Abhijeet Gupta and Harika Dronavalli Bring Glory to India in World Junior Championship
Sunday, 17 August 2008 06:58
World Junior Championship 2008 ended dramatically as it started.
Abhijeet Gupta won against David Howell to win the World Junior
Championship title. Arik Braun and Parimarjan Negi drew their game as
Eltaj Safarli and Maxim Rodshtein. Parimarjan Negi won the silver medal
by 9.5 points. Third place was shared by Arik Braun, David Howell,
Eltaj Safarli, Hou Yifan and Bassem Amin. Notes and pictures from the final rounds and the closing ceremony below.
One thing that does not change is the "change" itself! In the
penultimate round of the World Junior Championship, Abhijeet Gupta
grounded down Arik Braun to share the lead with David Howell who won
against Maxim Rodshtein, and Parimarjan Negi who won against Ngoc
Truong Son Nguyen at 9 points out of 12. Eltaj Safarli and Arik Braun
are still at striking distance with 8.5 points.
In World Junior Girls Championship Harika Dronavalli won against Narmin
Kazimova and has 10 points out of 12. Her closest rival Mariya Muzychuk
drew with Anastasia Bodnaruk and has 9 points now. Swaminathan Soumya
and Miranda Mikadze drew their games and Mikadze is at the third place
with 8.5 points. 5 players led by Kübra Öztürk from the home side are
at a striking distance.
WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION
GM ABHIJEET GUPTA (INDIA)
Şehitkamil Municipality presented a plaque to FIDE representatives, Honorary President Mr.Florencio Campomannes and Continental President of Americas Mr.Jorge Vega
Honorary President of FIDE adressing the guests and the protocol
Vice President of FIDE and the President of Turkish Chess Federation Ali Nihat Yazıcı
The main sponsor and host of the event Şehitkamil Municipality Mayor Mr.Metin Özkarslı receving his memory plaque from the President of Turkish Chess Federation and Vice-President of FIDE Ali Nihat Yazıcı.