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World Junior Championship Tournament

Sanan Sjugirov10/13(+8 -1 =4)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin10/13(+7 -0 =6)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Maxim Matlakov9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
A R Saleh Salem9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Dariusz Swiercz9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Emilio Cordova8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Eltaj Safarli8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Kirill Stupak8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Sasa Martinovic8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Tamir Nabaty8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Jacek Tomczak8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Falko Bindrich8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Robert Hovhannisyan8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Kacper Piorun8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Illya Nyzhnyk8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Erik Blomqvist8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Danyyil Dvirnyy8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Jorge Cori7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Vasif Durarbayli7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Arkadiusz Leniart7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Axel Delorme7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Sunil Dhopade Swapnil7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Aleksandr Kasyan7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Hrair Simonian7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Pavel Potapov7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Parimarjan Negi7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Stef Soors7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Andrey Baryshpolets7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
(120 players total; 88 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Narmontas vs D Andreikin 0-1372010World Junior ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
2. J L Hammer vs M Krzyzanowski  ½-½632010World Junior ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
3. I Salgado Lopez vs P Dimitrov 1-0482010World Junior ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
4. D Arenas vs M Matlakov  0-1682010World Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
5. E Safarli vs D Lomsadze  ½-½732010World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
6. A Pavlidis vs Saric  ½-½432010World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Spoelman vs F Platzgummer  1-0402010World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. T Anton vs E Cordova  0-1442010World Junior ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. I Nyzhnyk vs Y Zhou  1-0492010World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
10. T Kantans vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½452010World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. S Ter-Sahakyan vs J Straka ½-½292010World Junior ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
12. B Akkozov vs T Nabaty  0-1302010World Junior ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. F Bindrich vs A Kasyan  1-0342010World Junior ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
14. T Kriebel vs A Diamant  ½-½292010World Junior ChampionshipB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. S P Sethuraman vs S Thavandiran  ½-½522010World Junior ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. O Wieczorek vs J Tomczak  0-1492010World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. N Grandelius vs E Schiendorfer  0-1572010World Junior ChampionshipD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. G Botta vs S Martinovic  ½-½452010World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
19. K Stupak vs B Posedaru  1-0232010World Junior ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. R Barski vs B Lalith  0-1242010World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. V Durarbayli vs S Sagar  1-0482010World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
22. M Larmuseau vs K Piorun  1-0382010World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
23. H Simonian vs S Soors  1-0332010World Junior ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
24. S L Ivanov vs Swiercz 0-1592010World Junior ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
25. J Cori vs M Smola  1-0752010World Junior ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Aug-15-10  percyblakeney: Last round:

Hammer - Andreikin
Salem - Sjugirov

Aug-15-10  notyetagm: Here we go, <ROUND 13 PAIRINGS>, top three boards only:

Hammer (8.5) vs Andreikin (9.5)

Salem (8.5) vs Sugirov (9.5)

Matlakov (8.5) vs Negi (8.0)

Aug-15-10  percyblakeney: Andreikin is one of all the players born in 1990, Sjugirov is considerably younger (born in 1993).

GC: <CONVERSION OF AN OUTPOST INTO A LOST PAWN> 30 ... Qe6-g4?! 31 Qg3xQg4 h5xQg4 Black cannot easily defend g4-pawn

GC: <ENDGAME PLAY: OPP-COLORED BISHOPS> 1-0 offside Black h4-king cannot defend q-side light-squares

Aug-15-10  notyetagm: Go Sjugirov!
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  Troller: What a finale in Salem-Sjugirov! Salem probably had a clear win somewhere, now Sjugirov might hold. But both players are blitzing...
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  Troller: Aaaand draw in Salem-Sjugirov. The two Russians Sjugirov & Andreikin then share first place. Andreikin probably has a better tiebreak, if that is what decides the winner.
Aug-16-10  Don Cossacks: Andreikin is the new World junior Champion with(10.0).His compatriot Sjugirov(10.0) came second.Followed by Dariusz Swiercz(9.0) and Maxim Matlakov(9.0).In general,Russians dominated the field.
Aug-16-10  percyblakeney: Great result by Swiercz, below 2500 and born in 1994 he took the bronze ahead of some much higher rated and several years older players.
Aug-16-10  waustad: There seem to be two games Shiyam Thavandiran vs Danyyl Dvirnyy. Each won one of them, so there is probably some error here.
Aug-16-10  syracrophy: Why didn't Carlsen play this tournament? He still was in the age of playing
Aug-16-10  Eduardo Leon: <syracrophy>, Carlsen has nothing to prove at this level, and he would only risk points if he did not win by a large enough margin. Given the amount of financial support he currently has, it is not like he needs the money either.
Aug-16-10  syracrophy: Well, I know that he doesn't need to prove anything against these young masters with ratings that does not even reach the 2700. But I think that is more a thing of honor that Carlsen participates. I know he would have won it - not easily, but wins for sure. But I must say that it's strange this attitude of avoiding tournaments for not risking rating points, since the spirit of chess is to PLAY! not keeping safe a "number". All GMs does this and its a shame since the point of a master is to demonstrate his potential, not to hide just for fear of losing points.

Where's the spirit of the game then? It would have been interesting to watch Carlsen playing with the players of his "generation". I repeat that everyone knows Carlsen would win it with a clean score, but we would have enjoyed another great tournament of the future World Champion. It's more a thing of spirit of chess. Anyways, the spirit of the game is to just play it! Isn't it?

Aug-17-10  percyblakeney: <But I must say that it's strange this attitude of avoiding tournaments for not risking rating points, since the spirit of chess is to PLAY!>

I can understand why players like Carlsen and Karjakin aren't interested in participating in an event like this, where most of the players are rated below 2400. It probably isn't just a question of rating points either, it's just not enough of a challenge.

Aug-17-10  Bobby Fiske: <syracrophy> I think Carlsen played more tournaments last year than any of his rivals of super GM strength.

His calendar is quite bussy this autumn too. (Kristiansund, Shanghai, London and not to forget the Olympics with lots of games).

Aug-17-10  swordfish: I can certainly understand Carlsen and Karjakin not playing. But what about players like Vachier-Lagrave and Caruana?
Aug-17-10  Prugno: With chess getting younger and younger, it is by now an established (if unfortunate) practice for the top stars to avoid the World Junior, even if they would still be eligible, presumably for lack of motivation. The last exception I can think of was Mamedyarov in 2005. For instance, Nyzhnyk played this year, at the age of only 14, and scored 8,5/13, but I don't expect him to be back in 3 or 4 years' time, when his mind will surely be set on higher goals.

What I don't understand is why the Chinese players were missing. This was a strong event, but someone like Ding Lireng or Yu Yangyi might have given Andreikin & C. a very tough challenge.

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  Troller: <swordfish> Caruana is playing the NH tournament right now, which is a much better invite than this Open Tournament.

MVL played and won last year, he doesn't need to prove anything. Besides, he is an amateur chess player, studying full-time if I understand correctly.

That said, it is also true what <Prugno> says, teenage GMs are having higher goals nowadays. Still, Andreikin may be someone to watch in coming years. Sjugirov too, obviously; he qualified for the Russian Superfinals last year and although he ended up in last place he did beat Svidler soundly in one game.

Aug-17-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
Aug-17-10  slomarko: The game of the tournament was without doubt this: W Spoelman vs J Duda, 2010 The talented, 12 years old Jan-Krzysztof Duda managed to toast GM Spoelman outrated him by more than 400 points. Congratulations!
Aug-17-10  rogge: Well, I admired the fighting spirit in this one

D Andreikin vs M Matlakov, 2010

and this one

E Cordova vs D Andreikin, 2010

Aug-17-10  plimko: <Prugno: What I don't understand is why the Chinese players were missing. This was a strong event, but someone like Ding Lireng or Yu Yangyi might have given Andreikin & C. a very tough challenge.">

Ding Liren was playing the China Junior Championships:

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  Tabanus: World Junior Ch (Poland) 2-17 August 2010, final ranking crosstable:

Aug-20-10  polarmis: Interviews with Anna Muzychuk, Dmitry Andreikin, and the slightly less pronounceable Darek Świercz:
Aug-26-10  TugasKamagong: <Aug-16-10 waustad: There seem to be two games Shiyam Thavandiran vs Danyyl Dvirnyy. Each won one of them, so there is probably some error here.>

The first game is a 31-mover, won by Black. The 2nd game has identical moves, but goes on to move 51 and is won by White. It's the 2nd one that's for real.

The extraneous 31-mover, erroneously given as a Black win, also affects the standings list, which shows Dvirnyy with a score of 9/14. His actual score was 8/13.

It's a fine score, 6 wins, 3 losses, and 4 draws (not +7 -3 =4 as given in the standings list) and I think we'll hear more of this Italian player of Ukrainian antecedents. In Dvirnyy's player page, <Prugno> has pointed out that the weird name Danyyl Dvirnyy is the result of transliterating from the Cyrillic alphabet, and that the spelling Daniel Dvirny might have made more sense.

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