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Valentina Golubenko and Ivan Saric young Croatian world chess champions
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  10/31/2008 | Sports , People , Awards | Unrated
Croatia chess superpower among young world masters! Part 1.


Valentina Golubenko and Ivan Šarić enjoying victory in Vietnam, adorned with beautiful flowers.



The following amazing list deserves to be seen:

Medal tally
Rank Country Total Individual Team
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
1 India 12 3 4 4 2 2 8 1 2
2 Vietnam 4 5 3 1 1   3 4 3
3 CROATIA 2   1 2         1
4 China 1 4 3 1 3 2   1 1
5 Russia 1 4 1 1 1 1   3  
6 Georgia 1 2 2 1 2 1     1
7 Poland 1 1 1 1 1 1      
8 Kazakhstan 1 1   1       1  
9 Iran 1   1       1   1
10 USA   1 4     2   1 2
11 Canada   1           1  
11 Finland   1     1        
11 Germany   1     1        
14 Azerbaijan     1     1      
14 Indonesia     1     1      
14 Moldova     1     1      
14 Philippines     1           1


The main hall in the city of Vung Tau, Vietnam, where the World Youth Chess Championship was held.

 
Valentina Golubenko

 
Ivan Šarić

World Youth Chess Champions in the category under 18 years, representing Croatia.


Valentina is Woman Grand Master (WGM) in chess, born in 1990 in Estonia. She was 16 times champion of that country in various age categories. Her parents are also successful chess players, and her father Valery Golubenko has PhD in Mathematics.


Dr. Valery Golubenko, Valentina's proud father, drinking Croatian beer in the town of Njivice on the island of Krk.



Ivan Šarić, No1 on the podium receiving gold medal


Interview with Ivan Šarić, World Chess Champion in 2008.



Ivan holds the title of International Chess Master. Born in 1990 and living in the city of Split, Croatia, he was European Champion in 2007 for chess players under the age of 18.

 

Ivan Šarić in Vietnam
with Croatian Coat of Arms




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Comments
  • Comment #1 (Posted by Vladimir Polgar)

    Svaka cast mladim hrvatskim sahistima.Ostavili su iza sebe Ruse,svjetsku sahovsku velesilu.Vaentina je vjerojatno porijeklom Ruskinja sudeci po prezimenu,ali bori se hrabro posd nasom hrvatskom zastavom.Zelim im puno uspjeha u sahovdkoj karijeri.
    Ing.Vlado Polgar
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Ivan)


    Great news!
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by The Captain)

    nice to hear...but why is chess a sport?
     
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