GM Alexander Ipatov and WGM Guo Qi are World Junior Chess Champions for boys and girls at the WJCC 2012 in Athens, Greece.
GM Alexander Ipatov collected 10,0/13 to claim the first place and the gold medal. He finished with the same points as the silver medalist GM Richard Rapport, but with a better tiebreak. GM Ding Liren won the bronze medal with 9,0/13, also on tiebreak with GM Nils Grandelius.
According to regulations Ipatov qualifies to the World Cup 2013, part of the World Championship Cycle 2012-2014. He also gains 24,4 ELO points to cross the 2600 ELO mark.
Full standings boys section / Results / Replay games
The drama in the girl’s section was even bigger. Four players finished with 9,5/13. However, with best tiebreak was WGM Guo Qi, ahead of WGM Nastassia Ziaziulkina, and IM Anastasia Bodnaruk, while WFM Aulia Medina Warda remained out of the medals.
Full standings girls section / Results / Replay games
WGM Guo Qi gold medal in the girls section
Norms after 13 rounds
IM K.Grigoryan (ARM) GM norm (in 10 games)
IM S.Grover (IND) GM norm (in 9 games)
IM D.Debashis (IND) GM norm (in 9 games)
FM Wei Yi (CHN) GM norm
FM P.Schreiner (AUT) IM norm
FM. S.Thavandiran (CAN) IM norm (in 10 games)
FM D.Kigel (UKR) IM norm
FM A.Hambleton (CAN) IM norm (in 12 games)
M.Lapidus (EST) IM norm (in 11 games)
WIM I.Bulmaga (ROU) WGM norm (in 12 games)
WIM M.Arabidze (GEO) WGM norm
WFM K.Kulon (POL) WIM norm
Wang Jue (CHN) WIM norm
WFM A.Medina Warda (INA) WIM norm
Rating statistics boys / Rating statistics girls