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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, Le Quang Liem, Dmitry Andreikin, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, David Howell, Maxim Rodshtein, Boris Grachev, Bassem Amin, Davit Maghalashvili, Hrant Melkumyan, Georg Meier, Zhou Jianchao, Abhijeet Gupta, Sandro Mareco, Arman Pashikian, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Anton Filippov, Zaven Andriasian, Robert Hovhannisyan, Zhao Jun, Daniel Stellwagen, Wen Yang, Levan Pantsulaia, Avetik Grigoryan, David Baramidze, Sabino Brunello, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, Dmitry Frolyanov, Deep Sengupta, Baris Esen, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Jakov Geller, Sergei Matsenko, Roman Nechepurenko, Andrey Gorovets, John Paul Gomez, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Daan Brandenburg, Tomasz Warakomski, Deepan Chakkravarthy J, Robert Andrew Hungaski, Levon Babujian, Samy Shoker, Axel Smith, 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, Tomek Rej, Kezli Ong, Roman Kozlov, Amin Nasri, Kalle Niemi, Nikita Kraiouchkine, Calvin Jong Klaasen, Inge Sandstad Skrondal, Simon Mkrtchian, Nikola Ciganovic, Kalantari Rostam Behmardi, Xiao Cheng, Sylvain Gregoire, Vardan Movsisian, 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Baramidze vs D Kalashian  1-0552006World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. N Ciganovic vs A Gupta 1-0432006World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. R Nechepurenko vs T Rej 1-0572006World Junior ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
4. G Kjartansson vs D Howell 0-1402006World Junior ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. T Warakomski vs K Behmardi  1-0492006World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
6. B Grachev vs G Margvelashvili ½-½162006World Junior ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. B Esen vs A Nasri  0-1402006World Junior ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W Li vs S Brunello  1-0252006World Junior ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
9. G Alaverdyan vs A Kim  1-0302006World Junior ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Zhao Jun vs S Jessel 1-0302006World Junior ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kezli Ong vs Le Quang Liem 1-0312006World Junior ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. M Rodshtein vs D Arngrimsson  1-0752006World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. R Sangma vs Li Chao  ½-½972006World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Maghalashvili vs Axel Smith  ½-½802006World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
15. G Meier vs R Hovhannisyan 0-1362006World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. E Romanov vs S Gregoire  1-0522006World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
17. R Pile vs J Geller  1-0402006World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Stellwagen vs S Matsenko 1-0392006World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. Wang Yue vs J P Gomez  1-0372006World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. S Alavi vs Vitiugov  0-1362006World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. D Baramidze vs A Gorovets  1-0372006World Junior ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. L Pantsulaia vs D Kalashian  1-0552006World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
23. T H Toufighi vs Wang Hao 0-1242006World Junior ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
24. R Kozlov vs A Pashikian  0-1422006World Junior ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. R Hungaski vs Y Kryvoruchko  0-1362006World 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?


Oct-13-06  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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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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