World Junior U20 Championship 2017

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World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by John Higgs » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:59 pm

The World Junior and Girls U20 Chess Championship starts today and runs to 25 November. The event is a 11 round FIDE rated event and is for boys and girls. The venue is Tarvisio, Italy.

The event website is http://www.fideacademy.com/wjcc2017/

The England delegation is 2 players: IM Ravi Haria and Katherine Shepherd.

The chess-results link for the event is: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr306061. ... =30&wi=821

Latest news, photographs etc can be seen via the twitter feed : @ECFJuniors2017

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:01 pm

GM Svane Rasmus 2587 0 - 1 IM Haria Ravi 2364
Shepherd Katherine 1918 0 - 1 WIM Uuriintuya Uurtsaikh 2213

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:54 pm

Now 2/2. A respectable start!

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:49 am

Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:54 pm
Now 2/2. A respectable start!
IM Haria Ravi 2364 1 1 - 0 1 IM Sosa Tomas 2469
WFM Lahav Michal ISR 2148 0 ½ - ½ 0 Shepherd Katherine M ENG 1918

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:17 pm

Round 3:

1 77 IM Haria Ravi 2364 2 ½ - ½ 2 IM Triapishko Alexandr 2508 28
38 68 Shepherd Katherine M ENG 1918 ½ 1 - 0 ½ Cui Cynthia CAN 1553 87

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:17 pm

Round 4:

12 20 GM Sarana Alexey 2543 2½ 1 - 0 2½ IM Haria Ravi 2364 77
27 40 WFM Ivanova Simoneta FID 2137 1½ ½ - ½ 1½ Shepherd Katherine M ENG 1918 68

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 am

As I understand it from the rules and regs the winner of the Open/boys will get the GM title. Praggnanandhaa is on 3.5/4 with a staggering performance rating of 2770 with 5 rounds to go and if he wins he beats Karjakin's record as the youngest ever.

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:12 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 am
As I understand it from the rules and regs the winner of the Open/boys will get the GM title. Praggnanandhaa is on 3.5/4 with a staggering performance rating of 2770 with 5 rounds to go and if he wins he beats Karjakin's record as the youngest ever.
There are 7 rounds to go, it's an 11-round tournament. Used to be 13 rounds!

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:57 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 am
As I understand it from the rules and regs the winner of the Open/boys will get the GM title. Praggnanandhaa is on 3.5/4 with a staggering performance rating of 2770 with 5 rounds to go and if he wins he beats Karjakin's record as the youngest ever.
Surely this would only be a first GM norm for Praggnanandhaa ??
Where do you think he got his other ones? Must be very recent if he has.
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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:28 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Surely this would only be a first GM norm for Praggnanandhaa ??
It's the World under 20 Championship, the winner of which is awarded the GM title if he or she does not already hold it. I think there's a place in the next World Cup as well.

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Praggna has won again in round 5 this afternoon against a fellow Indian and is now 2nd-4th with 4.5/5 and a 2770 TPR. His stamina in the late rounds of a tournament has frequently been suspect so I am sceptical whether he can actually win this fiercely competitive event, but I guess he is currently a point or so ahead of the GM score so is well placed for his first norm.

There will be a circuit of three Indian GM tournaments around the turn of the year so at this moment his chances of breaking Karjakin's record have definitely improved as if he gets a norm at the World Junior he will not need all three Indian tournaments.

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Round 5 results:

25 77 IM Haria Ravi 2364 2½ 0 - 1 2½ IM Van Foreest Lucas 2474 36
23 68 Shepherd Katherine M ENG 1918 2 0 - 1 2 WFM Vidic Teja SLO 2159 36

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 am

Updating a couple of the stories:

- Ravi Haria played (and lost) to both the Van Foreests, with losses either side producing a run of four losses in a row. A win in round 8 leaves him on 3.5/8.

- Katherine Shepherd is on 2.5/8 (one win, three draws).

- Praggnanandhaa is on 6.5/8, which secured his first 9-round GM norm (with a round to spare). He is one of two half a point behind the leader (Aryan Tari) who he plays in round 9 today. Tournament is 11 rounds.

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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:26 pm

Praggnanandhaa needs to win the tournament for the GM title; so now he has the norm, he can go for a win against Tari which would presumably put him in pole position with 2 rounds to go
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Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:54 pm

SF not persuaded about Tari's compensation for the pawn. Nor am I. Any comments from anyone who knows anything about this line?

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