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Peter Anand clinches Gold at FIDE World Amateur u-2000

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/10/2021

20-year-old Peter Anand A scored an unbeaten 7.5/9 to win Gold in FIDE World Amateur Championship in Under-2000 category. This is his biggest achievement in his nascent chess career so far. He won €1000, a trophy and a Gold medal. He also qualified for the next FIDE World Amateur Championship as long as he doesn't touch 2300 or cross it. Furthermore, he will also get a free accommodation and full board by the organizing committee. Peter's previous best performance was a second place finish at Velammal Blitz Rating in February 2019 where he beat WGM Meenakshi, then FM Rathanvel, GM Laxman and drew with GM Aravindh Chithambaram.

Nimmy secures Silver

Nimmy A G scored 5.5/9 to secure Silver in the Under 2300 Women's section. She was placed ninth overall in her category. However, both WFM Alexandra Zherebtsova and Nimmy finished with the same score. While the Russian won the Gold, €1000 and a qualification to the next event, Nimmy got only a Silver medal according to the tie-breaks.

Gold in Under 2000 - Peter Anand A 7.5/9

Peter Anand and Nimmy A G

Peter Anand scored an unbeaten 7.5/9, gained 85.2 Elo rating points and performed at 2165

Peter - Berkay: 1-0

Peter Anand's most exciting game of the event was in the fifth round against Berkay Celik (TUR)

Position after 33...Qg5

White is completely winning in the above volatile position after 33...Qg5. However, the game continued 34.Qd3 allowing Black to get back in the game via 34...Bxf2+ 35.Kxf2 Qh4+ and 36.Ke2 gave Black a completely winning position. Find out what did White miss in the above position.

Position after 42.c7

Black is simply winning after 42...f1=Q. However, much to his chagrin, he opted for 42...Rc6. White managed to make a miraculous save 43.Rd8 Rxc7 44.Rxe8+ Kg7 45.Ree1! and now 45...Rf7 just sealed Black's fate. 46.Rf1 and now White is completely winning.

Peter Anand in action against WCM Zeinep Sultanbek (KAZ) in Round 8 | Photo: Chess in Greece

Replay Peter's games

Despite starting the tournament with two losses, scoring only 1.0/3, Nimmy A G scored 5.5/9 and managed to secure a Silver medal in the Women's section of the Under-2300 category.

Silver in Under 2300 Women - Nimmy A G 5.5/9

Nimmy A G in action against Matei-Andrei Coicev (ROU) in Round 8 | Photo: Chess in Greece

Nimmy made a great comeback as she scored 4.5/6 in the last six games

The tournament took place at Rhodes in Greece from 17th to 25th October 2021. Time control is 90' + 30" per move.

Final Standings in Under 2000

Rk.SNo NamesexFEDRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Peter Anand AIND17877,50,546,550,056
Degrande MarigjewBEL18897,50,545,048,056
WCMSultanbek ZeinepwKAZ18837,00,046,048,546
Tarnowska AleksandrawPOL18416,50,040,541,045
Celik BerkayTUR18466,00,049,051,555
CMMohamed Saeed LailyUAE19966,00,045,549,044
Ehab MohamedEGY19486,00,041,045,044
AFMStathatos AlexandrosGRE16516,00,040,544,054
Hamad BaderUAE17565,50,045,049,055
CMTenuunbold BattulgaMGL17535,50,043,547,554


Final standings in Under 2300

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgIPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
FMLadopoulos DimitriosGRE22948,00,045,048,058
FMAbdilkhair AbilmansurKAZ22037,50,045,550,057
Renkowski PiotrPOL22296,51,047,050,056
Sandalakis NikolaosGRE22266,50,044,047,056
CMMagana BenKEN20356,00,041,545,055
FMOragwu ChukwunonsoNGR22555,50,044,048,044
Samaridis KonstantinosGRE20735,50,042,045,055
WFMZherebtsova AlexandraRUS22075,50,040,044,045
Nimmy A.G.IND21185,50,036,039,044
Bigabylov ZhubanKAZ20075,00,044,547,544



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