World Junior Chess Championship 2011 - Round 3 Print
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 07:18
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Round 3

Michelle stuns WGM Savina Anastasia, Salgado Lopez among leaders

Woman International Master Norm holder Michelle Catherina, a student of Good Shepard Convent, Chennai defeated Woman Grandmaster Savina Ananstasia of Russia in the third round of the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World Junior & Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011, at Chennai, here today. Michelle said, "I was a bit lucky today, as Savina blundered in a position that tilted the game in my favor".

Third seed Grandmaster Ivan Salgado Lopez of Spain, along with Italian Rombaldoni Axel and Polish Grandmaster Piorun Kacper led the field with 3.0 points after as many rounds.

The girls section saw WGM Paikidze Nazi (Georgia), Cori T Deysi (Peru), Padmini Rout (India), Girya Olga (Russia), Bulmaga Irina (Romania) and Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (Azerbaijan) sharing the lead with 3.0 points.

 Among other Indians the results were mixed. Maharashtra boy Vidit Santosh Gujrathi playing in the top board went down to Grandmaster Salgado Lopez Ivan, while Delhi based International Master Sahaj Grover was held to a draw by FIDE Master Nicolai Getz of Norway. Orissa lad Debashis Das held top seed Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov, snatching a second draw in three rounds from the Russian.

This 13 round event with 19 Grandmasters on display concludes on 15th August, 2011.


Round 3 Results (Open) (Indians unless specified)

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (2) lost to Salgado Lopez Ivan (Spain) 3, Aleksey Goganov (Russia) 2.5 drew with Tamir Nabaty (Israel) 2.5, Rombaldoni Axel (Italy) 3 beat Grandelius Nils (Sweden) 2, G A Stany (2.5) drew with Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu (Azerbaijan) 2.5, Nicolai Getz (Norway) 2.5 drew with Sahaj Grover 2.5, Ray Robson (USA) 2.5 beat Aditya Udeshi (2.5), Debashis Das (2) drew with Maxim Matlakov (Russia) 2, S P Sethuraman (2) drew with Narayanan Srinath (2), M R Lalith Babu (2.5) beat S L Narayanan (1.5), Patil Pratik (1.5) lost to Roganovic Milos (Serbia) 2.5, Kovalev Vladislav (Belarus) 2.5 beat Thavindaran Shiyam (Canada) 1.5

Round 3 Results (Girls) (Indians unless specified)

Paikidze Nazi (Georgia) 3 beat Ozturk Kubra (Turkey) 2, Cori T Deysi (Peru) 3 beat Semenova Elena (Russia) 2, Padmini Rout (3) beat Terao Juliana Sayumi (Brazil) 2, Forestier Carole (France) 2 lost to Bulmaga Irina (Romania) 3, Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (Azerbaijan) 3 beat G Lasya 2, Lkhamsuren Uuganbayar (Mongolia) 2 drew with Bhakti Kulkarni (2), Romero Echeverria Abigail (Ecuador) 2.5 lost to Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (Kazakhastan) 2.5, Inna Agrest (Sweden) 2 drew with Ani Krumova (Bulgaria) 2,

P Michelle Catherina (2) beat Anastasia Savina (Russia) 1.

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IM Vidit Gujrathi playing GM Ivan Lopez Salgado in the top board

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Michelle Catherina - defeated WGM Anastasia Savina of Russia



Round 2


Narayanan and Aditya steal the thunder

13 year old S L Narayanan studying in St.Thomas Residential School, Trivandrum stole the show defeating local favorite and Grandmaster Adhiban Baskaran in the second round of the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World Junior & Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011, at Chennai, here today.

The game started off in a Sicilian Najdorf and Narayanan managed to obtain equality out of the opening. Into the.queen, rook and minor piece ending, Adhiban overlooked an enterprising sacrifice from the Kerala boy. The 31st move of sacrificing a rook for the knight came as a positional blow for the Grandmaster, as the game wound up in favour of Narayanan 15 moves later. With 1.5 points from two rounds facing the Grandmasters, Narayanan has made a dream start, and is poised for another high rated opponent in the next round.

Another boy who made the big news was Mumbai youngster Aditya Udeshi who defeated Russian Grandmaster Shimanov Aleksandr (Elo 2586). The hero of yesterday, VAV Rajesh of India who held the top seed Russian Grandmaster Matlakov to a draw held Armenian Grandmaster Robert Hovhannisyan in 60 moves.

In the girls section, India's Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout and along with Andhra girl G Lasya led the pack of leaders with 2 points.

This 13 round event with 19 Grandmasters on display concludes on 15th August, 2011.

Round 2 Results (Open) (Indians unless specified)

Getz Nicolai (Norway) 2 beat Sanan Sjugirov (Russia) 1, Salgado Lopez Ivan (Spain) 2 beat Swayams Mishra (1), Udeshi Aditya (2) beat Shimanov Aleksandr (Russia) 1, Nabaty Tamir (Israel) 2 beat K Priyadharshan (1), Grandelius Nils (Sweden) 2 beat Ikeda Junta (Australia) 1, S Nitin (1.5) drew with Sasha Martinovic (Croatia) 1.5, Niclas Huschenbeth (Germany) 2 beat C R G Krishna (1), Maxim Matlakov (Russia) 1.5 beat S Prasannaa 0.5, Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenia) 1 drew with V A V Rajesh (1), S L Narayanan (2) beat B Adhiban 0.5, R A Pradeep Kumar 0.5 lost to S P Sethuraman (1.5), Cori Jorge (Peru) 1.5 beat Das Sayantan 0.5

Round 2 Results (Girls) (Indians unless specified)

Fataliyeava Ulviyya Hsaill Qizi (Azerbaijan) 1 lost to Paikidze Nazi (Georgia) 2, Savoma Anastasia (Russia) 1 lost to Forestier Carole (France) 2, P V Nandhidhaa (1) lost to Cori T Deysi (Peru) 2, Girya Olga (Russia) 2 beat Imeeva Aisa (Russia) 1, Pon N Krithika 1 lost to Padmini Rout 2, Bulmaga Irina (Romania) 2 beat Heredia Serrano Carla (Ecuador) 1, Bala Kannamma P (1) lost to Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (Azerbaijan) 2, Eric Jovana (Serbia) 1 lost to G Lasya (2), Ozturk Kubra (Turkey) 2 beat Hema Priya N (1), J Sahari (1) lost to Elena Semenova (Russia) 2.0

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Aditya Udeshi facing GM Shimanov Aleksandr of Russia


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S L Narayanan - defeated Grandmaster Adhiban Baskaran



The SDAT–RAMCO 50th World Junior and 29th Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011was oficially opened at Vani Mahal, Chennai.

Honorable Shri D Jayakumar, Speaker, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and the World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand inaugurated the event making the first move 1.e3 e5 on the board.

World Champion Viswanathan Anand, in his chief guest address said, "I won my world junior title after four attempts, but experience always helps in handling tougher situations. The Tamil Nadu Government has been a constant supporter to chess in the state and this time it has gone up one step up".

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Chennai local player V A V Rajesh, a student of Loyola College, Chennai, brought the surprise in round 1, as he held top seed Russian Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov to a draw, in the first round of the SDAT- RAMCO 50th World Junior & 29th Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011 at Hotel Vijay Park.

More lesser seeded players stole the show, holding their higher rated opponents in an interesting opening day. Also snatching half a point from Grandmasters were R Ashwath, Sayantan Das, R A Pradeep Kumar and S L Narayanan. These young Indians drew with GMs Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenia), Swiercz Dariusz (Poland), Adhiban Baskaran and S P Sethuraman (both India).

The girls section saw higher rated Indian star Bhakti Kulkarni being held to a draw against Woman International Master Guo Emma of Australia. Fifth seed and medal favorite Padmini Rout defeated Brunello Roberta of Italy. Top seed Woman Grandmaster Paikidze Nazi of Georgia scored over Armenian Gevorgyan Maria.

Take a look at the large photo gallery, courtesy of Peter Long.

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Earlier today World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand inaugurated the Championshipstogether with the Tamil Nadu officials.

More about the WJCC: World Junior Chess Championship 2011 / Participants boys / Participants girls / Official website

This 13-round mega event concludes on 15th August, 2011.

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D V Sundar, Vice President, Bharat Singh Chauhan, Hon Secretary, All India Chess Federation, R Anantharam, Chief Arbiter just before the start of the first round

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