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World Junior Championship Tournament

Aryan Tari8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Manuel Petrosyan8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Jorden van Foreest8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Aleksey Sorokin8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Semyon Lomasov7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Xiangyu Xu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Yan Liu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Alexandr Triapishko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Tran Tuan Minh7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Alexey Sarana7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Haik M Martirosyan7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Rasmus Svane7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Ori Kobo7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Shardul Gagare7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Awonder Liang7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Evgeny Zanan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Kirill Shevchenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Donchenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Lucas van Foreest7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Mihail Nikitenko7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Aryan Gholami6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Daniil Yuffa6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Johan-Sebastian Christiansen6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Harsha Bharathakoti6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Luca Moroni Jr6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
* (148 players total; 116 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Junior Championship (2017)

Played in Tarvisio, Italy 13-25 November 2017. The 18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the U-20 title, receiving congratulations from compatriot Magnus Carlsen of Norway. 12-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India (7) picked up his 1st GM norm at Italy soon after becoming the then world's youngest IM up to this date. Chithambaram V R Aravindh and Manuel Petrosyan captured bronze and silver medals at the top score group as well. GM Murali Karthikeyan scored eight points along with van Foreest, IM Praggnanandhaa and FIDE Master Aleksey Sorokin (+4-2=1 versus 2 compatriot Grandmasters and 5 foreign GMs; +1-0=1 vs 2 IMs and 2/2 vs FIDE Masters could put him on track for the norm he seeks).

The thirteen-year-old U-14 WYCC champion Dambasuren Batsuren scored 5.5 points after eleven rounds for his home country of Mongolia. Alexandr Triapishko (who topped the 2017 WYCC U-18 (1) charts at 8.5/11 with Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara of Peru) scored 7.5/11 and Ecuador's Kevin Noboa scored 4.5 (on par with Richard Chen and twenty other players in their finishing score group) after winning the bronze at the 2017 WYCC U-18. Luca Moroni Jr scored 7 and 6.5 points at these two tournaments; Pablo Ismael Acosta scored 7 and 5.5 points, respectively; England's Ravi Haria scored 5.5 and 6, and Paraguay's Juan Heinechen 5 and 4 in each of these two tournaments as well. Of untitled finishers, Yuanhe Zhao was nearest to the top, finishing with 6.5/11 (+0-1=2 vs GMs, +2-2 vs IMs, +1 vs a FIDE Master) and an overall slight gain of rating points.

References / Sources

(1) (2017 WYCC U-18 results from earlier at Montevideo), (2) ( results of the 2017 World Junior Championship), (3) (Chessbase news story by Georgios Souleidis 27th November, 2017), (4) (ChessBomb coverage), (5) (FIDE official calendar schedule), (6) ( coverage), (7) (Indian Times article).

Previous: World Junior Championship (2016). Next: World Junior Championship (2018). See also World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017)

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 744  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J van Foreest vs Z Saiyn  ½-½512017World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. M Sidhant vs G Oparin  ½-½312017World Junior ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. R Svane vs R Haria  0-1702017World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
4. N Krishna Teja vs S L Narayanan  0-1592017World Junior ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
5. A Tari vs Minh Thang Tran  ½-½302017World Junior ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
6. N Tutisani vs M Karthikeyan  0-1292017World Junior ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
7. C Aravindh vs P Dimic  0-1352017World Junior ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. K Noboa Silva vs Pichot  0-1312017World Junior ChampionshipE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
9. A Donchenko vs D Batsuren  1-0922017World Junior ChampionshipA14 English
10. A Urazayev vs A Boruchovsky 1-0172017World Junior ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. K Alekseenko vs Yifan Zuo  1-0602017World Junior ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. V Zarubitski vs Martirosyan  0-1332017World Junior ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
13. S Vaibhav vs A Macovei  ½-½402017World Junior ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
14. R Sadhwani vs A Liang  ½-½592017World Junior ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
15. V Sanal vs F Villegas  0-1322017World Junior ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. A Brazdzionis vs M Petrosyan  0-1402017World Junior ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
17. J Bai vs Yining Xu  1-0302017World Junior ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
18. Murad Abdulla vs K Shevchenko  0-11472017World Junior ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
19. Ladva vs A Timerkhanov  ½-½322017World Junior ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
20. L Nowak vs A Sarana  0-1472017World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. X Xu vs Richard Chen  1-0242017World Junior ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
22. A Sukovic vs Tran Tuan Minh  0-1342017World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. D Yuffa vs E Ioannidis  1-0402017World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. G Kumar vs G Kantor  1-0602017World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
25. B Bellahcene vs T Holtman  1-0352017World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-25-17  SueursFroides: IM Praggnanandhaa was close to win the world junior championship and the GM title, I think he will remember his draw against Lomasov in a winning position. But first GM norm for him.
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  Tabanus: So this is the World Junior Championship.
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  LucB: Something is puzzling me about this tournament..

It was an 11-round Swiss from what I can gather, and so my question is: why 11 rounds? Why not an even number of rounds?

Nov-26-17  stst: <...11-round Swiss...>

11, odd and prime, pure and elegant, not too large, not too small, reducing chances of draws etc. etc.

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I thought this was the official results, and e-mailed Chess-Results about the missing games from round 11 (they have all games from rounds 1-10). I got this reply: "sorry, but I am not involved in the World Junior Championship. Please contact the organiser".

And so I did. I just wrote to the organizer, using the form at

<Dear organizer, for PGNs and results, your official page on the event refers to "Chess-Results" (only), but they are missing the games from round 11 (they have all games from rounds 1-10). Also I got the message from Chess-Results that "sorry, but I am not involved in the World Junior Championship. Please contact the organiser".

I don't understand this. Where exactly to find the official results? And the games? I sincerely thought it was Chess-Results who had it.>

I'll keep you updated on the answer (if any). It's also very possible I've missed a point or three here.


Regarding the World Junior Championship (2016), the claim-to-be "official page" at has no results or games (AFAICS). Then has the results, but no games. Perhaps they were not involved there either?

Perhaps a solution for CG could be to call it World Juniors Open (2016) and strip Xiong of his title.

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  Tabanus: Congrats Prince Aryan. Well done.

The "official site" has not proclaimed you the winner yet though. Except via Chess-Results, who says they have nothing to do with it.

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