Shyamsundar, Phung win Asian junior chess

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 23, 2010 14:50 hrs

International Master Shyamsundar of India and WFM Vo Thi Kim Phung of Vietnam won the boys and girls titles, respectively, in the Asian junior chess championship, here Wednesday. Both Shyamsundar and Phung won the gold medals after the tie-break was employed.

In the boys section, Shyamsundar got past IM Vidit Santosh Gujrati, but both finished on seven points as also Mehar Chinna Reddy.

Phung edged out Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakhstan following the tie-break after both ended up on 7.5 points apiece.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Chess Association felicitated World champion Viswanathan Anand.

The results (9th and final round):

Boys: Shyamsundar M 7 drew Nitin S 7; Mehar Chinna Reddy CH 6 lost to Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 7; Lalith Babu MR 6.5 drew Ashwin Jayaram 6; Sethuraman S P 6.5 bt Arun Karthik R 5.5; Narayan Srinath 5.5 lost to Andwesh Upadhyaya 6.5; Debashis Das 6.5 bt Pascua Haridas (PHI) 5.5; Swayams Mishra 6 drew Lokesh P 6; Karthikeyan P 5.5 drew Adhiban B 5.5; Abhishek Kelkar 5 lost to Narayanan K 6; Darini Poruia (IRI) 6 bt Swapni S Dhopade 4.5; Priyadarshan K 4.5 lost to Shreyans K Shah 5.5; Akkozov Berik (KAZ) 5.5 bt Harihara Sudan M 4.5; Tan Weiland (SIN) 4.5 lost to Saravana Krishnan P 5.5; G Akash 5 drew Shreyansh Daklia 5; Yohan J 5 drew Das Sayantan 5.

Girls: Tay Li Jin Jeslin (SIN) 6 lost to Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (KAZ) 7.5; Vo Thi Kim Phung (VIE) 7.5 bt Preethi R 6; Padmini Rout 6.5 drew Nandhidhaa PV 6; Bharathi R 6 drew Bhakti Kulkarni 6; Lakshmi Praneetha K 6 bt Cholleti Sahaja Sri 5.5; Khademalsharieh Sarasadat (IR) 5 lost to Hejazipour Mitra (IRI) 6; Pon Nkrithika 6 bt Sithalatchumi 5; Gagare Shalmali 4.5 lost to Pratyusha Bodda 6; Michelle Catehrina P 4.5 lost to J Saranya 5.5; A Akshaya 5.5 bt Mohana Priya J 4.5; Aparajita Gochikar 4.5 drew Alavi Homa (IR) 5; Lasya G 4.5 drew Harini S 4.5; Bernales Christy Lamiel (PHI) 4 lost to Nur Nabila Azman Hisham (MAS) 5; Nur Najiha Hisham (MAS) 4.5 drew Mitali Madhukar Patil 4.5; Dharani Sree R 4 lost to Balakannamma P 5.



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