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🏆 World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Aleksandra Goryachkina, Meri Arabidze, Daria Voit, Marina Brunello, Hanna Marie Klek, Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, Altan-Ulzii Enkhtuul, Amalia Aranaz Murillo, Lisa Schut, Marsel Efroimski, Maria Severina, Sarvinoz Kurbonboeva, Ghazal Hakimifard, Maria Gevorgyan, Sabina Ibrahimova, Ann Chumpitaz, Mengjie Qiu, Klara Kovacs, Rucha Pujari, Marina Niyazgulova, Aleksandra Lach, Elisabeth Hapala, Irina Baraeva, Ioana Gelip, Minoo Asgarizadeh, Maria Leks, Diana Carime Real Pereyra, J Saranya, Yekaterina Ainutdinova, Salome Neuhauser, Tatiana Revo, Jana Zpevakova, Triin Narva, P Bala Kannamma, Ani Krumova, Jessica Yissel Mendez Tovar, Anna Matlin, Bogdana Nonkovic, Jessica Bengtsson, Karolina Turkova, Norovsambuu Badamkhand, Selen Sop, Elisavet Papathanasiou, Saskia Stark, Luz Adriana Lugo Lozano, Zuzana Koselova Chess Event Description
World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012)

This and the World Youth Championship (2012) were held at Maribor, Slovenia from November 7th until the 19th.

Group (women's) COUNTRY U-08 Motahare Asadi (Iran) U-10 Nutakki Priyanka (India) U-12 Ramesh Babu Vaishali (India) U-14 M Mahalakshmi (India) U-16 Anna Styazhkina (Russia) U-18 Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia)

The list of winners is provided by the source(2) below.

Some of the Canadian (women's group) delegates consisted of (amongst others): (women's Candidate Master) Harmony Zhu (finished with 7.5/11 at 8th place overall), Qiyu Zhou (7/11 in the U-12 group), both Agniya Pobereshnikova and Melissa Giblon (U-14 group - each of whom finished with 4/11 points), and both Regina Veronicka Kalaydina (U-16 group with 6/11) and Melissa's sister Rebecca Giblon (U-16 group with 5/11).

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: World Youth Chess Championship , (3) , (4) , (5) , (6) , (7) , (8)

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Turkova vs M Arabidze  0-1372012World Youth Championship (Girls)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Goryachkina vs S Stark  1-0272012World Youth Championship (Girls)D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. P Bala Kannamma vs L Schut  ½-½292012World Youth Championship (Girls)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. G Hakimifard vs L A Lugo Lozano  1-0302012World Youth Championship (Girls)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. J Zpevakova vs D Voit  0-1542012World Youth Championship (Girls)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Thi Mai Hung Nguyen vs N Badamkhand  1-0302012World Youth Championship (Girls)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Z Koselova vs H M Klek  ½-½462012World Youth Championship (Girls)C53 Giuoco Piano
8. M Brunello vs J Bengtsson  1-0432012World Youth Championship (Girls)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. E Papathanasiou vs A Aranaz Murillo  0-1212012World Youth Championship (Girls)A58 Benko Gambit
10. A Chumpitaz vs J Y Mendez Tovar  1-0602012World Youth Championship (Girls)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
11. M Arabidze vs S Ibrahimova  ½-½262012World Youth Championship (Girls)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
12. A U Enkhtuul vs Goryachkina  0-1612012World Youth Championship (Girls)A06 Reti Opening
13. S Kurbonboeva vs G Hakimifard  1-0432012World Youth Championship (Girls)E17 Queen's Indian
14. D Voit vs M Asgarizadeh  0-1282012World Youth Championship (Girls)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. Mengjie Qiu vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen  ½-½412012World Youth Championship (Girls)B27 Sicilian
16. T Narva vs M Brunello  0-1402012World Youth Championship (Girls)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. A Aranaz Murillo vs T Revo  1-0332012World Youth Championship (Girls)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. M Gevorgyan vs A Chumpitaz  0-1492012World Youth Championship (Girls)B06 Robatsch
19. R Pujari vs M Leks  1-0472012World Youth Championship (Girls)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Y Ainutdinova vs M Severina  0-1492012World Youth Championship (Girls)C78 Ruy Lopez
21. Goryachkina vs I Baraeva  1-0462012World Youth Championship (Girls)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. M Brunello vs A Lach 0-1452012World Youth Championship (Girls)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. M Efroimski vs A Aranaz Murillo  1-0302012World Youth Championship (Girls)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. A Chumpitaz vs J Saranya  ½-½392012World Youth Championship (Girls)E97 King's Indian
25. M Niyazgulova vs R Pujari  1-0472012World Youth Championship (Girls)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-16-12  messachess: I give myself about even odds to beat Elisavet Papathanasiou in blitz.
Nov-18-12  brankat: The same as with the Boys:

<The tournament standings table looks exactly the same today as it did 4 days ago! Four rest days? :-)>

Nov-18-12  waustad: <brankat>No, it is a big Swiss and they only have scores for the top boards. You can find the results here:
Lisa Schut came in second to Aleksandra Goryachkina, with the difference being the win by the later in their individual game.
Nov-18-12  waustad: As of now they have 88 games to download, so I expect a few more will be showing up fairly soon.
Nov-18-12  Shams: <waustad> 182 missing games is the figure I came to.
Nov-18-12  brankat: It's good to have capable mathematicians around here :-)

Anyhow, is the tournament over now? Thanks.

Nov-18-12  Shams: For some reason I multiplied by 11 rounds, which is a perfectly reasonable length for a tournament but is of course not the length of *this* tournament.
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  HeMateMe: Are these under age 18 players?

You know, if Bieber and Selena played chess, well, I can just hear the cash registers ringing...

Nov-19-12  Shams: <HeMateMe> There are six sections in each of the two groups, Open and Girls: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18.

Also, apparently there *will* be eleven rounds, all told.

Nov-19-12  waustad: <shams>Many of the games were not on DGT boards. They will only be posted to the net if somebody transcribes them and posts them manually. This is typical in Swiss system tournaments, since the DGT boards are expensive, as is the computer gear to keep it all together.
Nov-19-12  brankat: World Championship for kids U8?? What's next? U4?

I think even U10 is a bit too much. Let the kids be kids while they can.

Nov-22-12  notyetagm: <Brunello vs Goryachkina World Youth Chess Championship (8) 2012> 36 Qf4xh6?? opens the h-file to the tender h2-sq for the obvious pin 36 ... Rc8-h8 0-1
Nov-22-12  notyetagm: <waustad: <shams>Many of the games were not on DGT boards. They will only be posted to the net if somebody transcribes them and posts them manually. This is typical in Swiss system tournaments, since the DGT boards are expensive, as is the computer gear to keep it all together.>

Mark Crowther has got PGN for some of the games in <TWIC 941>.

Nov-24-12  hellopolgar: why is it that Kasparov looks really short in pictures on this page?

isn't Kasparov like 6'8"?

Nov-24-12  Shams: <hellopolgar> You may be thinking of Kramnik, who is quite tall. Kasparov is a smaller man, I would say no more than 5'7" or so.
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  perfidious: <Shams> Kramnik is 6' 6" and Kasparov 5' 10", though stocky.
Nov-25-12  Shams: <perfidious> Is Garry really that tall? I met him once and I remember being a good six inches taller than he was. (I'm a bit shy of 6'2".) But that was a long time ago. Perhaps he has grown.
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  perfidious: <Shams> Must have been those shoes!
Nov-25-12  achieve: Kasparov is indeed 5'10'' tops, perhaps an inch shorter - I too have stood next to him a couple of times, once looking at a monitor of a Mickey Adams game, and Garri asked me what I thought of the position.... ;) True though - I felt a rush of blood, nearly fainted, but then quickly regrouped and uttered some sort of reply. I can still see it, feel it, as well.
Nov-25-12  hellopolgar: well, here it says kasparov is 6'8".

<I met Kramnik & Kapsarov in Londson in 2000. Kasparov is about six foot eight inches tall & Kramnik about 6' 10".>

Nov-25-12  badest: No, he is not. I have met him - he is no more than 5'10'' if even that.

Also see:

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  tamar: <hellopolgar> Those internet pranksters are at it again. The post you quote continues

<In addition to that but I seem to remewmber that Vera Menchik was 8 foot 4". On the whole quite extraordinary!.>

Nov-26-12  hellopolgar: i see.

well to be honest, looking at i doubt he is even 1.78m, maybe more like 1.72~1.73

Nov-27-12  Shams: How Tall Is Garry? continues. I asked Mig Greengard and got this response:

<I'll measure him next week. But no way he's under 5'9". I'm huge and tower over 5'7". 5'10" sounds about right.>

Jul-26-13  notyetagm: M Brunello vs A Goryachkina, 2012

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36 ♕f4xh6?? <line-opening: h-file>

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36 ... ♖c8-h8! 0-1 <pin: h2-sq>

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