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World Junior Chess Championship round 5

IM Wesley So and WIM Nebolsina leading

IM Wesley So won the top board match against GM David Howell at the World Junior Chess Championship in Yerevan, Armenia. With this victory Wesley So is the sole leader of the event with 4,5/5. In another interesting game GM Meier and GM Rodshtein made a draw and missed a chance to join Wesley So at the top. They are currently sharing the second place with Daniel Stellwagen, who won today against the local hope GM Pashikian.

Round 5 was full of surprises and many scalps were taken by lower seeded players. Here are some of the surprises:

GM Jones (5th seeded) – GM Adly (21st seeded) 0:1
IM Melkumyan (30) – IM Vovk (8) 1:0
Pablo Garcia Cardenas (74) – IM Corrales Jimenez (19) 1:0
IM Rohit (24) – Maxat Alaguzov (52) 0:1
Das Abhishek (45) – Nino Vlashki (77) 0:1

In the girls section there were not many surprises. The board 1 encounter between WIM Nebolsina and WFM Hoolt finished with a victory for the Russian player. She took the sole lead at the competition with 5,0/5 and a full point before Hoolt, who is sharing the second place with 6 other players – WGM Karavade, WGM Khotenashvili, WGM Vega, WFM Abrahamyan, WIM Soumya, and IM Harika. The favorite IM Elena Tairova is triling with 2,0/5 at 38th place.

World Junior Chess Championship standings

Juniors

1 IM So Wesley PHI 2531 4,5

2 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2615 4,0

3 GM Stellwagen Daniel NED 2639 4,0
4 GM Meier Georg GER 2558 4,0
5 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2539 4,0
6 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2494 4,0
7 IM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2469 4,0

8 IM Gopal Geetha Narayanan IND 2520 3,5
9 GM Howell David Wei Ling ENG 2527 3,5
10 GM Wang Hao CHN 2643 3,5
11 IM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2515 3,5

12 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2610 3,5
13 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2555 3,5

14 IM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2489 3,5
15 Garcia Cardenas Pablo CHI 2149 3,5

16 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2561 3,5
17 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2492 3,5

18 Ashwin Jayaram IND 2478 3,5
19 IM Kaplan Sasha ISR 2466 3,0

20 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2534 3,0

Girls

1 WIM Nebolsina Vera RUS 2349 5,0
2 WFM Hoolt Sarah GER 2199 4,0
3 WGM Karavade Eesha Sanjay IND 2331 4,0

4 WGM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2328 4,0
5 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2331 4,0
6 WFM Abrahamyan Tatev USA 2246 4,0
7 WIM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2244 4,0
8 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2480 4,0

9 WFM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2307 3,5

10 WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag MGL 2389 3,5
11 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2371 3,5
12 WFM Borosova Zuzana SVK 2233 3,5
13 WIM Dauletova Gulmira KAZ 2240 3,5

14 Padmini Rout IND 2226 3,0
15 Hairapetian Anna ARM 2030 3,0

16 WFM Airapetian Tatevik RUS 2193 3,0

17 Limontaite Simona LTU 2141 3,0
18 WGM Melia Salome GEO 2365 3,0
19 WFM Gasik Anna POL 2191 3,0
20 Markantonaki Haritomeni GRE 2161 3,0

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