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74th FIDE Congress

Along with the games of the WYCC 2003 ended the 74th FIDE Congress. Here are some of the most important matters that were discussed and decided in the 74th FIDE Congress.

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The 11th and final round is completed with the star of Shakhriyaz Mamedyarov shining bright and with China and Russia having the monopoly of the top positions in the final standings. At the closing of the WYCC 2003 we certainly have the strong feeling that we actually watched play and met some of the future elite chess players. Finally, we should note once again the record number of 1700 accreditations for the WYCC 2003.    

Top final rankings of each category:


Boys – 18 (total players: 102)
1. Mamedyarov Shakhriyaz 10.0, 2. Kharitonov Alexandr 8.0, 3. Nyback Tomi 8.0, 4. Pixton Aaron 8.0

Girls – 18 (total players: 62)
1. Dzagnidze Nana 9,0, 2. Zdebskaja Natalia 8.0, 3. Pogonina Natalija 8.0

Boys – 16 (total players: 108)
1. Predojevic Borki 9.0, 2. Bellaiche Anthony 9.0, 3. Tomashevsky Evgeny 8˝

Girls – 16 (total players: 69)
1. Malysheva Polina 8˝, 2. Szczepkowska Karina 8˝, 3. Melia Salome 8.0

Boys – 14 (total players: 126)
1. Zhigalko Sergei 9.0, 2. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 9.0, 3. Nepomniachtchi Ian 8˝
 

Mamedyarov & Dzagnidze
Champions of the World U18

Girls - 14 (total players: 91)
1. Gunina Valentina 9.0, 2. Mamedjarova Turkan 8˝, 3. Kharmunova Nadejda 8˝, 4. Zhang Xiaowen 8˝

Boys – 12 (total players: 128)
1. Wei Chenpeng 10.0, 2. Le Quang Liem 9.0, 3. Matlakov Maxim 8˝, 4. Safarli Eltaj 8˝

Girls – 12 (total players: 85)
1. Ding Yixin 10.0, 2. Guramishvili Sopiko 8˝, 3. Tan Zhongyi 8˝

Boys – 10 (total players: 132)
1. Sjugirov Sanan 9˝, 2. Sanka Ravi Teja 8˝, 3. Terry Lujan Renato Alfredo 8˝, 4. Wang Chen 8˝, 5. Yu Yangyi 8˝

Girls – 10 (total players: 82)
1. Hou Yifan 9˝, 2. Hejazipour Mitra 9.0, 3. Paikidze Nazi 8˝



Here are the most important final results of all categories.

Boys - 18
Mamedyarov Shakhriyaz - Pixton Aaron 1/2, Kharitonov Alexandr - Nyback Tomi 1/2, Pakleza Zbigniew - Aveskulov Valeriy 1/2, Smeets Jan - Zhigalko Andrey 1 - 0, Heberla Bartlomiej - Gajewski Grzegorz 1/2, Polivanov Anatoliy - Popovics Adam 1/2, Kuljasevic Davorin - Friedel Joshua E 1/2, Lafuente Pablo - Trent Lawrence 1/2, Sakelsek Tadej - Shanava Konstantine 0 - 1, Hassan Abdullah - Kurnosov Igor 0 - 1

Girls - 18
Dzagnidze Nana - Le Thanh Tu 1/2, Pogonina Natalija - Bronnikova Elizaveta 1 - 0, Chistiakova Tamara - Huang Qian 1/2, Zdebskaja Natalia - Papadopoulou Vera 1 - 0, Zawadzka Jolanta - Toth Lili 0 - 1, Meshcheriakova Evgenia - Kursova Maria 0 - 1, Paridar Shadi - Raeva Elitza 1 - 0, Aketaeva Dana - Guseva Marina 0 - 1, Machalova Veronika - Motoc Alina 1 - 0, Gerasimovitch Olga - Czaeczine Anne 0 - 1

Boys - 16
Amin Bassem - Predojevic Borki 0 - 1, Bellaiche Anthony - Lysyj Igor 1 - 0, Tomashevsky Evgeny - Wojtaszek Radoslaw 1/2, Baramidze David - Deepan Chakkravarthy 0 - 1, Lin Chen - Braun Arik 1 - 0, Chadaev Nikolai - Koneru Humpy 0 - 1, Mamedov Rauf - Ragger Markus 1 - 0, Meszaros Michal - Papin Vasily 0 - 1, Jones Gawain - Pancevski Filip 1/2, Nikhilesh Kumar K - Ponkratov Pavel 0 - 1

Girls - 16
Szczepkowska Karina - Rogule Laura 1 - 0, Fominykh Maria - Malysheva Polina 0 - 1, Dauletova Gulmira - Melia Salome 1/2, Batsiashvili Nino - Cherenkova Khristina 1/2, Gavasheli Ana - Rudolf Anna 0 - 1, Iskenderova Khayala - Kirillova Varvara 0 - 1, Pourkashiyan Atousa - Gilbert Jessie 1/2, Bayaraa Zorigt - Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 1/2, Morales Mendoza Luciana - Hoang Thi Bao Tram 0 - 1, Vinuthna N - Cochet Caroline 1 - 0, Schoene Maria - Pambalou Fotini 0 - 1

Boys - 14
Wang Hao - Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 0 - 1, Zhigalko Sergei - Andriasian Zaven 1 - 0, Nepomniachtchi Ian - Carlsen Magnus 1 - 0, Sai Srinivas - Khairullin Ildar 0 - 1, Coleman Teddy - Rodshtein Maxim 0 - 1, Goh Koon-Jong Jason - Dourerassou Jonathan 1 - 0

Girls - 14
Zhang Xiaowen - Kharmunova Nadejda 1/2, Corke Anya - Gunina Valentina 0 - 1, Mamedjarova Turkan - Tarasova Viktoriya 1 - 0, Baptista Ana Filipa - Harika Dronavalli 0 - 1, Laake Jasmin - Foisor Sabina-Francesca 0 - 1, Umudova Nargiz - Nebolsina Vera 0 - 1

Boys - 12
Le Quang Liem - Safarli Eltaj 0 - 1, Wei Chenpeng - Kharchenko Boris 1 - 0, Hamitevici Vladimir - Matlakov Maxim 1/2, Ding Liren - Pap Gyula 1 - 0, Benidze Davit - Hovhannisyan Robert 1 - 0, Sismanis Aggelos - Leniart Arkadiusz 0 - 1

Girls - 12
Lakshmi Praneetha K - Ding Yixin 0 - 1, Savina Anastasia - Tan Zhongyi 0 - 1, Gordiyenko Anna - Guramishvili Sopiko 1/2, Tairova Alena - Yu Hualin 0 - 1, Gvilava Maya - Guadamuro Torrente Ana 1/2, Sukandar Irine Kharisma - Melekhina Alisa 1 - 0

Boys - 10
Wang Chen - Sjugirov Sanan 1/2, Negi Parimarjan - Yu Yangyi 1/2, Sanka Ravi Teja - Ter-Sahakian Samvel 1 - 0, Terry Lujan Renato Alfredo - Dilanyan Grigor 1 - 0, Priyadharshan K - Salem Saleh 0 - 1, Udeshi Aditya - Strzemiecki Zbigniew 0 - 1

Girls - 10
Stetsko Lanita - Hou Yifan 1/2, Hejazipour Mitra - Danelia Mariam 1/2, Paikidze Nazi - Hoang Thi Nhuy 1/2, Madanasri Gundala - Yuan Yuanling 1 - 0, Purgar Ivona - Butuc Maria 1/2, Caicedo Brigitte - Lolici Iselin-Amanda 1/2


PRESS CONFERENCE OF DEI CHESS ACADEMY

On Saturday 1.11.2003 at the Pallini Beach Hotel in Kallithea, Halkidiki, DEI Chess Academy of Northern Greece which is the main organizer of the WYCC 2003 gave a press conference to Greek and foreign journalists. The official panel of the conference was Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou (in the photo), Director of the Organizing Committee of the WYCC 2003, Mr. Panagiotis Drepaniotis, Vice President of the Greek Chess Federation, Mr. Werner Stubenvoll, Chief of the Pairings’ Committee, and Mrs. Helena Rapti (in the photo), Municipal Councilor of Thessaloniki.

Mr. Tsorbatzoglou stated that the event was crowned with absolute success as far as both the technical and the part of hospitality are concerned. He noted that the official website sportmeeting.gr has a great number of visitors which continues to get higher. He thanked warmly all those involved in the accomplishment of this event.
More specifically, he expressed his deep gratitude to the Greek Chess Federation for its support, to the team of Galanis Sports Data for the perfect presentation and construction of the official webpages of the WYCC, the Press team for the information and promotion of the event, all arbiters and technical assistants for the successful organizing of the games and finally, the Municipal Police Authorities for the security measures, and all the sponsors and supporters of this event.

Mr. Drepaniotis, on behalf of the Greek Chess Federation expressed his enthusiasm about the organizing of the event. Mr. Stubenvoll underlined the perfect cooperation he had with all the members of the technical team of the games.
Mrs. Rapti emphasized on the contribution of chess to the mind of children and to cultural development in general, and declared her warm support for this effort.

During the discussion with the journalists afterwards, Mr. Tsorbatzoglou announced that the World School Championships will take place at the same place, Athos Palace and Pallini Beach Hotels, Kallithea, Halkidiki, in April 2005 and will be organized by DEI Chess Academy of Northern Greece.


 

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74th FIDE Congress

The Greek Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Northern Greece have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE, to participate in the 74th FIDE Congress in Halkidiki, located on Greece’s Mediterranean coast, 80 km south of Thessaloniki Airport. The Congress shall be held from 27th of October (arrival) 3rd of November (departure).
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