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.
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.