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India Wins World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2013

India won the Youth Chess Olympiad at Chongqing, China, on Monday. In the final round, second-seeded India thrashed Iran 3.5-0.5 to take its tally to 18 points, one point ahead of top seed Russia, which finished runner-up. Turkey came third with 15 points.

In the 10th round of the premier World team championship in the under-16 category, India won three out of its four games, as Shardul Gagare defeated Ahmad Asgari Zadeh, Diptayan Ghosh beat Shahin Lorpari Zangeneh and Sayantan Das triumphed over Syed Khalil Mousavi Palatkaleh. M. Karthikeyan drew with Sarasadat Khademalsharieh.

The Indians had plenty to cheer about on the individual boards too, winning medals on all the four boards. Shardul and Karthikeyan won the bronze on the first and second boards respectively. Diptayan Ghosh took the silver on the third board, while Sayantan Das struck gold on the fourth. Gireman Jagadeesan is the fifth member of the Indian team. News by The Hindu paper.

The Chinese Chess Association (CCA) and Chongqing Yu Cai Middle School organized the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2013 on 21-30th July in Chongqing, China.

Chongqing

Chongqing

Round 10 results: India – Iran 3.5-0.5; Russia – Australia 1 2.5-1.5; Turkey – China 2 2.5-1.5; Hungary – WXXL Chess Club 4-0; Georgia – China 2-2; USA 2 – Middle School Chess Club 2.5-1.5; SCWY Training Centre – Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5; Czech Republic – Malaysia 2.5-1.5; BJHD Training School – Slovenia 2.5-1.5.

Final standings: 1. India 18 points; 2. Russia 17; 3-4. Turkey & Hungary 15; 5-8. China 1, United States 2, SCWY Training Centre & Iran 14; 9-14. China 2, Australia 1, Vietnam, BJHD Training School, Georgia & Czech Republic 13 etc

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