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World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad Round 5

The Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) organises the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad in Kocaeli, Turkey from 23rd October to 1st November. The Olympiad is conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE).

Entitled to participate are players who shall not have reached the age of 16, by 1st January 2011, (Date of Birth 1995 and after). TCF provides free board and lodging for a team of 4 players and the official for ten days.

The tournament is being played as a 10 Round Swiss. Each match between teams will be conducted over 4 boards. The time control is 90 minutes with 30 seconds increments per move.

There are 122 players from Turkey, Scotland, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Slovakia, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Iran, Kenya, Armenia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Moldova, England and Georgia.

IM Karen Grigoryan - GM Daniil Dubov

IM Karen Grigoryan - GM Daniil Dubov

Armenia - Russia scoreboard

Armenia - Russia scoreboard

Follow the live games on the official website

Round 5 results:
Armenia 1½ – 2½ Russia
Azerbaijan 2 – 2 Iran
Turkey-White ½ – 3½ Georgia
Czech Republic 2½ – 1½ India
Kazakhstan 2½ – 1½ England
Switzerland 3 – 1 Syria
Malaysia 4 – 0 Turkey-Turkuaz
Kyrgyzstan 1 – 3 Slovakia
Moldova 3 – 1 UAE-Team-B
Turkey-Red 4 – 0 South Africa-Team-A
Scotland 3 – 1 Turkey-Kocaeli
UAE-Team-C 1 – 3 UAE-Team-A
Kenya 0 – 4 South Africa-Team-B

Despite the loss Armenia is still leading the tournament with 16 points, while Russia remains 2nd with 14½. Georgia is third with 13½, Azerbaijan close behind on 13.

GM Arthur Jussupow watching

GM Arthur Jussupow watching his team Switzerland

Tournament director Cengiz Ince

Tournament director Cengiz Ince

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