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World Junior Championship Tournament

Aryan Tari8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Manuel Petrosyan8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Jorden van Foreest8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Aleksey Sorokin8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Semyon Lomasov7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Xiangyu Xu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Yan Liu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Alexandr Triapishko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Tran Tuan Minh7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Alexey Sarana7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Haik M Martirosyan7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Rasmus Svane7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Ori Kobo7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Shardul Gagare7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Awonder Liang7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Evgeny Zanan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Kirill Shevchenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Donchenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Lucas van Foreest7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Mihail Nikitenko7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Aryan Gholami6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Daniil Yuffa6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
* (148 players total; 119 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2017)

Played in Tarvisio, Italy 13-25 November 2017. The 18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the U-20 title, receiving congratulations from compatriot Magnus Carlsen of Norway. 12-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India (7) picked up his 1st GM norm at Italy soon after becoming the then world's youngest IM up to this date. Chithambaram V R Aravindh and Manuel Petrosyan captured bronze and silver medals at the top score group as well. GM Murali Karthikeyan scored eight points along with van Foreest, IM Praggnanandhaa and FIDE Master Aleksey Sorokin (+4-2=1 versus 2 compatriot Grandmasters and 5 foreign GMs; +1-0=1 vs 2 IMs and 2/2 vs FIDE Masters could put him on track for the norm he seeks).

The thirteen-year-old U-14 WYCC champion Dambasuren Batsuren scored 5.5 points after eleven rounds for his home country of Mongolia. Alexandr Triapishko (who topped the 2017 WYCC U-18 (1) charts at 8.5/11 with Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara of Peru) scored 7.5/11 and Ecuador's Kevin Noboa scored 4.5 (on par with Richard Chen and twenty other players in their finishing score group) after winning the bronze at the 2017 WYCC U-18. Luca Moroni Jr scored 7 and 6.5 points at these two tournaments; Pablo Ismael Acosta scored 7 and 5.5 points, respectively; England's Ravi Haria scored 5.5 and 6, and Paraguay's Juan Heinechen 5 and 4 in each of these two tournaments as well. Of untitled finishers, Yuanhe Zhao was nearest to the top, finishing with 6.5/11 (+0-1=2 vs GMs, +2-2 vs IMs, +1 vs a FIDE Master) and an overall slight gain of rating points.

References / Sources

(1) (2017 WYCC U-18 results from earlier at Montevideo), (2) ( results of the 2017 World Junior Championship), (3) (Chessbase news story by Georgios Souleidis 27th November, 2017), (4) (ChessBomb coverage), (5) (FIDE official calendar schedule), (6) ( coverage), (7) (Indian Times article).

Previous: World Junior Championship (2016). Next: World Junior Championship (2018). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017)

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 744  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Bersamina vs Francisco Javier Araya Pozo 1-0112017World Junior ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
2. Victor Ignacio Fuentes Parra vs Jorge Marcos Gomez Sanchez  0-1312017World Junior ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Jan Vykouk vs Juan Heinechen  1-0242017World Junior ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
4. D Bischofberger vs M Petrov  0-1482017World Junior ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Yi Zhu vs Gabriele Lumachi  1-0312017World Junior ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
6. R R Bezuidenhout vs C Schoppen  1-0422017World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
7. S Lobanov vs Y de Block  1-0362017World Junior ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
8. Martin Schweighoffer vs R Kevlishvili  0-1402017World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Harsha Bharathakoti vs M de Vleeschauwer  1-0272017World Junior ChampionshipA16 English
10. G M H Thilakarathne vs S Bilguun  ½-½482017World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. O Kobo vs J M Miciano  1-0522017World Junior ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
12. Minul Sanjula Doluweera vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0402017World Junior ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
13. N Morozov vs Henry Li  1-0342017World Junior ChampionshipC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Stephen Rome Pangilinan vs J S Christiansen  ½-½602017World Junior ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
15. Tomas Sosa vs Ruslan Sezdbekov  1-0312017World Junior ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. Tao Pang vs L Livaic  1-01132017World Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. L Jarmula vs Gaetano Signorelli  0-1632017World Junior ChampionshipD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
18. Liam Vrolijk vs E Bayramov  1-0522017World Junior ChampionshipA80 Dutch
19. Jere Lindholm vs Yan Liu  0-1242017World Junior ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. F Rakotomaharo vs T Goyal  1-0402017World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. Guillaume Lamard vs Dennis Posocco  1-0242017World Junior ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
22. Sheng Liang Bernard Chan vs M Nikitenko  0-1322017World Junior ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
23. Yuanhe Zhao vs Gonzalo Andres Gomez Barrera  1-0442017World Junior ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
24. Chinguun Bayaraa vs D Makhnyov  0-1332017World Junior ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. A F L Gonzalez vs Zhaochen Lin  1-0472017World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-25-17  SueursFroides: IM Praggnanandhaa was close to win the world junior championship and the GM title, I think he will remember his draw against Lomasov in a winning position. But first GM norm for him.
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  Tabanus: So this is the World Junior Championship.
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  LucB: Something is puzzling me about this tournament..

It was an 11-round Swiss from what I can gather, and so my question is: why 11 rounds? Why not an even number of rounds?

Nov-26-17  stst: <...11-round Swiss...>

11, odd and prime, pure and elegant, not too large, not too small, reducing chances of draws etc. etc.

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I thought this was the official results, and e-mailed Chess-Results about the missing games from round 11 (they have all games from rounds 1-10). I got this reply: "sorry, but I am not involved in the World Junior Championship. Please contact the organiser".

And so I did. I just wrote to the organizer, using the form at

<Dear organizer, for PGNs and results, your official page on the event refers to "Chess-Results" (only), but they are missing the games from round 11 (they have all games from rounds 1-10). Also I got the message from Chess-Results that "sorry, but I am not involved in the World Junior Championship. Please contact the organiser".

I don't understand this. Where exactly to find the official results? And the games? I sincerely thought it was Chess-Results who had it.>

I'll keep you updated on the answer (if any). It's also very possible I've missed a point or three here.


Regarding the World Junior Championship (2016), the claim-to-be "official page" at has no results or games (AFAICS). Then has the results, but no games. Perhaps they were not involved there either?

Perhaps a solution for CG could be to call it World Juniors Open (2016) and strip Xiong of his title.

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  Tabanus: Congrats Prince Aryan. Well done.

The "official site" has not proclaimed you the winner yet though. Except via Chess-Results, who says they have nothing to do with it.

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