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Gujrathi, Sethuraman in line for medal at World Junior Chess Championship

September 26, 2013 18:13 IST

Vidit GujrathiIndian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi and S P Sethuraman placed themselves for a medal contention as they defeated Jorge Cori of Peru and Vladislav Kovalev of Belarus respectively in the 12th and penultimate round of World Juniors Chess Championship in Kocaeli, Turkey.

The victories took Gujrathi and Sethuraman to nine points out of a possible 12 and at least one of them look set to win a medal.

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Yu Yangyi of China almost assured himself of the gold medal by beating Samvel Ter-Sahakyan of Armenia. The Chinese top seed took his tally to a whopping 10.5 points and a draw with white against Gujrathi in the last round will assure him of the title.

Alexander Ipatov of Turkey is second on 9.5 points after drawing his game with Wei Yi of China. The defending champion can also ensure the silver with a draw in the last round.

Gujrathi played white and outclassed Cori from a side variation in the Grunfeld defense game. The opening gave Gujrathi a small but lasting advantage and he was quick to pounce on a pawn in the early middle game. Cori lost another pawn and did not get the desired counter play as the Indian romped home in 37 moves.

Sethuraman had to work harder against Kovalev from a King's Indian defense by the latter. Sethuraman went for an attack on the Kingside sensing his chances once black pushed the pawns ahead and got the advantage as Kovalev went for an error-filled plan. The game lasted 45 moves.

The other Indian boys had a mixed day. Grandmaster Sahaj Grover lost to Aleksander Indjic of Serbia while Debashish Das beat Simone De Filomeno to come within striking distance of becoming a Grandmaster.

In the girls' championship, Padmini Rout played out a hard fought draw with Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia and remained in with a chance to fight for the medal. Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia defeated Meri Arabidze of Georgia to lead this section on 9.5 points.

Open category Standings after Round 13:

Rank

SNo.

 

Name

Rtg

FED

Pts

RtgSum

1

1

GM

YU YANGYI

2662

CHN

10½

27865

2

2

GM

IPATOV ALEXANDER

2601

TUR

27867

3

8

GM

VIDIT SANTOSH GUJRATHI

2565

IND

9

27378

4

9

GM

SETHURAMAN S.P.

2553

IND

9

27361

5

3

GM

CORI JORGE

2587

PER

27238

6

12

IM

INDJIC ALEKSANDAR

2549

SRB

26947

7

10

GM

WEI YI

2551

CHN

26893

8

45

IM

VAKHIDOV JAHONGIR

2385

UZB

8

27547

9

55

FM

NASANJARGAL URTNASAN

2323

MGL

8

27244

10

13

IM

DUDA JAN-KRZYSZTOF

2534

POL

8

27222

11

15

IM

DEBASHIS DAS

2489

IND

8

26774

12

5

GM

TER-SAHAKYAN SAMVEL

2575

ARM

8

26382

13

27

IM

DIMITROV RADOSLAV

2437

BUL

8

26107

14

26

IM

YNOJOSA FELIX JOSE

2439

VEN

8

25413

15

19

GM

GROVER SAHAJ

2479

IND

27227

16

14

IM

STUKOPIN ANDREY

2522

RUS

26973

17

6

GM

SALEM A.R. SALEH

2570

UAE

26899

18

70

 

WANG YIYE

2258

CHN

26875

19

7

IM

KOVALEV VLADISLAV

2568

BLR

26747

20

40

IM

ALI MARANDI CEMIL CAN

2403

TUR

25750

21

34

IM

FIRAT BURAK

2423

TUR

24199

22

11

IM

ELISEEV URII

2550

RUS

7

27252

23

64

CM

MUHAMMAD LUTHFI ALI

2277

INA

7

27089

24

44

FM

DE FILOMENO SIMONE

2392

ITA

7

26892

25

18

IM

IDANI POUYA

2480

IRI

7

26753

26

16

IM

KANAREK MARCEL

2483

POL

7

26435

27

21

IM

PETENYI TAMAS

2468

SVK

7

26352

28

20

IM

PAVLIDIS ANTONIOS

2471

GRE

7

26352

29

17

IM

NARAYANAN SRINATH

2483

IND

7

26133

30

43

FM

GEORGIADIS NICO

2396

SUI

7

26112

31

23

IM

JAVAKHADZE ZURAB

2457

GEO

7

26082

32

37

 

BAI JINSHI

2412

CHN

7

26064

33

42

 

LAURUSAS TOMAS

2398

LTU

7

25838

34

25

IM

DASTAN MUHAMMED BATUHAN

2455

TUR

7

25304

35

54

FM

SAIYN ZHANAT

2337

KAZ

7

25243

36

39

IM

MARTINEZ ROMERO MARTIN

2404

COL

7

24952

37

29

FM

MERIBANOV VITALY

2433

BLR

7

24075

38

41

 

KURAYAN RUSLAN

2398

UKR

26407

39

87

 

BUYUKASIK DIYAP

2046

TUR

26399

40

62

 

FANG YAN

2281

CHN

26361

41

22

IM

IERMITO SEBASTIAN

2462

ARG

26000

42

36

 

BORTNYK MYKOLA

2417

UKR

25798

43

38

 

SUNILDUTH LYNA NARAYANAN

2408

IND

25666

44

35

IM

SANAL VAHAP

2419

TUR

25547

45

58

CM

BENITEZ LOZANO JAVIER

2308

MEX

25203

46

31

FM

VELTEN PAUL

2427

FRA

25164

47

72

FM

TOMAZINI ALJOSA

2251

SLO

25097

48

75

CM

KOKSAL EGE

2207

TUR

24358

49

60

 

GAEHWILER GABRIEL

2287

SUI

24317

50

63

FM

TOMAZINI ZAN

2277

SLO

23524

51

61

 

KULKARNI RAKESH

2283

IND

23353

52

90

 

OZDOVER MUSTAFA BERKAY

2005

TUR

6

26694

53

76

 

NURI MURAD

2206

AZE

6

26379

54

51

IM

DRAGOMIRESCU ROBIN-ALEXANDRU

2349

ROU

6

26268

55

4

GM

GRANDELIUS NILS

2576

SWE

6

26238

56

98

 

UYSAL BURAK

1928

TUR

6

26132

57

73

 

DOCENA JERAD

2227

PHI

6

26024

58

33

IM

BAGHDASARYAN VAHE

2423

ARM

6

25802

59

69

CM

EMIROGLU CANKUT

2260

TUR

6

25725

60

59

 

RATKOVIC MILOVAN

2302

SRB

6

25081

61

57

FM

GRANDADAM NICOLAS

2309

SUI

6

24852

62

66

 

CHU WEI CHAO

2270

CHN

6

24808

63

67

CM

CARNEIRO VITOR ROBERTO CASTRO

2263

BRA

6

24804

64

52

FM

LOZHNIKOV VYACHESLAV

2339

KAZ

6

24760

65

56

FM

ANTAL TIBOR KENDE

2321

HUN

6

24705

66

89

 

KARAOKCU ERKIN

2014

TUR

6

24605

67

65

FM

BARROS RIVADENEIRA CRISTHIAN

2271

ECU

6

24184

68

50

FM

FRANKLIN SAMUEL G A

2353

ENG

6

23570

69

71

 

ASHIKU FRANC

2253

ALB

26108

70

88

 

BAGLAN ESAT

2024

TUR

25597

71

46

 

AKHMETOV AYAN

2382

KAZ

25335

72

68

 

YURTSEVEN MELIH

2262

TUR

25022

73

79

 

SOYSAL SERKAN

2097

TUR

24094

74

28

IM

FARID FIRMAN SYAH

2433

INA

24043

75

104

 

KITIR AHMET

1866

TUR

23776

76

30

IM

WANG RICHARD

2430

CAN

22867

77

49

 

ASGARIZADEH AHMAD

2354

IRI

22734

78

84

CM

YUKSEL ATILLA KOKSAL

2060

TUR

5

25420

79

109

 

ZHANBAI UULU ZHOKHAR

1843

KGZ

5

25321

80

100

 

TEMIZKAN DENIZCAN

1921

TUR

5

25315

81

92

CM

BORNHEIM CRAIG

1973

RSA

5

25222

82

83

 

VUCIC MIHOVIL

2063

CRO

5

24981

83

111

 

MAMYRBAY ASSAD

1823

KAZ

5

24718

84

81

FM

IGONIN TEMUR

2074

UZB

5

24382

85

24

IM

NAGY GABOR

2457

HUN

5

24328

86

48

FM

ARVOLA BENJAMIN

2354

NOR

5

24309

87

32

FM

FERREIRA JORGE VITERBO

2426

POR

5

24120

88

93

 

YARGICI MAZHAR KUTAY

1970

TUR

5

24114

89

47

FM

OCHSNER BJORN MOLLER

2366

DEN

5

23987

90

86

 

MEZA PONCE JERRY

2047

ECU

5

23817

91

77

 

PECURICA MILOS

2190

MNE

5

23369

92

74

 

NEVES PEDRO

2212

POR

5

22785

93

101

FM

PON MATT

1919

RSA

24823

94

96

 

ZOR ALBER KADIR

1948

TUR

24339

95

82

 

GUNDOGAN CEM

2072

TUR

23840

96

99

 

KARABAYIR MUSTAFA YILMAZ

1926

TUR

23810

97

95

 

THOMPSON ROBERT

1966

ENG

23664

98

102

 

CINGOZ OZAN

1918

TUR

23491

99

85

 

DU PLESSIS HEINCO

2050

RSA

23438

100

80

 

MEFTAHI HOUSSEM

2076

TUN

22708

101

108

 

KILIC EFE MERT

1843

TUR

22230

102

97

 

SUMER GUN

1928

TUR

18095

103

94

 

ZEYDAN SALIH

1968

TUR

4

23364

104

105

 

SAHIN OZGUN

1857

TUR

4

23126

105

107

CM

BAASANSUREN ERDENE

1844

MGL

4

22830

106

53

 

KATHMALE SAMEER

2339

IND

4

22772

107

106

 

AYDIN HASAN BORA

1848

TUR

4

22670

108

118

 

MESIC VEHID

1576

BIH

4

21787

109

110

 

PERCIN ONDER

1838

TUR

4

21288

110

114

 

ATAY SERGEN

1713

TUR

4

21126

111

103

 

HEINECHEN JOHN

1901

PAR

22419

112

117

 

ERTEKIN OGUZHAN

1583

TUR

19221

113

115

CM

GARCIA HERRERA ENRIQUE RIC

1653

MEX

18898

114

112

 

TOPAC AHMET EREN

1800

TUR

3

21247

115

113

 

ABDRASHEV ARLEN

1745

KAZ

3

21003

116

116

 

URAZ ABDULLAH KERIM

1602

TUR

2

18448

117

78

 

MENDOZA RODRIGO

2168

BOL

0

0

 

91

 

FUENTES GODOY ARTURO IVER

1992

MEX

0

0

 

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