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The World Amateur Championship won by Mongolian players

The World Amateur Chess Championship 2011 has just finished in Kemer, Türkiye. It lasted since 1st till 11th of October 2011 and 67 players from 16 countries (Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Russia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey and the United States) participated in the event.

The tournament was played in Swiss system with 9 rounds and the time control of the games is 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

The 14-years old Sumiya Bilguun from Mongolia became the winner of World Amateur Championship with 7.5 points. Another player from Mongolia, Anu Bayar became the champion in women category with 5 points. Both of them will automatically get FM and WFM title.

Winners in general category: 2nd place Timur Ozdemir – 1st place Sumiya Bilguun - 3rd place Dager Alvarez

Winners in general category: 2nd place Timur Ozdemir – 1st place Sumiya Bilguun - 3rd place Dager Alvarez

The prize fund of the Championship was 10,000 euro and the champion took 2000 euro for the first place.

Report and photos by Anastasya Karlovich. Visit also the official webpage.

Askin Keles, the board member of Turkish Chess Federation

Askin Keles, the board member of Turkish Chess Federation, made a speech before the award ceremony. Keles noted: "From the name of Turkish Chess Federation and FIDE, we would like to thank you for your participation and hope to see you again in another organizations in our country".

Cups for the winners

Cups for the winners

Winners in women category: 2nd place Apurva Virkud – 1st place Anu Bayar - 3rd place Bayona Karin Silvana

Winners in women category: 2nd place Apurva Virkud – 1st place Anu Bayar - 3rd place Bayona Karin Silvana

World Amateur Champion Sumiya Bilguun from Mongolia

World Amateur Champion Sumiya Bilguun from Mongolia

Participants of the tournament are hunting for nice shots

Participants of the tournament are hunting for nice shots

Players, officials and guests during the awarding ceremony

Players, officials and guests during the awarding ceremony

Players from Colombia

Players from Colombia

Swimming pool in Limra Hotel

Swimming pool in Limra Hotel

The monument of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the center of Kemer

The monument of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the center of Kemer

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