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World Junior Championship Tournament

Yangyi Yu11/13(+9 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Ipatov10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi9.5/13(+8 -2 =3)[games]
Jorge Cori9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Jahongir Vakhidov9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Wei Yi9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Aleksandar Indjic8.5/13(+8 -4 =1)[games]
Yiye Wang8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
A R Saleh Salem8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Das Debashis8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Radoslav Dimitrov8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Cemil Can Ali Marandi8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Felix Jose Ynojosa Aponte8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Urii Eliseev8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Urtnasan Nasanjargal8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Pouya Idani8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Nico Georgiadis8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Tomas Laurusas8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Sahaj Grover7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Muhammad Lutfi Ali7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Andrey Stukopin7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Tamas Petenyi7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Antonios Pavlidis7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Srinath Narayanan7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Mykola Bortnyk7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Vahap Sanal7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
* (117 players total; 85 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2013)

Played in Kocaeli, Turkey 13-26 September 2013. Official site: FIDE page: Unranked crosstable: Yu Yangyi won with 11/13, ahead of last year's winner Alexander Ipatov.

Previous edition: World Junior Championship (2012). Next: World Junior Championship (2014). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013).

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 736  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Gaehwiler vs Y Yu 0-1472013World Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. A Ipatov vs R Kulkarni  1-0322013World Junior ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. Yan Fang vs J Cori  ½-½452013World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. N Grandelius vs Z Tomazini  1-0452013World Junior ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
5. M Ali vs S Ter-Sahakyan 1-0472013World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. A R Saleh Salem vs C Barros Rivadeneira  1-0402013World Junior ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
7. Wei Chao Chu vs V Kovalev 1-0802013World Junior ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. V S Gujrathi vs V R Castro Carneiro  1-0362013World Junior ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
9. M Yurtseven vs S P Sethuraman  0-1292013World Junior ChampionshipB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Wei Yi vs C Emiroglu 1-0462013World Junior ChampionshipC10 French
11. Yiye Wang vs U Eliseev  0-1272013World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. Indjic vs F Ashiku  1-0362013World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Tomazini vs Duda  0-1392013World Junior ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. A Stukopin vs J Docena  1-0342013World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. P Neves vs D Debashis  0-11462013World Junior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Kanarek vs E Koksal  1-0392013World Junior ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. M Nuri vs S Narayanan 1-0332013World Junior ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
18. P Idani vs M Pecurica  1-0652013World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. A Pavlidis vs S Soysal  1-0262013World Junior ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
20. H Meftahi vs T Petenyi  ½-½792013World Junior ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
21. S Iermito vs Kuybokarov  1-0462013World Junior ChampionshipA21 English
22. C Gundogan vs Z Javakhadze  0-1302013World Junior ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
23. G Nagy vs M Vucic  1-0502013World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
24. A Yuksel vs M B Dastan  1-0372013World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
25. F Ynojosa Aponte vs H Du Plessis  1-0662013World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
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Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force: If Kaspy didn't get 11/13 I am sure Shark did. Somebody can look this up? I am almost sure Kaspy got 11.>

My conclusion from Kasparov's CG records is that his score in 1980 was 10.5.

Therefore, in answer to your enquiry, this is what I think:

Kasparov 1980 10.5 points

Mamedyarov 2003 10 points

Mamedyarov 2005 10.5 points

I do not know whether Yu Yangyi's score of 11 points in 2013 constitutes a record or not.

Sep-26-13  Maatalkko: William James Lombardy won the 1957 World Junior Championship with a perfect 11/11. Of course, the competition was not as difficult back then, but he also defeated Spassky in junior competition and qualified for an Interzonal (which he didn't play), so Lombardy was definitely a very strong junior for his time.
Sep-26-13  Strongest Force: When Kaspy won i remember with my own eyes seeing that he had 11 and Short had 9.5. I got into online fight with GM L'Ami over wether Shark would have had his run-away-score if Nak had not missed his flight and played against Shark. You guys need to cite where your info comes from.
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  JointheArmy: Here are the links to every game Kasparov played during the 1980 World Junior Championship (Dortmund).

I don't know the exact round for every game, but all 13 games are listed below.

W = Win, D = Draw and L = Loss.

Round 1 (?) W --

Round 2 W --

Round 3 W --

Round 4 D --

Round 5 W --

Round 6 (?) W --

Round 7 (?) W --

Round 8 (?) D --

Round 9 (?) D --

Round 10 W --

Round 11 (?) W --

Round 12 D --

Round 13 (?) D --

It seems that Kasparov scored 10.5/13 when he was 16/17 years old in the 1980 World Junior Championship.

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  whiteshark: I take my hat off to Yu!
Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force: When Kaspy won i remember with my own eyes seeing that he had 11 and Short had 9.5...You guys need to cite where your info comes from.>

The relevant information can be pieced together from records on this site & others (eg, which can be cross checked against each other.

(NB On that basis, I conclude that Short got 9 points in 1980, not 9.5.)

Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force> Further to my post above, the final standings table for the 2005 Championship can be found on the ChessBase website. (It shows Mamedyarov on 10.5/13.)
Sep-26-13  jusmail: Which are the great games in the tournament worth further study?
Sep-26-13  RedShield: The book <Fighting Chess>, on Garry's early career, confirms that he scored 10.5 points and Short 9.
Sep-26-13  dumbgai: Special kudos to Wang Yiye, a 15 year old from China rated 2258. Wang scored 8.5/13 for a TPR of 2514, and gained 68 rating points.
Sep-26-13  FISCHERboy: Dominant performance from Yu. If Wei Yi continues to play in more (and stronger) tournaments, he will definitely become a World Junior champion, say two to three years. Daniil Dubov and Illya Nyzhnyk stand in his way. The two stronger juniors, Wesley So and Anish Giri, let their chances slip away, so this should not be difficult for Wei, Dubov and Nyzhnyk to share dominance for three years or so. Ray Robson can try and spoil the party next year, though.
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  perfidious: <Maatalkko>: Minor point: Lombardy's win over Spassky was in what was then known as the World Student Team event, for which all players under 26 were eligible. Both players were 23 that year, so not exactly juniors.

Believe there were pundits who regarded Lombardy as a greater talent than Fischer-after the former won the Junior at Toronto, and before the latter won the US Closed event.

Sep-26-13  Strongest Force: What about Sharks 12 points? What did he do in his first championship win? Btw, i dont see how anyone can fully trust info comming from this site.
Sep-26-13  wych: <Strongest Force: What about Sharks 12 points? What did he do in his first championship win? Btw, i dont see how anyone can fully trust info comming from this site.>

(See my posts above.) It appears that Mamedyarov got 10 points when he won the first time (in 2003) & 10.5 points when he won the second time (in 2005). He did not get 12 points on either occasion.

All the games in question are available not only on CG but also on, & the two sites agree with each other.

Sep-27-13  Benjamin1981: According to Fighting Chess World Juniors 1980:
1. Kasparov 10,5
2. Short 9,0
3. Morovic 8,5
4. Negulescu 8,5
5. Bischoff 8,5
6. Ã…kesson 8,0
7. Tempone 8,0
8. Danailov 8,0
9. Karolyi 8,0
10. Hjorth 8,0
Sep-27-13  SimonWebbsTiger: <8. Danailov 8,0>

love that. No Wonder he became the person he is....

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  chancho: Garry Kasparov, 1980 World Junior Champion:

Sep-27-13  Strongest Force: Seems like ChessBase has finally convinced me that Kaspy and Shark are the highest ever scorers in 13-rd history besides Ipatov. Congrats to Yu and thx to all users who tried to help me learn that.
Sep-27-13  Strongest Force: * Kaspy, Shark and Ipatov are highest in13-rd history next to Yu.
Sep-27-13  Nerwal: <Kaspy, Shark and Ipatov are highest in13-rd history next to Yu.>

Apparently 10.5/13 has happened a fair number of times. Dolmatov won with 10.5 in 1978; so did Curt Hansen in 1984. Shirov and Ilya Gurevich both scored 10.5 at Santiago 1990, and so did Świercz and Hovhannisyan at Chennai 2011. Galkin and Sadvakasov also scored 10.5 in 1999 and 1998 respectively. 11/13 might be a first; hard to check, since complete crosstables are hard to find...

Sep-28-13  Lil Swine: Lol, have the asians dominated the world? the world champion, worlds woman champion, and now the worlds junior champion, all hail from asia.
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  alexmagnus: <Lol, have the asians dominated the world? the world champion, worlds woman champion, and now the worlds junior champion, all hail from asia.>

The girls' champion, btw, Goryachkina was born in Orsk, which is known to be in both Europe and Asia.

Oct-03-13  alpha64: Mamedyarov got 11/13 in 2003 World Junior Championship and 10.5/13 in 2005. He did not participate in 2004 championship. I got this info from Kaspy scored 10.5/13 and Nigel Short was second with 9 points in Dortmund World Junior Championship.
Oct-07-13  wych: Mamedyarov got 10/13 in 2003, not 11/13. If you take another look at, you will see that 2 of his games from that event, (one win & one loss), are listed twice.
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  Tabanus: 8 pages of kibitzing here (with the newest last). I tried to find the first page by "Jump to page 1" and "Go". Now <19> pages turned up, but in reverse order (the newest first). I then used "Jump to page 19", and finally found the first posts. Hmmm.
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