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World Youth Chess Olympiad 2009

Russia and India are favorites

World youth chess olympiad

Turkey is organizing World U-16 Chess Olmypiad for boys and girls for the fifth time under the auspicies of FIDE and the Turkish Chess Federation.The fifth edition is being played at the Municipality of Akhisar. Almost 120 players from 16 different countries and a total of 22 teams are playing in the Olympiad. The competition dates are 24th September – 3rd October, 2009.

The opening ceremony was held on Friday 24th of September. Protocol speeches done by the President of Turkish Chess Federation Mr. Ali Nihat Yazıcı, mayor of the Municipality of Akhisar Mr. Salih Hızlı and district governer of Akhisar Mr. Mustafa Çek. After the speeches, members of the teams of all participating countries and people from Akhisar joined a sightseeing tour in Akhisar.

The tournament hall is located in a seperate zone called “Chess Island”. In this ‘island’, players are having their matches in a hall covered by trees and a small symbolic pool around the island.

First round took almost 4 hours to be completed. At the end, there were no surprise at the team level, as the 2008 Youth Olympiad winners India won all their games. On the other hand, some players showed great individual performances in other matches even though their teams lost their overall encounters. For example half points got by talented girls Cansu Söylemez(TR) and Emel Kaya (TR) against FM Dubov(RUS) and FM Lorand(HUN) respectively, the effort of Rustem Nazarov (TKM) in drawing against FN Baijarani(AZE) and the win by Ufuk Sezen Arat (TR) against Baghdasaryan(ARM) were among the most notable results in first round.

As it happened in the 2008 Youth Chess Olympiad, the competition favorites will be Russia and India, who will be competing on board and team level.

Here are day 1 team results and the participants of the competition.

1 Russia 3½ – ½ Turkey-Girls White

2 Sri Lanka 0 – 4 India

3 Armenia 3 – 1 Turkey-White

4 Turkey-Girls Red ½ – 3½ Hungary

5 Georgia 4 – 0 South Africa B

6 Turkmenistan ½ – 3½ Azerbaijan

7 Uzbekistan 3½ – ½ South Africa A

8 New Zealand 0 – 4 Turkey-Turkuaz

9 England 4 – 0 Libya-A

10 Libya-B 0 – 4 Greece

11 Turkey-Red 4 – 0 Turkey-Akhisar

Participants

1 Russia Rtg 2421

1 FM Bukavshin Ivan 2417

2 FM Dubov Daniil 2416

3 Belous Vladimir 2426

4 Iljiushenok Ilia 2426

2 India Rtg 2339

1 FM Priyadharshan K 2379

2 Debashis Das 2364

3 Udeshi Aditya 2363

4 FM Girish A Koushik 2250

Deepthamsh Reddy M 2184

3 Armenia Rtg 2332

1 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2504

2 Vardanian Haik G 2300

3 Baghdasaryan Vahe 2283

4 FM Aghasaryan Robert 2240

Petrosyan Tigran S 2073

4 Hungary Rtg 2285

1 FM Lorand Norbert 2339

2 Nagy Gabor 2255

3 Juhasz Kristof 2276

4 FM Csirik Andras 2271

Feher Adam 2224

5 Georgia Rtg 2237

1 Javakhadze Zurab 2365

2 Nikolashvili Giorgi 2206

3 Lortkipanidze Nodar 2220

4 Beradze Irakli 2156

6 Azerbaijan Rtg 2210

1 FM Bajarani Ulvi 2392

2 Mammadov Zaur Fazahir Oglu 2324

3 Iskandarov Misratdin Mehdi Ogl 2034

4 Guliyev Murad Natiq Oglu 2089

7 Uzbekistan Rtg 2153

1 Vakhidov Jahongir 2240

2 Tillyaev Ulugbek 2163

3 Artemenko Oleg 2144

4 Sattarov Bobur 2063

8 Turkey-Turkuaz Rtg 2138

1 FM Firat Burak 2365

2 Kerigan Demre 2041

3 Sipahioglu Irmak 2049

4 Topak Engin 2098

Catalkilic Ozgur 1981

9 England Rtg 2077

1 Zhou Yang-Fan 2291

2 Jain Akash 2057

3 Sathyanandha Saravanan 2010

4 Walker Samuel A 1951

10 Greece Rtg 1986

1 Pavlidou Ekaterini 2171

2 Kazakos Emmanouil 2045

3 Fragaki Maria 1879

4 Kalogeris Ioannis 1849

11 Turkey-Red Rtg 1985

1 Emiroglu Cankut 2044

2 CM Sanal Vahap 2003

3 FM Ali Marandi Cemil Can 1990

4 Ererdem Gani Eren 1902

Benzetsel Ekim 1769

12 Turkey-Girls White Rtg 1872

1 Sop Selen 1930

2 Soylemez Cansu 1907

3 Menzi Nezihe Ezgi 1803

4 Durmaz Ayca Fatma 1847

Patel Yesim 1771

13 Sri Lanka Rtg 1859

1 Kuruwitage Yasas Kalana 1954

2 Pinto Semuthu 1832

3 Munasinghe Thisura 1829

4 Egodage Keshan 1821

14 Turkey-White Rtg 1843

1 Komut Kaan 1888

2 Arat Ufuk Sezen 1865

3 Yurtseven Melih 1833

4 Gor Onur 1784

Arat Ziya Efe 0

15 Turkey-Girls Red Rtg 1819

1 Kaya Emel 1901

2 Kaplan Ebru 1794

3 Asan Elvan 1808

4 Arig Busra 1740

Morgul Elcin 1774

16 South Africa B Rtg 1745

1 Kannemeyer Werner 1916

2 Meyer Andre 1695

3 Naidu Sayen 1819

4 Pon Matt 1549

Whittet Andrew N 0

17 Turkmenistan Rtg 1711

1 Nazarov Rustem 1892

2 Jorayewa Govher 2152

3 Ovezova Mengli 0

4 Berdiyev Govshyt 0

18 South Africa A Rtg 1519

1 Du Toit Stefan 1667

2 Modi Jaishil Bhadrashil 1610

3 Surujhlal Divek 0

4 Du Plessis Heinco 0

Du Randt Jeandre 0

19 New Zealand Rtg 1501

1 Gao Hans 1804

2 Li William 0

3 Tang Sean 0

4 Zheng Xing Hua Michael 0

20 Libya-A Rtg 1400

1 Alnami Salaheddin 0

2 Alfelo Alsad G.Ahmed 0

3 Mashaili Khalil S.K. 0

4 Elnaami Hashem A.K. 0

Alharari Mohamed 0

21 Libya-B Rtg 1400

1 Elfelo Eklas 0

2 Elnami Safa 0

3 Abdulgader Amira 0

4 WCM Emhemed Inas 0

Alghanei Maran 0

22 Turkey-Akhisar Rtg 1400

1 Basaran Baris 0

2 Dolap Mertcan 0

3 Taskinlar Baris 0

4 Taskinlar Tuna 0

Barutcuoglu Zeynep 0

Official site: wyco2009.tsf.org.tr

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