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World Junior Championship Tournament

Sanan Sjugirov10/13(+8 -1 =4)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin10/13(+7 -0 =6)[games]
A R Saleh Salem9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Maxim Matlakov9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Dariusz Swiercz9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Tamir Nabaty8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Kirill Stupak8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Jacek Tomczak8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Sasa Martinovic8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Falko Bindrich8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Eltaj Safarli8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Emilio Cordova8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Robert Hovhannisyan8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Danyyil Dvirnyy8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Kacper Piorun8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Illya Nyzhnyk8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Erik Blomqvist8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Aleksandr Kasyan7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Pavel Potapov7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Ivan Saric7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Emre Can7.5/12(+3 -0 =9)[games]
Nils Grandelius7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Hrair Simonian7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Arkadiusz Leniart7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Sunil Dhopade Swapnil7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Jorge Cori7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
(120 players total; 91 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 Pavel 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 I 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. 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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  HeMateMe: Any Americans in the men's group? I don't recognize any names, but some of the Russian or Ukranian names could be American kids born to parents from Asia.
Aug-13-10  rapidcitychess: How many rounds are there?
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  ajk68: Too bad Carlsen isn't playing here. I guess a freak loss might cost him too much on his rating. Maybe he has another tournament coming up?
Aug-13-10  TheFocus: <ajk68> Why would Carlsen even need to play here? The World Junior Championship is beneath his level.

Bobby Fischer also did not play in the World Junior Championship, even though he would have probably won it too. Instead, William Lombardy went in 1957 and won it. Bobby also did not play in the Junior (or Student) Team Championships.

Aug-14-10  Udit Narayan: Carlsen is #1 rated on fide ratings list, he is concentrating now on world championship...if he is best player in world, will he not also automatically be best junior player?

It is like asking why Topalov doesn't play Bulgarian championship or Anand not Indian championship? Or why Polgar does not play womens only events?

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  HeMateMe: I thought maybe at age 15 or 16 Carlsen might have played in the World Juniors. I'm sure he would have qualified. He was probably in the top 50 at that age, but no reason to not play in a tournament with other talented teens.

Spassky, Karpov and Kasparov were all World Junior Champions. Pretty good company.

Aug-14-10  percyblakeney: <some of the Russian or Ukranian names could be American kids born to parents from Asia>

Or from Europe, since 80 percent of Russia's population (and 100 percent of Ukraine's) live in Europe.

Aug-14-10  percyblakeney: The only player from USA in the field is apparently Marc Tyler Arnold
Aug-14-10  DeltaHawk: 1990 the magic birth year!
Aug-14-10  nummerzwei: <rapidcitychess: How many rounds are there?>

It's a 13 round Swiss.

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  whiteshark: The roaring twenties.
Aug-14-10  Inf: Yay! Finally they put the games from the World Junior Championship! GREAT to see Emilio Cordoba in second place with chaces to be World Champion!

As a Peruvian, I'm more than rooting for him!

Go Emilio!

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  HeMateMe: < since 80 percent of Russia's population (and 100 percent of Ukraine's) live in Europe.>

Well, then I'm headed for Ukraine. Should be some cheap apartments to be had.

Aug-14-10  percyblakeney: Sjugirov won and is 0.5 behind Andreikin with two rounds to go. I've never heard of Blomqvist in third but he's doing well considering the rating difference, with his 2407 he is far behind the top two (2650 and 2610).
Aug-15-10  Harvestman: Negi has reached a position after move 11 that he could have achieved in 6 moves. Is that just 5 tempi down, or is there some grand strategic idea here, along the lines of getting your opponent over-stretched.
Aug-15-10  Harvestman: Scratch that, 7 moves, not 6. And he is a pawn up. Still, 4 tempi for a pawn...
Aug-15-10  percyblakeney: Sjugirov won against Blomqvist and caught up with Andreikin who settled for an eight-move draw with white.
Aug-15-10  Rolfo: Look at Jorge Cori, seven wins, five losses, no draws
Aug-15-10  notyetagm: Excellent endgame play in an opp-colored bishop endgame by Sjugirov today at W Jr Ch.

A **huge** win which ties him for first with Andreikin with 1 round to go.

Go Sjugirov!

<percyblakeney: Sjugirov won against Blomqvist and caught up with Andreikin who settled for an eight-move draw with white.>

Andreikin may regret not having tried to win a valuable White game late in this tournament. Hopefully he does.

Aug-15-10  Rolfo: .. and his sister Deysi Estela Cori Tello, eight wins, four losse and no draws :)
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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