Saturday, August 20, 2011

2011 Shenzhen Universiade Chess

The 26th Summer Universiade, aka Summer Games for University Students, is currently going on in Shenzhen with chess as one of the sports included. A total of 88 men and 68 women have been registered for the tournament that started on 15th Aug and the last round will be played on 21st Aug.


Top seed filled by Chinese GM (Li Chao b, Wang Hao, Wang Yue, Ni Hua etc.) and seconded by Armenian nationality. Li Chao close the tournament with 8.5/9 defeating all 7 Grandmasters in a row, thus get the gold medal.  Last round standing  position is :

1 GM Li Chao CHN 2669 8.5
2 GM Wang Hao CHN 2718 6.5
3 GM Wang Yue CHN 2709 6.5 
4 GM Andriasyan Zaven ARM 2616 6.5
5 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2571 6.5
6 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2585 6.5
7 GM Papin Vasily RUS 2565 6.5 
8 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2608 6.0 
9 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2600 6.0 
10 GM Ni Hua CHN 2662 6.0
Dua Indonesian player, IM Tirta Purnama and Hakiki Kaisar Jenius also playing and take time to learn from their stronger opponent. Tirta finished 5.0/9 , Kaisar and Wahyudi at 4.5/9.
As shown in the game below between Kaisar vs Wang Yue, the 2700 rated opponent gone victorious using chess opening Sicilian Defence.

In Women section, Mariya Muzychuck  top the rating list with WGM Shen Yang second. Again Chinese Tan Zhongyi hold the gold medal with Munguntuul at second, sharing 7.0/9. Round 9 positions:

1 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2396 7.0
2 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL 2457 7.0
3 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2404 7.0
4 IM Vasilevich Irina RUS 2367 6.5 
5 WGM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2381 6.5 
6 WGM Stojanovic Andelija SRB 2293 6.5 
7 WIM Kalinina Olga UKR 2222 6.0 
8 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre TUR 2282 6.0
9 WGM Shen Yang CHN 2459 6.0
10 IM Purtseladze Maka GEO 2364 6.0
11 Anna Muzychuck 6.0

Irene Sukandar is on 5.5/9, travelling to Shenzhen also two other university students: Ferdiana and Felica. So far a good tournament that promote chess as one of medal competitive sports. Irene defeated Tamara Cheremnova on final round as well.

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