic, who got outplayed slowly in a Sicilian.

A similar scenario in the next game: Yu defeated Andrey Stukopin in a quiet Sicilian where he seemed to be happy with a small advantage, and then simply played better chess.

Yu's third win in a row, against Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, more or less secured gold. With one round to go, Ipatov was a full point behind.

Yu only needed a draw, and did just that in twenty moves in the last round, to finish on 11/13 and a 2812 performance rating. Ipatov had an excellent tournament too, with 10.5/13 and a 2764 performance. Bronze went to Santosh Gujrathi Vidit of India.

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Alexander Ipatov

Here's a game by runner-up GM Alexander Ipatov, who took the title last year. In round 6 he won as Black in an offbeat Caro Kann against Slovakian IM Tamas Petenyi. Ipatov accepted a piece sacrifice, then gave it back with interest as he ditched his queen during the attack:

World Juniors U20 2013 | Open, final standings (top 30)

Rank SNo. Title Name Rating Fed Pts
1 1 GM YU YANGYI 2662 CHN 11
2 2 GM IPATOV ALEXANDER 2601 TUR 10.5
3 8 GM VIDIT SANTOSH GUJRATHI 2565 IND 9.5
4 3 GM CORI JORGE 2587 PER 9.5
5 9 GM SETHURAMAN S.P. 2553 IND 9
6 45 IM VAKHIDOV JAHONGIR 2385 UZB 9
7 10 GM WEI YI 2551 CHN 9
8 13 IM DUDA JAN-KRZYSZTOF 2534 POL 8.5
9 12 IM INDJIC ALEKSANDAR 2549 SRB 8.5
10 70   WANG YIYE 2258 CHN 8.5
11 6 GM SALEM A.R. SALEH 2570 UAE 8.5
12 15 IM DEBASHIS DAS 2489 IND 8.5
13 7 IM KOVALEV VLADISLAV 2568 BLR 8.5
14 5 GM TER-SAHAKYAN SAMVEL 2575 ARM 8.5
15 27 IM DIMITROV RADOSLAV 2437 BUL 8.5
16 40 IM ALI MARANDI CEMIL CAN 2403 TUR 8.5
17 26 IM YNOJOSA FELIX JOSE 2439 VEN 8.5
18 11 IM ELISEEV URII 2550 RUS 8
19 55 FM NASANJARGAL URTNASAN 2323 MGL 8
20 18 IM IDANI POUYA 2480 IRI 8
21 43 FM GEORGIADIS NICO 2396 SUI 8
22 42   LAURUSAS TOMAS 2398 LTU 8
23 19 GM GROVER SAHAJ 2479 IND 7.5
24 64 CM MUHAMMAD LUTHFI ALI 2277 INA 7.5
25 14 IM STUKOPIN ANDREY 2522 RUS 7.5
26 21 IM PETENYI TAMAS 2468 SVK 7.5
27 20 IM PAVLIDIS ANTONIOS 2471 GRE 7.5
28 37   BAI JINSHI 2412 CHN 7.5
29 17 IM NARAYANAN SRINATH 2483 IND 7.5
30 36   BORTNYK MYKOLA 2417 UKR 7.5
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The Girls section was won by Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia, who finished a full point ahead of Zhansaya Abdulmalik of Kazakhstan. Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia edged out Mitra Hejazipour of Iran on tiebreak to clinch bronze.

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World Juniors U20 2013 | Girls, final standings (top 30)

Rank SNo. Title Name Rating Fed Pts
1 3 WGM GORYACHKINA ALEKSANDRA 2418 RUS 10.5
2 13 WIM ABDUMALIK ZHANSAYA 2277 KAZ 9.5
3 1 WGM KASHLINSKAYA ALINA 2434 RUS 9
4 14 WIM HEJAZIPOUR MITRA 2256 IRI 9
5 5 WGM BULMAGA IRINA 2387 ROU 8.5
6 2 WGM CORI T. DEYSI 2433 PER 8.5
7 7 WGM SADUAKASSOVA DINARA 2326 KAZ 8.5
8 8 WGM PADMINI ROUT 2312 IND 8.5
9 16 WIM RODRIGUEZ RUEDA PAULA ANDREA 2225 COL 8.5
10 11 WIM MEDINA WARDA AULIA 2301 INA 8
11 6 WGM ARABIDZE MERI 2379 GEO 8
12 4 WGM WANG JUE 2392 CHN 8
13 10 WIM KHADEMALSHARIEH SARASADAT 2303 IRI 8
14 9 WIM ZHAI MO 2309 CHN 8
15 22 WIM ENKHTUUL ALTANULZII 2202 MGL 8
16 29 WFM GEVORGYAN MARIA 2143 ARM 8
17 20 FM STETSKO LANITA 2213 BLR 7.5
18 27 WFM XIAO YIYI 2163 CHN 7.5
19 38 WFM QIU MENGJIE 2091 CHN 7.5
20 12 WIM SIHITE CHELSIE MONICA 2282 INA 7.5
21 31 WFM KURBONBOEVA SARVINOZ 2120 UZB 7.5
22 21 WIM IWANOW ANNA 2210 POL 7.5
23 37   KUCHAVA ANA 2092 GEO 7.5
24 30 WIM IVANA MARIA FURTADO 2134 IND 7.5
25 25 WIM BEZGODOVA MARIA 2172 RUS 7.5
26 19 WIM PAVLIDOU EKATERINI 2216 GRE 7.5
27 35 WFM MONNISHA GK 2094 IND 7
28 45   FRONDA JAN JODILYN 2038 PHI 7
29 17 WIM NGUYEN THI MAI HUNG 2222 VIE 7
30 32 WFM PETROVA IRINA 2117 UKR 7

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One of the attendants of the closing ceremony was Garry Kasparov, whose speech included the following:

“The last time I attended such a championship was 33 years ago, when I was a professional, in Dortmund in 1980. When I looked at the final results of the tournament, I was a little bit shocked. I saw a great list of grandmasters and international masters, all with boys and girls! I had 10.5 out of 13 rounds. I don't know if this is a consolation for grandmaster Ipatov, who was, with this result, on the second place in this tournament!”

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This report was cross-posted from ChessVibes with permission. All photos courtesy of the Turkish Chess Federation

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  • 13 mesi fa

    wjcsz

    余泱漪,韦奕们,中国为你们骄傲!!! 继续努力!!!

     

     

    壮中华民族之斗志,扬华夏儿女之雄风!!!

  • 13 mesi fa

    wjcsz

    Yu Yangyi and Wei Yi and all the Chinese players,girls and boys, we and  China are proud of you!!!

     

    Best wish for you and our motherland - China!!!

  • 13 mesi fa

    trakoz

    Congrats to winners.

    Good chess news edition but too late to have mentioned.

    Also kindly read on (posted three days ago) ...!

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/why-not-in-chess-news

  • 13 mesi fa

    sergiomirandareyes

    great championsship, congratulations

  • 13 mesi fa

    KamranKazemi

    مرسی میترا

  • 13 mesi fa

    GM_2012

    viva mitra

    4 14 WIM HEJAZIPOUR MITRA 2256 IRI 9
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