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World Junior Championship Tournament

Lu Shanglei10/13(+7 -0 =6)[games]
Wei Yi9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Kamil Dragun9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Srinath Narayanan9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Ghosh Diptayan8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Benjamin Bok8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Tadeas Kriebel8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Robin van Kampen8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Ulvi Bajarani8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Balazs Csonka8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Jorge Cori8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Karen H Grigoryan8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Aryan Tari8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Mikhail Antipov8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Quinten Ducarmon8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Aleksandar Indjic8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Nijat Abasov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Sayantan Das8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Shardul Gagare8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Prasanna Raghuram Rao8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
M G Gahan8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
R Rajpara Ankit7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Borya Ider7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Ufuk Sezen Arat7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
* (135 players total; 103 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2014)

The thirteen round event was held at Pune, India from October 6th until the 19th with a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game and an increment of 30 seconds/move starting from move one onwards. The winner Lu Shanglei finished with 10/13 and qualified for a World Cup (2015) spot.

Official site: Crosstable:

Previous edition: World Junior Championship (2013). Next: World Junior Championship (2015) (which accepted three qualifiers for World Cup (2017)). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014).

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 855  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Fedoseev vs M Chakravarthi Reddy  1-0352014World Junior ChampionshipC00 French Defense
2. J Rindlisbacher vs Van Kampen 0-1282014World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Wei Yi vs A L Muthaiah 1-0402014World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Parab Ritviz vs V S Gujrathi 0-1232014World Junior ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. J Cori vs K Megalios 1-0632014World Junior ChampionshipA13 English
6. S Pranav vs Duda 0-1492014World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
7. B Bok vs E Ronka 1-0502014World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. U R Sahoo vs K Grigoryan  0-1642014World Junior ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. Indjic vs Samir Sen 1-0422014World Junior ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Rakesh Kumar Jena vs G Oparin  ½-½302014World Junior ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. V Kovalev vs S Pastar  1-0172014World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
12. D Yashas vs K Dragun  ½-½352014World Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
13. Lu Shanglei vs P Iniyan  1-0262014World Junior ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. Sai VishweshC vs N Abasov  ½-½502014World Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
15. M Antipov vs Yit San Fong  1-0542014World Junior ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. R R Ankit vs Rajdeep Sarkar  1-0462014World Junior ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
17. Gautam Yogesh vs Ghosh Diptayan  0-1292014World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
18. M Karthikeyan vs S Mahadevan 0-1132014World Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
19. S Sammed Jaykumar vs U Bajarani 0-1232014World Junior ChampionshipC00 French Defense
20. S Grover vs A Abhishek  1-0512014World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. V Pranavananda vs Q Ducarmon  0-1352014World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. C Aravindh vs Mohammad Ashraf  1-0402014World Junior ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
23. N Malhotra vs T Kantans  0-1502014World Junior ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. A Tari vs M Abhijith  ½-½642014World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
25. S Vokhidov vs Prasanna Raghuram Rao  ½-½872014World Junior ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
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  Penguincw: Wei Yi loses in the penultimate round and there is now a 4 way tie heading into the last round between Vladimir Fedoseev, Wei Yi, Lu Shanglei and Duda. All have 9/12.
Oct-18-14  notyetagm: V Fedoseev vs Wei Yi, 2014

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28 ♘c4-d6

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Oct-18-14  Mr. Curmudgeonly One: How's the tiebreak ?
Oct-18-14  notyetagm: <Mr. Curmudgeonly One: How's the tiebreak ?>

Lu Shanglei > Wei Yi > Fedoseev > Duda

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  Penguincw: < Mr. Curmudgeonly One: How's the tiebreak ? >

According to the official site, the tiebreakers are:

1) Head to head (only applies if they played each other)

2) Buchholz tiebreaker

3) Some other buchholz tiebreaker

4) More games with black

5) More wins

Oct-18-14  jphamlore:

Wei Yi White vs Duda Black from what I can tell for the final round 13.

It comes down to a simple decision after Wei Yi opens 1. e4: if Duda replies 1. .. e5 he will have a chance to win the event, if Duda instead replies 1. .. c5, Wei Yi will probably win the game and have a good chance to win the event.

As young players holding all the advantages of Internet chess databases should know much about their opponents, I have no doubt Duda, who has played the Ruy Lopez as Black in the past and has played 1. .. e5 in this event, will choose 1. .. c5 because young players today have the worst training of any generation since the early days of the Soviet Union. They just don't have the discipline to win events. That is why the likes of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are going to dominate them for the next decade plus.

Oct-18-14  PhilFeeley: Once again Jorge Cori is low on's list, while on the official site, he is the first on tie-break of those with 8.
Oct-19-14  jphamlore: Okay I may have been wrong about Duda's chances if he replied 1. .. e5, but little could I know he would choose to play a very tricky variation of the Two Knights; instead of defending with a Giuoco Piano which I believe Wei Yi has never defeated as White.

Duda will I think have to play at the level of a 2800 to save what appears from computer analysis to be an even position.

Oct-19-14  siggemannen: <PhilFeeley> Chessgames doesn't support tie breaks in their tourney tables. At least yesterday they had the games even before chess-results posted the results :)
Oct-19-14  NightKnight: Duda has to win also, that´s why he went for the objectively worse 5...Nd4. Only winner will realistically win the tournament. Quite interesting two knights defense, not a frequent sight for sure.
Oct-19-14  jphamlore: Looks very promising for Lu Shanglei to win this event.
Oct-19-14  jphamlore: <NightKnight: Duda has to win also, that´s why he went for the objectively worse 5...Nd4. Only winner will realistically win the tournament. Quite interesting two knights defense, not a frequent sight for sure.>

Wei Yi just declined a chance for a 3 move repetition draw, so there's apparently more game left.

Oct-19-14  jphamlore: What a summer / fall for Lu Shanglei. He's about to win the event. China is starting to have so many high quality players that they could field two equal strength teams in the Olympiad and have chances at putting both in the top 3.
Oct-19-14  notyetagm: World Junior Championship (2014)

<jphamlore: What a summer / fall for Lu Shanglei. He's about to win the event...>

Lu Shanglei won a *crusher* to take the title. Not single loss for Lu in the tournament: <+7 =6 -0>.


[White "Indjic, Aleksandar"]
[Black "Lu, Shanglei"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Round "13"]
[Date "Sun Oct 19 2014"]
[WhiteClock "0:08:48"]
[BlackClock "0:32:52"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d5 4. e3 g6 5. h4 Bg7 6. h5 Be6 7. h6 Bf8 8. f4 Bf7 9. Nf3 e6 10. Ne2 Be7 11. Nc1 Ng4 12. Qd2 O-O 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nd3 Nd7 15. Nf2 Ndf6 16. c3 c5 17. Nxg4 Ne4 18. Qc2 fxg4 19. Ne5 cxd4 20. exd4 Be8 21. Qc1 Ng3 22. Rh2 g5 23. Bd3 Rxf4 24. Qd2 Ba4 25. b3 Raf8 26. Qe3 Nf1 27. Qg1 Nxh2 28. Qxh2 Qc7 29. Kd2 Rf2+ 30. Be2 Rxe2+ 31. Kxe2 Qxc3 0-1

Oct-19-14  soldal: 1. Lu 10
2-4. Wei, Fedoseev, Duda 9.5
5-8. Dragun, Vidit, Karthikeyan, Narayanan 9

If there's a winner in the game Bai-Ghosh, he too will end on 9 points.

Karthikeyan and Ghosh are missing in's list above, due to a missing game (round 2) and a wrong result (round 12) respectively.

Oct-19-14  soldal: Bai-Ghosh was a draw.
Oct-19-14  PhilFeeley: Imagine being the last guy: Uapingene Uatiavi Jossy from Namibia. Lost every game. The fact that he played every game (except one - a 1-point bye in round 3) is amazing.

Sad when an African country can send a player, but only 2 came from the Americas (Corie & Fisher), few from Europe and none from Canada.

Then again, maybe Uapingene was sponsored by FIDE. Who knows.

Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <Imagine being the last guy: Uapingene Uatiavi Jossy from Namibia. >

When I read this, my first thought was... what, not the 1070-rated Mallela? Looked up, indeed Mallela won against Uapingene (and drew one more game btw).

OK, I thought, I'll look up the game...

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Upapingene (White) to move and is clearly winning with 48. Qxe3, being three pawns up. What happened? 48. Kxe3? Qe1+ 49. Kf3 Qg3+ 50. Ke4?? Qd3+, and mate a couple of moves later.

But credits to Mallela (who is, as I already said, rated 1070 and is 8 years young) for seeing the mating net in a hopeless position. I wonder when exactly he saw it.

Oct-19-14  kevinatcausa: I believe Lu would have won on tiebreaks even with a draw in his last game. He was +1 against the 9.5 pointers.
Oct-20-14  zakkzheng: Why didn't USA send the best players?
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  HeMateMe: Who would you have sent?
Oct-21-14  zakkzheng: 1 Robson, Ray (12847250) 19 MO USA 2716
2 Naroditsky, Daniel A (12892910) 18 CA USA 2696
3 Troff, Kayden W (12939342) 16 UT USA 2634
4 Sevian, Samuel (13493815) 13 MA USA 2583
5 Xiong, Jeffery (13648621) 13 TX USA 2576
6 Chandra, Akshat (14864036) 15 NJ USA 2573
7 Yang, Darwin (12945617) 17 TX USA 2559
8 Harmon-Vellotti, Luke (12943187) 15 ID USA 2520
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  HeMateMe: Robson went where the money is, vegas. No money at the junior championships.
Oct-21-14  zakkzheng: I don't blame him for that. :)
Aug-10-15  fisayo123: This is sort of late, but if Wei Yi had won, would he have been the youngest winner of this illustrious event ever?
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