IM Arik Braun and IM Harika lead the World Junior Chess Championship

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Information about the World Junior Chess Championship U20

August 2-16, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Photo gallery / Photos Juniors / Photos Girls / Round 1 / Round 2 / Round 3 / Round 4 / Round 5

Round 6 / Round 7 / Round 8 / Round 9

General photo album (by A. Kontokanis)

Official website

Participants juniors / Participants girls

Results round 1 juniors / Results round 1 girls

Results round 2 juniors / Results round 2 girls

Results round 3 juniors / Results round 3 girls

Results round 4 juniors / Results round 4 girls

Results round 5 juniors / Results round 5 girls

Results round 6 juniors / Results round 6 girls

Results round 7 juniors / Results round 7 girls

Results round 8 juniors / Results round 8 girls

Results round 9 juniors / Results round 9 girls

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In Round 9 of the World Junior Championship, the fighting spirit of the youngsters continued and the leader changed hands again. Maxim Rodshtein crowned his comeback with one of the joint leaders Chao Li. However, the new sole leader is Arik Braun who scored a vital win against Hou Yifan with white pieces. David Howell, the player who has always have the longest and the thrilling games had Ivan Popov at the other side of the table and defeated him. Arik Braun leads with 7.5 points followed by David Howell with 7 while 4-7. places Chao Li, Eltaj Safarli and Wesley So.

In the girls section Harika drew with Soumya to defend her lead with 7.5 points while Mariya Muzychuk drew with Guliskan Nakhbayeva and followed Harika at 7 points together with Miranda Mikadze who defeated Zoja Severiukhina to share 2-3.places.

Follow the links above to find out all the results. Be sure to check out the large photo album with more than 500 photos from the championship.


IM Arik Braun


IM Harika drew with Soumya in the all India fight on board 1


Leon Hoyos vs Emre Can