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World Junior Championship Tournament

Jeffery Xiong10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Yi Xu9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Masoud Mosadeghpour8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Yinglun Xu8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Grzegorz Nasuta8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Rasmus Svane8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Parham Maghsoodloo8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Bozidar Ivekovic8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Shahin Lorparizangeneh8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Christoph Menezes7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Shardul Gagare7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Qingyu Yuan7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Paul Srijit7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Paulo Bersamina7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Tran Tuan Minh7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Cristobal Henriquez Villagra7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Dennis Wagner7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Akash G7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Seyed Khalil Mousavi7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Kalyan Arjun7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Aryan Gholami7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
David Pires Tavares Martins7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Rakesh Kumar Jena7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Irakli Beradze7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
* (79 players total; 50 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2016)

The event took place at the KIIT University at Bhubaneswar, India from August 7 to 22, 2016. Official site: http://www.wjcc2016india.com/. Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr233622....

Previous event: World Junior Championship (2015). Next event: World Junior Championship (2017). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2016).

Other similar youth championships: World Youth Championship U16 (Girls) (2016) and World Youth Championship U18 (2016) (women's/open sections of WYCC, some games including U14, U16 and U18) - held at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from September 22nd until October 3rd; World Cadets U12 (2016) (open and women's Cadet's sections) - held at Batumi, Georgia 18 - 31 October 2016.

Official website: http://wjcc2016india.com/ ; Video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe...

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 505  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nicolas Skettos vs C Gheorghiu  0-1502016World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
2. A Gandhi vs Akash G  1-0572016World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
3. David Pires Tavares Martins vs Rakesh Kumar Jena  ½-½802016World Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
4. R Thogersen vs P Bersamina ½-½302016World Junior ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
5. C Menezes vs D Papakonstantinou 1-0442016World Junior ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
6. T Taalaibekov vs S K Mousavi  ½-½552016World Junior ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
7. R Praggnanandhaa vs Kundu Subhayan  1-0522016World Junior ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
8. N R Visakh vs Carlos Felipe Squella Lavin  1-0202016World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
9. Paul Srijit vs M Mosadeghpour  0-1372016World Junior ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
10. S Beukema vs S Holleland  1-0582016World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
11. Qingyu Yuan vs Paul Robert Evangelista  1-0462016World Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. Mikhail Belous vs Joni Seppala  1-0242016World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Chuan-Chia Hsu vs Harsha Bharathakoti  0-1292016World Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
14. B Ivekovic vs C C Weerasinghe  1-0272016World Junior ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
15. D M G S Dassanayake vs Rajdeep Sarkar  ½-½852016World Junior ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Minh Thang Tran vs Shreyes Subramaniam 1-0332016World Junior ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Szymon Palucha vs Sarin Nihal  0-1572016World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Agil Pirverdiyev vs Sarker Avik  1-0522016World Junior ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. D Nyamdorj vs M Lokander 1-0232016World Junior ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
20. I Beradze vs Huifeng Fan  1-0412016World Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. D Shailesh vs G Nasuta  ½-½402016World Junior ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. P L Basso vs M Chakravarthi Reddy  ½-½612016World Junior ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Alexis Tahay vs Yi Xu  0-1322016World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. V Artemiev vs D Viennot 1-0502016World Junior ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. Arjun Erigaisi vs J Xiong 0-1522016World Junior ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Well, Mamedyarov was ranked even higher than Wei Yi is now when he won WJCC.
Aug-17-16  TheIronChancellor: The Magyar IM Benjamin Gledura would be nice to see here. He beat Anand at Gibraltar.
Aug-17-16  TheIronChancellor: Also, Sam Sevian has been playing in the 5th Washington International. Players like Kamsky, Smirin, and Holt are also playing there.
Aug-17-16  fisayo123: Jeffery Xiong, if he wins this could be one of (if not the) youngest player to ever win a World Junior Championship, which is quite a great achievement considering the illustrious history of the tournament.
Aug-17-16  Mr. V: <scholes> The person who won ahead of Wei Yi, another Chinese player whose name I forget at the moment, aged out of the juniors category already though.
Aug-17-16  notyetagm: <Mr. V: <scholes> The person who won ahead of Wei Yi, another Chinese player whose name I forget at the moment, aged out of the juniors category already though.>

Lu Shanglei

Aug-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: India seems to have the future of chess.
Aug-17-16  belgradegambit: No peace between US and Iran as Xiong defeated Maghsoodloo today to keep first place. http://wjcc2016india.com/black-wedn...
Aug-17-16  Virgil A: < belgradegambit > you sure have the makings of a news reporter.
Aug-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I was surprised to read that Bangladesh has never won an Olympic medal, in any sport, any olympics. They are the world's 8th most populous country. I wonder if they have anyone entered in this jr. chess tournament?
Aug-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: < I was surprised to read that Bangladesh has never won an Olympic medal, in any sport, any olympics.>

They never came even close to a medal. Actually, in sports where you have to go past heats and/or semifinals for a medal competition they never made it past the first stage.

Aug-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Even more, they never really qualified for the olympics as in made the norms - before this year. From Wikipedia: <Rahman [a golfer] is the first Bangladeshi to qualify for any Olympic Games in his own right, rather than relying on wild cards, tripartite commission entries or universality places>
Aug-18-16  epistle: Master Bersamina good luck! The Caballeros Guapos are rooting for you!
Aug-18-16  sac 4 mate: Xiong grinds out another win and leads Artemiev by a full point with three rounds to play.
Aug-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <JohnBoy: <gokusano: Too risky for wei yi. One loss could mean 10 rating points.> May be true, but kind of pathetic....Playing or not because of rating misses the point....>

While agreeing with you, in the rating-obsessed world which is professional chess, those few points when one is in, or aspiring to, the 2700 club may mean the difference between getting invitations to elite events, with all the attendant benefits, and cast into the outer darkness of beating out a bunch of other pros for a ten grand first prize in an open. From experience in poker, I can tell you that there is nothing easy about the latter, having been on both sides of that particular scenario.

Aug-18-16  fisayo123: Xiong is on a killing spree. Remember, he's only 15. Next up is Artemiev with white.
Aug-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <perfidious> As I said, the risk for Elo is illusionary there. Also, Wei's opponents in the Chinese league were rated even lower than the players here. And yet he gained rating there (so much for the Chinese being underrated).
Aug-18-16  fisayo123: Richard Rapport has a rating of 2752 and is also eligible to play here.

I guess the point is there is little incentive for the already more established juniors like Rapport, Wei Yi and to a lesser extent, Jan-Krystof Duda to play here. Apart from the World Cup spot the winner gets that is because the prize fund on offer here is pretty pointless. But I'm sure most of the top juniors already have planned out alternate routes to participate in the World Cup.

The Asian players probably have it easier with the Asian Chess Championships. Duda, Dubov, Bluebaum, Oparin etc will try their luck in the much tougher European Individual Championships. Rapport will probably qualify by rating if he can maintain it.

<alexmagnus> He's also lost rating points there. The Chinese league is one of the reasons why the top Chinese players struggle to maintain real consistency in their ratings. I don't know if it's mandatory for them but if I was a top Chinese player, I won't play there.

<so much for the Chinese being underrated> <alexmagnus> Oh, they are. Sub 2200 players are usually of IM strength.

Aug-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <He's also lost rating points there>

At the recent edition? He won 7.6 points. He actually lost rating only in two games, two draws, one against a 2600 and the other one against a 2400. The draw against the 2400 cost him a whole of 3 Elo points.

Aug-18-16  fisayo123: <alexmagnus> In past editions.
Aug-18-16  Mr. V: <WorstPlayerEver> Iran could also be a future chess power. Their players are young and improving.
Aug-18-16  Jambow: Xiong impresses and perhaps he is an even more of a promising prospect than Sevian, which would be something.

As far as elo goes it matters for good reason, it is our best objective measure of how strong a player is. Not that other things can't be considered, just that for many those other things are highly subject to whims, likes, dislikes, feelings etc...

The elo system is set up so that within a pretty wide range the level of ones opposition should have little impact on your chances of gaining or losing points, because by design the outcomes are weighted proportionally to expectations mathematically.

I tend to personally gain points online when playing higher rated opposition because I focus more.

Xiong looks very promising, with the top three players in America being so strong, and a supporting cast being so full of potential, we <Americans> are a real threat in chess at this time. I hope Xiong quickly breaks into the 2700 club because it opens doors and increases prospects.

Aug-19-16  tuttifrutty: <juniors like Rapport, Wei Yi and to a lesser extent, Jan-Krystof Duda to play here.>

Yet the didn't. The young players don't have the balls or talent like Wesley. These tourneys are in no way rich depositories of elo ores...these jokers don't want to take the risk of their lofty standing- one false step and they will see their rating plummeting from up the mountaintop down to the deep ravine. Wesley never avoided these kind a tourneys so tell me why would they. Wesley did not shirk from these commitments and faced responsibilities like a true gentleman than a delinquent and juvenile like these wannabees.......

Ain't that the truth?
You tell me.

Aug-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Duda played last year, placed second). Wei placed second in 2014. Rapport placed second (what the...) in 2012.

Actually, if I were them I'd come back. I'd want another trophy, and not just some second place.

Aug-19-16  scholes: Wei Yi and Rapport are recognized as best young talent in the game. More than elo, playing here they will put their reputation at stake
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