World Junior Chess Championship U20

photos from round 1 and the opening ceremony

Information about the World Junior Chess Championship U20

August 2-16, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Participants juniors / Participants girls

Results round 1 and pairings round 2 juniors / Results round 1 and pairings round 2 girls

yazici interview

The president of the TCF was surrounded by journalists before the start of the competition.
Big media interest from local newspapers was present at the event.


Honorary FIDE president Florencio Campomanes was present at the opening ceremony


Honorary move at the Junior U20 section by Florencio Campomanses


Honorary move at the girls section


A friendly handshake… and let the games begin!

wjcc top boards girls

Top boards at the girls section at the World Junior U20 championship
Harika – Davletbayeva, Toth – Muzychuk, Bondaruk – Klimets, and Kazimova – Nemcova

wjcc girls

Board 16 Girls – WFM Bayrak AslĂ˝ – WIM Poutkashiyan Atousa

wjcc david howell

GM David Howell with an important victory over FM Grover

wjcc david kobayashi

Atsuhiko Kobayashi lost in round 1 from IM Sengupta

wjcc parimarjan negi

GM Parimerjan Negi with a new style and with a first round victory
In round 2 Negi will meet IM Vocaturo

wjcc laznicka

Not a good day for GM Laznicka. He lost in round 1 to FM Narmontas

wjcc papadopolus

The Greek champion Ioannis Papadopoulos with a convincing start

wjcc wesley so

Wesley So won fast at the start of World Junior Chess Championships U20

wjcc yifan hou

Yifan Hou started with a victory at the junior section of the competition.