1-16th August in Chennai, India
Poland’s Grandmaster Swiercz Dariusz and Peruvian WGM Cori T Deysi emerged champions in the SDAT- Ramco 50th World Junior & 29th World Junior Girls Championship organized by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association at Hotel Vijay Park, Chennai here today.
Swiercz Dariusz caught leader Robert Hovhannisyan in the tape and finished with 10.5 points. A superior tie-break gave the Polish Grandmaster the World Junior Champion title.
Swiercz Dariusz, with Gold medal, crowned World Junior Chess Champion 2011
Tournament leader Robert Hovhannisyan of Armenia settled for the Silver medal, as his final round draw pulled him down from the top spot. India’s International Master Sahaj Grover (9.5) from New Delhi, who scalped two successive GMs in the final two rounds, emerged a clear third. Sahaj won the bronze medal along with a Grandmaster Norm and restored pride for the hosts, India.
Woman Grandmaster Cori T Deysi, with 11 points, emerged the World Junior Girls champion. Cori owes a big thanks to India’s Padmini Rout, who defeated leader Olga Girya in the final round. Olga’s defeat enabled Cori to overtake the Russian, and emerge a clear winner. This is the first time a player from Peru has claimed the World Junior Girls title.
Cori T Deysi, with Gold medal, crowned World Junior Girls Chess Champion 2011
The second place and silver medal went to WGM Olga Girya of Russia at 10.5 points, while top seed Georgian Woman Grandmaster Nazi Paikidze, with 9.5 points, settled for bronze medal and the third spot.
The final round also saw two 13 game Norms being made, a Grandmaster Norm for India’s International Master Sahaj Grover and an International Master Norm for the FIDE Master from Brazil Barbosa Evandro Amorim. The 50 nation, 200 player event came to a grand conclusion on the Indian Independence day.
Olga Girya, Russia (Silver), Cori T Deysi, Peru (Gold), Nazi Paikidze, Georgia (Bronze)
Hovhannisyan Robert, Armenia (Silver), Swiercz Dariusz, Poland (Gold), Grover Sahaj, India (Bronze)
(L to R) Mrs Nirmala Raja, RAMCO Group, World Junior Girls Champion 2011 Cori T Deysi (Peru), Mr P R Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, RAMCO Group, Mr D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE, Mr R M Dongre, President, Asian Zone 3.7, Treasurer, All India Chess Federation
(L to R) IM Manuel Aaron, Mr P R Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, RAMCO Group, Mrs Nirmala Raja, RAMCO Group, World Junior Chess Champion 2011 Swiercz Dariusz (Poland), Mr D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE, Mr R M Dongre, President, Asian Zone 3.7, Treasurer, All India Chess Federation
Championship Director, WJCC 2011
Tamil Nadu State Chess Association