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Padmini Rout wins Bronze in World Jr Chess

 CHOTOWA-CZARNA (POLAND), Aug 17 (PTI): Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout was the lone Indian to sign off with a medal when she notched up the bronze after drawing her 13th and final round game with Deysi Cori of Peru in the World Junior Girls’ Chess Championship here.

 Scoring 10 points, Padmini, who still has a few years left to play in the world juniors, had beaten Alisa Melekhina of United States in the penultimate round.

The gold medal was won by top seed and hot favourite for the crown Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia, who scored another fine victory at the expense of Ekaterini Pavlidou of Greece.

Anna scored a whopping 11 points in all and finished half a point clear of Olga Girya of Russia who was held to a draw by Irina Andrenko of Ukraine.

In the open championship being played simultaneously, Dmitry Andreikin of Russia won the gold medal ahead of compatriot Sanan Sjugirov.

Settling for draws in contrasting fashion in the final round, both Andreikin and Sanan finished with an identical score of 10 points out of a possible 13 but the tie-break of the former was alway superior.

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