Ulaanbaatar

The World U-16 Youth Chess Olympiad in Ulaanbaatar is organized by the Mongolian Chess Federation (MCF) from 19th August (Arrival) to 29th August (Departure), 2015, at the  Chinggis Hotel, in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

The tournament is a 10-round Swiss team championship, conducted under the auspices of FIDE. Each team consists of 4 players, the time control is 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″, while 15′ default time is applied.

The team of Hungary, with members IM Benjamin Gledura 2505, IM Gergely Kantor 2408, FM Adam Kozak 2382 and Sebastian Zsombor Peczely 2301, takes the solo lead with 9/10 points. Hungary won four matches against Mongolia A, Mongolia, Zavkhan and Iran and drew the match with the representatives of India.

The second place is shared by India, Iran and Singapore, at 8 points each.

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis

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Best board results according to %:

Board 1: GM Chithambaram Vr. Aravindh (India) 2505, CM Byambasuren Garidmagnai (Zavkhan) 2064 – 4.5/5 (90%)
Board 2: IM Amin Tabatabaei M. (Iran) 2458 – 5/5 (100%)
Board 3: Parham Maghsoodloo (Iran) 2416 – 4.5/5 (90%)
Board 4: Zhang Lanlin (China 1) 1980 – 4/5 (80%)

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 Hungary 9
2 India 8
3 Iran 8
4 Singapore 8
5 Uzbekistan 7
6 Turkey 7
7 Zavkhan 7
8 Russia 7
9 China 1 6
10 Mongolia 6
11 Belarus 6
12 Kyrgyzstan 6
13 Kazakhstan 1 6
14 China 2 6
15 Singapore 2 6
16 France 6
17 MGL Team F 5
18 MGL Team A 5
19 MGL Team B 5
20 MGL Team G 5
21 Australia 5
22 Canada 4
23 MGL Team E 4
24 Sri Lanka 4
25 Kazakhstan 2 4
26 Korea 4
27 MGL Team H 3
28 MGL Team C 3
29 Macau 1 3
30 Russia 2 3
31 Macau 2 3
32 MGL Team D 2
33 Zavkhan 2 2
34 United States of America 1
35 Palau 1

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