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World School Chess Championships underway in Porto Carras

Porto Carras Olympic Hall

Porto Carras Olympic Hall

The World School Chess Championships 2013 have started today in the resort Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece. A record number of 550 players from 42 countries are taking participation.

Six categories both for boys and girls are being played. The Under-17 open group has strong players with ratings that go up to 2400 Elo points.

Round 1 was played today, as it is common for youth chess with many interesting games and surprising results. Replay the top games with analysis here and follow the links for the relevant standings after the first round.

Highlight: You can find a big pictorial report at the official website.

Standings Open

Standings Open U7
Standings Open U9
Standings Open U11
Standings Open U13
Standings Open U15
Standings Open U17

Standings Girls

Standings Girls U7
Standings Girls U9
Standings Girls U11
Standings Girls U13
Standings Girls U15
Standings Girls U17

Alexander The Great Open is taking place concurrently and in the same playing hall with the World School.

It is very convenient for the trainers and accompanying persons to compete in this event and follow the games of the school-kids. There is also a strong female representation with Women Grandmasters Sukandar, Stojanovic, Klinova and World Senior Champion Strutinskaya, in the field.

Alexander the Great Open

Alexander the Great open Standings

 

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