World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2017 Print
Friday, 24 November 2017 08:20

Tarvisio

Round 8 had a lot of surprises in both tournaments. Aryan Tari continued his run of success by winning against Grigoriy Oparin, the second seed. Kirill Alekseenko took out Valentin Dragnev of Austria. Praggnanandhaa won against Awonder Liang in an interesting endgame. The Girls section saw Zhansaya Abdulmalik lose her first game to Anastasya Paramzina of Russia. Stavroula Tsolakidou of Greece drew Iulija Osmak of Ukraine. Third seed, Bibisara Assaubayeva lost to her compatriot, Alexandra Obolentseva. Most other results went with the rating favourites.

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Round 9 saw the clash of the young talented Praggnanandhaa and Tari which ended in a draw. Kirill Alekseenko was able to win against Murali Karthikeyan, Jorden van Forest winning against Alexey Sorokin. With Tari and Alekseenko in the lead on 7.5 points, Praggnanndhaa fighting on with half a point behind, it leaves an interesting 2 rounds left.

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The Girls section is also heating up and we saw in round 9 that Abdulmalik came back to the winners section with her win over Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjanova of Uzbekistan. Jennifer Yu won against Anastasya Paramzina, Stavroula Tsolakidou winning against Jiner Zhu of China. All other results went the way of the rating favourite in the top boards.

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The final rounds for both sections will see intense battles for the medals and places on the chess boards.

Official website www.fideacademy.com/wjcc2017

Pairing for the tournament can be found here.

Pictures by Romualdo Vitale


24th November 2017

The snow in Tarvisio has melted but not the players’ willing to get the title of World Junior champion.

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Rounds 4 and 5 saw some very interesting battles on the boards in both the Open and Girls section of the Championship.

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Round 4 in the Open section saw the young Indian IM, Praggnanandhaa defeat the top seed Jorden van Foreest of the Netherlands in 44 moves, then defeated 4th seed in Round 5. Kirill Alekseenko of Russia and Aleksey Sorokin also won their games in Round 4 to be the sole leaders on 4/4. In the Girls Section of Round 4 saw top seed from Kazakhstan, Zhansaya Abdulmalik concede a draw to Iulija Osmak of Ukraine. The other battle on board 2 between Alexandra Obolentseva and Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene of Mongolia saw the Mongolian win and take the lead with 4/4.

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Round 5 saw in the Open section saw Kirill Alekseenko and Aleksey Sorokin play each other on the top board with Alekseenko taking the point and taking the lead with 5/5. The chase for the leader is still on with a group on 4.5 and 4 points.

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Another result of importance saw the top seed again losing in Round 5 to FM Yan Liu of China. The Girls section on the top board saw Nomin-Erdene and Abdulmalik battle with the Kazakh getting the full point. Other notable results were Obolentseva defeating Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran, Hagawane Aakanksha of India defeating Gunay Mammadzada of Azerbaijan.

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After round 5, it was the first rest day for the players, arbiters and organisers. The organisers had a full booking for the trip to Salzburg in Austria.

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Official website www.fideacademy.com/wjcc2017

Pairing for the tournament can be found here.

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16th November 2017

The little, quite, peaceful but beautiful village of Tarvisio is hosting the World Junior U20 Chess Championship. The organisers were happy with the turnout of 148 participants from 62 countries which includes 107 players with a title. The Girls section has 89 players from 48 countries with 65 titled players.

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Rounds are taking place among the snowy mountains which divide Italy, Slovenia and Austria, with a wonderful sightseeing which is highly inspiring for players who are enjoying the experience.

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After 3 rounds of play, the Girls section sees only 4 players on a perfect score including the top seed IM Zhansaya Abdulmalik of Kazakhstan. In the Open section also there are only 4 players on the perfect score with 11th seed Kirill Alekseenko leading the way.

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Official website www.fideacademy.com/wjcc2017

Pairing for the tournament can be found here.

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For the first free day the OC is organizing a tour to Salzburg in Austria, with a minimum of 30 people required in order to organize the bus.

Information available by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Booking till November 16th.

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