FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2022 is taking place in Sardinia, Italy from October 11 to 23, 2022. Nearly 200 players from 58 countries will compete over 11 swiss rounds for the title of the World Junior Chess Champion. IM Nurgyul Salimova, WIM Meruert Kamalidenova, WIM Mariam Mkrtchyan, WGM Govhar Beydullayeva and WGM Jana Schneider headlining the Women’s competition.
After six rounds (out of 11) Govhar Beydullayeva is the sole leader of the girls section with 5,5/6. She is closely followed by the top seeded Nurgyul Salimova, Meruert Kamalidenova, and Assel Serikbay with 5,0/6.
FIDE World Girls Chess Championship standings
|22||Koubova Anna Marie||CZE||2089||3.5|
|25||WIM||Gomez Barrera Javiera Belen||CHI||2219||3.5|
|27||Le Thuy An||VIE||1728||3.5|
|37||Sebastian Mhage Gerriahlou||PHI||1865||3|
|43||Ortega Beltran Ximena||MEX||1820||2.5|
|48||Daniilidi Dimitra Lydia||GRE||1498||2.5|
|49||Shaw Laurie Ann||RSA||1409||2.5|
|52||WFM||Singgih Diajeng Theresa||INA||1991||2|
|54||Ruiz Villalba Andrea||MEX||1764||2|
|58||Jacobsen Shanne Hedegaard||DEN||1412||2|
More about Govhar Beydullayeva
Govhar Beydullayeva was born in Al Zulfi, Saudi Arabia on April 23, 2003. Govhar’s parents are from the Agsu District of Azerbaijan. When she was 4, her father taught her how to play chess. After moving Azerbaijan she started to go to the chess club with her little sister at the age of 6.
Govhar Beydullayeva repeatedly represented Azerbaijan at the European Youth Chess Championships and World Youth Chess Championships in different age groups, where she won three medals: gold (in 2017, at the European Youth Chess Championship in the U14 girls age group) and two silver (in 2014, at the European Youth Chess Championship in the U12 girls age group, and in 2015, at the European Youth Chess Championship in the U12 girls age group).
In 2013, Govhar Beydullayeva won European Youth Rapid Chess Championship in the U10 girls age group.
In August 2018, she ranked 4th in the European Youth Chess Championship in the U16 girls age group.
In 2017, in Riga Govhar Beydullayeva participated in Women’s European Individual Chess Championship.
In 2021, she won the World Cup among girls under 18. In the same year she won Girls U18 Fide World Youth Super Final.
In April 2022, she won the women’s gold medal at the 2022 European Individual Chess Championship.
In 2012, Govhar Beydullayeva won Azerbaijani Youth Chess Championship in the U10 girls age group, then she repeated this success for three times in the years of 2013, 2015 and 2016
Govhar Beydullayeva repeatedly participated in Azerbaijan national women’s chess championships, where she won 4 medals: gold in 2022, silver in the years of 2020 and 2021, and bronze in 2019
Besides the European and the world championships Govhar Beydullayeva has won many prizes in other International tournaments.
In 2011, 2012, 2013, she won 1st place among her age group in the C category of Baku open international tournament.
In 2014, she played well in B category of “Baku Open 2014” festival. She scored 7 out of 9 and took 5th place. Also she gained 189 ELO points.
In 2017, with the score of 10 out of 10, Govhar Beydullayeva won the “Mikhail Botvinnik cup” which was held in Moscow Russia.
In 2021, she won silver medal among women in “Serbia Open Masters” tournament which was held in Belgrade, Serbia.