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World Junior Championship (Girls) Tournament

Dinara Saduakassova9.5/13(+6 -0 =7)[games]
P V Nandhidhaa9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Dinara Dordzhieva9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Janelle Mae Frayna8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Ramesh Babu Vaishali8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
S Dharia Parnali8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Alina Bivol8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
P Michelle Catherina8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
M Mahalakshmi8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Anna Styazhkina8/13(+8 -5 =0)[games]
Yuxin Du8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Nataliya Buksa7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Karina Ivanova7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Tianlu Gu7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Mobina Alinasab7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
K Priyanka7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Javiera Belen Gomez Barrera7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Teodora Injac7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
G Lasya7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
V Varshini7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
P Bala Kannamma7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Hajra Chandreyee7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Saina Salonika6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Narmin Soyunlu6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
G K Monnisha6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
Tijana Blagojevic6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
* (56 players total; 27 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (Girls) (2016)

The event took place at the KIIT University at Bhubaneswar, India from August 7th until the 22nd. Official site: Crosstable:

Previous edition: World Junior Championship (Girls) (2015). Next: World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017). The World Junior Championship (2016) was the concurrently held Open group event.

Other similar youth championships are detailed below:

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: ; Video channel:

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Varshini vs Nethmi Nirasha Gamage  1-0442016World Junior Championship (Girls)C02 French, Advance
2. A Eswaran vs C Sakshi  1-0492016World Junior Championship (Girls)C10 French
3. Bayarsaikhan Yanjinlkham vs P Michelle Catherina  0-1982016World Junior Championship (Girls)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. S Dharia Parnali vs Ellen Kakulidis  ½-½352016World Junior Championship (Girls)E09 Catalan, Closed
5. V Agrawal vs U Uuriintuya  0-1312016World Junior Championship (Girls)E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
6. Mobina Alinasab vs Yuxin Du  1-0302016World Junior Championship (Girls)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
7. Hajra Chandreyee vs Shania Mae Mendoza  1-0422016World Junior Championship (Girls)C49 Four Knights
8. D Omurbekova vs I Barchuk  ½-½572016World Junior Championship (Girls)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. P V Nandhidhaa vs L Divya  1-0402016World Junior Championship (Girls)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. A Barbier vs A Santeramo  0-1422016World Junior Championship (Girls)C77 Ruy Lopez
11. Saina Salonika vs Dilyara Albekova  1-0322016World Junior Championship (Girls)B01 Scandinavian
12. Emily Minaud vs K Ivanova  0-1482016World Junior Championship (Girls)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. A B Hoare vs Nutakki Priyanka  ½-½202016World Junior Championship (Girls)C03 French, Tarrasch
14. Tianlu Gu vs P Bala Kannamma  1-0482016World Junior Championship (Girls)E14 Queen's Indian
15. K Priyanka vs T Injac  1-0482016World Junior Championship (Girls)C11 French
16. Laura Hiebler vs D Saduakassova  0-1442016World Junior Championship (Girls)A20 English
17. A Bivol vs Seshadri Srija  1-0362016World Junior Championship (Girls)E09 Catalan, Closed
18. M Mahalakshmi vs B Pratyusha  ½-½272016World Junior Championship (Girls)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. G Tokhirjonova vs G K Monnisha  0-1822016World Junior Championship (Girls)C77 Ruy Lopez
20. G Lasya vs P Rodriguez Rueda  ½-½502016World Junior Championship (Girls)B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. O Kiolbasa vs Saloni Sapale 1-0212016World Junior Championship (Girls)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. M Choladze vs A Styazhkina  0-1332016World Junior Championship (Girls)C60 Ruy Lopez
23. D Dordzhieva vs N Soyunlu  1-0402016World Junior Championship (Girls)A37 English, Symmetrical
24. D I Visanescu vs J M Frayna 0-1402016World Junior Championship (Girls)C05 French, Tarrasch
25. R Vaishali vs C Leonardi  1-0362016World Junior Championship (Girls)A07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-16  asianwarrior: Will anybody cheer for any leading player? I cheer for Frayna!
Aug-14-16  Amulet: <Janelle Mae Frayna> will rule this 2016 World junior girls chess championship. Her knowledge of the game is advanced and mature for her age.
Aug-15-16  epistle: Moreover, she's an honest person and does not steal.
Aug-15-16  gokusano: She really is.
Aug-15-16  epistle: Not even ideas. She creates her own.
Aug-15-16  waustad: It seems that Laura Hiebler had her luggage and laptop in airline limbo. The usual caveat is that my German is nowhere near perfect, but that's what I gleaned from the official Austrian chess blog. I suspect she's learned that the laptop needs to be a carry on item.
Aug-16-16  Mr. V: I wonder why Zhansaya Abdumalik is missing. It'd be nice to see her playing against her compatriot Dinara.
Aug-18-16  Virgil A: WIM Frayna grabs the lead after round 10.
Aug-19-16  dunkenchess: Frayna da best!
Aug-20-16  CountryGirl: Why on earth is there a separate girls' world championship? I understand separate events at Rio, as the strongest, fastest women are not as strong or as fast as the strongest men. Fair enough. But surely girls/women are as intelligent as boys/men?! Seems unnecessarily sexist to imply they're not.
Aug-20-16  ughaibu: CountryGirl: you said "surely girls/women are as intelligent as boys/men?! Seems unnecessarily sexist to imply they're not"

Very few women, compared with men, take part in shogi tournaments, but if you peruse the list of names of those who solved the problems in Tsumeshogi Paradise, you'll find a much higher proportion of women.

I think it's reasonable to conclude that many women find the mixed tournament atmosphere unappealling, and would prefer to play in women only events.

After all, ladies night at the gym or pub doesn't raise many eyebrows these days.

Aug-20-16  MCDreams: <CountryGirl> is an equal-opportunity troll.
Aug-21-16  notyetagm: Wow, Saduakassova just threw away a win on Board 1 in the final round with an elementary blunder in a pawn ending, 56 ♔h6-g7??= instead of the winning <SHOULDER BLOCK> 56 ♔h6-g6! .

Saduakassova vs Uuriintuya (13.1)

56 ♔h6-g7??=

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56 ♔h6-g6! <shoulder block>

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Aug-21-16  notyetagm: Maybe there is a relay error or something in the game I posted about above.

But I just checked the official website ( and that is what they have: 56 ♔h6-g7?? ♔e6-f5=.

So instead of playing 56 ♔h6-g6! and winning the World Girls Junior Championship, Saduakassova blundered with 56 ♔h6-g7??= and now has to wait to see if Dordzhieva can catch her.

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  cro777: "Towards the end of day’s play, it was clear that nerves were playing a huge role in deciding the winner. Kazakh WGM Dinara Saduakassova was convinced that her game could end in nothing more but a draw, but it turned out that she had a winning position towards the very end after a mistake by her opponent Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya of Mongolia. Surprisingly, Saduakassova missed her chance and the game ended in a draw. It was only after it ended that she realized to her horror that she had just given away the game!

In the second board, WIM Dinara Dordzhieva of Russia was a pawn up against Indian WIM Parnali Dharia. Things could have got messy had Dordzhieva won, as she may have ended up winning the tournament. However, Parnali held the Russian with some accurate calculations, thus allowing Dinara Saduakassova to become the World Junior Champion in the girls’ section." (Official website)

Parnali - Dordzhieva. Position after 55.Qxf5

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Here Dordzhieva by prematurely playing 55...b4? allowed, after 56.Qh5+, the perpetual check (as occurred in the game) or the b-pawn loss.

The correct move was 55...Qe8! first, preventing checks and then advancing the b-pawn, e.g.

55...Qe8 56.e4 b4 57.Qd5 Bc3 with good winning chances.

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Had WIM Dordzhieva won this game she would have been the World Junior Champion (and Women Grandmaster) due to better Buchholz.

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  cro777: WGM Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan) won the girls title with 9.5/13 half a point clear of WIM Pv Nandhidhaa (India) and WIM Dinara Dordzhieva (Russia):

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  Tabanus: Ordnung ist das halbe Leben. Standings list updated for all players. No missing games. One duplicate player: Mariam Choladze should be Mariami Choladze. Wrong game results: Yuxin Du vs V Varshini, 2016 (1/2), G Harshita vs V Varshini, 2016 (1/2), Ellen Kakulidis vs Saina Salonika, 2016 (0-1), and Anysia Thomas vs Shania Mae Mendoza, 2016 (1/2) (correction slips sent).

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