:: World Υouth Chess Championships 2004

The World Youth Chess Championships 2004 are completed successfully with Poland, Russia, China, and Georgia dominating the medal awards.

Boys U18
Wojtaszek Radoslaw from Poland is world champion. Although he started rather badly and lost the match of the 2nd round, he moved on steadily approaching the top little by little where he caught up with Tomashevsky in the 10th round. In the last round Wojtaszek fought and played with excellent technique thus winning the match and the title of the world champion with 9/11. Evgeny Tomashevsky, on the other hand, showing good tactics and calm firmness won the silver medal with 8.5/11 while Ahmed Adly from Egypt won the bronze one after demonstrating great skill combined with dynamic play.
Boys U16
Maxim Rodshtein from Israel conquered the title of world champion after scoring 8.5/11. David Baramidze and Luca Lenic follow him with half a point difference while Valentin Iotov, although he was alone at the top for several rounds, he didn't finally manage to be among the awarded players because of his mediocre appearance during the last critical rounds.

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With an impressive number of participants surpassing the 1000 players from 73 countries, the World Youth Chess Championships for Boys and Girls under 10-18 took place at the hotel Creta Maris in Hersonissos of Heraklion, Crete, in Greece, from 4 until 13/11/2004 under the auspices of FIDE and with the organizing contribution of the chess department of OAA "Heraklio" and the Greek Chess Federation.

Chess.GR was responsible for the overall coverage of the event on the Internet (official website http://www.greekchess.com/wycc2004), with results, standings, selected games, photos, etc. Maris Hotels Group is the sponsor of the event.

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