World Juniors Round 7-Shtembuliak gains the lead

World Juniors Round 7-Shtembuliak gains the lead

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The 7th round of the World Junior chess championships was a great display of chess as usual and the players treated us to some very nice games.

On the first board,the talented Ukranian GM Shtembuliak Evgeny was paired against the Armenian hope GM Aram Hakobyan.

Shtembuliak Evgeny

Aram managed to equalise out of the opening but was gradually outplayed by Shtembuliak who displayed impressive technique to snatch a full point.

On the second board,IM Costachi Mihnea of Romania held the favourite GM Karthikeyan Murali to a draw in a game which was balanced throughout and neither player had many chances to play for a win.

Costachi Mihnea

Board 3 was an interesting struggle between Indian prodigy  GM Praggnanandhaa and Russian prodigy  IM Khanin Semen.

Praggnanandhaa R

Both players played interesting chess but agreed to a draw on move 41 with neither player having great chances to play for a win.

After 7 rounds ,GM Evgeney Shtembuliak has emerged as the clear leader with 6 points  ,half a point ahead of GM Santos Ruiz Miguel of spain with 5.5 points  and a clear point ahead of 10 players including Indians GM Praggnanandhaa R and GM Visakh Nr with 5 points each.


Pairings of Round 8 (Top 10 Boards)

Round 8 on 2019/10/22 at 15:00 hrs

Bo. No. Name Bdld FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Bdld FED Rtg No.
1 6
GM Sargsyan Shant ARM 2580 5 6 GM Shtembuliak Evgeny UKR 2577
2 10
GM Santos Ruiz Miguel ESP 2560 5 GM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2567
3 2
GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2617 5 5 FM Murzin Volodar RUS 2433
4 9
GM Hakobyan Aram ARM 2561 5 5 IM Khanin Semen RUS 2507
5 12
IM Gazik Viktor SVK 2546 5 5 IM Costachi Mihnea ROU 2463
6 14
GM Visakh N R IND 2529 5 5 IM Bronstein Or ISR 2413
7 51
IM Raja Rithvik R IND 2369 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2609
8 4
GM Kollars Dmitrij GER 2587 IM Agmanov Zhandos KAZ 2403
9 16
GM Iniyan P IND 2509 IM Pogosyan Stefan RUS 2364
10 60
FM Audi Ameya IND 2336 IM Drygalov Sergey RUS 2470



The Girls section was action packed and witnessed decisive results on the top boards.

Alinasab Mobina


The first board game between WIM Mobina Alisab of Iran and IM Tsolakidou Stavroula  was topsy-turvy with both players having chances but neither managing to capitalize and the game finally ended in a draw.

On the second board,WGM Vaishali R of India  lost to WIM Shualova Polina of Russia.

Polina Shuvalova


Polina won a pawn and even though Vaishali tried to complicate the position with a piece sacrifice,it didn’t work out as Polina played accurately to bag the full point.



After 7 rounds,WIM Alinasab Mobina of Iran  and WIM Shuvlova Polina of Russia are in the jont lead with 6 points each and are being trailed closely by four  players including WIM Divya Deshmukh of India with 5.5 points.

Pairings of Round 8 (Top 10 Boards)

Round 8 on 2019/10/22 at 15:00 hrs

Bo. No. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg No.
1 4
WIM Shuvalova Polina RUS 2412 6 WGM Assaubayeva Bibisara KAZ 2381
2 9
WIM Divya Deshmukh IND 2358 6 WIM Alinasab Mobina IRI 2239
3 10
Berdnyk Mariia UKR 2349 FM Antova Gabriela BUL 2318
4 2
IM Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 2431 5 5 WIM Solozhenkina Elizaveta RUS 2283
5 11
WIM Dordzhieva Dinara RUS 2335 5 5 WFM Pandey Srishti IND 1963
6 24
WIM Priyanka Nutakki IND 2248 WGM Vaishali R IND 2385
7 12
WIM Munkhzul Turmunkh MGL 2332 Diakonova Ekaterina RUS 2231
8 14
WIM Rakshitta Ravi IND 2310 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane IND 2181
9 16
WFM Li Yunshan CHN 2289 WIM Mrudul Dehankar IND 2227
10 20
WFM Altantuya Boldbaatar MGL 2277 WFM Afraoui Anaelle FRA 2106