International Chess Federation
Friday, 21 Jun 2024 12:00
Ganzorig Amartuvshin and Turmunkh Munkhzul win Mongolian Championship

The 62nd Mongolian Championship and 54th Mongolian Women's Championship concluded recently in the ceremony hall of Choibalsan Hotel, central Dornod province. Both tournaments, 13-player round-robins with classical time control, were qualifiers for the national teams to represent Mongolia at the 45th Chess Olympiad.

In the open event, IM Ganzorig Amartuvshin quickly pulled away with five straight victories and, despite losing to IM Munkhdalai Amilal in Round 9, finished clear first with an excellent score of 9.5/12, a half-point ahead of FM Sumiya Chinguun. FM Erdene Baasansuren and Munkhdalai Amilal netted 8/12 and tied for third place, with the former claiming bronze thanks to the last-round victory in their direct encounter.

Final standings Open

The women's section saw the domination of WGM Turmunkh Munkhzul who secured impressive 9.5/12 and finished 1.5 points ahead of the runner-up WGM Batkhuyag Munguntuul. WGM Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene and Erdenebayar Khuslen both scored 7.5/12 and shared third place. The bronze medal goes to Davaademberel, who won their direct encounter.

Final standings Women

The top five players from each section will represent Mongolia at the 45th Chess Olympiad in Hungary in September 2024. Notably, both Mongolian teams are primarily composed of young players this year.

The Mongolian Chess Federation extends its gratitude to all sponsors and supporters for organizing the championship: Chief Organizer Batjargal Dorjsuren (journalist and producer of the MNB Sports channel), General Sponsor "Choibalsan Group" LLC, State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports regulatory agency of Government of Mongolia, Local Governance of Dornod province, Local council in Ulaanbaatar of Bulgan sum and "Step Gold" LLC.

Photos: Mongolian Chess Federation Facebook