TR  |  EN  
Main Menu
Tournament Schedule
Technical Regulations
Info Bulletin
Live Games
Photo Gallery

Round 7: India and Azerbaijan Tied At Top, Followed by Many
img_1736After the seventh round of the World Under16 Olympiad, the fight for the top spot became tight again and there will be some decisive and dramatic matches to be played tomorrow, since there are going to be two of the last three rounds. Philippines defeated Russia 3-1 while India outscored Georgia with 3.5-0.5. Armenia swept of England with 4-0 while Azerbaijan surpassed Slovakia with 3-1. Turkey-A was also merciless against Turkey-Mersin.

India and Armenia are sharing the leadership spot with 19.5 points followed by Philippines. Russia dropped back to fourth place with 18.5 points followed by Azerbaijan and Turkey-A with 18 and 17.5 points respectively. The first morning today will host Azerbaijan-Armenia, while Turkey-A will face India, England will be tested against Philippines and Russia will seek salvation against Sri Lanka.

Details below.


Philippines scored a vital win against Russia which was led by their first board Grandmaster Wesley So's win against the international master Alexandr Shimanov. The win came after a blunder. The other two boards, Pascua and Datu also won against Yaksin and Bodnaruk to help the 3-1 victory.


India crushed Georgia with a 3.5-0.5 to take the lead together with Armenia after the victories of Adhiban, Sethuraman and Prasanna. Armenia swept of England with 4-0. aAzerbaijan also scored an important 3-1 victory against Slovakia with the help of GM Safarli, IM Durarbeyli and Talshzada. Turkey-A found its way back to the top after winning 4-0 against the Turkish team consisting of players from Mersin. Sri Lanka won narrowly against Switzerland-A while Turkey-C and Greece drew with 2-2.

Turkey Girls-A beat Syria with 2.5-1.5 while Bosnia Herzegovina won against South Africa-A with 3-1. Turkey-B and Switzlerland -B drew and Turkey Girls-B defeated Australia 3-1. İSEK Aquamatch also scored a victory against Albania with 3-1 as did South Africa-B against Kenya.


Cansu Söylemez from Turkey-A who was the only player to hold IM Ekaterina Atalık to a draw in the Turkish Women's Championship .

Selen Sop from Turkey-A again , Under14 Girls Turkish Champion.

 Turkish Chess Federation 2008