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🏆 World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Dronavalli Harika, Bela Khotenashvili, Salome Melia, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Elena Tairova, Padmini Rout, Jolanta Zawadzka, Sarah Hoolt, Sopiko Guramishvili, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Mary Ann Gomes, Eesha Karavade, Klaudia Kulon, Tatev Abrahamyan, Soumya Swaminathan, Vera Nebolsina, Diana Arutyunova, Anna Rudolf, Zuzana Cibickova, Gulmira Dauletova, Irina Semenova (Gevorgyan), Ghazal Hakimifard, Tatevik Airapetian, Anna Jakubowska, Katrine Tjolsen, Simona Limontaite, Haritomeni Markantonaki, Anna Hairapetian, Khaled Mona, Marine Grigorian, P Priya, Hanieh Khalaji, Madona Bokuchava, Sarah N Longson, Anahit Kharatyan, Karelle Bolon, Lia Martirosyan, Nune Darbinyan, Shohreh Bayat, Varduhi Kalashyan, Aices Salvador, Alicia Abigail Gutierrez Mancillas, Ani Darbinyan, Ruth Lovece, Lusine Alaverdyan, Lusine Karapetyan, Elisabed Zarkua, Diana Mnatsakanyan, Jelsen Yemi, Amira Hamza, Narine Ghazaryan, Elena van Hoecke, Nita Nurmala Febriana, Arusyak Karhanyan, Sonya Pertlova

 page 11 of 11; games 251-258 of 258  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
251. J Zawadzka vs G Dauletova  1-0412007World Junior Championship (Girls)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
252. B Munguntuul vs S Swaminathan 0-11092007World Junior Championship (Girls)B41 Sicilian, Kan
253. S Pertlova vs S Limontaite  ½-½122007World Junior Championship (Girls)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
254. K Kulon vs G Hakimifard  1-0432007World Junior Championship (Girls)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
255. Z Cibickova vs R Lovece 1-0282007World Junior Championship (Girls)B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
256. S Hoolt vs L Alaverdyan  1-0502007World Junior Championship (Girls)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
257. N Darbinyan vs S Guramishvili  0-1402007World Junior Championship (Girls)A04 Reti Opening
258. A Kharatyan vs A Hairapetian  ½-½1012007World Junior Championship (Girls)A02 Bird's Opening
 page 11 of 11; games 251-258 of 258  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-08-07  PhilFeeley: Official site:

Oct-08-07  posoo: i would like to see hou yifan here. she would stomp all over everyone. stomp stomp stomp!
Oct-09-07  s4life: she and shen yang won this last year.. I guess this year there was no point in repeating.
Oct-10-07  samsal27: <i would like to see hou yifan here. she would stomp all over everyone. stomp stomp stomp!> Traditionally, in age group tournaments the rating and ELO points do not matter. Case in point is Padmini Rout defeating D. Harika in this event ...
Oct-10-07  nummerzwei: Iīm not quite sure if this game is the best of example for your idea. It is clear there were some psychological factors supporting the weaker side in this game.

1)Padmini (born 1994) and Harika (born 1991) are both from India and the latter is rated 254 points higher. Who wouldnīt be at least a bit nervous under such circumstances?

2)Their playing styles are almost the opposite of each other, Padmini plays open positions, while Harika prefers closed ones.

Also, Harika often deviates from the main lines (at least I think so), while Padmini has quite a lot of highly theoretical openings in her repertoire, most notably the Najdorf Sicilian and the Gruenfeld-Indian as black.

This means that if one player succeeds putting her opponent into "her own" type of position, she will probably win the game.

But well, the intention to stereotypedly stick to a certain type of position often leads to unbelievable mistakes, as we see in lots of games like these.

It is quite similar to what happens when Naiditsch plays Gustafsson, for example (their score is 5-1 in favour of Gustafsson despite Naiditsch being constantly rated 50-100 Elo-points higher).

Nevertheless, I think that in principle, you are right when you say that Elo matters much less than usual in these youth tournaments.

I also donīt want to be told that I had belittled the achievment of Padminiīs, because I havenīt. I think she is extremely talented and I also enjoyed the game itself, which she played extremely well. I would not be surprised if she was as good as Hou in only a few years.

I only wanted to show what Routs of this patricular success of hers are.

Oct-13-07  Karpova: After Round 9 Vera Nebolsina is in the lead with 8/9 followed by Harika Dronavalli with 7.5/9 and then 3 girls with 6.5/9.
Oct-14-07  Karpova: Zawadzka managed to beat Nebolsina and Harika so that those three girls have 8.5/11 before the final round.
Oct-14-07  slomarko: go Jola!
Oct-14-07  Mameluk: <slomarko> For once I completely agree with you:)
Oct-14-07  samsal27: <nummerzwei> I am impressed by your knowledge of our Indian players and that too at such a young age. All the best to you in your chess career!
Oct-15-07  Maroczy: Anyone know what time the round is today? Or is today a free day?
Oct-15-07  Karpova: They play today at 15 o'clock (just like every day except for tomorrow when the last round starts at 11 o'clock).
Oct-15-07  Maroczy: 3 pm EST/USA?
Oct-15-07  Karpova: I don't know, they just wrote 15:00 so I don't know if it's 15:00 in the USA or in Armenia. But now you know at least that the games start at the same time as yesterday.
Oct-15-07  Maroczy: Thanks, must be local time.
Oct-15-07  slomarko: is it possible to watch the games somewhere?
Oct-15-07  pawnofdoom: Nebolsina's back! After losing a game after her great start, she fell back and was tied for first with three people. But then she went back and won some games, and she's in the sole lead by a full point (9.5/12) with only one round to go. She's guaranteed first place, and alone if she doesn't lose tomorrow. There are five girls with 8.5 points that might possibly catch up to Vera.
Oct-16-07  Karpova: Vera Nebolsina won!

A draw against Tairova in the last round was enough - 10/13 is an excellent result! Zawadzka (9.5) came in second ahead of Melia (9.5 also) and Tairova (9.0)

Oct-17-07  nummerzwei: @samsal27: I was very pleased to read your post. It even encouraged me to improve my rating by more than 50 points on one day!
Oct-21-07  samsal27: <nummerzwei> Most welcome!

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