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Podium shuffle - Round ten report

december 21.



-by WGM Anna Rudolf and GM Mihail Marin

None of the three teams having ensured a medal the night before maintained its position after the dramatic tenth round.
Top-seed India defeated the ambitious team of Turkey with 3-1 in a match without draws while a reborn Russian squad crushed Ukraine by 3,5-0,5.

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One of the ninth round brilliancy prizes goes to Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya of Mongolia for the fine way she combined play on two wings and the spectacular mate crowning the game

december 20.



King's Indian transposing to Benoni
Miljenko Muha (2105) - Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya (1875)
World Youth U–16 Chess Olympiad 2014 Gyor round nine, 20.12.2014

[Mihail,Marin]

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The other ninth round prize was awarded to Max Chew Lee of Australia for a game with a similar abstract scenario as the preevious one

december 20.



Central Gambit
Max Chew Lee (1931) - Abu Alhaija Thaer (1487)
World Youth U–16 Chess Olympiad 2014 Gyor (9.18), 20.12.2014

[Mihail,Marin]

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Putting all on the winning card - Round nine report

december 20.



-by WGM Anna Rudolf and GM Mihail Marin

The results of the ninth round brought up an unusual situation: the medalists are known already, but their order is yet to be decided by the last round.

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Tactics challenge of an Olympic medalist

december 20.



Olympic medalist Grandmaster Pal Benko shares his most recent chess gems with the new generations.

Benko was raised in Hungary and became a member of the Olympic team in 1956, when Hungary won the bronze medal. After immigrating to the States, he represented the USA at six more Olympiads, winning an individual board silver medal in 1962 and a team silver medal in 1966.

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