Russians Win Three Medals at World Youth Championship in Italy
The U14, U16 and U18 World Youth Chess Championship has ended in Montesilvano (Italy). Russian chess players won three medals.
After defeating the early winner of the U18 World Championship Aleksey Grebnev in the final round, the Russian Volodar Murzin took an unshared second place. Ayan Allahverdiyeva (Azerbaijan) is first in the U18 girls' category. Anna Zhurova is in fourth place.
Alexandra Shvedova is the silver medallist of the World U16 Girls' Championship with 9 points scored. Wang Chuqiao (China) won the gold medal. Jakub Seeman (Poland) became the winner of the U16 open tournament.
Pawel Sowinski (Poland) and Afruza Khamdamova (Uzbekistan) are the U14 World Youth Champions. Among the top ten in both tournaments are the Russians David Akhmedov (4th place), Anna Shukhman (4th place), and Iren Lyutsinger (7th place).
President of the Chess Federation of Russia Andrey Filatov:
"Yesterday we celebrated the brilliant victory of Aleksey Grebnev, and today our young players have added yet two silver medals. I congratulate our youngsters, their parents and coaches on this great result! Not so long ago, our chess players won medals at the World Cadets Chess Championship, which was held from October 14 to 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, and now we have built on this outstanding result. Our children won four medals in Egypt and three in Italy. I believe that our young players will extend this successful streak into the Asian Youth Championship to be held in the United Arab Emirates in December, and the adults will keep the torch burning at the SCO tournament in China and the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Samarkand."
Tournament on Chess-Results
Photos by Przemek Nikiel and Sergey Janovsky