FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships – Winners

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships - Winners

Location Creta Maris, Hersonissos, Crete
Date 2017/10/28 to 2017/10/29

9 Alexandrov Ilya 799319 1130 HUN Rapid U16
75 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 769290 1863 HUN Rapid U14
76 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 769290 1805 HUN Blitz U14
77 IM Kozak Adam 753246 2393 HUN Blitz U16
78 IM Kozak Adam 753246 2202 HUN Rapid U16
87 Leszko Bence 769070 2025 HUN Blitz U14
88 Leszko Bence 769070 1721 HUN Rapid U14

The 1st FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships for Boys and Girls U14, U16, U18 concluded in Creta Maris, Hersonissos, Greece.

The short but action-packed event saw tough battles across all age categories and many medals were decided by a tiebreak "photo finish". The closing ceremony was held on Monday at the Creta Maris Convention Centre. The cups and medals were awarded by ECU General Secretary Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, President of the Portugal Chess Federation Dominic Cross, Vice-President of the Greek Chess Federation Argyrios Kytharidis and Tournament Director Nikos Kalesis. The Rapid Championship was played on 28-29th October as 9-round Swiss with time control 10'+5". 69 players from 20 federations took part in this event. In the U14 category FM Ngo Duc Tri (Vietnam) emerged clear winner with 7,5 points. Silver is Nikolaos Spyropoulos (Greece), while bronze is FM Daniel Dardha (Belgium), both on 7 points. Among the girls the best was Magdalena Harazinska (Poland) with 6 points. FM Liwia Jarocka, also from Poland, is second, and Larisa Kuhar (Slovenia) is third. Vietnam also claimed the gold medal in the U16 category as IM Nguyen Anh Khoi scored the perfect 9/9 points. IM Adam Kozak (Hungary) is second and FM Felix Blohberger (Austria) is third, each with 7 points. WFM Anna Afonasieva from Russia took the gold among girls with 5 points. Silver is Grete Olde (Estonia) and bronze is Antigoni Georgitsi (Greece). In the U18 category there was a huge tie on the top position as three players finished on 6,5 points each and all three tiebreak criterions had to be employed in order to decide the final order. Gold medal goes to IM Leon Livaic (Croatia), silver is IM Florian Mesaros (Austria) and bronze goes to FM Raphael Lagunow (Germany). The top girl was WIM Mai Narva (Estonia), second was Nguyen Hong Ngoc from Vietnam, while bronze medal goes to WFM Olde Margareth (Estonia). The Blitz Championship was played on 30th October as 9-round Swiss with time control 5'+2". 63 players participated in this event. In the Blitz U14 section convincing was FM Daniel Dardha from Belgium who scored 8 points. Bence Leszko (Hungary) took the silver medal and Elie Milikow (Israel) claimed the bronze. Among the girls Magdalena Harazinska (Poland) was the best again with 5,5 points and her compatriot FM Liwia Jarocka was second again. Ramona Golsta (Latvia) earned the bronze medal. The winner also repeated in the Open U16 section. Another gold medal for IM Nguyen Anh Khoi (Vietnam) and another silver for IM Adam Kozak (Hungary). Bronze medal is for Georgios Mitsis (Greece). WFM Anna Afonasieva (Russia) is best among the girls with 4,5 points. Silver is Do Vu Thien Nhi (Vietnam) and Grete Olde (Estonia) took the bronze. IM Valeriy Kazakovskiy from Belarus claimed the gold medal in U18 category. CM Le Minh Hoang (Vietnam) took the silver on better tie-break, while IM Florian Mesaros (Austria) remained third and is awarded with bronze medal. All three winners among the girls finished on 4,5 points and tiebreak was calculated to distribute the medals. Estonia again won gold and bronze by WIM Mai Narva and WFM Olde Margareth, respectively, while silver went to WFM Paula-Alexandra Gitu from Moldova. The full results are available on the official website. A big “THANK YOU” to all the players, parents, coaches, arbiters and organizers for participating in this unforgettable event.
Closing ceremony photo gallery (by Anastasya Karlovich)
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr308151.aspx?lan=1&art=79&turdet=YES&flag=30&wi=821

Alphabetical list all groups

No. Name FideID Rtg FED Name
1 WFM Afonasieva Anna 24173606 2163 RUS Rapid U16
2 WFM Afonasieva Anna 24173606 1954 RUS Blitz U16
3 Aggeletou Fereniki 4297407 1124 GRE Blitz U14
4 Aggeletou Fereniki 4297407 1018 GRE Rapid U14
5 Ahluwalia Amardip 437085 1994 ENG Blitz U14
6 Ahluwalia Amardip 437085 1798 ENG Rapid U14
7 Alexakis Dimitris 4277023 1955 GRE Rapid U14
8 Alexakis Dimitris 4277023 1817 GRE Blitz U14
9 Alexandrov Ilya 799319 1130 HUN Rapid U16
10 Argyriadis Nikolaos 25876783 0 GRE Blitz U14
11 Argyriadis Nikolaos 25876783 0 GRE Rapid U14
12 IM Baskin Robert 24662402 2411 GER Blitz U18
13 IM Baskin Robert 24662402 2305 GER Rapid U18
14 Beliotis Georgios 4231945 1816 GRE Rapid U16
15 FM Blohberger Felix 1632051 2283 AUT Blitz U16
16 FM Blohberger Felix 1632051 2084 AUT Rapid U16
17 Bologan Anton 13909339 1430 MDA Blitz U14
18 FM Dardha Daniel 240990 2178 BEL Rapid U14
19 FM Dardha Daniel 240990 1998 BEL Blitz U14
20 Diamantis Angelos 25874390 1197 GRE Blitz U14
21 Diamantis Angelos 25874390 0 GRE Rapid U14
22 Diamantopoulos Leonidas Nik 25863860 1524 GRE Rapid U16
23 Diamantopoulos Leonidas Nik 25863860 1521 GRE Blitz U16
24 Do Vu Thien Nhi 12416770 0 VIE Blitz U16
25 Do Vu Thien Nhi 12416770 0 VIE Rapid U14
26 WCM Dong Khanh Linh 12403040 1849 VIE Blitz U18
27 WCM Dong Khanh Linh 12403040 1820 VIE Rapid U18
28 Dudin Gleb 34184934 2098 RUS Rapid U14
29 Dudin Gleb 34184934 2000 RUS Blitz U14
30 Farsaris Charalampos 25850660 0 GRE Blitz U14
31 Farsaris Charalampos 0 GRE Rapid U14
32 Farsaris Michail 25850679 1163 GRE Rapid U14
33 Farsaris Michail 25850679 1056 GRE Blitz U14
34 Fragkiadakis Nikolaos Emm 25845292 1149 GRE Rapid U14
35 Fragkiadakis Nikolaos Emm 25845292 1118 GRE Blitz U14
36 Georgitsi Antigoni 4246527 1655 GRE Blitz U16
37 Georgitsi Antigoni 4246527 1577 GRE Rapid U16
38 Georgitsi Sofia 4291018 1317 GRE Blitz U14
39 Georgitsi Sofia 4291018 1316 GRE Rapid U14
40 WFM Gitu Paula-Alexandra 13904620 1949 MDA Blitz U18
41 WFM Gitu Paula-Alexandra 13904620 1937 MDA Rapid U18
42 Globus Or 2816776 2070 ISR Rapid U14
43 Globus Or 2816776 1840 ISR Blitz U14
44 Golsta Madara 11607386 1851 LAT Rapid U14
45 Golsta Madara 11607386 1820 LAT Blitz U14
46 Golsta Ramona 11607394 1664 LAT Blitz U14
47 Golsta Ramona 11607394 1643 LAT Rapid U14
48 FM Gungl Theo 24695653 2263 GER Rapid U16
49 FM Gungl Theo 24695653 2192 GER Blitz U16
50 Harazinska Magdalena 1194984 1659 POL Rapid U14
51 Harazinska Magdalena 1194984 1578 POL Blitz U14
52 FM Horvath Dominik 1642561 2262 AUT Blitz U14
53 FM Horvath Dominik 1642561 2110 AUT Rapid U14
54 FM Jarocka Liwia 21807558 1750 POL Rapid U14
55 FM Jarocka Liwia 21807558 1608 POL Blitz U14
56 Kadianis Georgios 4264681 1884 GRE Blitz U18
57 Kadianis Georgios 4264681 1871 GRE Rapid U18
58 Kasioumis Vasilios 4291484 1861 GRE Blitz U14
59 Kasioumis Vasilios 4291484 1798 GRE Rapid U14
60 Kazakos Nikolaos 25833146 1278 GRE Rapid U14
61 IM Kazakovskiy Valeriy 13507443 2441 BLR Blitz U18
62 IM Kazakovskiy Valeriy 13507443 2393 BLR Rapid U18
63 Kealar Ioannis 25838415 1207 GRE Rapid U14
64 Kealar Ioannis 25838415 1061 GRE Blitz U14
65 Kotsinis Alexandros 25870750 1263 GRE Blitz U14
66 Kotsinis Alexandros 25870750 1154 GRE Rapid U14
67 Koutsaftis Efstratios 25802640 1352 GRE Blitz U14
68 Koutsaftis Efstratios 25802640 1279 GRE Rapid U14
69 Koutsouraki Ariadni 25811908 1215 GRE Blitz U14
70 Koutsouraki Ariadni 25811908 1109 GRE Rapid U14
71 Koutsourakis Ioannis 25800264 1379 GRE Rapid U14
72 Koutsourakis Ioannis 25800264 1306 GRE Blitz U14
73 Kouvidis Ioannis 25812432 1584 GRE Blitz U14
74 Kouvidis Ioannis 25812432 1139 GRE Rapid U14
75 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 769290 1863 HUN Rapid U14
76 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 769290 1805 HUN Blitz U14
77 IM Kozak Adam 753246 2393 HUN Blitz U16
78 IM Kozak Adam 753246 2202 HUN Rapid U16
79 Kuhar Larisa 14625504 1545 SLO Rapid U14
80 Kuhar Larisa 14625504 1426 SLO Blitz U14
81 Kusa Jakub 395595 1950 CZE Blitz U14
82 Kusa Jakub 395595 1718 CZE Rapid U14
83 FM Lagunow Raphael 24652644 2301 GER Blitz U18
84 FM Lagunow Raphael 24652644 2246 GER Rapid U18
85 CM Le Minh Hoang 12404683 1999 VIE Blitz U18
86 CM Le Minh Hoang 12404683 1997 VIE Rapid U18
87 Leszko Bence 769070 2025 HUN Blitz U14
88 Leszko Bence 769070 1721 HUN Rapid U14
89 Liang Chelsea 2408015 1494 SCO Blitz U14
90 Liang Chelsea 2408015 0 SCO Rapid U14
91 Liang Marshall 2408031 0 SCO Rapid U14
92 Liang Marshall 2408031 0 SCO Blitz U14
93 Liiv Kristiina 4504666 1451 EST Rapid U14
94 Liiv Kristiina 4504666 1379 EST Blitz U14
95 IM Livaic Leon 14531534 2452 CRO Blitz U18
96 IM Livaic Leon 14531534 2294 CRO Rapid U18
97 Lumiste Rene 4503295 2090 EST Blitz U18
98 Lumiste Rene 4503295 2043 EST Rapid U18
99 Matthaiaki Nefeli 4295048 1212 GRE Blitz U14
100 Matthaiaki Nefeli 4295048 1110 GRE Rapid U14
101 IM Mesaros Florian 1629220 2369 AUT Blitz U18
102 IM Mesaros Florian 1629220 2257 AUT Rapid U18
103 AGM Milikow Elie 371281868 2006 ISR Blitz U14
104 AGM Milikow Elie 371281868 1737 ISR Rapid U14
105 AGM Milikow Yoav 2822237 2144 ISR Blitz U14
106 AGM Milikow Yoav 2822237 2021 ISR Rapid U14
107 Mitsis Georgios 4295676 2170 GRE Blitz U16
108 Mitsis Georgios 4295676 1879 GRE Rapid U16
109 WIM Narva Mai 4500512 2265 EST Blitz U18
110 WIM Narva Mai 4500512 2155 EST Rapid U18
111 FM Ngo Duc Tri 12405060 1776 VIE Rapid U14
112 FM Ngo Duc Tri 12405060 1715 VIE Blitz U14
113 IM Nguyen Anh Khoi 12404675 2135 VIE Blitz U16
114 IM Nguyen Anh Khoi 12404675 2078 VIE Rapid U16
115 Nguyen Hong Ngoc 12403083 1712 VIE Blitz U18
116 Nguyen Hong Ngoc 12403083 1648 VIE Rapid U18
117 CM Nguyen Huynh Minh Thien 12403431 1742 VIE Blitz U14
118 CM Nguyen Huynh Minh Thien 12403431 1669 VIE Rapid U14
119 Olde Grete 4503104 1877 EST Rapid U16
120 Olde Grete 4503104 1756 EST Blitz U16
121 WFM Olde Margareth 4503082 2053 EST Blitz U18
122 WFM Olde Margareth 4503082 2012 EST Rapid U18
123 Papidakis Georgios 4295099 1496 GRE Blitz U14
124 Papidakis Georgios 4295099 1314 GRE Rapid U14
125 CM Prieb Robert 16212002 1627 GER Blitz U14
126 FM Sawlin Leonid 4689542 2350 GER Rapid U18
127 FM Sawlin Leonid 4689542 2292 GER Blitz U18
128 WIM Sherif Amina 12911690 2084 EGY Blitz U18
129 WIM Sherif Amina 12911690 2041 EGY Rapid U18
130 Spyropoulos Nikolaos 4298977 2092 GRE Rapid U14
131 Spyropoulos Nikolaos 4298977 2066 GRE Blitz U14
132 IM Tran Minh Thang 12401080 2352 VIE Blitz U18
133 IM Tran Minh Thang 12401080 2305 VIE Rapid U18
134 Tsapaki Asimenia 25845365 1191 GRE Blitz U14
135 Tsapaki Asimenia 25845365 1144 GRE Rapid U14
136 WFM Vrtiakova Anna 14927870 2026 SVK Blitz U18
137 Wong Brian Bh 6003036 1725 HKG Rapid U18
  Closing ceremony photo gallery (by Anastasya Karlovich)
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