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Round 10: India Captures the Gold On Tie-Break
Russia defeated Azerbaijan narrowly with 2.5-1.5 but that was not sufficient for the top seeds to win the gold medal since they were caught by India who defeated England with 3.5-0.5 to take the gold after equalizing the scores and having the better tie-break. The top two teams who had 28.5 points were followed by Philippines who scored 26 points after defeated İSEM 3-1. One of the players of the club Zeytinoğlu made draw with the Filipino prodigy GM Wesley So despite being a pawn up.

Details below.



The important game of the last round was between Russia and Azerbaijan which was won by Russia by 2.5-1.5 but this result was not enough for them to win the gold medal.  While Vasif Durarbeyli defeated Oleg Yaksin on the second board, Anastasia Bodnaruk and Ilia Iljuishenok defeated Mammadov and Kazımova. White played 12.Qf6 and went on to win after 12...Qb8 13.Qe7 f6 14.Nc7 Ra7 15.Be3 b5 16.Bd4 Rc7 17.Qe6 Kh8 and white was two pawns up.



India won the gold medal after defeating England 3.5-0.5 and emerged victorious in Turkey after their triumph in World Junior Championship. Adhiban, Sethuraman and Priyadharshan scored victories against Zhou, Kilpatrick and Auckland to help their country to get the gold medal.


Philippines defeated ISEM 3-1 to get the bronze medal but Zeytinoğlu rated 1883 was able to draw with the 15-year-old prodigy Wesley So and Esat Bağlan another local boy was also able to hold Garcia to a draw.


Turkey-A defeated Georgia with 2.5-1.5 thanks to the only individual win by Burak Fırat while all the other games ended as a draw.



Slovakia and Armenia were not able to breach each other's wall after Ter-Sahakyan and Baghdasaryan scored on the part of Armenia while Csiba and Straka scored on Slovakia's part.
Turkey-C surpassed Sri Lanka with 2.5-1.5 thanks to the wins of Emiroğlu, CM Yüksel and Yargıcı's draw.


Turkey-B swept off South Africa-B while Switzerland-A swept off Turkey Girls-A. Turkey-Mersin defeated Kenya with 4-0 while Bosnia Herzegovina and Switzerland-B was a closer on with the latter emerging as the narrow winner with 2.5-1.5.

South Africa-A won 4-0 against Australia while Syria won with collecting three points against Albania.


Jure Matijevic (Bosnia Herzegovina)


The Kenyan team with the final tactics by their trainer...

Craig Born (South Africa)

FM Prasanna Rao (India)


Sotirios Malikentzos (Greece)

 Turkish Chess Federation 2008