GM Gupta and IM Harika win the World Junior Chess Championship Print
Sunday, 17 August 2008 02:20

gupta-10132.jpgWorld Junior Championship 2008 ended dramatically as it started. Abhijeet Gupta won against David Howell to take the World Junior Championship title. Arik Braun and Parimarjan Negi, Eltaj Safarli, and Maxim Rodshtein drew their games. 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.

World Junior Girls Championship title was secured by the top seed Harika Dronavalli after her draw against Katerina Nemcova. She already had a full point gap before the round and that was enough for the title. Nazi Paikidze won against Mariya Muzychuk to join her at the joint second place as Mary Ann Gomes won against Miranda Mikadze and Kübra Öztürk won against Soumya Swaminathan to do the same.

This way in the final standings Harika Dronavalli became the world junior girls champion with the score 10.5 out of 13. The 2-5.places were shared by Mariya Muzychuk, the home side pride Kübra Öztürk, Mary Ann Gomes and Nazi Paikidze with 9 points.

Please read more at  http://reports.chessdom.com/gupta-harika-world-junior-chess-champions

 
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