WFM Tatev Abrahamyan leading the girls section
Information about the World Junior Chess Championship U20
August 2-16, Gaziantep, Turkey
The young Brit GM David Howell stopped the Azerbaijani Grandmaster Safarli to share the lead with Chao Li who won against Ante Brkic are now leading with 4.5 with rating performances of 2831 and 2843 respectively. Le Quang and Chao Li will face each other in round 6 on board 1 while 15-year-old prodigy girl Yifan Hou will take on David Howell. Other interesting encounters include IM Melkumyan – GM Wesley So, GM Leon hoyos – GM Andreikin, GM Sfarli – GM Popov, FM Ronchetti – GM Nguyen.
Tatev Abrahamyan drew with the top seed Harika Dronavalli to defend her half point while all the other top boards were drawn which did not change the contest for the top spots. Muzychuk will face Abrahamyan while the other four players with 4 points will play as follows: Harika vs. Dauletova; Nakhbayeva vs.Gomes.
Top board encounter between GM Howell and GM Safarli
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Harika Dronavalli draw
WGM Turkan Mamedjarova
Yifan Hou with a draw in round 5