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World Junior Championship Tournament

Mikhail Antipov10/13(+8 -1 =4)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda10/13(+7 -0 =6)[games]
Matthias Bluebaum9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Quentin Loiseau8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Ulvi Bajarani8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Jorden van Foreest8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Benjamin Bok8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Francesco Rambaldi8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Akash G8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Daniil Yuffa8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Nijat Abasov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Aryan Tari8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Tran Tuan Minh8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Alan Pichot8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Karen H Grigoryan7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Cemil Can Ali Marandi7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Dmitry Gordievsky7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Maksim Chigaev7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Tomas Laurusas7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Linus Johansson7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Misratdin Iskandarov7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan7/13(+6 -5 =2)[games]
Denis Makhnev7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Irakli Beradze7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Jorge Cori7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Christoph Menezes7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Vahap Sanal7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Shardul Gagare6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Nico Georgiadis6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Pierre Barbot6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
* (62 players total; 30 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2015)

The thirteen round event was held at Khanty-Mansiysk Russia 2-15 September with a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game and increment of 30 seconds/move starting from move 1 onwards. Mikhail Antipov won on tiebreak ahead of Jan-Krzysztof Duda (10/13), and Matthias Bluebaum took 3rd place (9/13). The three thereby qualified for World Cup (2017).

Alan Pichot (2014 World U16 youth championship winner) participated, but Olexandr Bortnyk (qualified through the 2014 World U18 youth championship) was absent, along with Wei Yi, Vladimir Fedoseev and Lu Shanglei. The latter top 3 players of last year's event did not play in this one. Official site: Crosstable:

Previous edition: World Junior Championship (2014). Next: World Junior Championship (2016). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2015).

Further reading: (1) (final round report).

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 403  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Duda vs M Iskandarov 1-0642015World Junior ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. V R Castro Carneiro vs J Cori  1-0532015World Junior ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
3. K Grigoryan vs G Leiva Rodriguez  1-0312015World Junior ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
4. L Johansson vs B Bok 0-1222015World Junior ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Bluebaum vs M Bida  1-0552015World Junior ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. H Bharathakoti vs J van Foreest  ½-½262015World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
7. F Rambaldi vs M Ratkovic  ½-½372015World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. Akash G vs M Antipov  0-1722015World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
9. U Bajarani vs I Beradze  ½-½842015World Junior ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
10. C Menezes vs M Chigaev  ½-½472015World Junior ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
11. Pichot vs Makhnev  0-1582015World Junior ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. S Bilguun vs V Sanal  ½-½382015World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
13. J Bai vs E Bogdanov  1-0372015World Junior ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
14. M Popov vs A Tari  0-1522015World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. N Abasov vs E Kirk  1-0942015World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Hasenohr vs D Gordievsky  0-1362015World Junior ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
17. M Karthikeyan vs S Vokhidov  0-1422015World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. C Serikbay vs Goryachkina  0-1712015World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
19. N Georgiadis vs K Megalios  1-0312015World Junior ChampionshipA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
20. T Taalaibekov vs D Yuffa  0-1502015World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S L Narayanan vs G Ererdem  1-0392015World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
22. R Dutreuil vs S Gagare  0-1402015World Junior ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. P Barbot vs Chyngyz Isaev 1-0392015World Junior ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Q Fontaine vs U S Arat  0-1312015World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. T Laurusas vs M Lootens  1-0252015World Junior ChampionshipA16 English
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 403  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-13-15  Clemens Scheitz: Duh!, Dudes, don't doubt Duda,... doo-da, doo-da. Toping the race is a shootin'star, Oh, de doo-da day
Sep-13-15  Clemens Scheitz: ....y de eso no me cabe la menor duda
Sep-13-15  waustad: I thought of linking to Camptown Races, but seeing Al Jolson in blackface kind of talked me out of it.
Sep-14-15  Gryz: That Duda guys seems pretty good.
7 Wins, 5 draws.
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  ketchuplover: does duda eat gouda
Sep-15-15  PhilFeeley: Is Duda overweight or just wearing a bullet-proof vest?

Sep-15-15  Talimuzakh: Both, he probably over-ate, and overfed, reason for the belly vest.
Sep-15-15  Gryz: Surprise. It seems Mikhail Antipov won the tournament ! Both Duda and Antipov ended with 10 points. But Antipov played against "harder" opponents or something.

Duda seemed totally in control during the whole tournament. But in the last 3 rounds, he scored only 2 points while Antipov scored the full 3 points. Congratulations to Mikhail Antipov !

Sep-15-15  paavoh: Well, Antipov is a talented guy and deserves to win. He was in a big trouble in his final game against Rambaldi, only winning when the latter could not find the best way to continue his attack. So some luck involved, but great players are also lucky, eh?
Sep-15-15  fisayo123: Strange that Duda somehow ended up not winning this despite being in total control from round 1. Will be nice if Antipov and Duda could fight it out in rapid tie-breaks. Oh well. Congrats to Antipov.
Sep-15-15  dumbgai: Well played by Duda and Antipov. Disaster tournament for #2 seed Cori, who had a TPR of 2410 and lost 35 rating points.
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  FSR: <HeMateMe> Fischer won the U.S. Junior Championship two years in a row, winning the first prize of a typewriter each time. He never played in the World Junior Championship.
Sep-19-15  Howard: That is correct, FSR.

By the way, the most recent issue of Chess Life states in its article on Pawn Sacrifice, that Fischer "never played in Bulgaria."

But what about Varna 1962 ? I didn't bother to email the magazine because probably at least 500 readers would have already done so.

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  perfidious: <Howard....By the way, the most recent issue of Chess Life states in its article on Pawn Sacrifice, that Fischer "never played in Bulgaria.">

Who needs geography class, anyway? Much more important nowadays to crib for the SATs/MCATs/whatevers than to bother about such esoteric nonsense as learning about other nations and cultures.

Sep-19-15  TheFocus: <perfidious> <Who needs geography class, anyway? Much more important nowadays to crib for the SATs/MCATs/whatevers than to bother about such esoteric nonsense as learning about other nations and cultures.>

You just have to ask yourself: "What have they done for us lately?"

Sep-19-15  Everett: <Sep-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member FSR: <HeMateMe> Fischer won the U.S. Junior Championship two years in a row, winning the first prize of a typewriter each time. He never played in the World Junior Championship.>

That's amazing, that this crap makes it onto this page in 2015.

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  FSR: <Howard> Did you notice how in that article the author couldn't decide whether the actor's first name was "Toby" or "Tobey"?
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  FSR: <Everett> Sadly, not everyone's contributions are up to your own Olympian standard.
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  perfidious: One wonders what the organisers thought anyone might do with <two> typewriters.

The irony of Fischer never representing USA in a World Junior is that, at the beginning of 1957, Bill Lombardy was regarded as the titanic young American talent, going on to win that year's Junior with a clean score.

Sep-20-15  TheFocus: <perfidious> <One wonders what the organisers thought anyone might do with <two> typewriters.>

Hire two secretaries?

Sep-20-15  Everett: <Sep-20-15
member FSR: <Everett> Sadly, not everyone's contributions are up to your own Olympian standard.>

Sadly, your particular kibitz does not meet the standard of a <contribution>

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  FSR: <perfidious> It is interesting to compare the timelines of Fischer and Lombardy. At exactly the same time that Lombardy was sweeping the World Junior Championship (1957) (held August 3-17), Fischer was winning the 58th US Open (1957) (held August 5-17), becoming the youngest U.S. Open champion in history. At the end of the year, Fischer decisively answered the question of who was the greater of the young superstars, shocking the chess world by winning the US Championship (1957/58). Lombardy finished fourth, three points behind, losing their individual game.
Sep-20-15  RookFile: Must have been frustrating to Lombardy. You can beat 999 players out of the thousand, but a player like Fischer comes along who is head and shoulders above you in ability.
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  HeMateMe: I once asked Bill Lombardy a question about Fischer, when he was standing next to me at the chess Shop, a defunct chess club in Manhattan. I think I asked him about playing chess at Jack Collin's house, a chess enthusiast who played against a lot of young USA talent. Collins might passed away that year, I think that's why I brought it up. He just looked at the ground for a moment, looked irritated and said [paraphrasing] "I did a lot to take care of Collins, shopping for him, cleaning up his place. Fischer did nothing. [for Collins]"

Jack Collins was in a wheel chair his whole life and probably needed help with ADLs. Of course I wasn't interested in who went to Piggly Wiggly to buy the TV dinners, I was hoping Lombardy might have said a word or two about playing skittles games with Bob at Jack's place. But he then quickly stepped away from me.

I think Lombardy has been facing Fischer questions his whole life, and probably doesn't like it. As mentioned above, he was quite a chess player in his own right, but Fischer blotted out the sun during his prime.

Sep-26-15  Everett: Antipov's 17th in this game gives him a pair of powerful passed pawns. Nice play from the Blumenfield.

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