View Full Version : Russia won World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad!

02-11-2011, 09:53 PM

The last round passed on tense struggle. One round to go Russia was placed first with 26,5 points while Armenia was on the second place 1,5 point behind. The miracle didn't happen and top-rated Russian team respectively won the match against Czech Republic with 3,5-0,5 score and became unreachable. Armenian team won the match against Kyrgyzstan also with 3,5-0,5 score but remained on the second place. Before the last round Iran was on the third place while Azerbaijan was 1 point behind on the fourth place. In the 10th round both teams won their matches but Iran won against Kazakhstan with 3-1 score while Azerbaijan defeated Turkey White 4-0. As a result both teams share the third place but Iranian team placed third on final standings according to additional criteria. The closing ceremony will be at 19.00 o'clock this evening.

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04-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Results are available also via the FIDE website. It seems that Australia did not field a team this year. At one stage in the not-so-distant past we had several teams in the event, including a girls only team, and a reasonable chance of a high placing. No doubt there are reasons, not the least economic, for our current situation. Ominously, I note that Iran finished third and one of their players won the second board prize.