SDAT-RAMCO Chess: Dariusz, Deysi bag titles

August 15th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Poland’s Grandmaster Swiercz Dariusz and Peruvian WGM Cori T. Deysi emerged champions in the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World Junior and 29th Junior Girls Chess Championships here Monday.

Swiercz Dariusz caught leader Robert Hovhannisyan at the tape and finished with 10.5 points. A superior tie-break gave the Polish Grandmaster the title.

Tournament leader 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. Grover won the bronze medal along with a Grandmaster Norm and restored pride for the hosts India.

Deysi, with 11 points, emerged the World Junior Girls champion. She owes a big thanks to India’s Padmini Rout who defeated leader Olga Girya in the final round.

Olga’s defeat enabled Deysi 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.

The second place and silver medal went to Girya 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 Grover and an International Master Norm for the FIDE Master from Brazil Barbosa Evandro Amorim.

Final rankings:
Open: 1 Swiercz Dariusz(POL) (10.5), 2 Robert Hovhannisyan (ARM)(10.5), 3 Sahaj Grover(IND)(9.5), 4 Ray Robson (USA)(9), 5 Ivan Lopez Salgado (ESP)(9), 6 Vasif Durarbeyli (AZE)(9), 7 S.P. Sethuraman (IND)(9), 8 Aleksey Goganov (RUS)(9), 9 Ter Sahakyan Samvel(ARM)(8.5) and 10 Vladislav Kovalev (BLR)(8.5)

Girls: 1 Cori T. Deysi (PERU)(11), 2 Girya Olga (RUS)(10.5), 3 Nazi Paikidze (GEO)(9.5), 4 Padmini Rout (IND)(9), 5 Ozturk Kubra (TUR)(9), 6 Irina Bulmaga (ROU)(8.5), 7 Bhakti Kulkarni (IND)(8.5), 8 Mammodova Gulnar Marfat Qizi (AZE)(8), 9 Nakhbayeva Guliskhan(KAZ)(8) and 10 Lkhamasuren Uuganbayar (MGL)(8).

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