Divya Deshmukh and Sanskriti Goyal secure Bronze in World Youth Championships

Report by WFM Kavitha J.E

The World Youth Chess Championship 2018 at Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece came to an end on 30-Oct-2018 after eleven days of chess in the beautiful scenic city. The event had a total of 635 participants from 79 countries. Indian girls had their day with WIM Divya Deshmukh winning against the overnight leader Ning Kaiyu of China on the top board with white pieces and Sanskriti Goyal winning against Srdanovic Jovana of Serbia with black pieces made them to win the bronze medal in U-14 and U-16 girls respectively.

Apart from this India got four medals in the girls’ section in U-14 category WCM Jyothsna L finished 5th place, in U-16 category WFM Makhija Aashna finished 5th place, in U -18 category WIM Tejaswini Sagar finished 4th place and WFM Arpita Mukherjee finished 6th place. And few players had received the IM and WIM norm , Arpita Mukherjee got her final WIM norm in this tournament and is expected to get her WIM title soon, WFM Tarini Goyal got her maiden 11 games WIM norm and Sankalp Gupta who played in U-16 boys also got his third and final IM norm in this Championship.

Girls U-14

Final Ranking

Rk. SNo Name Typ FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 2
Ning Kaiyu F14 w CHN 2217 9,0 0,0 73,5 78,0 6 8
2 5
WCM Song Yuxin F14 w CHN 2178 8,5 0,0 72,5 77,5 5 7
3 4
WIM Divya Deshmukh F14 w IND 2180 8,5 0,0 71,5 76,5 5 8
4 26
Hrebenshchykova Yelyzaveta F14 w UKR 1968 8,0 0,0 62,5 65,5 6 7
5 11
WCM Jyothsna L F14 w IND 2060 7,5 0,0 74,5 79,0 5 4
6 8
WCM Garifullina Leya F14 w RUS 2106 7,5 0,0 72,5 78,0 6 5
7 20
WCM Mrudul Dehankar F14 w IND 1996 7,5 0,0 70,5 74,0 6 7
8 21
WFM Eizaguerri Floris Maria F14 w ESP 1987 7,5 0,0 68,5 73,5 5 6
9 23
WFM Stepanyan Eva F14 w RUS 1981 7,5 0,0 67,5 72,0 5 6
10 29
WIM Zhu Evelyn F14 w USA 1926 7,5 0,0 66,5 71,0 5 5

Girls U-16

Final Ranking

Rk. SNo Name Typ FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 3
Muetsch Annmarie F16 w GER 2206 8,5 0,0 67,0 72,5 5 7
2 22
WFM Kucharska Honorata F16 w POL 2073 8,5 0,0 63,5 67,0 5 6
3 40
Sanskriti Goyal F16 w IND 1971 8,0 0,0 60,5 64,5 6 7
4 24
WFM Srdanovic Jovana F16 w SRB 2072 7,5 0,0 74,5 78,5 6 6
5 4
WFM Beydullayeva Govhar F16 w AZE 2202 7,5 0,0 71,0 77,0 6 4
6 5
WFM Makhija Aashna F16 w IND 2197 7,5 0,0 67,5 73,0 5 5
7 8
Berdnyk Mariia F16 w UKR 2179 7,5 0,0 67,5 71,0 6 7
8 23
WFM Rudzinska Michalina F16 w POL 2073 7,5 0,0 66,0 70,0 5 5
9 15
WFM Cervantes Landeiro Thalia F16 w USA 2129 7,5 0,0 65,0 68,5 5 5
10 17
WFM Schulze Lara F16 w GER 2122 7,5 0,0 62,5 67,0 5 7