World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2017 Last Round (9) Now Underway in lasi Romania..
Leaders so far are ..
OPEN U7 (62 PLAYERS), CM Begmuratov Khumoyun 1577 of UZB 7½pts.
OPEN U9 (89 PLAYERS), CM Azjargal Erdenebat MGL 1452 at 7pts and CM Orujov Farid AZE 1517 also 7pts. ******NOTE: 1 eight year old ZIMBABWEAN boy is in this group :Madamombe Tinaye ZIM at 3pts going into the last round.
OPEN U11 (76 PLAYERS), Miron Iurii MDA 1525 at 6½, Ozturk Efe Hakan TUR 1825 at 6½, Flores Quillas Diego Saul Rod PER 1905 also 6½
OPEN U13, (62 PLAYERS), FM Batsuren Dambasuren MGL 2214 at 7pts, Tanriverdi Enes TUR 2122 also 7pts. ******NOTE: 2 SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYERS are in this section i.e Moagi Ntuma RSA 1299 at 3pts and Oosthuizen Michal Jacobus RSA 1467 at 2½pts but given a bye.
OPEN U15 (50 PLAYERS), Yakubboev Nodirbek UZB 2427 at 7 pts
OPEN U17 (21 PLAYERS), Here we have a WINNER already all games finished. FM Macovei Andrei MDA 2329 with 7,0pts
GIRLS U7 (28 PLAYERS), Here we have a WINNER already all games finished. Tselmuun Dorjsuren MGL with 7,0pts tied with Maral Bat-Ulzii MGL at 7,0pts. ******NOTE: 1 six year old Zimbabwean girl is in this group: Madamombe Anotida ZIM with 2,0pts
GIRLS U9 (44 PLAYERS), Here we have a WINNER already all games finished i.e WCM Khamdamova Afruza UZB 1449 at 7,5pts.
GIRLS U11 (41 PLAYERS), WCM Munkhzul Davaakhuu MGL 1722 at 6½pts tied with other two.
GIRLS U13 (42 PLAYERS),WFM Nurgali Nazerke KAZ 2013 at 6½pts, Lehaci Miruna-Daria ROU 1893 also 6½pts. ******NOTE: 1 twelve year old ZIMBABWEAN girl is in this group ;Mudodo Refiloe Hazel ZIM 1421 AT 3.5PTS going into last round.
GIRLS U15 (28 PLAYERS), WFM Serikbay Assel KAZ 2110 at 7½.
******NOTE: One 14 year old BOTSWANA girl is in this group; WFM Besa Masaiti 1553 at 3pts going into the last round.
GIRLS U17 (26 PLAYERS), WCM Mirza Diana IRL 1895 AT 6pts.
Thank You for representing Africa and also your BRAVERY!..; Tinaye ZIM, Ntuma RSA, Jacobus RSA, Anotida ZIM, Refiloe ZIM, and Masaiti BOT.
Iasi has a history of over 600 years and it is known as the cultural capital of Romania. Iasi is a city toped on 7 hills – like Rome – with 350 000 inhabitants, situated in the north-east of Romania (400 km from Bucharest). It is a famous academic, cultural, multi-religious and industrial centre and it is located in the area of the well-known churches and monasteries in the northern part of Romania.
Iasi County Chess Association has a wealthy tradition of promoting chess in both national and international plans. They have successfully organized multiple editions of both seniors and juniors National Championships over the time, as well as numerous international tournaments, the most known being the World School Individual Chess Championship 2012 (with a record breaking of 503 players from 36 countries), FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2013 and Youth Teams Chess European Championship, in 2011 and 2014.