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World Junior Champion wins in Cape Town

The World Junior Champion was a clear first in Cape Town’s first international tournament in 30 years. Alexander Ipatov, 20, won the DSK GM norm event at the German School in Tamboers Kloof. Ipatov also won most of his games in a 20-player simultaneous exhibition. (I was one of his victims.) Although South Africans filled the bottom of the table, Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe and Elijah Emojong of Uganda did the continent proud. The final scores were: 1 GM Alexander Ipatov rated 2583 8 out of Read more [...]