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🏆 41st World Junior Championship (2002)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Pentala Harikrishna, Dmitry Jakovenko, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Ernesto Inarkiev, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Luke McShane, Ferenc Berkes, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Sergei Azarov, Sandipan Chanda, Kamil Miton, Sergey Erenburg, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Manuel Perez Candelario, Mark Paragua, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Yannick Gozzoli, Stefan Macak, Stefan Bromberger, Veljko Jeremic, Deepan Chakkravarthy J, David Smerdon, Pontus Carlsson, Kidambi Sundararajan, Meilis Annaberdiev, Neelotpal Das, Kore Akshayraj, Stefan Kristjansson, Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury, Roman Bar, Sam E Collins, Arghyadip Das, Gogineni Rohit, Amon Simutowe, Swayangsu Satyapragyan, Steven Geirnaert, Jiri Jirka, Siddharth Ravichandran, S Poobesh Anand, Rustem Sadykov, Vikramaditya Kamble, David Kjartansson, Sunil Mokal Prathamesh, Bogdan Vioreanu, Rahul Sangma, Lim Yee Weng, Morteza Darban, Alexandre Vuilleumier, M K A Russell, Akash Thakur, R Preetham Sharma, Stephen Glinert, Henrikas Asauskas, Li Qun, P Phoobalan, Harald B Borchgrevink, Rishipal S Singh, Arjun Tiwari, Dmitry Poliakov, Luke Leong, Sayantan Dutta, Soumyaranjan Mishra, Kumar K Nikhilesh, Jon Eriksson, Wendelin Sprenger, Pratik R Shriwas, Sarja Sriram, Hoble Swapnil, Ashok Shah Nehal, Francois Steenkamp Chess Event Description
41st World Junior Championship (2002)

The tournament was played during 9th-20th of December, 2002.

Levon Aronian finished 1st with 10 points at Goa, India, followed by Luke McShane with 9.5 and Surya Shekhar Ganguly 3rd (ahead of Artyom Timofeev on tiebreaker) with 9/13 points.

References / Sources:

(1), (2) (official site link is no longer extant).

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lim Yee Weng vs S Glinert  1-056200241st World Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
2. S Macak vs E Ghaem Maghami  0-139200241st World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. S Chanda vs M K A Russell  1-041200241st World Junior ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
4. S Ravichandran vs Potkin  0-146200241st World Junior ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
5. S Erenburg vs R Sangma  1-035200241st World Junior ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
6. S Mishra vs M Paragua  0-139200241st World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. A Vuilleumier vs R Wojtaszek  0-138200241st World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. S Satyapragyan vs K Nikhilesh  1-046200241st World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. S Kristjansson vs G N Gopal  1-046200241st World Junior ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. M Perez Candelario vs A Tiwari  1-049200241st World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
11. P Shriwas vs R Sadykov  0-169200241st World Junior ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
12. D Mastrovasilis vs Lim Yee Weng  ½-½53200241st World Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
13. W Sprenger vs S Bromberger 0-142200241st World Junior ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. R Bar vs K Akshayraj  ½-½22200241st World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
15. S Azarov vs Rishipal Singh  1-028200241st World Junior ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. D Poliakov vs E Inarkiev  1-048200241st World Junior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Ni Hua vs S Dutta  1-041200241st World Junior ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
18. Aronian vs R P Sharma 1-028200241st World Junior ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
19. A Thakur vs Ganguly  ½-½41200241st World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
20. McShane vs P Phoobalan  1-041200241st World Junior ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. K Miton vs M Annaberdiev  1-044200241st World Junior ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. H Swapnil vs Sundararajan  0-125200241st World Junior ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. A Timofeev vs L Leong  1-033200241st World Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
24. V Kamble vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-136200241st World Junior ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
25. M Darban vs Jakovenko  0-144200241st World Junior ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-03-04  Unanimous: Newbie battle?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Levon topped this event with 10/13 (+7-0=6).
Dec-22-12  waustad: Looking at this, it is surprising how many quick draws there were among the top rated players. I didn't expect that so much with juniors.
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