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World Junior Championship (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Andreikin, Le Quang Liem, David Howell, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Maxim Rodshtein, Boris Grachev, Davit Maghalashvili, Hrant Melkumyan, Georg Meier, Zhou Jianchao, Abhijeet Gupta, Bassem Amin, Sandro Mareco, Arman Pashikian, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Anton Filippov, Zaven Andriasian, Daniel Stellwagen, Robert Hovhannisyan, Zhao Jun, Wen Yang, Levan Pantsulaia, Avetik Grigoryan, David Baramidze, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, Sabino Brunello, Dmitry Frolyanov, Deep Sengupta, Baris Esen, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Jakov Geller, Roman Nechepurenko, Andrey Gorovets, John Paul Gomez, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Daan Brandenburg, Sergei Matsenko, Deepan Chakkravarthy J, Levon Babujian, Samy Shoker, Axel Smith, Tomasz Warakomski, Robert Andrew Hungaski, Sayed Javad Alavi Moghaddam, Tamijani Homayoon Toufighi, Alexey Kim, Eduard-Andrei Valeanu, Davit Zarkua, David Kalashian, Richard Pile, Dagur Arngrimsson, Rahul Sangma, Yuri Hambardzumian, Wang Li, Armen Tonoian, Vytautas Vaznonis, Stephen Jessel, Gevorg Alaverdyan, Kezli Ong, Tomek Rej, Roman Kozlov, Amin Nasri, Kalle Niemi, Nikita Kraiouchkine, Simon Mkrtchian, Nikola Ciganovic, Kalantari Rostam Behmardi, Xiao Cheng, Sylvain Gregoire, Inge Sandstad Skrondal, Vardan Movsisian, Calvin Jong Klaasen, Nick Chernih Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2006)

Zaven Andriasian took 1st place with 9/13 followed by Nikita Vitiugov , Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Levan Pantsulaia with 9/13 each. The event was held at Yerevan, Armenia from the 2nd of October until the 17th.

Further reading:

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 384  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Baramidze vs D Kalashian  1-055 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. N Ciganovic vs A Gupta 1-043 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. R Nechepurenko vs T Rej 1-057 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
4. G Kjartansson vs D Howell 0-140 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC88 Ruy Lopez
5. T Warakomski vs K Behmardi  1-049 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC06 French, Tarrasch
6. B Grachev vs G Margvelashvili ½-½16 2006 World Junior ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. B Esen vs A Nasri  0-140 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W Li vs S Brunello  1-025 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
9. G Alaverdyan vs A Kim  1-030 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Zhao Jun vs S Jessel 1-030 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kezli Ong vs Le Quang Liem 1-031 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. M Rodshtein vs D Arngrimsson  1-075 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. R Sangma vs Li Chao  ½-½97 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Maghalashvili vs A Smith  ½-½80 2006 World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
15. G Meier vs R Hovhannisyan 0-136 2006 World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. E Romanov vs S Gregoire  1-052 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
17. R Pile vs J Geller  1-040 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Stellwagen vs S Matsenko 1-039 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. Wang Yue vs J P Gomez  1-037 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. S Alavi vs N Vitiugov  0-136 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. D Baramidze vs A Gorovets  1-037 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. L Pantsulaia vs D Kalashian  1-055 2006 World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
23. T H Toufighi vs Wang Hao 0-124 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
24. R Kozlov vs A Pashikian  0-142 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. R Hungaski vs Y Kryvoruchko  0-136 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-06  Chess Classics: No kibitzing for the World Junior Championship yet? Is everybody that preoccupied with K-T?


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  jamesmaskell: Ive dragged myself away from the excitement of the big match, though it was a struggle! Im working my way through these games. Some very good upcoming players just from glancing at the names here.
Oct-14-06  samsal27: Good luck to Abhijit, Deepan and the rest of the Indian team!
Oct-14-06  BIDMONFA: World Junior Championship (2006)

Round 11, leader Nikita Vitiugov 8'5 points

Oct-15-06  DUS: Live games of this tournament at

Oct-15-06  DUS: Other info (pairings, standings etc.) is at

Oct-15-06  samsal27: Round 12 leader -IM Zaven Andriasian of Armenia on 9/12 pts and TPR of 2695.
Oct-15-06  BIDMONFA: World Junior Championship (2006)

Standings round 12

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  Chessgames Bookie: <ChessBookie Players> Last round wagers now open:

World Junior Championships: Rd 13. Andriasian vs Pantsulaia

Final round starts at 2:00am USA/Eastern. You can watch the games live here:

Oct-16-06  BIDMONFA: World Junior Championship (2006)

Champion - Zaven Andriasian
Sub-Champion - Nikita Vitiugov
History championship

Oct-16-06  DUS: Congratulations to young (17 y.o.) IM Zaven Andriasian of Armenia! He is the new Champion of the World among junior U20 players.
Oct-17-06  samsal27: <DUS> Does he become a GM by virtue of this victory?
Oct-17-06  DUS: <samsal27> Yes, as it follows from below recent info taken from

"World Juniors and Girls Championships 2006 came to its end in Yerevan, Armenia. 17 years old chess players Zaven Andriasian (Armenia) and Shen Yang (China) became world junior and girl champions.

Andriasian the clear winner of the first place, will obtain GM norm according to FIDE Regulations. He also got the right of participation in World Chess Cup."


there is other interesting info in particular about the tournament of girls.

Oct-19-06  samsal27: <DUS> Ok, thanks. Do you have any idea whether he trained with GM Levon Aronian at any stage?
Oct-19-06  DUS: <samsal27> I think they know each other in person. But unfortunately I don't have any exact information on your question.
Oct-19-06  samsal27: <DUS> No problem. Knowing the helpful and friendly nature of Aronian, I am sure that he must be helping out all the upcoming youngsters in Armenia.
Nov-05-06  CrystalFrost: <samsal27>I sure thinks so..
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