Zaven Andriasian (ARM) and Shen Yang (CHN) Win World Juniors and Girls Print
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 00:00
Zaven Andriasian of Armenia and Shen Yang of China won the World Juniors and Girls Championships, respectively. Representatives from 43 countries saw action 2-17 October in Yerevan, Armenia. In the strong field of 83 boys in the junior division were 11 GMs and 22 IMs. Among the 57 girls competing were 10 WGMs and 11 WIMs. Visit the Official Site of the Armenian Chess Federation. Showing great promise, 12-year-old Hou Yifan of China tied for first and placed second by tie-break.
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (right) with World Juniors Champion Zaven Andreasian of Armenia

Zaven Andriasian of Armenia and Shen Yang of China won the World Juniors and Girls Championships, respectively. Representatives from 43 countries saw action 2-17 October in Yerevan, Armenia. Visit the Official Site of the Armenian Chess Federation.


In photo above, the players and guests of the championship place flowers in front of the statue of the 9th world champion Tigran Petrosian before the opening ceremony.


The tournament venue, named after the late World Champion.


In the strong field of 83 boys in the junior division were 11 GMs and 22 IMs. Among the 57 girls competing were 10 WGMs and 11 WIMs.

Showing great promise, 12-year-old Hou Yifan of China tied for first and placed second by tie-break.
 
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