Dramas, Consolidation, in Round 9 of the World Youth Championship Print
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 15:22

GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam

Long time leader GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam on 7/9 has been joined by countryman GM Le Quang Liem, FM Samvel Ter-Sahahyan of Armenia and IM Ivan Saric of Croatia in the Open U-18. But in the Girls U-18, WGM Valentina Golubenko of Croatia has reached 8 points and continues to remain 1.5 points ahead of her rivals.

In the Open U-16 IM B Adhiban of India, with 7.5/9 maintains a one point lead, and in the Girls U-16, WFM Nazi Paikidze of Georgia with an even better 8/9 enjoys the same advantage.

There is a complete dominance by India in the U-14 and U-12 categories. FM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi still leads the Open U-14 with 7.5/9 and in the Girls U-14, WIM Padini Rout has made a remarkable 8.5/9 and leads by one point. In the Open U-12, Sayantan Das with 8/10 is the new sole leader, and in the Girls U-12 Bodda Pratyusha with 7.5 points has done the same.

Poland's Jan-Krzystof Duda leads the Open U-10 with 8/9 while in the Girls U-10 Alekxandra Goryachkina of Russia has the lead with 8/9.

In the Open U-8, Vietnam’s Tran Minh Thang still leads with 8/9 and in the Girls U-8, Zhansaya Abdulmalik of Kazakhstan has 8/9 and a one point margin over her rivals.


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