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Ukrainian teen takes home bronze from Youth World Chess Championship

A 17-year-old girl from Dnipro defeated her opponent, Anna Zhurova, who played under the FIDE (International Organization of Chess Players) flag.
Elyzaveta Grebenshchikova. Credit: Oleksandr Osypov/Facebook

Yelyzaveta Grebenshchykova from Dnipro won the bronze medal at the World Youth Chess Championship in the under-18 girls category, the head of the Sports Department of the Dnipro City Council Oleksandr Osypov wrote on Facebook.

According to Osypov, the 17-year-old Grebenshchykova showed the best result among the seven Ukrainian chess players at the tournament.

“She won seven games, drew three and lost only once. In the end, she scored 8.5 points,” Osypov added.

In the final round, Grebenshchykova clinched the bronze in a “tough game” where she played black pieces and defeated her opponent, Anna Zhurova, who played under the FIDE (International Organization of Chess Players) flag. Grebenshchykova edged out Zhurova by half a point in the final standings.

The tournament was held in Montesilvano, Italy using the Swiss system format among boys and girls in the under-14, under-16 and under-18 age groups. The event consisted of 11 rounds.

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