World Junior: Andreikin, Muzychuk win Gold

8/17/2010 – In a close finish there was just one tie for medals: Russian GMs Dmitry and Sanan Sjugirov both scored 10.0/13 points, with the former taking Gold on tiebreak points. In the Girls' section top seed Anna Muzychuk survived a little scare in the penultimate round and took clear first, ahead of Olga Girya and Rout Padmini. Final report with beautiful pictures by Marek Skrzypczak.

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The World under 20 Junior and Girls Championships 2010 took place from 2-17 August in Chotova, a small town in Czarna, a rural municipality in the southeast Poland. The nearest big city, about 120 km away, is Krakow. A total of 203 players – 81 girls, 122 boys – from 56 federations participated. The contenders included 19 GMs, 36 IMs, 20 FMs, six WGMs, 13 WIMs and 24 WFMs. They were vying for eight cash prizes in each group, the first being 4,000 Euro for juniors and 3,000 Euro for girls.

World Junior

The World Junior was won on tiebreak points by top seed Dmitry Andreikin, who scored 10.0/13, the same as his Russian/Kalmyk colleague Sanan Sjugirov. The bronze medal went to home boy Dariusz Swiercz. Maxim Matlakov was fourth, while the two other 2600+ players, Jon Ludvig Hammer (second seed) and Parimarjan Negi finished in 6th and 11th places respectively.

Final round pairings

Hammer, Jon Ludvig
½-½
Andreikin, Dmitry
Salem, A.R. Saleh
½-½
Sjugirov, Sanan
Matlakov, Maxim
½-½
Negi, Parimarjan
Can, Emre
½-½
Safarli, Eltaj
Tomczak, Jacek
½-½
Nabaty, Tamir
Bindrich, Falko
½-½
Martinovic, Sasa
Blomqvist, Erik
0-1
Swiercz, Dariusz

Final top standings after thirteen rounds)

# Sd. Ti. Player Nat. Rtng. Pts Perf.
1 1 GM Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2650 10.0

2734

2 4 GM Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2610 10.0

2596

3 26 GM Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2492 9.0

2634

4 6 GM Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2603 9.0

2642

5 31 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2469 9.0

2615

6 2 GM Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR 2636 9.0

2593

7 10 GM Cordova, Emilio Arturo PER 2560 8.5

2573

8 18 IM Tomczak, Jacek POL 2509 8.5

2586

9 21 IM Stupak, Kirill BLR 2504 8.5

2568

10 15 GM Bindrich, Falko GER 2522 8.5

2573

11 3 GM Negi, Parimarjan IND 2615 8.5

2595

12 14 IM Nabaty, Tamir ISR 2523 8.5

2543

13 20 IM Martinovic, Sasa CRO 2505 8.5

2476

14 29 IM Can, Emre TUR 2477 8.5

2491

15 7 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2603 8.5

2499

16 11 IM Nyzhnyk, Illya UKR 2543 8.5

2501

17 52 IM Blomqvist, Erik SWE 2407 8.0

2576

18 12 GM Hovhannisyan, Robert ARM 2529 8.0

2507

19 5 GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP 2607 8.0

2489

20 24 IM Piorun, Kacper POL 2499 8.0

2466

21 33 IM Dvirnyy, Daniyyl ITA 2457 8.0

2440


The winner with 10.0/13 points and a 2734 performance: GM Dmitry Andreikin of Russia


Beaten for first on tiebreak points: GM Sanan Sjugirov, Russia, 10.0/13 points, 2596 performance


Bronze for local hero GM Dariusz Swiercz, who scored 9.0/13 with a 2634 performance

Top performers

# Ti. Player Nat. Born Rtng Perf.
1 GM Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 1990-02-06 2650

2734

2 GM Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR 1990-06-02 2636

2593

3 GM Negi, Parimarjan IND 1993-02-09 2615

2595

4 GM Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 1993-01-31 2610

2596

5 GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP 1991-06-29 2607

2489

6 GM Matlakov, Maxim RUS 1991-03-05 2603

2642

7 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 1992-05-18 2603

2499

8 GM Saric, Ivan CRO 1990-08-17 2584

2467

9 GM Spoelman, Wouter NED 1990-06-05 2580

2296

10 GM Cordova Daza, Emilio Arturo PER 1991-07-08 2560

2573

11 IM Nyzhnyk, Illya UKR 1996-09-26 2543

2501

12 GM Hovhannisyan, Robert ARM 1991-03-23 2529

2507

13 GM Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel ARM 1993-09-19 2525

2426

14 IM Nabaty, Tamir ISR 1991-05-04 2523

2543

15 GM Bindrich, Falko GER 1990-10-17 2522

2573

16 GM Diamant, Andre BRA 1990-02-09 2518

2396

17 IM Sethuraman, Sethuraman IND 1993-02-25 2513

2442

18 IM Tomczak, Jacek POL 1990-03-05 2509

2586

19 GM Grandelius, Nils SWE 1993-06-03 2505

2457

20 IM Martinovic, Sasa CRO 1991-07-15 2505

2476

21 IM Stupak, Kirill BLR 1990-03-16 2504

2568

22 IM Lalith, Babu Musunuri Rohit IND 1993-01-05 2502

2393

23 GM Durarbeyli, Vasif AZE 1992-02-24 2501

2482

Girls' section

The top seed in the Girls section, Slovenian Anna Muzychuk, led practically from the start, and after a little scare in the penultimate round, took clear first with 11.0/13 points. Silver went to Russian WGM Olga Girya with 10.5/13, while the young Indian WGM Rout Padmini landed Bronze with 10.0/13.

Final round pairings

Muzychuk, Anna
1-0
Pavlidou, Ekaterini
Girya, Olga
½-½
Andrenko, Irina
Cori Tello, Deysi Estela
½-½
Padmini, Rout
Muminova, Nafisa
½-½
Guramishvili, Sopiko

Final top standings (after thirteen rounds)

# Sd. Ti. Player Nat. Rtng. Pts Perf.
1 1 IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2527 11.0

2557

2 3 WGM Girya, Olga RUS 2376 10.5

2501

3 11 WGM Padmini, Rout IND 2275 10.0

2477

4 8 WIM Muminova, Nafisa UZB 2290 9.0

2397

5 16 CM Bhakti, Kulkarni Pradip IND 2249 9.0

2358

6 13 WFM Mammadova, Gulnar AZE 2260 8.5

2382

7 20 WIM Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan KAZ 2216 8.5

2311

8 6 WGM Guramishvili, Sopiko GEO 2298 8.5

2319

9 12 WIM Melekhina, Alisa USA 2265 8.5

2317

10 4 WIM Severiukhina, Zoja RUS 2341 8.5

2287

11 34 WIM Andrenko, Irina UKR 2133 8.5

2251

12 2 WGM Cori Tello, Deysi Estela PER 2403 8.5

2251

13 14 WGM Corke, Anya ENG 2257 8.5

2245

14 26 WIM Pavlidou, Ekaterini GRE 2182 8.0

2243

15 5 WIM Ohme, Melanie GER 2326 8.0

2283


Gold for Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia, with 11.0/13 points and a 2557 performance


WGM Olga Girya of Russia, Silver with 10.5/13 points and a 2501 performance


Bronze for the 16-year-old Indian IM Rout Padmini (10.0/13 points, 2477 performance)


Pictorial impressions by Marek Skrzypczak

Pictures by Marek Skrzypczak


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