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IM Grigoryan, GM Wang Hao, and GM Popov leading the U20 World Championship

ten juniors at one point distance

Results round 10, juniors

GM Meier Georg – GM Wang Hao ½ – ½
GM Adly Ahmed – GM Popov Ivan 0 – 1
IM Grigoryan Avetik – GM Pashikian Arman
1 – 0
IM Ragger Markus – GM Laznicka Viktor ½ – ½
GM Andreikin Dmitry – IM Gopal Geetha Narayanan 1 – 0
IM So Wesley – IM Gupta Abhijeet 0 – 1
GM Negi Parimarjan – GM Stellwagen Daniel 0 – 1
GM Rodshtein Maxim – IM Rohit Gogineni ½ – ½
Kulakov Viacheslav – GM Amin Bassem 1 – 0
IM Brandenburg Daan – GM Howell David Wei Ling ½ – ½

One more time leaders changed at the U20 Junior World Championship. After we have seen on top IM Gopal, IM Wesley So, GM Ahmed Adly, and GM Wang Hao, now it is time to welcome the new lider – IM Grigoryan. He won his 10th round game against his countryman GM Pashikian and is top of the table with 7,5/10. The co-leaders GM Popov and GM Wang Hao are with the same points, but they have worse tiebreak.
The World Junior Championship has a new leader, but the number of the players in the chasing pack does not reduce. GM Meier, GM Andreikin, GM Adly, and IM Gupta are 1/2 points behind with 7,0 and IM Jojua, GM Stellwagen, GM Pashikian, GM Laznicka, Kulakov, and IM Ragger are with 6,5/10.

Results round 10, girls

WGM Zawadzka Jolanta – WIM Nebolsina Vera 1 – 0
IM Harika Dronavalli – WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag 1 – 0

IM Tairova Elena – WGM Melia Salome 1 – 0
WGM Arutyunova Diana – WGM Karavade Eesha Sanjay 1 – 0
WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina – WFM Gasik Anna ½ – ½
WFM Guramishvili Sopiko – WIM Dauletova Gulmira ½ – ½
WFM Hoolt Sarah – WFM Bokuchava Madona ½ – ½
WFM Airapetian Tatevik – Priya Panneer Ramachandran 0 – 1
WGM Khotenashvili Bela – WFM Pertlova Sona 0 – 1
WIM Gomes Mary Ann – Darbinyan Nune ½ – ½

In the girls section luck smiled to IM Harika as the 9 rounds in a row leader WIM Vera Nebolsina lost her first game. Harika won against WGM Mongontuul and is half a point in front of the Russian.Nebolsina lost against WGM Zawadzka who is almost sure medalist of the U20 World Girls Chess Championship with 7,5/10. She is closely followed by IM Elena Tairova who made a nice comeback and is currently with 7,0/10.

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