E.Enkh-Am­galan and G.Ot­gontuya take vic­tory at State Am­a­teur Chess Tournament

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE -

Cel­e­brat­ing the 25th an­niver­sary of the Con­sti­tu­tion Day, Par­lia­ment and the Mon­go­lian Chess Fed­er­a­tion have co-or­ga­nized the State Am­a­teur Chess Tournament 2017 at the State Palace from Jan­uary 7 to 8.

M.Enkhbold, speaker of Par­lia­ment, opened the tournament and said, “Mon­go­lia adopted its new Con­sti­tu­tion on Jan­uary 13, 1992, and com­mem­o­rat­ing the day, the State Am­a­teur Chess Tournament is be­ing or­ga­nized for the sixth con­sec­u­tive year by the Par­lia­ment of Mon­go­lia and the Mon­go­lian Chess Fed­er­a­tion. I am happy to see that the num­ber of play­ers and the scope of the com­pe­ti­tion have been in­creas­ing year by year. I would like to ex­press my grat­i­tude to every­one who con­trib­uted to the de­vel­op­ment of chess in Mon­go­lia”.

The 2017 State Am­a­teur Chess Tournament is the sixth con­test that brought over 7,000 play­ers from across the coun­try, which be­gan in Novem­ber 2013. In the fi­nal eight rounds, 134 com­peti­tors played in the Swiss sys­tem, of which 100 men and 34 women play­ers for the cham­pi­onship ti­tles.

In the men’s cat­e­gory, E.Enkh-Am­galan col­lected the max­i­mum of eight points, be­com­ing the win­ner of the State Am­a­teur Chess Tournament 2017, while M.Al­tan­gerel and B.Nasan­jar­gal took sec­ond and third places re­spec­tively.

The women’s event was led by G.Ot­gontuya, with L.Munkhzaya and M.Jar­gal­saikhan in sec­ond and third. All three women are from Ulaan­baatar. As is cus­tom­ary, or­ga­niz­ers nom­i­nated D.Naidan as the lead­ing se­nior player and par­lia­men­tar­ian G.Zan­dan­shatar was pro­claimed as the “in­tel­lec­tual am­a­teur player” of the 2017 event.

Any­one who is above 18 and doesn’t have any chess ti­tles can par­tic­i­pate in the State Am­a­teur Chess Tournament.

The win­ners re­ceive the ti­tle Vice Chess Mas­ter and gain the right to com­pete in the Asian Am­a­teur Chess Cham­pi­onships.

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