photos from round 1 and the opening ceremony
Information about the World Junior Chess Championship U20
August 2-16, Gaziantep, Turkey
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!
Top boards at the girls section at the World Junior U20 championship
Harika – Davletbayeva, Toth – Muzychuk, Bondaruk – Klimets, and Kazimova – Nemcova
Board 16 Girls – WFM Bayrak Aslý – WIM Poutkashiyan Atousa
GM David Howell with an important victory over FM Grover
Atsuhiko Kobayashi lost in round 1 from IM Sengupta
GM Parimerjan Negi with a new style and with a first round victory
In round 2 Negi will meet IM Vocaturo
Not a good day for GM Laznicka. He lost in round 1 to FM Narmontas
The Greek champion Ioannis Papadopoulos with a convincing start
Wesley So won fast at the start of World Junior Chess Championships U20
Yifan Hou started with a victory at the junior section of the competition.