3rd World Junior Team Chess Championship (girls): Rio de Janeiro 2000

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Basic data

3rd World Junior Team Chess Championship (girls)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 8th - 12th August 2000
City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue: Recreio Shopping
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: IA Friedrich A. Salamon (BRA)
Teams participating: 9 from 7 countries
Players participating: 18 (incl. 1 WGM and 5 WIMs)
Games played: 40
Competition format: Two board five round Swiss.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points; 3. Buchholz; 4. First board result; 5. Progress
Time control: 23 moves in 1 hour, then 1 hour for the rest of the game
Website: http://www.fexerj.com.br/iiiwjtcc.htm
Downloadable game file: 00junwtch-g.zip

Tournament review

The two European dominators met in round three as they scored 4/4 each until then. The top clash of the event went on for a 1-all tie. On day four Poland dropped a fraction vs Venezuela while Hungary steamrolled Argentina 2-0. The real horror happened on the last day. Poland won 2-0 and Anita Gara, the older sister, only managed to draw vs 2062 player from South Africa to let the championship slip from their hands since Poland took first place on a basis of second tie-break, that is number of points scored at top board! Venezuela beat Brazil "B" 2-0 on round five to take bronze, thus copying boys' team achievement.

Best board results

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. WGM Radziewicz, Iweta Poland POL 5 90.0
2. WIM Gara, Anita Hungary HUN 4 5 80.0
3. WIM Sánchez, Sarai Venezuela VEN 3 5 60.0

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. WIM Gara, Ticia Hungary HUN 5 90.0
2. Andrzejewska, Edyta Poland POL 4 5 80.0
3. WIM Blanco Acevedo, María Carolina Venezuela VEN 5 70.0

Interesting games

Black apparently ignored one of Nimzowitsch's commandments:
avoid keeping your pieces off the centre.
Radziewicz, Iweta (POL) - Maggiolo, Elisa (ARG) 1 - 0

White's attack looked promising but it failed.
Sánchez, Sarai (VEN) - Radziewicz, Iweta (POL) 0 - 1