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World Junior Championship Tournament

Yu Yangyi11/13(+9 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Ipatov10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi9.5/13(+8 -2 =3)[games]
Jorge Cori9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Jahongir Vakhidov9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Wei Yi9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Aleksandar Indjic8.5/13(+8 -4 =1)[games]
Yiye Wang8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
A R Saleh Salem8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Das Debashis8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Radoslav Dimitrov8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Cemil Can Ali Marandi8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Felix Jose Ynojosa Aponte8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Urii Eliseev8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Urtnasan Nasanjargal8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Pouya Idani8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Nico Georgiadis8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Tomas Laurusas8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Sahaj Grover7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Lutfi Ali Muhammad7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Andrey Stukopin7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Tamas Petenyi7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Antonios Pavlidis7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Srinath Narayanan7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
* (117 players total; 88 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2013)

Played in Kocaeli, Turkey 13-26 September 2013. Official site: FIDE page: Unranked crosstable: Yu Yangyi won with 11/13, ahead of last year's winner Alexander Ipatov.

Previous edition: World Junior Championship (2012). Next: World Junior Championship (2014). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013).

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 736  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Mendoza vs S Grover 0-102013World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
2. A Kitir vs J Vakhidov  0-1312013World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. S De Filomeno vs John Heinechen  1-0592013World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. O Cingoz vs N Georgiadis  0-1422013World Junior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. T Laurusas vs M Pon  1-0332013World Junior ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. D Temizkan vs R Kurayan  0-1492013World Junior ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
7. C Ali Marandi vs M Yilmaz  1-0852013World Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
8. B Uysal vs M Martinez Romero  0-1422013World Junior ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. S L Narayanan vs G Sumer 1-0172013World Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
10. A K Zor vs J Bai  0-1552013World Junior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Bortnyk vs Robert Thompson 1-0412013World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
12. S Zeydan vs V Sanal  0-1272013World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
13. B Firat vs M Yargici  0-1372013World Junior ChampionshipA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
14. A Akhmetov vs O Sahin  1-0272013World Junior ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
15. H B Aydin vs B M Ochsner  0-1312013World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
16. T K Antal vs E R Garcia Herrera  1-0382013World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. V Mesic vs M Ratkovic  0-1352013World Junior ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. J Benitez Lozano vs O Ertekin  1-0502013World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
19. A K Uraz vs N Grandadam  0-1342013World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. S Atay vs U Nasanjargal  0-1362013World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
21. Z Saiyn vs A Abdrashev  1-0252013World Junior ChampionshipA60 Benoni Defense
22. A E Topac vs S Kathmale  0-1262013World Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
23. V Lozhnikov vs A Mamyrbay  1-0502013World Junior ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. O Percin vs R Dragomirescu  0-1442013World Junior ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. S Franklin vs Z Zhanbai Uulu  1-0422013World Junior ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
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Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force: If Kaspy didn't get 11/13 I am sure Shark did. Somebody can look this up? I am almost sure Kaspy got 11.>

My conclusion from Kasparov's CG records is that his score in 1980 was 10.5.

Therefore, in answer to your enquiry, this is what I think:

Kasparov 1980 10.5 points

Mamedyarov 2003 10 points

Mamedyarov 2005 10.5 points

I do not know whether Yu Yangyi's score of 11 points in 2013 constitutes a record or not.

Sep-26-13  Maatalkko: William James Lombardy won the 1957 World Junior Championship with a perfect 11/11. Of course, the competition was not as difficult back then, but he also defeated Spassky in junior competition and qualified for an Interzonal (which he didn't play), so Lombardy was definitely a very strong junior for his time.
Sep-26-13  Strongest Force: When Kaspy won i remember with my own eyes seeing that he had 11 and Short had 9.5. I got into online fight with GM L'Ami over wether Shark would have had his run-away-score if Nak had not missed his flight and played against Shark. You guys need to cite where your info comes from.
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  JointheArmy: Here are the links to every game Kasparov played during the 1980 World Junior Championship (Dortmund).

I don't know the exact round for every game, but all 13 games are listed below.

W = Win, D = Draw and L = Loss.

Round 1 (?) W --

Round 2 W --

Round 3 W --

Round 4 D --

Round 5 W --

Round 6 (?) W --

Round 7 (?) W --

Round 8 (?) D --

Round 9 (?) D --

Round 10 W --

Round 11 (?) W --

Round 12 D --

Round 13 (?) D --

It seems that Kasparov scored 10.5/13 when he was 16/17 years old in the 1980 World Junior Championship.

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  whiteshark: I take my hat off to Yu!
Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force: When Kaspy won i remember with my own eyes seeing that he had 11 and Short had 9.5...You guys need to cite where your info comes from.>

The relevant information can be pieced together from records on this site & others (eg, which can be cross checked against each other.

(NB On that basis, I conclude that Short got 9 points in 1980, not 9.5.)

Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force> Further to my post above, the final standings table for the 2005 Championship can be found on the ChessBase website. (It shows Mamedyarov on 10.5/13.)
Sep-26-13  jusmail: Which are the great games in the tournament worth further study?
Sep-26-13  RedShield: The book <Fighting Chess>, on Garry's early career, confirms that he scored 10.5 points and Short 9.
Sep-26-13  dumbgai: Special kudos to Wang Yiye, a 15 year old from China rated 2258. Wang scored 8.5/13 for a TPR of 2514, and gained 68 rating points.
Sep-26-13  FISCHERboy: Dominant performance from Yu. If Wei Yi continues to play in more (and stronger) tournaments, he will definitely become a World Junior champion, say two to three years. Daniil Dubov and Illya Nyzhnyk stand in his way. The two stronger juniors, Wesley So and Anish Giri, let their chances slip away, so this should not be difficult for Wei, Dubov and Nyzhnyk to share dominance for three years or so. Ray Robson can try and spoil the party next year, though.
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  perfidious: <Maatalkko>: Minor point: Lombardy's win over Spassky was in what was then known as the World Student Team event, for which all players under 26 were eligible. Both players were 23 that year, so not exactly juniors.

Believe there were pundits who regarded Lombardy as a greater talent than Fischer-after the former won the Junior at Toronto, and before the latter won the US Closed event.

Sep-26-13  Strongest Force: What about Sharks 12 points? What did he do in his first championship win? Btw, i dont see how anyone can fully trust info comming from this site.
Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force: What about Sharks 12 points? What did he do in his first championship win? Btw, i dont see how anyone can fully trust info comming from this site.>

(See my posts above.) It appears that Mamedyarov got 10 points when he won the first time (in 2003) & 10.5 points when he won the second time (in 2005). He did not get 12 points on either occasion.

All the games in question are available not only on CG but also on, & the two sites agree with each other.

Sep-27-13  Benjamin1981: According to Fighting Chess World Juniors 1980:
1. Kasparov 10,5
2. Short 9,0
3. Morovic 8,5
4. Negulescu 8,5
5. Bischoff 8,5
6. Åkesson 8,0
7. Tempone 8,0
8. Danailov 8,0
9. Karolyi 8,0
10. Hjorth 8,0
Sep-27-13  SimonWebbsTiger: <8. Danailov 8,0>

love that. No Wonder he became the person he is....

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  chancho: Garry Kasparov, 1980 World Junior Champion:

Sep-27-13  Strongest Force: Seems like ChessBase has finally convinced me that Kaspy and Shark are the highest ever scorers in 13-rd history besides Ipatov. Congrats to Yu and thx to all users who tried to help me learn that.
Sep-27-13  Strongest Force: * Kaspy, Shark and Ipatov are highest in13-rd history next to Yu.
Sep-27-13  Nerwal: <Kaspy, Shark and Ipatov are highest in13-rd history next to Yu.>

Apparently 10.5/13 has happened a fair number of times. Dolmatov won with 10.5 in 1978; so did Curt Hansen in 1984. Shirov and Ilya Gurevich both scored 10.5 at Santiago 1990, and so did Świercz and Hovhannisyan at Chennai 2011. Galkin and Sadvakasov also scored 10.5 in 1999 and 1998 respectively. 11/13 might be a first; hard to check, since complete crosstables are hard to find...

Sep-28-13  Lil Swine: Lol, have the asians dominated the world? the world champion, worlds woman champion, and now the worlds junior champion, all hail from asia.
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  alexmagnus: <Lol, have the asians dominated the world? the world champion, worlds woman champion, and now the worlds junior champion, all hail from asia.>

The girls' champion, btw, Goryachkina was born in Orsk, which is known to be in both Europe and Asia.

Oct-03-13  alpha64: Mamedyarov got 11/13 in 2003 World Junior Championship and 10.5/13 in 2005. He did not participate in 2004 championship. I got this info from Kaspy scored 10.5/13 and Nigel Short was second with 9 points in Dortmund World Junior Championship.
Oct-07-13  wych: Mamedyarov got 10/13 in 2003, not 11/13. If you take another look at, you will see that 2 of his games from that event, (one win & one loss), are listed twice.
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  Tabanus: 8 pages of kibitzing here (with the newest last). I tried to find the first page by "Jump to page 1" and "Go". Now <19> pages turned up, but in reverse order (the newest first). I then used "Jump to page 19", and finally found the first posts. Hmmm.
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