World Junior Chess Championship 2010

August 2-17 in Chotowa, Poland

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The 2010 World Juniors and Girls U-20 Chess Championships will be held from August 2 (arrival day) to
17 (departure day) at Chotowa, Municipality Czarna, close to the city of Tarnow in Poland.
The championships will be played in 13 rounds, Swiss System, in accordance with FIDE regulations of July 1, 2009. According to FIDE rules, the rate of play will be 90 minutes for the 40 moves followed by 30 minutes
for all remaining moves with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

The total prize fund of the event is over 25 000 eur and entitled to participate are chess players born on and after January 1,
1990. The organizers will provide accommodation for players placed 1-3 in the previous World U-20 Junior and Girls Championships, the COntinental U20 and the European U18 champions, the top six juniors from the FIDE rating list, and one junior and one girl from each federation. Chess players can participate in the championships provided an official application is made by his/her National Federation. The confirmations of the fee payments to the FIDE and the registration forms shall reach the Organizing Committee by fax or email before June 2, 2010. The National Federations can also announce and register additional players as well as coaches and accompanying persons etc.

Strict 0 default time will be applied at the tournament and a player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game.

The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored.If at the end of the tournament two or more players are tied for the first place, the tie shall be
broken according to FIDE regulations D.VI.01.14: a) For Swiss tournaments where the players involved have all played only against rated
opponents, after eliminating the lowest rated opponent, find the sum of opponents‘ ratings.
The highest total wins. If still tied, eliminate the rating of the next lowest rated opponent(s)
until a decision is possible. and b) For other Swiss tournaments, the sum of progressive scores. The highest total wins. If still
tied, deduct the first round score, and if necessary the second round and so on.

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The village is situated in south-west part of Czarna Comunity. This is a center of weekends rest for the inhabitants of Czarna Community thanks to Holiday andTraining Resort “Grand”. The Resort “Grand” is one of organizator of World Juniors and Girls Chess Championship U20 and there it will be place of accomodation for participants.

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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visiting Poland during the Presidential Board meeting last year


Monday August 2 Arrival

Monday August 2 at 18:00 Opening ceremony

Tuesday August 3 at 10:00 Technical Meeting

Tuesday August 3 at 15:00 round 1

Wednesday August 4 at 15:00 round 2

Thursday August 5 at 15:00 round 3

Friday August 6 at 15:00 round 4

Saturday August 7 at 15:00 round 5

Sunday August 8 free day excursion to Krakow

Monday August 9 at 15:00 round 6

Tuesday August 10 at 15:00 round 7

Wednesday August 11 at 15:00 round 8

Thursday August 12 at 15:00 round 9

Friday August 13 at 15:00 round 10

Saturday August 14 at 15:00 round 11

Sunday August 15 at 15:00 round 12

Monday August 16 at 11:00 round 13

Monday August 16 at 18:00 Closing Ceremony

Tuesday August 17 Departure

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History of the World Junior Championships

The idea was the brainchild of William Ritson-Morry and he organized the 1951 inaugural event to take place in England. Borislav Ivkov was the first champion. Since then it has been held every two years until 1973, when an annual schedule was adopted. The first tournament was 11-round Swiss, but in subsequent years preliminary tournament have been played with players divided into sections of approximately equal strength. From these preliminaries sections, players qualified for the top, middle and lowest sections i.e. A, B, C and D finals.

In the period 1951-1973 finals were held as Round-Robin tournaments. Since then preliminaries were cancelled and an 13-round Swiss event was adopted.

In 1982, a separate tournament for girls U-20 was organized. The first winner was Agnieszka Brustman of Poland. The first event was also called the World Cup. Since then the World Girls U-20 Championships have been held every year except the 1984 year.

There are many top junior players of all continents are taking part in Championships. Champions under 20: Boris Spassky, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand became World Champions. The World Girls U-20 Champion Zhu Chen became the World Women Champion.

In the 2008 year in Turkey 109 juniors and 67 girls from 50 countries took part. In the 2009 year in Argentina 80 juniors and 45 girls from 61 countries took part.
A lot of Polish players took part in most of the Junior and Girls U-20 Championships organized since the 1951 and the 1982 years. They achieved a lot of medals gold, silver and bronze. In the 1997 year the Championship was held in Zagan, Poland with participation of 78 juniors and 61 girls. We expect much more in the 2010 Championship be held from August 2-17 in Chotowa, municipality Czarna, Podkarpacie Region of Poland.

Junior champions

1951 1 ENG Coventry/Birmingham Borislav Ivkov YUG

1953 2 DEN Copenhagen Oscar Panno ARG

1955 3 BEL Antwerp Boris Spassky URS

1957 4 CAN Toronto William Lombardy USA

1959 5 SUI Münchenstein Carlos Bielicki ARG

1961 6 NED The Hague Bruno Parma YUG

1963 7 YUG Vrnjacka Banja Florin Gheorghiu ROU

1965 8 ESP Barcelona Bojan Kurajica YUG

1967 9 ISR Jerusalem Julio Kaplan PRC

1969 10 SWE Stockholm Anatoly Karpov URS

1971 11 GRE Athens Werner Hug SUI

1973 12 ENG Teesside Alexander Beliavsky URS

1974 13 PHI Manila Anthony Miles ENG

1975 14 YUG Tjentiste Valery Chekhov URS

1976 15 NED Groningen Mark Diesen USA

1977 16 AUT Innsbruck Artur Yusupov URS

1978 17 AUT Graz Sergey Dolmatov URS

1979 18 NOR Skien Yasser Seirawan USA

1980 19 GER Dortmund Garry Kasparov URS

1981 20 MEX Mexico City Ognjen Cvitan YUG

1982 21 DEN Copenhagen Andrei Sokolov URS

1983 22 FRA Belfort Kiril Georgiev BUL

1984 23 FIN Kiljava Curt Hansen DEN

1985 24 UAE Sharjah Maxim Dlugy USA

1986 25 NOR Gausdal Walter Arencibia CUB

1987 26 PHI Baguio Viswanathan Anand IND

1988 27 AUS Adelaide Joel Lautier FRA

1989 28 COL Tunja Vasil Spasov BUL

1990 29 CHI Santiago Ilya Gurevich USA

1991 30 ROU Mamaja Vladimir Akopian ARM

1992 31 ARG Buenos Aires Pablo Zarnicki ARG

1993 32 IND Calicut Igor Miladinovic YUG

1994 33 BRA Caioba Helgi Grétarsson ISL

1995 34 GER Halle Roman Slobodjan GER

1996 35 COL Medellín Emil Sutovsky ISR

1997 36 POL Zagan Tal Shaked USA

1998 37 IND Calicut Darmen Sadvakasov KAZ

1999 38 ARM Yerevan Alexander Galkin RUS

2000 39 ARM Yerevan Lázaro Bruzón CUB

2001 40 GRE Athens Peter Acs HUN

2002 41 IND Goa Levon Aronian ARM

2003 42 AZE Nakhchivan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE

2004 43 IND Kochi Pentala Harikrishna IND

2005 44 TUR Istanbul Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE

2006 45 ARM Yerevan Zaven Andriasian ARM

2007 46 ARM Yerevan Ahmed Adly EGY

2008 47 TUR Gaziantep Abhijeet Gupta IND

2009 48 ARG Puerto Madrin Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA

2010 49 POL Chotowa, Czarna

Girls champions

1982 1 YUG Senta Agnieszka Brustman POL

1983 2 MEX Mexico City Fliura Khasanova URS

1985 3 YUG Dobrna Ketevan Arakhamia URS

1986 4 LTU Vilnius Ildiko Madl HUN

1987 5 PHI Baguio Camilla Baginskaite URS

1988 6 AUS Adelaide Alisa Galliamova URS

1989 7 COL Tunja Ketino Kachiani URS

1990 8 CHI Santiago Ketino Kachiani URS

1991 9 ROU Mamaja Natasa Bojkovic YUG

1992 10 ARG Buenos Aires Krystyna Dabrowska POL

1993 11 IND Calicut Nino Khurtsidze GEO

1994 12 BRA Caioba Zhu Chen CHN

1995 13 GER Halle Nino Khurtsidze GEO

1996 14 COL Medellín Zhu Chen CHN

1997 15 POL Zagan Harriet Hunt ENG

1998 16 IND Calicut Hoang Thanh Trang Vietnam

1999 17 ARM Yerevan Maria Kouvatsou Greece

2000 18 ARM Yerevan Xu Yuanyuan China

2001 19 GRE Athens Humpy Koneru India

2002 20 IND Goa Zhao Xue China

2003 21 AZE Nakhchivan Nana Dzagnidze Georgia

2004 22 IND Kochi Ekaterina Korbut Russia

2005 23 TUR Istanbul Elisabeth Pähtz Germany

2006 24 ARM Yerevan Shen Yang China

2007 25 ARM Yerevan Vera Nebolsina Russia

2008 26 TUR Gaziantep Dronavalli Harika IND

2009 27 ARG Puerto Madrin Soumya Swaminathan IND

2010 28 POL Chotowa, Czarna

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