|Valentina Golubenko and Ivan Šarić are world youth chess champions for 2008, at the competition organized in Vietnam. With two gold medals and one bronze, Croatia is ranked third at the World Competition, after India and Vietnam, and before China, Russia, USA, Germany etc. Congratulations from the CROWN!|
Ivan Šarić in Vietnam
with Croatian Coat of Arms
We obtained a nice gift from dr. Valery Golubenko exclusively for the readers of the CROWN: a series of nice photos of Ivan Šarić taken in Šibenik in 2007 during the European Youth Chess Championship, where Ivan won the title of European Champion for the age below 18 years. Many thanks!
Ivan Šarić, Croatia, 1st place at Euroyouth 2007 in Šibenik in the category B18, i.e. below the age of 18 (World youth champion B18 in 2008).
Romain Edouard, France, 2nd place, B18 (European youth champion B16 in 2006, and World youth vicechampion B18 in 2007)
Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Russia, 3rd prize, B18
A young competitor in Šibenik at the age below 10 in full concentration.
Ulviyya Fataliyeva, a young lady from Azerbaijan (age: 11 years), competing at the European Youth Chess Championship in Šibenik, Croatia.
Forthcoming Croatian forces wearing T-shirts with the motive from the Croatian Coat of Arms, well suited with the chess board.
Playing chess in Šibenik, just a few meters from the seashore.
Map of the hotel complex near Šibenik where the competition was held.
Sunsets at Croatian coast are simply unforgettable.
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