East European Players In Lead In World Junior

East European Players In Lead In World Junior
By Arvind Aaron

East European players are in the lead in the World Junior Chess Championships that is taking place at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on September 13, 2015.

Top seed Grand Master Duda Jan-Krzysztof of Poland is on 8.5 and is leading by a half point in the Open section while Ukraine’s Nataliya Buksa is leading the Girls’ section by a one point margin on 9/11.

In the open section, India did not have players in the top to challenge the medal aspirants. G Akash (6.5/11), Shardul Gagare, S.L. Narayanan, Karthikeyan Murali (6/11), Harsha Bharathakoti (5/11).

Indian girls have also lost medal chances. Michelle Catherina (5.5/11), G.K. Monnisha, J Saranya (5/11),  B Pratyusha (4.5/11). Nevertheless, our players who played at home at Pune last year will also play at home in Bhubaneswar in 2016.