World Juniors play in paradise

12/14/2002 – Goa, popularly known as "Rome of the East", "Tourist Paradise" and "Pearl of the Orient", is a land of abundant sunshine, seashores, sandy beaches and warm, friendly, hospitable people. The World Junior and the World Girls U-20 Chess Championships is being held there from 9th December 2002 to 20th December 2002, at the palacious 5-Star Hotel Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Panaji, Goa. Photos, games, links.

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Visitors to Goa are fascinated by its magnificent scenic beauty, architectural splendors of its temples, churches, ancient buildings, sunny beaches and most of all its unique history and rich culture. Ever since the Portuguese navigator Vasco-da-Gama landed in Goa in the 15th centura, the erstwhile Muslim port with a pre-dominant Hindu population became a Portuguese colony, and stayed that way for the next 450 years. Goa was liberated by the Indian Army from Portuguese colonization on December 19, 1961 and became a Union Territory.

The influence of religions and cultures of East and West over the centuries has provided Goa a multi-hued and distinctive lifestyle quite different from the rest of India. Hindu and Catholic communities make up almost the entire population with minority representation of Muslims and other religions. All the communities have mutual respect towards one another and their secular outlook has given Goa a long and an unbroken tradition of religious harmony. The warm and tolerant nature of the Goan people allows them to celebrate and enjoy the festivals of various religions with equal enthusiasm. Konkani and Marathi are the state languages, English is widely spoken all over Goa

Panaji (Panjim), the state capital is located on the banks of the Mandovi river. Goa is blessed with palm-fringed coastline, lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian sea, lush green paddy fields, coconut and cashew plantations and gently meandering rivers. The sea and rivers are abound in seafood – prawns, mackerels, sardines, crabs and lobsters that are popular with the locals and the visitors.

Goan cuisine is a blend of different influences the Goans had to endure during the centuries. The staple food in Goa is fish and rice, both among the Hindus and the Catholics. Unlike the Christian food the Hindu Goan food is not strongly influenced by the Portuguese cuisine Feni and Toddy, the local drinks

The tourist season in Goa begins in late September and carries on through early March. The weather in these months is usually dry and pleasantly cool. Then the weather gets really hot around May and by end of June, Goa receives the full blast of the Indian monsoon with sudden downpours and tropical thunderstorms.

However it is also during the monsoon that Goa is at its most beautiful, with greenery sprouting all around.

Schedule of play

December 08
 
 Arrival Day, Technical Meeting
December 09
10.30
 Opening Ceremony
 
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 1
December 10
09.00 - 13.00
 Round 2
 
16.00 - 20.00
 Round 3
December 11
14.00 - 18.00 
 Round 4
December 12
09.00 - 13.00 
 Round 5
 
16.00 - 20.00
 Round 6
December 13
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 7
December 14
 
 Rest Day
December 15
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 8
December 16
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 9
December 17
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 10
December 18
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 11
December 19
14.00 - 18.00
 Round 12
December 20
10.00 - 14.00
 Round 13
 
19.00
 Closing Ceremony / Prize Distribution
December 21
Before 12 noon
 Departure

Stand after Round 7

GM Aronian of Armenia maintained his position on the top board with a draw against Ni Hua of China. Aronian is to play on the top board against Bu Xiangzhi in the 8th round Schedule on Dec 15. GM Pentyala Harikrishna remained within striking distance of the leaders after settling for peace with Grandmaster Luke McShane of England. Harikrishna along with 8 others is on 5 points and is expected to do well after the rest day on Saturday.

WGM Zhoa Xue (6) of China regained the sole leader position with a resounding victory over Tatiana Kosintseva of Russia in the 7th round of the 19th World Juniors Girls’ chess championship here at Cidade de Goa. Natalia Pogonina of Russia, trails by half a point, is placed second. Top seed and hot favorite Koneru Humpy of India slipped to joint third position after a tough seventh round draw with Elmira Hasanova of Russia.

Sl.No  Name Title Fed Points

 Boys

1  Aronian Levon  GM  Armenia  5.5
2  Ni Hua  IM  China  5.5
3  Bu Xiangzhi  GM  China  5.0
4  David Craig Smerdon  IM  Australia  5.0
5  Erenburg Sergey  IM  Israel  5.0
6  Harikrishna P  GM  India  5.0
7  Luke McShane  GM  England  5.0
8  Potkin Vladimir  GM  Russia  5.0
9  Stefan Kristjansson  IM  Iceland  5.0
10  Timofeev Artyom  IM  Russia  5.0
11  Yakovenko Dmitri  GM  Russia  5.0
12  Amon Simutowe  IM  Zambia  4.5
13  Annaberdiev Meylis  FM  Turkmenistan  4.5
14  Berkes Ferenc  GM  Hungary  4.5
15  Ghaem Maghami Ehsan  GM  Iran  4.5
16  Inarkiev Ernesto  GM  Russia  4.5
17  Mastrovasilis Dimitrios    Greece  4.5
18  Miton Kamil  IM  Poland  4.5
19  Neelotpal Das  IM  India  4.5
20  Sandipan Chanda  IM  India  4.5
21  Satyapragyan S  IM  India  4.5
22  Surya Sekhar Ganguly  IM  India  4.5
23  Wojtaszek Radoslaw    Poland  4.5
24  Azarov Sergei  IM  Belarus  4.0
25  Bar Roman  IM  Israel  4.0
26  Carlsson Pontus    Sweden  4.0
27  Deepan Chakravarthy J.  IM  India  4.0
28  Henrikas Asauskas    Lithuania  4.0
29  Jirka Jiri    Czech  4.0
30  Kidambi S  IM  India  4.0
31  Li Qun  FM  China  4.0
32  Lim Yee Weng    Malaysia  4.0
33  Paragua Mark  IM  Philippines  4.0
34  Perez Candelario, Manuel  IM  Spain  4.0
35  Poobesh Anand S.    India  4.0
36  Prathamesh Mokal    India  4.0
37  Preetham Sharma    India  4.0
38  Sadykov Rustem    Kazakhstan  4.0
39  Yannick Gozzoli    France  4.0
40  Akshay Raj Kore    India  3.5
41  Arjun Deepak Tiwari    India  3.5
42  Jeremic Veljiko  IM  Yugoslavia  3.5
43  Poliakov Dmitry    Belarus  3.5
44  Rishipal Singh    India  3.5
45  Rohit G    India  3.5
46  Sam Collins    Ireland  3.5
47  Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury    India  3.5
48  Sayantan Dutta    India  3.5
49  Siddharth R.    India  3.5
50  Soumya Ranjan Misra    India  3.5
51  Stefan Bromberger  IM  Germany  3.5
52  Akash Thakur    India  3.0
53  Borchgrevink Harald    Norway  3.0
54  Darban Varighani Morteza    Iran  3.0
55  David Kjartansson    Iceland  3.0
56  Eriksson Jonas    Sweden  3.0
57  Gopal G.N.    India  3.0
58  Jagadish H.D.    India  3.0
59  Leong Luke    Singapore  3.0
60  Naveen R.    India  3.0
61  Nikhilesh Kumar  FM  India  3.0
62  Prateek Shriwas    India  3.0
63  Sprenger Wolfgang Wendelin    Austria  3.0
64  Sriram Sarja    India  3.0
65  Stefan Macak    Slovak  3.0
66  Stephen Glinert  IM  Canada  3.0
67  Steven Geirnaert    Belgium  3.0
68  Vioreanu Bogdan    Romania  3.0
69  Arghyadip Das    India  2.5
70  Athula Russell M.K.    Sri Lanka  2.5
71  Graeme Kafka    Scotland  2.5
72  Gurpreet Singh Maras    India  2.5
73  Kample Vikramaditya    India  2.5
74  Phoobalan P.    India  2.5
75  Rahul Sangma    India  2.5
76  Wilson Cruz    India  2.5
77  Alexandre Vuilleumier    Switzerland  2.0
78  Byomakesh Nayak    India  2.0
79  Francois Steenkamp    South Africa  2.0
80  Himanshu Kumar    India  2.0
81  Kosmo Santul    Finland  2.0
82  Pereira Edgar    Portugal  2.0
83  Pradeep T.S.    India  2.0
84  Pranjal Phukan    India  2.0
85  Swapnil Hoble    India  2.0
86  Phanikanth J.S.S.    India  1.5
87  Sachit S Agarwal    India  1.5
88  Nehal Ashok Shah    Kenya  0.0

 Girls

1  Zhao Xue  WGM  China  6.0
2  Pogonina Natalia  WIM  Russia  5.5
3  Calotescu Ana-Cristina    Romania  5.0
4  Koneru Humpy  WGM  India  5.0
5  Kosintseva Tatiana  WGM  Russia  5.0
6  Makka Ioulia    Greece  5.0
7  Khasanova Elmira  WIM  Russia  4.5
8  Kosintseva Nadezhda  WGM  Russia  4.5
9  Matras Agnieszka    Poland  4.5
10  Priya P    India  4.5
11  Savic Marjana  IM  Yugoslavia  4.5
12  Sophie Milliet    France  4.5
13  Tania Sachdev    India  4.5
14  Wang Yu  WGM  China  4.5
15  Zigangirova Sofya    Kazakhstan  4.5
16  Cindy Tsai  WIM  US  4.0
17  Drijevic Ljilja  WFM  Yugoslavia  4.0
18  Dronavalli Harika    India  4.0
19  Eesha Karavade    India  4.0
20  Moser Eva  WGM  Austria  4.0
21  Oubiennykh Ekaterina  WFM  Russia  4.0
22  Tian Tian  WGM  China  4.0
23  Bjerke Silje    Norway  3.5
24  Churun Polina    Belarus  3.5
25  Delphin C.    India  3.5
26  Jackova Jana  WGM  Czech  3.5
27  Kasturi M  WIM  India  3.5
28  Ketaki Shrirang Kulkarni    India  3.5
29  Leonie Helm    Germany  3.5
30  Pratibha Y.    India  3.5
31  Vinuthna N    India  3.5
32  Anoori Mehul Shah    India  3.0
33  Holusova Tana    Czech  3.0
34  Koneru Chandra Hawsa    India  3.0
35  Nimmy George    India  3.0
36  Priyadarshini M.    India  3.0
37  Rajadarshini M.    India  3.0
38  Rajalakshmi C.V.    India  3.0
39  Sarune Lapinskaite    Lithuania  3.0
40  Anuprita Anil Patil    India  2.5
41  Breen Veronica    Sweden  2.5
42  Coimbra Margarida  WFM  Portugal  2.5
43  Jennitha Anto    India  2.5
44  Nabeela Farheen    India  2.5
45  Nilavoli H.    India  2.5
46  Trujillo Delgado, Defnae    Spain  2.5
47  Ayodhya Indeevarie Liyanagedera    Sri Lanka  2.0
48  Iara Santana    Brazil  2.0
49  Kavitha J.E.    India  2.0
50  Soumya Swaminathan    India  2.0
51  Kurbanova Maygozel    Turkmenistan  1.0

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