Deysi, Olga share lead in World Junior Chess

August 13th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) With comfortable wins WGMs Cori T Deysi (Peru) and Girya Olga (Russia) built a huge two-point lead in the Girls section after the 11th round of the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World Junior and 29th Junior Girls Chess Championships here Saturday.

The pair was followed by Padmini Rout (India), Nazi Paikidze, Keti Tsatsalasvili (both Georgia), Bulmaga Irina (Romania) and Dogodkina Julia (Russia) at 7.5 points.

In the open section, Armenian Grandmaster Hovhannisyan Robert drew his game with Polish GM Swiercz Dariusz and maintained his lead with 9.0 points.

Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (Armenia) and Swiercz Dariusz (Poland) followed the leader with 8.5 points while sharing the fourth spot at 8.0 points were Kovalev Vladislav (Belarus), Durarbeyli Vasif (Azerbaijan), Ray Robson (US) and Adhiban Baskaran (India).

In an interesting game at the third board, the struggle for supremacy between GMs Ray Robson and S.P. Sethuraman (India) went all the way. The Sicilian game saw early exchange of queens, indicating peace , but that was not to be.

Robson offered a knight on the 17th turn. Refusing to take the bait, Sethuraman pressed for victory, gaining a pawn in the process. But the ensuing rook and bishop ending was executed with accuracy by the youngster from USA, and peace was signed after 71 moves and more than five hours of play.

Earlier, the top two boards ended in draws, keeping the lead position unchanged. GM Norm holder Vidit Santosh Gujrathi showed that he is fine nick, as he overcame Grandmaster Sasa Martinovic of Croatia in 45 moves.

Indian medal hopes rest with GM Adhiban Baskaran at 8.0 points in the Open section, while WGM Padmini Rout has an outside chance to match her bronze medal result from the world junior 2010.

Round 10 Results (Open, Indians unless specified): Swiercz Dariusz (POL) 8.5 drew with Hovhannisyan Robert(ARM) 9, Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (ARM) 8.5 drew with Adhiban Baskaran (8), Robson Ray (USA) 8 drew with Sethuraman S P (7.5), Durarbeyli Vasif (AZE) 8 beat Roganovic Milos (SRB) 7, Krejci Jan (CZE) 7 lost to Kovalev Vladislav (BLR) 8, Girish A Koushik(7) lost to Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu (AZE) 7.5, Rombaldoni Axel (ITA) 7 drew with Sjugirov Sanan (RUS) 7, Krysa Leandro (ARG) 7 drew with Shimanov Aleksandr (RUS) 7, Grandelius Nils (SWE) 7 drew with Urkedal Frode (NOR) 7, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi(7.5) beat Martinovic Sasa (CRO) 6.5, Shyam Nikil P (6.5) drew with Matlakov Maxim (RUS) 6.5, Nitin S (6) lost to Salgado Lopez Ivan (ESP) 8, Piorun Kacper (POL) 7 beat Gahan M G (6), Barbosa Evandro Amorim (BRA) 6.5 drew with Salem A R Saleh (UAE) 6.5, Kunal M (6) lost to Shyam Sundar M (7), Anwesh Upadhyaya(7) beat Narayanan S L (6), Ramnath Bhuvanesh R (6.5) drew with Abhishek Kelkar (6.5), Stany G A (6.5) beat Rojas Alarcon Julian Antonio (MEX) 5.5.

Girls: Cori T Deysi(PER) 9.5 beat Agrest Inna (SWE) 7, Ozturk Kubra (TUR) 7 lost to Girya Olga (RUS) 9.5, Dogodkina Julia (RUS) 7.5 drew with Bulmaga Irina (ROU) 7.5, Mammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi (AZE) 6.5 lost to Paikidze Nazi (GEO) 7.5, Padmini Rout (7.5) beat Semenova Elena (RUS) 6.5, Tsatsalashvili Keti (GEO) 7.5 beat Hoang Thi Nhu Y (VIE) 6.5, Kulon Klaudia (POL) 6.5 drew with Savina Anastasia (RUS) 6.5, Fataliyeva Ulviyya Hasil Qizi (AZE) 6.5 drew with Kulkarni Bhakti (6.5), Michelle Catherina P (6) lost to Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (KAZ) 7, Lkhamsuren Uuganbayar (MGL) 6 lost to Martinez Ayelen (ARG) 7, Tokhirjanova Hulkar (UZB) 6.5 drew with Vo Thi Kim Phung (VIE) 6.5, Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (AZE) 5.5 lost to Frayna Janelle Mae (PHI) 6.5, Chandika Divyasree (6) drew with Terao Juliana Sayumi (BRA) 6, Pratyusha Bodda (6) drew with Saranya J (6), Savetha C H (5) lost to Eric Jovana (SRB) 6, Hema Priya N (5) lost to Olsarova Karolina (CZE) 6, Bharathi R (6) beat Ivana Maria Furtado (5), Nandhidhaa P V (6) beat Sathya Priya S V (5), Arunima Kalra (5) lost to Pon N krithika (6), Romero Echeverria Abigail (ECU) 5 lost to Lasya G (6), Deur Saric Zrinka (CRO) 5 drew with Mahalakshmi M (5).

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