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World Junior Championship Tournament

Zaven Andriasian9.5/13(+6 -0 =7)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Yuriy Kryvoruchko9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Levan Pantsulaia9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Dmitry Frolyanov8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Yue Wang8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Daniel Stellwagen8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Yang Wen8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Hao Wang8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Ildar Khairullin8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Georg Meier8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Maxim Rodshtein8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Jianchao Zhou8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Zhao Jun8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
David Howell8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Sabino Brunello8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Arman Pashikian7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Chao Li7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Sayed Javad Alavi Moghaddam7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Davit Maghalashvili7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Sandro Mareco7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Avetik Grigoryan7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
David Baramidze7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Jakov Geller7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Fidel Corrales Jimenez7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Tomasz Warakomski7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Levon Babujian7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Alexey Kim7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
John Paul Gomez7/13(+6 -5 =2)[games]
Deepan Chakkravarthy J7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Boris Grachev7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
* (78 players total; 46 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2006)

Zaven Andriasian took 1st place with 9½/13 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. Stellwagen vs S Matsenko 1-0392006World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
3. Y Wang vs J P Gomez  1-0372006World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. S Alavi vs Vitiugov  0-1362006World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. D Baramidze vs A Gorovets  1-0372006World Junior ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
6. L Pantsulaia vs D Kalashian  1-0552006World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
7. Toufighi vs H Wang 0-1242006World Junior ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
8. R Kozlov vs A Pashikian  0-1422006World Junior ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
9. R Hungaski vs Kryvoruchko  0-1362006World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
10. E Valeanu vs I Khairullin ½-½142006World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. V Vaznonis vs Deepan Chakkravarthy J  0-1302006World Junior ChampionshipA26 English
12. K Niemi vs D Frolyanov  0-1372006World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
13. J Zhou vs S Mareco  ½-½552006World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
14. D Andreikin vs V Movsisyan  1-0672006World Junior ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. A Filippov vs S Mkrtchian  1-0332006World Junior ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
16. R Pile vs J Geller  1-0402006World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. E Romanov vs S Gregoire  1-0522006World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
18. G Meier vs R Hovhannisyan 0-1362006World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. N Ciganovic vs A Gupta 1-0432006World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
20. R Nechepurenko vs T Rej 1-0572006World Junior ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. G Kjartansson vs D Howell 0-1402006World Junior ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. T Warakomski vs K R Behmardi  1-0492006World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
23. B Grachev vs G Margvelashvili ½-½162006World Junior ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. B Esen vs A Nasri  0-1402006World Junior ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. W Li vs Brunello  1-0252006World Junior ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
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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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