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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Swiercz Dariusz and Cori T Deysi are World Junior Champions 2011

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Hi everyone,

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 organised in Chennai, India. 

Swiercz Dariusz caught leader Robert Hovhannisyan in the last round to finish wit 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. India's International Master Sahaj Grover (9.5) from New Delhi, won the bronze medal along with a Grandmaster norm. 

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. 

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 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)

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