World Junior: Swiercz and Cori take Gold in Chennai

8/16/2011 – It was a dramatic finish, with everything decided in the last two rounds. Tournament leader Robert Hovhannisyan stopped the ambitious GM Ray Robson in round twelve, while himself being caught by Polish GM Dariusz Swiercz in the very last round. India's Padmini Rout did Deysi Cori a great favour by knocking out Olga Girya, giving the Peruvian WGM Gold in the girl's section. Final standings.

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The SDAT–RAMCO 50th World Junior &
29th Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011

This event is taking place from August 1st to 16th at the Hotel Vijay Park in Chennai, India. It is one of the strongest WJCC ever, featuring over 80 titled players among the juniors and girls. Top seeds in the Open Section are Russian GMs Maxim Matlakov (2632) and Sanan Sjugirov (2629), Spanish GM Ivan Salgado Lopez (2626) and fifteen more GMs. In the Girls' Section there are five WGMs led by Nazi Paikidze (2416, GEO), Anastasia Savina (2398, RUS), Deysi Cori (2376, PER), Olga Girya (2371, RUS) and Rout Padmini (2348, IND).

Round twelve

GM Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenia) and WGM Olga Girya (Russia) led the strong pack of juniors after the penultimate round of the World Junior & Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011. In the Open section GM Hovhannisyan defeated American medal prospect GM Ray Robson on the top board, moving to ten points with just a round to go. Half a point behind was Polish GM Dariusz Swiercz. The fight for the bronze medal and third spot will rest with Samvel Ter Sahakyan (Armenia), Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus), Vasif Durarbeyli (Azerbaijan) and Sahaj Grover (India) at 8.5 points.

The top board game between Hovhannisyan and Robson (above with Asian Zonal President R.M. Dongre making the first move) turned out to be an exciting Sicilian game, with both GM clearly playing for a win.

[Event "50th World Juniors"] [Site "Chennai IND"] [Date "2011.08.14"] [Round "12.1"] [White "Hovhannisyan, Robert"] [Black "Robson, Ray"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B66"] [WhiteElo "2556"] [BlackElo "2560"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2011.08.02"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O h6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bf4 d5 11. Qe3 Bb4 12. a3 Ba5 13. exd5 cxd5 14. Be2 O-O 15. g4 Bb7 16. Rhg1 Rc8 17. g5 Rxc3 {The young GM from America makes his intention clear: he's going for broke and wants a win.} 18. bxc3 Ne4 19. Qxe4 ( {Why not, we wonder,} 19. gxh6 Qe7 20. Rxg7+ Kh8 21. Kb2 $16) 19... dxe4 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. gxh6 g6 {Now White has just an extra pawn with black compensation.} 22. c4 Bb6 23. Be3 Bxe3+ 24. fxe3 Kh7 25. Rd1 Rxd1+ 26. Kxd1 Kxh6 27. h4 f5 28. c5 e5 29. Bc4 Kh5 30. Be6 Bc6 31. c4 Kxh4 32. Bd5 {With the five-pawn island it is Black if anyone who has the advantage.} Ba4+ 33. Ke2 Kg3 $2 (33... Bd7 {was required, in order to defend with} 34. c6 Bc8) 34. c6 g5 $4 {Essentially throwing away the game.} 35. c7 Bd7 36. Bb7 f4 {Too late - this should have come on move 34. Now White can wrap it up quite easily.} 37. c8=Q Bxc8 38. Bxc8 Kg2 39. c5 f3+ 40. Kd2 f2 41. Bxa6 g4 42. c6 g3 43. c7 Kh2 44. c8=Q g2 45. Qh8+ Kg1 46. Qh3 1-0

Hovhannisyan's fighting victory made him the clear title favorite, thanks to a half-point lead over second placed Swiercz Dariusz of Poland.


Samvel Ter-Sahakyan vs Dariusz Swiercz in round eight (Dariusz won in 44 moves)

In the Girls section Russian Olga Girya (10.5) will start the title favorite in the final round, holding a crucial half a point lead ahead of Peruvian Deysi Cori. With the Gold and Silver medals being shared among the duo, the struggle is going to be for the bronze medal. At 8.5 points top seed Nazi Paikidze (Georgia) will be eyeing the third spot with a final round victory on the morrow.

Round thirteen (final)

GM Dariusz Swiercz and Peruvian WGM Deysi Cori emerged champions in the SDAT-Ramco 50th World Junior & 29th World Junior Girls Championship organized by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association at Hotel Vijay Park, Chennai.

Dariusz Swiercz (above) caught leader Robert Hovhannisyan at the tape and finished with 10.5 points. A superior tie-break gave the Polish GM the World Junior Champion title. Dariusz (born 31 May 1994) became a grandmaster in April 2009, just days before his fifteenth birthday.

Tournament leader Robert Hovhannisyan of Armenia settled for the Silver medal, as his final round draw pulled him down from the top spot. India’s IM Sahaj Grover (9.5) from New Delhi, who scalped two successive GMs in the final two rounds, emerged a clear third. Sahaj won the Bronze medal, along with a grandmaster norm, restoring pride for the hosts, India.

Final top rankings (after thirteen rounds): Open

Rk. Ti. Name
FED
Rtg
Pts.
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
w
we
w-we
K
rtg+/-
1 GM Swiercz Dariusz
POL
2553
10.5
2441
2457
2472
10.5
8.60
1.90
10
19.0
2 GM Hovhannisyan Robert
ARM
2556
10.5
2437
2454
2470
10.5
8.68
1.82
10
18.2
3 IM Grover Sahaj
IND
2496
9.5
2458
2472
2485
9.5
7.46
2.04
10
20.4
4 GM Robson Ray
USA
2560
9.0
2466
2475
2486
9
8.34
0.66
10
6.6
5 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan
ESP
2626
9.0
2465
2474
2484
9
9.38
-0.38
10
-3.8
6 GM Durarbeyli Vasif
AZE
2515
9.0
2442
2454
2465
9
7.99
1.01
10
10.1
7 GM Sethuraman S P
IND
2529
9.0
2427
2444
2457
9
8.44
0.56
10
5.6
8 IM Goganov Aleksey
RUS
2489
9.0
2421
2443
2458
9
7.93
1.07
10
10.7
9 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel
ARM
2558
8.5
2502
2514
2528
8.5
7.77
0.73
10
7.3
10 FM Kovalev Vladislav
BLR
2439
8.5
2454
2482
2502
8.5
6.57
1.93
15
29.0
11 GM Sjugirov Sanan
RUS
2629
8.5
2423
2435
2448
8.5
9.96
-1.46
10
-14.6
12 GM Adhiban B
IND
2542
8.5
2421
2438
2458
8.5
8.73
-0.23
10
-2.3
13 GM Matlakov Maxim
RUS
2632
8.5
2416
2428
2435
8.5
10.12
-1.62
10
-16.2
14 GM Grandelius Nils
SWE
2542
8.5
2407
2418
2429
8.5
8.96
-0.46
10
-4.6
15 IM Lalith Babu M R
IND
2495
8.5
2391
2405
2421
8.5
8.49
0.01
10
0.1
16 IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
IND
2492
8.0
2519
2540
2564
8
6.39
1.61
10
16.1
17 IM Rombaldoni Axel
ITA
2459
8.0
2511
2543
2561
8
6.03
1.97
10
19.7
18 GM Shimanov Aleksandr
RUS
2586
8.0
2437
2451
2459
8
9.19
-1.19
10
-11.9
19 IM Piorun Kacper
POL
2514
8.0
2434
2455
2477
8
8.08
-0.08
10
-0.8
20 IM Roganovic Milos
SRB
2476
8.0
2427
2450
2471
8
7.58
0.42
10
4.2
21 FM Barbosa Evandro
BRA
2343
8.0
2406
2436
2471
8
5.80
2.20
15
33.0
22 GM Martinovic Sasa
CRO
2521
8.0
2404
2421
2426
8
8.77
-0.77
10
-7.7
23 IM Anwesh Upadhyaya
IND
2429
8.0
2374
2400
2426
8
7.68
0.32
10
3.2
24 K Praneeth Surya
IND
2036
8.0
2366
2376
2384
8
1.84
6.16
15
92.4
25 IM Krejci Jan
CZE
2503
8.0
2335
2349
2365
8
9.39
-1.39
10
-13.9
26 GM Pap Gyula
HUN
2513
8.0
2293
2307
2319
8
10.13
-2.13
10
-21.3
27 FM Girish A Koushik
IND
2309
7.5
2477
2518
2528
7.5
4.29
3.21
15
48.2
28 IM Huschenbeth Niclas
GER
2521
7.5
2451
2465
2479
7.5
7.95
-0.45
10
-4.5
29 GM Rasulov Vugar
AZE
2522
7.5
2432
2451
2465
7.5
8.30
-0.80
10
-8.0
30 IM Urkedal Frode
NOR
2448
7.5
2410
2433
2447
7.5
7.43
0.07
10
0.7
31 Stany G A
IND
2435
7.5
2387
2409
2431
7.5
7.52
-0.02
15
-0.3
32 FM Sapozhnikov Roman
CAN
2295
7.5
2372
2392
2412
7.5
5.75
1.75
15
26.3
33 IM Shyam Nikil P
IND
2398
7.5
2365
2388
2414
7.5
7.31
0.19
10
1.9
34 IM Priyadharshan K
IND
2376
7.5
2333
2351
2368
7.5
7.53
-0.03
10
-0.3
35 IM Shyam Sundar M
IND
2478
7.5
2325
2340
2356
7.5
9.16
-1.66
10
-16.6
36 GM Salem A R Saleh
UAE
2493
7.5
2310
2325
2339
7.5
9.61
-2.11
10
-21.1
37 Kunal M
IND
2298
7.5
2308
2334
2363
7.5
6.66
0.84
15
12.6
38 IM Vaibhav Suri
IND
2430
7.5
2287
2300
2315
7.5
8.22
-0.72
10
-7.2
39 FM Botta Gabriele
SUI
2261
7.5
2279
2298
2319
7.5
6.70
0.80
15
12.0
40 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh
IND
2422
7.5
2259
2271
2283
7.5
9.38
-1.88
10
-18.8

Woman Grandmaster Deysi Cori (above), with 11 points, emerged the World Junior Girls champion. Cori owes a big thanks to India’s Padmini Rout, who defeated leader Olga Girya in the final round. Olga’s defeat enabled Cori to overtake the Russian, and emerge a clear winner. This is the first time a player from Peru has claimed the World Junior Girls title. The second place and silver medal went to WGM Girya of Russia at 10.5 points, while top seed Georgian Woman Grandmaster Nazi Paikidze, with 9.5 points, settled for Bronze and the third spot.

Final top rankings (after thirteen rounds): Girls

Rk. Ti. Name
FED
Rtg
Pts.
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
Rp
w
we
w-we
K
rtg+/-
1 WGM Cori T Deysi
PER
2376
11.0
2261
2276
2292
2542
11
8.63
2.37
10
23.7
2 WGM Girya Olga
RUS
2371
10.5
2268
2283
2300
2502
10.5
8.46
2.04
10
20.4
3 WGM Paikidze Nazi
GEO
2416
9.5
2274
2290
2305
2434
9.5
9.07
0.43
15
6.4
4 WGM Padmini Rout
IND
2348
9.0
2227
2241
2254
2353
9
8.73
0.27
15
4.1
5 WIM Ozturk Kubra
TUR
2258
9.0
2207
2231
2248
2323
9
7.65
1.35
15
20.3
6 WIM Bulmaga Irina
ROU
2293
8.5
2260
2277
2295
2351
8.5
7.35
1.15
15
17.3
7 WIM Kulkarni Bhakti
IND
2317
8.5
2116
2124
2131
2211
8.5
9.98
-1.48
15
-22.2
8 WIM Mammadova Gulnar
AZE
2294
8.0
2199
2216
2237
2268
8
8.29
-0.29
15
-4.3
9 WIM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan
KAZ
2222
8.0
2173
2186
2199
2241
8
7.64
0.36
15
5.4
10 WFM Lkhamsuren Uuganb.
MGL
2163
8.0
2104
2123
2145
2174
8
7.73
0.27
15
4.1
11 WIM Hoang Thi Nhu Y
VIE
2204
8.0
2093
2111
2131
2199
8
7.68
0.32
15
4.8
12 WIM Eric Jovana
SRB
2282
8.0
2030
2043
2057
2105
8
10.50
-2.50
15
-37.5
13 WFM Kulon Klaudia
POL
2227
7.5
2201
2220
2241
2237
7.5
7.23
0.27
15
4.1
14 WFM Semenova Elena
RUS
2175
7.5
2191
2216
2232
2224
7.5
6.59
0.91
15
13.6
15 Tokhirjanova Hulkar
UZB
2119
7.5
2179
2207
2238
2211
7.5
5.86
1.64
15
24.6
16 Dogodkina Julia
RUS
2193
7.5
2163
2187
2213
2199
7.5
7.24
0.26
15
3.9
17 WFM Fataliyeva Ulviyya
AZE
2107
7.5
2152
2178
2203
2184
7.5
6.18
1.32
15
19.8
18 WIM Agrest Inna
SWE
2220
7.5
2122
2142
2165
2156
7.5
8.31
-0.81
15
-12.1
19 WGM Savina Anastasia
RUS
2398
7.5
2115
2136
2150
2153
7.5
10.68
-3.18
10
-31.8
20 Chandika Divyasree
IND
2123
7.5
2110
2132
2155
2143
7.5
7.06
0.44
15
6.6
21 WGM Tsatsalashvili Keti
GEO
2318
7.5
2085
2107
2127
2162
7.5
9.27
-1.77
15
-26.5
22 Frayna Janelle Mae
PHI
1875
7.0
2150
2157
2166
2169
7
2.49
4.51
25
112.8
23 Nandhidhaa Pv
IND
2101
7.0
2148
2183
2217
2142
7
6.13
0.87
15
13.1
24 Lasya G
IND
1898
7.0
2142
2154
2167
2156
7
2.95
4.05
15
60.8
25 Martinez Ayelen
ARG
2011
7.0
2138
2174
2207
2133
7
5.08
1.92
15
28.8
26 WFM Saranya J
IND
2121
7.0
2125
2146
2167
2134
7
6.80
0.20
15
3.0
27 WFM Terao Juliana
BRA
2168
7.0
2108
2128
2152
2118
7
7.76
-0.76
15
-11.4
28 Pratyusha Bodda
IND
2064
7.0
2097
2122
2150
2099
7
6.33
0.67
15
10.1
29 WFM Romero Echeverria
ECU
2071
7.0
2082
2104
2127
2081
7
6.73
0.27
15
4.1
30 Forestier Carole
FRA
2101
7.0
2073
2093
2114
2080
7
7.31
-0.31
15
-4.7
31 WIM Vo Thi Kim Phung
VIE
2141
7.0
2066
2085
2105
2118
7
7.19
-0.19
15
-2.8
32 WFM Bharathi R
IND
2117
7.0
2001
2015
2030
2006
7
8.68
-1.68
15
-25.2
33 WIM Heredia Carla
ECU
2072
7.0
1991
2014
2036
1997
7
8.12
-1.12
15
-16.8
34 Michelle Catherina
IND
2052
6.5
2203
2230
2242
2164
6.5
4.65
1.85
15
27.8
35 Imeeva Aisa
RUS
2094
6.5
2057
2076
2096
2032
6.5
7.50
-1.00
15
-15.0
36 Sathya Priya S V
IND
1842
6.5
2040
2050
2061
2011
5.5
2.99
2.51
15
37.7
37 WIM Olsarova Karolina
CZE
2282
6.5
2019
2030
2043
2008
6.5
10.69
-4.19
15
-62.8

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