Fighting finish for Doroy

September 17, 2018

ASIAN Schools double gold medalist WFM Allaney Jia Doroy capped her campaign in the 2018 FIDE World Juniors and Girls 20-under chess championships with a decisive victory over Du Yuxin  of China in the 11th and final round at the Ramada Plaza Airport Hotel in Gebze, Turkey.

Doroy threw a lethal queen-rook-bishop attack on Yuxin's king on h1 and pounced on her opponent’s glaring errors to secure the win in 41 moves.

The lower-rated Chinese player resigned after Doroy's 41. G5, facing the loss of her knight and leaving the king under fire from the Filipina's queen and two rooks.

It was a fitting finish for Doroy,  who finished with 5.5 points on five wins, one draw and five losses, good for a share of 43rd to 56yh places in the 98-player tournament.

Highlight of Doroy's campaign in the two-week long competition held in  the tourist-friendly Turkish province located 65 km southeast of Istanbul.

Overall,  the 75th-seed3d Doroy won over Sofie Huttl of Belarus, WIM Esperanca Caxita of Angola; WCM  Eylul Celik of Turkey, WIM Maria Furtado Ivana of India and Yuxin.

Doroy’s lone  draw  was against  Uktenur Catal of Turkey.

Her losses  came  against WFM Aleyla Hilario of Peru, WFM  Boldbaatar Altantuya of Mongolia, Volha Malatsilava of Belarus, WFM  Ece Ozbay of Turkey and WFM Anna Cramling of Sweden.

IM John Marvin Miciano, however,  had a  forgettable tournament.

Miciano, the Asian Youth 18-under champion who played against 20-under players, drew his final-round match  against IM David Silva of Angola.

The 18-year-old campaigner from Davao City, wound up with 4.5 points on three wins, three draws and five losses.

Overall, Miciano finished in a tie for 118th to 136th places in the 150-player field.