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World Youth Chess Championship 2008

Vung Tau, Vietnam

The World Youth Chess Championship 2008 will take place in Vung Tau, Vietnam, October 20-30. Until now 70 federations are sending more than 800 players to the World Youth Chess Championship in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Among the biggest delegations are the host from Vietnam (95), India (63), USA (30), and South Africa (33).

Looking at the top players, however, we will notice a clear dominance of the Indian team. 22 players out of the 63 coming from India are at the top 5 seeded in their age group. The dominance among the younger players is even more clear. In the U12 boys and U10 girls 4 out of the 5 top players are from India, FM Darwin Yang and WFM Haussernot Cecile being the only two players to disturb their majority.

Things are quite different in the U18 groups though. In the boys section Vietnam is sending their two best youth chess players – GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and GM Le Quang Liem. They will have strong opposition from Europe in the face of GM David Howell, IM Ivan Saric, IM Emre Can, and IM Jacek Tomczak. In the girls U18 section the European artillery – WGM Katerina Nemcova, WGM Valentina Gobulenko, Inna Agrest, and WFM Kubra Ozturk, will clash with the Asian tallents WGM Anya Corke, WFM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, and Preethi Rajkumar.

For the third time in history there will be an U8 sections for boys and girls. In the previous years such events were held in Batumi (Georgia) and Kemer (Turkey) and the boys sections were won by Ch Mohineesh (India) and Konstantin Savenkov (Russia), while the girls section was won twice by Ivana Maria Furtado (India). Now we can see Ivana Maria Furtado in the attack of the U10 title, as she is third seeded in the starting list.

Top 5 players

(as of September 26)

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Open 08

1 Puranik Abhimanyu Samir IND 1692

2 Kim Sungmin KOR 1539

3 Chiang Jonathan USA 1517

4 Muralidaran Sabhareesh IND 1417

5 Akhundov Shamshad AZE 0

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Open 10

1 Mousavi Palatkaleh Seyed Khali IRI 2065

2 Ghosh Diptayan IND 2028

3 Mohapatra Sidhant IND 1995

4 Duda Jan Krzysztof POL 1939

5 FM Pichot Alan ARG 1926

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Open 12

1 Khosla Shiven IND 2141

2 Das Sayantan IND 2135

3 FM Yang Darwin USA 2116

4 Bajaj Prince IND 2111

5 FM Koushik Girish Arun IND 2108

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Open 14

1 IM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2456

2 FM Cori Tello Jorge PER 2381

3 FM Gujarathi Vidit Santosh IND 2356

4 FM Maxime Lagarde FRA 2322

5 FM Naroditsky Daniel USA 2313

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Open 16

1 FM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2480

2 IM Sethuraman Panayappan Sethuram IND 2425

3 IM Baskaran Adhiban IND 2422

4 IM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2413

5 FM Grandelius Nils SWE 2366

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Open 18

1 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2579

2 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2577

3 GM Howell David ENG 2561

4 IM Saric Ivan CRO 2511

5 IM Can Emre TUR 2460

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Girls 08

1 Savant Riya Dharmanand IND 1407

2 Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 0

3 Azhar Puteri Rifqah Fahada MAS 0

4 Bansi Prathima Muthyala IND 0

5 Bilodeaunder Savaria Cendrina CAN 0

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Girls 10

1 WCM Sweety Patel IND 1902

2 WFM C├ęcile Haussernot FRA 1891

3 Furtado Ivana Maria IND 1836

4 Mukherjee Shoumi IND 1790

5 Satapathy Sunya Sakta IND 1753

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Girls 12

1 Zhai Mo CHN 2079

2 WFM Rodriguez Paula Andrea COL 2013

3 Hj Azahari Siti Nur Fatanah BRU 1988

4 Osmanodja Filiz GER 1936

5 Bodda Pratyusha IND 1933

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Girls 14

1 Rout Padmini IND 2238

2 WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung VIE 2158

3 Lisa Schut NED 2135

4 Ira Kartika Dewi Binti Sabli BRU 2093

5 Gagare Shalmali Annasaheb IND 2092

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Girls 16

1 WIM Cori Tello Deysi PER 2280

2 WFM Kulon Klaudia POL 2217

3 WFM Kulkarni Bhakti Pradip IND 2166

4 WFM Pon Namasivayam Krithikha IND 2166

5 WFM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2137

World Youth Chess Championships 2008 – Girls 18

1 WGM Nemcova Katerina CZE 2372

2 WGM Golubenko Valentina CRO 2271

3 WGM Corke Anya HKG 2255

4 Agrest Inna SWE 2206

5 Skinke Katrina LAT 2197

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