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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mongolians win World Amateur Chess Championships 2011

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Hello everyone,

Here is chess news from the World Amateur Chess Championship. The event just finished in Kemer, Turkey. The event was held from October 1 to October 67 and included 67 players from 16 countries. Played over nine rounds, the event had eventual winners in 14-years old Sumiya Bilguun from Mongolia in the open section with 7.5 points and another Mongolia, Anu Bayar, in the women's category with 5 points! Both of them will automatically get FM and WFM title. The prize fund of the Championship was 10,000 euro and the champion took 2000 euro for the first place.

You can access the official website of the event at this link.

Winners in general category: 2nd place Timur Ozdemir – 1st place Sumiya Bilguun - 3rd place Dager Alvarez

Winners in women category: 2nd place Apurva Virkud – 1st place Anu Bayar - 3rd place Bayona Karin Silvana
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  • At October 11, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    The very reason such a tournament exists means there is so much love for chess around the world. How wonderful. I wish there was chess all over the world every day and we would never have wars of any kind or terrorism. Wow.

  • At October 11, 2011 at 9:58 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Mongolians - ah ha seems chess is catching up there finally. I just know Munguntuul from women's tournament. Interesting that Mongolians should win both sections. Could mean something for the future.


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