|World Junior Championship (2017)|
Played in Tarvisio, Italy 13-25 November 2017. Official site: http://www.fideacademy.com/wjcc2017/.
18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the U-20 championship title, receiving congratulations from compatriot Magnus Carlsen of Norway. 12-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India (7) picked up his 1st GM norm at Italy soon after becoming the then world's youngest IM up to this date. Chithambaram V R Aravindh and Manuel Petrosyan captured bronze and silver medals at the top score group as well. GM Murali Karthikeyan scored eight points along with van Foreest, IM Praggnanandhaa and FIDE Master Aleksey Sorokin (+4-2=1 versus 2 compatriot Grandmasters and 5 foreign GMs; +1-0=1 vs 2 IMs and 2/2 vs FIDE Masters could put him on track for the norm he seeks).
The thirteen-year-old U-14 WYCC champion Dambasuren Batsuren scored 5.5 points after eleven rounds for his home country of Mongolia. Alexandr Triapishko (who topped the 2017 WYCC U-18 (1) charts at 8.5/11 with Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara of Peru) scored 7.5/11 and Ecuador's Kevin Noboa scored 4.5 (on par with Richard Chen and twenty other players in their finishing score group) after winning the bronze at the 2017 WYCC U-18. Luca Moroni Jr scored 7 and 6.5 points at these two tournaments; Pablo Ismael Acosta scored 7 and 5.5 points, respectively; England's Ravi Haria scored 5.5 and 6, and Paraguay's Juan Heinechen 5 and 4 in each of these two tournaments as well. Of untitled finishers, Yuanhe Zhao was nearest to the top, finishing with 6.5/11 (+0-1=2 vs GMs, +2-2 vs IMs, +1 vs a FIDE Master) and an overall slight gain of rating points.
Previous edition: World Junior Championship (2016). Next: World Junior Championship (2018). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017).
References / Sources
(1) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr297... (2017 WYCC U-18 results from earlier at Montevideo), (2) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr305... (chess-results.com results of the 2017 World Junior Championship), (3) https://en.chessbase.com/post/norwa... (Chessbase news story by Georgios Souleidis 27th November, 2017), (4) https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/201... (ChessBomb coverage), (5) https://www.fide.com/index.php?opti... (FIDE official calendar schedule), (6) https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t... (chess24.com coverage), (7) https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com... (Indian Times article).
| page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 744
|1. P Bersamina vs Francisco Javier Araya Pozo
||1-0||11||2017||World Junior Championship||C15 French, Winawer|
|2. Victor Ignacio Fuentes Parra vs Jorge Marcos Gomez Sanchez
|| ||0-1||31||2017||World Junior Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. Jan Vykouk vs Juan Heinechen
|| ||1-0||24||2017||World Junior Championship||B27 Sicilian|
|4. D Bischofberger vs M Petrov
|| ||0-1||48||2017||World Junior Championship||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. Yi Zhu vs Gabriele Lumachi
|| ||1-0||31||2017||World Junior Championship||A06 Reti Opening|
|6. R R Bezuidenhout vs C Schoppen
|| ||1-0||42||2017||World Junior Championship||A14 English|
|7. S Lobanov vs Yordi De Block
|| ||1-0||36||2017||World Junior Championship||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|8. Martin Schweighoffer vs R Kevlishvili
|| ||0-1||40||2017||World Junior Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|9. Harsha Bharathakoti vs M de Vleeschauwer
|| ||1-0||27||2017||World Junior Championship||A16 English|
|10. G M H Thilakarathne vs S Bilguun
|| ||½-½||48||2017||World Junior Championship||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|11. O Kobo vs John Marvin Miciano
|| ||1-0||52||2017||World Junior Championship||E92 King's Indian|
|12. Minul Sanjula Doluweera vs Valentin Dragnev
|| ||1-0||40||2017||World Junior Championship||A47 Queen's Indian|
|13. N Morozov vs Henry Li
|| ||1-0||34||2017||World Junior Championship||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|14. Stephen Rome Pangilinan vs J S Christiansen
|| ||½-½||60||2017||World Junior Championship||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|15. Tomas Sosa vs Ruslan Sezdbekov
|| ||1-0||31||2017||World Junior Championship||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|16. Tao Pang vs Leon Livaic
|| ||1-0||113||2017||World Junior Championship||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|17. L Jarmula vs Gaetano Signorelli
|| ||0-1||63||2017||World Junior Championship||D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense|
|18. Liam Vrolijk vs E Bayramov
|| ||1-0||52||2017||World Junior Championship||A80 Dutch|
|19. Jere Lindholm vs Yan Liu
|| ||0-1||24||2017||World Junior Championship||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|20. F Rakotomaharo vs T Goyal
|| ||1-0||40||2017||World Junior Championship||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|21. Guillaume Lamard vs Dennis Posocco
|| ||1-0||24||2017||World Junior Championship||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|22. Sheng Liang Bernard Chan vs M Nikitenko
|| ||0-1||32||2017||World Junior Championship||D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|23. Yuanhe Zhao vs Gonzalo Andres Gomez Barrera
|| ||1-0||44||2017||World Junior Championship||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|24. Chinguun Bayaraa vs D Makhnyov
|| ||0-1||33||2017||World Junior Championship||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|25. A F L Gonzalez vs Zhaochen Lin
|| ||1-0||47||2017||World Junior Championship||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
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|Nov-25-17|| ||SueursFroides: IM Praggnanandhaa was close to win the world junior championship and the GM title, I think he will remember his draw against Lomasov in a winning position. But first GM norm for him.|
|Nov-25-17|| ||Tabanus: So this is the World Junior Championship.|
|Nov-25-17|| ||LucB: Something is puzzling me about this tournament..|
It was an 11-round Swiss from what I can gather, and so my question is: why 11 rounds? Why not an even number of rounds?
|Nov-26-17|| ||stst: <...11-round Swiss...>|
11, odd and prime, pure and elegant, not too large, not too small, reducing chances of draws etc. etc.
|Nov-26-17|| ||Tabanus: http://chess-results.com/tnr305835....|
I thought this was the official results, and e-mailed Chess-Results about the missing games from round 11 (they have all games from rounds 1-10). I got this reply: "sorry, but I am not involved in the World Junior Championship. Please contact the organiser".
And so I did. I just wrote to the organizer, using the form at http://www.fideacademy.com/wjcc2017...
<Dear organizer, for PGNs and results, your official page on the event refers to "Chess-Results" (only), but they are missing the games from round 11 (they have all games from rounds 1-10). Also I got the message from Chess-Results that "sorry, but I am not involved in the World Junior Championship. Please contact the organiser".
I don't understand this. Where exactly to find the official results? And the games? I sincerely thought it was Chess-Results who had it.>
I'll keep you updated on the answer (if any). It's also very possible I've missed a point or three here.
Regarding the World Junior Championship (2016), the claim-to-be "official page" at http://www.wjcc2016india.com/ has no results or games (AFAICS). Then http://chess-results.com/tnr233622.... has the results, but no games. Perhaps they were not involved there either?
Perhaps a solution for CG could be to call it World Juniors Open (2016) and strip Xiong of his title.
|Nov-26-17|| ||Tabanus: Congrats Prince Aryan. Well done.
The "official site" has not proclaimed you the winner yet though. Except via Chess-Results, who says they have nothing to do with it.
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