Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Frenchman Wins World Juniors

Congrats to Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Swaminathan Soumya, of India, for winning this year's World Juniors in the boys and girls sections, respectively. It was not a particularly positive showing by the trio of Australians, but I suppose they can finish their South American stint with plenty of good experience.

Final Aussie scores are as follows:

6.0 Guo, Emma (Girls)
4.5 Guo-Yuthok, Sherab (Boys)
3.5 Anton, Sarah (Girls)

Despite her terrible run, Sarah did pull off this win. It's a good, domineering one.

2009 WJun Girls
De Leon, P.
Anton, S.

1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. c4 d6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. O-O Qe8 8. Qc2 c6 9. b3 Na6 10. a3 e5 11. e3 e4 12. Nd2 Nc7 13. Bb2 d5 14. Rfc1 g5 15. Re1 Qg6 16. f4 gxf4 17. gxf4 Ng4 18. h3 Nxe3 19. Rxe3 Bxd4 20. Nd1 Bxe3+ 21. Nxe3 Be6 22. Be5 Rac8 23. b4 a6 24. c5 Kf7 25. Kf2 Rg8 26. Ndf1 Qh5 27. Qc3 Nb5 28. Qd2 d4 29. Bxd4 Nxd4 30. Qxd4 Rcd8 31. Qc3 Rd3 32. Qc2 Rgd8 33. Re1 Qh4+ 34. Ke2 Rg8 35. Rd1 Rxd1 36. Qxd1 Qxf4 37. Qe1 Rxg2+ 38. Nxg2 Qf3+ 39. Kd2 Qxg2+ 40. Qe2 Qxh3 41. Ne3 f4 42. Nc4 e3+ 43. Kc3 Kf6 44. Nd6 Bd5 45. Nxb7 Qf3 46. Qe1 e2+ 47. Kb2 Qb3+ 0-1


Anonymous said...

I am quite suprised S.Anton scored 3.5 points. Well done

Nic Croad (NZ) said...

I have fond memories of my own trip to the World Junior where I scored
4.5/13 exactly the same as Sherab Guo-Yuthok. This tournament is usually very strong and for players from our part of the world it can be their first contact with serious international competition so I would guess all the Australian representatives learned quite a lot from the event. From my point of view we can't compete with the european players so it is a success for the players involved to play and represent their country no matter where they finish up.