2017 World Juniors 01-03: IM Bharathakoti among the early leaders

FIDE World Junior and Girl Under 20 Chess Championship 2017

Tarvisio, Italy: The World Juniors Chess Championship has commenced on November 12. This eleven-round event will run until November 26th. India has a strong contingent consisting of 13 participants in the Open and 11 in the Girls championship.

At the end of three rounds, reigning Indian Junior Champion IM Harsha Bharathakoti emerged as the joint leader with a perfect score of 3.0/3 points. Trailing behind him with 2.5/3 points is World’s Youngest International Master Praggananadhaa R.

Harsha capitalized on the blunder made by his Vietnamese opponent on move 21..Oc2. The game which was roughly equal flipped completely in White’s favour. The rest was a matter of a technique, Harsha took home the point with ease.

IM Praggnanandhaa R defeated IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh in round 2

In the Girls Championship, WIM Akanksha Hagawane is the lone India with 2.5/3 points. Whereas, WIM Vaishali R. who played on Board 1 against top-seeded IM Abdumalik Zhansaya of Kazakstan lost the battle. The game saw many ups and downs but in the end, Zhansaya found her way to victory.

The fourth round will start today at 07.30 p.m.

Open/Pairings

Round 4

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 45 GM Kobo Ori 2460 3 3 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2563 11
2 47 IM Harsha Bharathakoti 2445 3 3 FM Sorokin Aleksey 2483 32
3 26 IM Praggnanandhaa R 2509 GM Van Foreest Jorden 2616 1
4 2 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2606 IM Triapishko Alexandr 2508 28
5 4 GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2585 IM Lomasov Semen 2490 30
6 36 IM Van Foreest Lucas 2474 GM Tari Aryan 2581 5
7 6 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2578 GM Moroni Luca Jr 2506 29
8 12 GM Martirosyan Haik M. 2561 IM Gholami Aryan 2483 31
9 14 GM Liang Awonder 2558 IM Morozov Nichita 2467 43
10 42 IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2468 GM Bai Jinshi 2553 17

Girls/Pairings

Round 4

Bo. No. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg No.
1 10 IM Osmak Iulija UKR 2345 3 3 IM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2428 1
2 14 WIM Obolentseva Alexandra RUS 2320 3 3 IM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel MGL 2358 8
3 2 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2419 FM Yu Jennifer USA 2321 13
4 11 WGM Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 2340 WFM Assaubayeva Bibisara RUS 2395 3
5 15 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane IND 2312 WIM Shuvalova Polina RUS 2386 5
6 17 WIM Styazhkina Anna RUS 2301 WIM Khomeriki Nino GEO 2347 9
7 7 Zhu Jiner CHN 2363 2 Ning Kaiyu CHN 2173 33
8 4 WGM Mammadzada Gunay AZE 2393 2 2 FM Di Benedetto Desiree ITA 2190 31
9 6 WIM Badelka Olga BLR 2374 2 2 WFM Gueci Tea ITA 2161 35
10 12 WIM Vaishali R IND 2325 2 2 WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2152 37

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