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GM Ahmed Adly leading the Junior Chess Championship

The World Junior Chess Championship is entering in a decisive moment. Round 7 results brought to the top GM Ahmed Adly as he won an important game against the well performing IM Wesley So. The Egiptian GM has 6,0/7 points and with a victory in the next round will have the trophey assured. All this came after a very surprising loss at the start from the 62nd seeded Viacheslav Kulakov. However, GM Ahmed Adly rapidly recovered and with 6 consequtive wins climbed to the top of the table.

There were three draws on the other top boards – IM Grigoryan – GM Wang Hao, GM Stellwagen – GM Meier, and IM Gopal Geetha – GM Rodshtein. This was perfectly used by GM Laznicka who won against Ashwin and climbed to second place with 5,5/7. GM Laznicka must get at least a draw against GM Ahmed Adly in round 8 to keep chances for the title.


With only two rounds left, there are nine players with 5,0/7 and small chances for grabbing the trophey – GM Rodshtein, GM Stellwagen, GM Meier, IM Gopal Geetha, IM Grigoryan, GM Wang, IM Wesley So, GM Popov, and GM Negi.

In the girls section, WIM Vera Nebolsina continues leading after a draw against the top seeded IM Dronavalli Harika. WIM Nebolsina has 6,5/7, but is closely followed by WGM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez. The Spanish young tallent won against the surprise of the tournament, WFM Sarah Hoolt, and is only half a point behind Nebolsina.

World Junior Championship standings

1 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2494 6,0

2 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2610 5,5

3 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2615 5,0

4 GM Stellwagen Daniel NED 2639 5,0

5 GM Meier Georg GER 2558 5,0

6 IM Gopal Geetha Narayanan IND 2520 5,0

7 IM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2489 5,0

8 GM Wang Hao CHN 2643 5,0

9 IM So Wesley PHI 2531 5,0

10 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2539 5,0

11 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2514 5,0

12 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2534 4,5

13 IM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2515 4,5

14 IM Kaplan Sasha ISR 2466 4,5

15 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2555 4,5

16 GM Jones Gawain C. B. ENG 2567 4,5

17 IM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2469 4,5

18 Ashwin Jayaram IND 2478 4,5

19 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2561 4,5

20 IM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2470 4,5

21 IM Corrales Jimenez Fidel CUB 2513 4,5

22 IM Jojua Davit GEO 2434 4,0

23 GM Howell David Wei Ling ENG 2527 4,0

24 Tamazyan Haik ARM 2072 4,0

25 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2492 4,0

26 Kalashian David ARM 2361 4,0

27 IM Llaneza Vega Marcos ESP 2426 4,0

28 IM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2455 4,0

29 IM Ragger Markus AUT 2528 4,0

30 IM Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 2451 4,0

31 IM Vovk Yuri UKR 2561 4,0

32 IM Feller Sebastien FRA 2513 4,0

33 IM Banusz Tamas HUN 2491 4,0

34 FM Bulski Krzysztof POL 2421 4,0

World Junior Championship standings girls

1 WIM Nebolsina Vera RUS 2349 6,5

2 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2331 6,0

3 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2480 5,5

4 WFM Hoolt Sarah GER 2199 5,0

5 WGM Karavade Eesha Sanjay IND 2331 5,0

6 WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag MGL 2389 5,0

7 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2371 5,0

8 WFM Borosova Zuzana SVK 2233 5,0

9 WFM Airapetian Tatevik RUS 2193 5,0

10 WFM Gasik Anna POL 2191 5,0

11 WFM Abrahamyan Tatev USA 2246 4,5

12 Hairapetian Anna ARM 2030 4,5

13 WGM Melia Salome GEO 2364 4,5

14 WGM Arutyunova Diana UKR 2256 4,5

15 WGM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2307 4,0

16 WFM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2305 4,0

17 WIM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2244 4,0

18 Padmini Rout IND 2226 4,0

19 Limontaite Simona LTU 2141 4,0

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